category: Naturopathic Medicine

Hormones and Hair Loss

March 01, 2019

In my practice I focus on women’s health and hormone balance. So you would imagine that I spend most of my day talking about the lady garden.  But women’s health is so much more complicated than that. Our hormones influence everything that happens in our bodies. From how much energy we make, to our moods, […]

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Six Nutrients Runners Need to be Aware of

February 19, 2019

Running. Is. Awesome. It releases endorphins. It takes us to our happy place. It gives you a sense of purpose and accomplishment. But when we are tired and stressed, getting to this place of freedom can seem like a constant uphill run.  It’s not you. You may be suffering from Nutrient Deficiencies that can leave you feeling like […]

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Survive the Holidays with Chaga Hot Chocolate and Cordycep Tea

December 21, 2018

This Hot Chocolate can help you Survive the Holidays…and possibly improve your performance. Doesn’t it seem like the holiday season begins earlier and earlier each year? As stores fill their shelves with festive gear months in advance, I find my stress levels rise. In October, yes – October, I start asking myself questions like – […]

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Runners – Are you Killing your Immune System?

November 29, 2018

Are you catching every cold that comes your way, yet determined to keep running?   Continue reading to learn how to Beat the Immune Battle. Exercise, particularly running longer distances or intense work outs, can be a stressor on your system. The recovery phase from intense exercise has shown lower levels of lymphocytes in the blood. […]

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RUNNING OVERTIME – Runners who work LONG Hours

September 19, 2018

Strategies to REVERSE YOUR PYRAMID, Support your Immune System and Stress Response when under Pressure to Perform Anyone who works long hours has the potential for burn out. Runners, athletes and those who are trying to whip themselves into shape who work long hours AND train in their spare time are at a higher risk […]

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IV Vitamin Treatment for Athletes

July 27, 2018

Today’s world is demanding. We expect our body to perform. Foundational treatments provide long-standing results but take time to implement. Offering nutrient replacement via intravenous drip provides doses that can bypass the digestive system giving us results and the luxury of time to work on those foundational skills. What is an IV Vitamin Treatment? Introducing […]

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NSAID Overuse

June 25, 2018

The things you didn’t know about your pain medication that could hurt you. After winning a 24-hour track run in record time, Stephanie Ehret should have been celebrating. Instead she was in the hospital being treated for rhabdomyolosis[i]. This is a dangerous breakdown of muscle that can damage your kidneys. Turns out she wasn’t following […]

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Aching. Stiff. Sore Joints. Osteoarthritis and YOUR choices.

May 15, 2018

What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, affecting millions of North Americans. It generally affects those over 40 years of age and is often one sided, preferring knees, hips and thumbs. Over time, the cartilage that normally supports and cushions joint motion begins to wear down. The cartilage itself does not […]

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Natural Treatment of PCOS

April 10, 2018

PCOS, or polycystic ovarian syndrome, is the most common hormone imbalance impacting women and teenage girls. Polycystic ovarian syndrome, meaning “multiple ovarian cysts” can start during puberty and can persist for years. For some women it starts later – but for all women and teenage girls, it is an incredibly frustrating, and sometimes painful condition. […]

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Fertility Frustrations: Endometriosis

March 26, 2018

Endometriosis impacts around 1 in 10 women of menstruating age and one-third to one-half of those women will struggle with infertility – about twice the rate of infertility of the general population.   If you know you have endometriosis, or suspect it (painful periods, painful intercourse and pain when having a bowel movement are key signs), […]

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