category: Naturopathic Medicine

A healthy gut means a healthy brain, and that means a healthy you!

May 01, 2021

Have you ever experienced that sensation of butterflies in your stomach?  Or feeling a pit in your stomach when you are upset or stressed?  These are simple ways we can see the gut-brain axis (GBA) in action.  Our digestive system is known as our second brain because it has its own nervous system, called the […]

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What Do Your Gut Microbes Have to Do with Estrogen Detox?

April 10, 2021

The digestive system is connected to every other system in the body.   When we are working on optimizing our digestion, this means more than just keeping our gut happy.  Digestive health is inherently linked to our overall health and hormone balance, estrogen in particular.  Our gut microbes and the estrobolome Our gut microbiome, the collection […]

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How I Learned to Fall in Love with My Food Sensitivities

January 15, 2021

Chances are you or someone you know has experienced some unpleasant and unwanted symptoms after eating something.  It could have been gas, bloating, skin irritation or brain fog among other symptoms.   I can relate because it happened to me.  I, like many others, have food sensitivities.  Are you wondering what exactly is a food sensitivity? […]

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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 […]

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Vitamin D and Immune Health

April 13, 2020

Vitamin D, often called the “sunshine vitamin” has a lot more to do with our health than just improving our mood on sunny summer days.  It is actually an incredibly important nutrient with impacts on just about every cell in our bodies. Actions of Vitamin D While we think of vitamin D as a vitamin, […]

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Immune Food Shopping List

March 31, 2020

Grocery stores right now can be a bit intense to navigate, Dr. Tanner has put together a list of Immune boosting foods to help support your immune system. With some tips on how to incorporate each of these foods in your meals. Root Veggies Root vegetables have an extended shelf life in comparison to other […]

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Teens and Fertility

February 01, 2020

No I am not here to promote teens trying to conceive! But what I would like to discuss is what are the signs of fertility and why are they so important for our female teens?  (even when NOT looking to conceive) Why should you care? You’ve heard of vital signs before – Key indicators that […]

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Preventing Miscarriage: The One Test You Should Ask For (That rarely is done)

February 01, 2020

Pregnancy is one of the most significant events in a woman’s life, and as an expert in women’s health it is one that I spend a lot of time talking about.  And one major issue I see, is how few women are tested for this common – and preventable- cause of miscarriage.  Lack of Lab […]

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The Runner’s Fertility Journey

February 01, 2020

Let’s imagine Jane.  Jane is a 36 year old Spartan athlete and a marathon runner.  She loves the weekend long runs with her Toronto running group.  The people are great and keep her motivated.  She normally laughs and jokes with her fellow runners but lately her mind has been elsewhere.  For the last six months […]

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Keeping Teen’s Energized and Fuelled for Exams

December 30, 2019

Best Brain Fuel Practices There are lots of tips and tricks to aid the study process – trust me I’ve tried a lot of them! 8 years of post secondary education has taught me a few things about preparing for exams. A lot of this was trial and error…so I’m here to help give the […]

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