Posts Tagged: Stress

The Impact of Hormones on Digestion

October 09, 2020

My journey towards becoming a Naturopathic Doctor had a lot to do with my gut.  Not just a gut feeling that this profession was my calling, but a sick feeling in my gut that caused me to vomit every day for over a year.   I was a 17 year old, living in Kingston – a […]

Keep Calm, Wash Your Hands, and Clean Your Cellphone

April 13, 2020

Our brains are primed to notice everything going wrong. The diagnosis of athletes and celebrities, and being out of toilet paper. In times of fear, our brains like certainty and can send us on the search for more information. Yet research shows that being obsessed with the news can create anxiety and stress that can […]

Soothe Your Stress Levels in an Epsom Salt Bath

April 13, 2020

As we work together in our time of self isolation to flatten the curve,  I invite you to consider an Epsom salt bath is one simple solution to help ease heightened stress levels for you and your loved ones! Heightened stress levels in the body causes a depletion of the body’s magnesium levels.  An Epsom […]

Moving Forward

March 02, 2020

One of the recurring themes that my patients bring to our work together is the idea of feeling stuck. Rather than feeling that they are actively moving in the direction of their life goals, they experience the opposite. They experience a feeling of stagnation. My motto is to “get my patients out of the trunk […]

The Best Tests for Stress

October 01, 2019

Fatigue, anxiety, insomnia, overwhelm, irritability, brain fog.  The symptoms of stress are a laundry list of misery, and most of us are intimately familiar with them.  While most people can tell me they are experiencing stress, many of us don’t realize the impact that stress is having on our bodies.  Because stress isn’t just in […]

An Open Letter To My Pre-Natal Vagina

August 30, 2019

In keeping with the trend to give advice to our younger selves, I want to do the same for my vagina. Dear Pre-Natal Vagina, You are beautiful, magnificent, strong, resilient, and tough AF.  You likely don’t realize your potential to do great things yet.  Much like every other part of our youthful body, you work […]

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, […]

Self-Help To Go

July 30, 2018

In our now now now society, we want everything on demand: our internet, our Ubers, our full seasons of TV shows (thanks, Netflix!). When it comes to our mental health, I advise that patience is a virtue; changes are absolutely possible and attainable when you put the time and effort into the process, and the […]

PMS and IV Therapy

January 30, 2017

By Dr. Erin Wiley Naturopath PMS, or premenstrual syndrome, is extremely common, in fact it is estimated that 3 out of 4 women will experience some form of pain, cramping, fatigue, and mood changes associated with their period. While these symptoms are not necessarily pathological, they are by no means normal and certainly not part […]

What I Learned About Resilience When the Shit Hit the Fan

December 12, 2016

By: Dr. Jen Newell, ND What Bob Marley said is true – “You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have”. This summer I learned just how strong I could be when the only choice was to push through or curl up in the fetal position and fall […]