Category: Health Articles

SMART Goals – 2022

It’s been a rough start to 2022. Many of us had high hopes for this year but COVID had other plans. Don’t be hard on yourself if you’re struggling to feel motivated or having trouble incorporating some healthy habits. Most people are barely hanging on with the fear, stress and overwhelm this year has already […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Nutrition – Eating for your Body’s Needs

  What is the single most important thing you can do to improve your energy and mental functioning, reduce pain and inflammation, reduce your risk for chronic disease and age gracefully? Improving your nutrition! Eating a healthy diet continues to be a challenge for many individuals because there are so many factors at play. The ability to break […]

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March is Nutrition Month

  Finally, the month when we welcome spring, at least in the calendar, is here! With it we start planning to do spring cleaning in the house and perhaps a cleanse for our body too. March is also nutrition month, reminding us to reassess our food choices and eating habits. Healthy eating should not be […]

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Berry Good for your HEART

  Berries are superstars among fruits not only because of their sweet, delicious taste, versatile use, but also because of their health benefits. Berries contain nutrients that are powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents that can reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer. The polyphenols, fibre and Vitamin C content in berries are just some […]

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Heart Health – A Naturopathic Doctor’s Approach

    How is your heart beating these days? Do you get winded easily? If you could rate your heart health on a scale of 1-10, what would yours be? Second to cancer, heart disease is the leading cause of death in Canada (Stats Canada, 2019) and the leading cause of death in America (CDC, […]

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