• Eat Well,  Fitness,  Hormones,  Men's Health,  Supplements,  Uncategorized

    The Prostate: Small Gland, Big Impact.

        by Dr. Emile Sabga, ND With Men’s Health Month underway, it’s important that we address a topic that many men wince at the thought of – prostate health. It’s an inevitable consideration that lives in the back of the minds of many aging men, and for most, that thought remains pushed to the back for as long as possible. The truth is, this is an issue that should be at the forefront of the conversation between men and their healthcare providers. Here in Canada, prostate cancer is the third leading cause of death in the male population. According to data published by Statistics Canada, it is estimated that about 1 in 8 Canadian men will develop prostate cancer during…

  • Wild Collective,  Women Wellness

    Join the WILD COLLECTIVE

    We are launching our community health initiative for women of all ages, called The Wild Collective. The Wild Collective is a nationwide program with the intention to connect like-minded women to each other while helping women to reclaim their wild. The intention is to create a health community of like-minded individuals and connect your physiology (health symptoms) to your intuition. Strengthening your relationship with what we call the divine feminine. Social isolation and loneliness are a leading ALL-CAUSE mortality in women. More than cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption, poor diet and obesity, loneliness poses a greater risk to our health. More positively, connection can reduce risk of mortality after a cardiac…

  • Eat Well,  Nutrition,  Postnatal,  Recipes

    Lactation Muffins

    Lactation muffins are easy to make as well as something great and practical to bring to a new nursing mama (please don’t go empty handed!). These are packed with nutrients to help support breastmilk production as well as replace some of the depleted nutrients from nursing. Your body will actually make the perfect breastmilk for your baby at the mother’s detriment (aka take from all of your nutrient stores) so it is extremely important to ensure nursing mamas are nourished properly! These measurements are rough as this was my go-to personal recipe and I would more so go off of consistency and ingredients on hand. Recipe: 1 cup oat flour…

  • child,  Postnatal,  Women Wellness

    3 Ways to Help Calm Feelings of Overwhelm as a Mama

    Have you ever been on the edge, about to break? Maybe dealing with one crying, tired kid while trying to manage a crying, hungry baby then realizing you forgot to switch the laundry & now need to rewash it for the 4th time (this is the WORST). In times like these the overwhelm is real. Big emotions can overcome & leave you ending up in a puddle of tears or rage yelling followed by the worst mom guilt. First and foremost I want to reassure you:      You are NOT alone.      You are NOT a failure      You are HUMAN      You are doing your…

  • Fertility,  Men's Health

    Men’s Fertility: An Unspoken Crisis

    Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. More and more couples are struggling to get pregnant now more than any other time in history. Big scary statement, I know. Well, an even scarier statistic for all of my male readers is that there is almost a 50% chance that the reason that you and your partner may be struggling to conceive is because of your swimmers. Now, don’t get the wrong idea. We’re not playing the blame game here! But it’s extremely important for men to recognize the gravity of their involvement in this process, as women have historically absorbed the majority of the onus and judgment when results…

  • Health Articles,  Live Well,  Men's Health

    Men Need Self-Care Too!

      When we think of self-care, we commonly default to stereotypical images of luxurious relaxation. Full days at the spa, candlelit bubble baths, manicures & pedicures, or maybe even an irresponsible shopping spree – at least that’s what television and modern media have equated with the term. If this is what you pictured, I’m almost certain that the protagonist in that mental image was a woman. That’s because most media outlets tend to target female audiences when promoting these kinds of self-care practices. This article is not meant to steer you away from indulging in a day of pampering, but rather, to highlight that the whole concept of self-care as…

  • Health Articles,  Live Well,  Mental Health,  Neurofeedback,  Stress

    National Self-Care Day

    Saturday, July 24th, 2021 is National Self-Care Day! If you are like many others, we are so ready and deserving of this dedicated day! The past 17 months have presented an array of changes, challenges, and losses. Our social, physical, mental/emotional and spiritual wellbeing has likely been impacted in one way or another. Our brain, body, and heart have been impacted by stress! So as we begin to emerge into our “new normal”, we all need to focus on our recovery, and what better way to begin, then by actively embracing this National Day of Self-Care! The very idea of giving attention to yourself might be a rather novel idea,…

  • Health Articles,  Live Well,  Men's Health,  Thyroid

    Thyroid: The Master Gland

    Often when we think of thyroid related conditions, we associate them with women’s health issues. With a 2 to 8 times higher prevalence in women than in men, it may be easy for one to discount the likelihood of thyroid relation conditions in the context of men’s health. However, many common symptoms that men may experience as they age bear a very similar resemblance to symptoms experienced by those with thyroid conditions. Coincidence? Maybe. But as naturopathic doctors, our job is to determine the root cause of our patients’ concerns. One of the best way to do this is to follow the mantra – test; don’t guess. An abnormally functioning…

  • Health Articles,  Hormones,  Live Well,  PCOS,  Thyroid,  Women Wellness

    Subclinical Hypothyroidism and PCOS

      Your thyroid is an incredibly important gland in your body that sits at the base of your neck and resembles a butterfly shape. It regulates so many important functions of the body including metabolization, temperature regulation, mood and energy. It is estimated that approximately 1 in 10 Canadians deal with thyroid-related issues. When it comes to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, it is even more important to get your thyroid assessed. For one thing, many of the symptoms associated with hypothyroidism look very similar to PCOS. The symptoms associated with hypothyroidism include: Fatigue Weight gain Intolerance to cold temperatures Brain fog Memory loss Dry skin Brittle nails Constipation Irregular cycles Hair loss Difficulty losing weight Depression Low…

  • Health Articles,  Men's Health

    The Men’s Health Mystery: A Pandemic Before the Pandemic

    Long before the masks, the sanitizers, and the safety protocols, naturopathic doctors (and healthcare workers in general) have faced an entirely different medical phenomenon – a dismally low ratio of male to female patients. In fact, research has shown that more than 40% of men do not consult their medical professionals unless the situation is extremely dire. What a strange statistic to have, eh? And why is it the way that it is? The most common excuse that is presented to healthcare workers is the complaint of a “busy schedule”, but after digging into the data, it’s actually more complex of an issue than you might think! No – men…