• Eat Well,  Emotions & Food,  Health Articles,  Hormones,  Live Well,  Nutrients,  Nutrition,  Stress,  Uncategorized,  Women Wellness

    A Series on Stress: It’s All in Your Head

      We have discussed several key factors that should be considered when addressing stress and trying to improve its management: diet and sleep are crucial, and supplementation with nutrients and botanicals can offer incredible support. The power of our mind, however, is perhaps the most paramount. There is a fine balance between stressing the importance of diet and lifestyle and harnessing the power of supplementation, while also acknowledging that efforts in these areas will amount to very little if one’s perception and thought pathways are not supportive. At the end of the day, we are always going to have sources of stress in our life. If we can change our…

  • Acupuncture,  Eat Well,  Fertility,  Health Articles,  Hormones,  IV Therapy,  Nutrients,  Nutrition,  Thyroid,  Women Wellness

    Top 5 Ways a Naturopathic Doctor Can Help with Infertility

      Infertility can be a hard reality that many patients have to deal with. When we hear something is wrong with our health, our natural inclination in this day and age is to “Google it.” This ultimately can take you down a seriously confusing rabbit hole. There is so much information out there, including many different products, diets, and therapies including many that can help, but others that may not. Online researching can end up leaving you feeling overwhelmed, confused and more anxious. Patients often end up in my office after hearing about naturopathic medicine from a friend, or the couple is looking for more options in terms of what…

  • Eat Well,  Health Articles,  Hormones,  Live Well,  Nutrients,  Nutrition,  Uncategorized,  Women Wellness

    A Series On Stress: Part 2 of 4 – “Being Busy Is Not A Badge of Honour”

    By Dr. Danielle DeBlock, ND As is the case with the management of any health-related condition, diet and lifestyle are the first stop when considering stress. Before using supplementation, an inventory of what we eat and drink, how we sleep, and how we spend our time should be taken so we can optimize our foundation and avoid Band-Aid solutions. Optimizing our foundation can be particularly challenging in today’s society. It has become normal and even celebrated to have jam-packed schedules and numerous commitments, leaving little room for days without plans or even dinner at a table. We tend to convince ourselves that our busy-ness is unavoidable and just a reality…

  • Hormones

    Top Hormone Q & A with Dr. Deanna Walker, ND

        Hormone’s are a popular topic of discussion with most of my female patients regardless of age. It often becomes a key part of the case because hormones influence most vital processes in the body and affect how we feel, how we think and how we look. In my experience, restoring a hormone imbalance provides significant relief and results in improvements in quality of life. Here are the most come questions and answers that I encounter in my practice: Could I have a hormone imbalance? Hormone imbalances can present in many ways. They affect us both physically and mentally. If you are experiencing concerns with your periods, weight management,…

  • Fertility,  Hormones,  Women Wellness

    CoQ10 and Fertility

    What is the deal with CoQ10 and Fertility? Coenzyme Q10 (a.k.a. CoQ10) is all the rage right now with male and female fertility. So why is this one supplement, creating all the buzz? Well, CoQ10 is found in virtually almost all cells of our body including the ovaries. It is the fuel source for the mitochondria – which are the so called “power plant” within our cells where energy is generated. So, it is important for our body! Below is everything you need to know about this popular supplement and its benefit to fertility. What is CoQ10’s function? CoQ10 is a fat-soluble molecule allowing it to flow freely in our…

  • Fertility,  Hormones,  Women Wellness

    How to Build your Fertility Support Team

    By Dr. Samina Mitha, ND Going through infertility can be very lonely at times, even with the help of your partner by your side. It can be very beneficial to build a support team that can guide you through the process and help to support you both emotionally and physically. Check out the list below on building your fertility support team. Fertility Clinic After visiting your medical doctor, they might refer you to a fertility clinic to assist you in further testing and possibly fertility treatments. You have the ability to choose the fertility clinic that you would like to attend. Before choosing a clinic, do some research. Most clinics…

  • Fertility,  Hormones,  Women Wellness

    3 Keys to Choosing a Prenatal Vitamin

    By Dr. Samina Mitha, ND Walking through the health food store or medicine aisle can be daunting at times when trying to choose the best prenatal vitamin. There are so many options to choose from, it can seem quite overwhelming. On the other hand, it may have been really simple for you to choose your prenatal vitamin with a prescription of Materna or PregVit. This article is going to walk you through what I do with patients in order to give them the information they need to make an informed choice when choosing the right prenatal. My goal is to inform and empower women to make a choice that is…

  • Fertility,  Hormones,  Women Wellness

    Natural Therapies for Endometriosis

    By Dr. Samina Mitha, ND What is Endometriosis? In the spirit of Endometriosis Awareness Month, I thought I would create a post to provide some education on the condition! Endometriosis can cause significant amount of pain and discomfort to women and is associated with infertility. It affects approximately 10-15% of menstruating women between ages 24-40 years. Endometriosis can start during the onset of a women’s period of begin later on in life. Endometriosis occurs when the cells lining uterus travel outside to other parts of the body and implant into different areas such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, rectum, intestines or pelvic cavity. Just to name a few areas. These…

  • Hormones

    A Painless Period is Possible

    It’s that time of the month again…bah. All most of us women want to do when our periods come is sit in our PJ’s on the couch and watch TV all day with a hot water bottle. Feel the same? What if I told you a painless period is possible? I often hear, “every month without fail, I get period cramps.” We all hope that we get luckily and our period comes on a weekend so that we can have the luxury of sitting at home. But unfortunately, Mother Nature does not work that way and sometimes it falls on a day where we have obligations – like going to work! The…

  • Health Articles,  Hormones,  Skin

    How to get Radiant Skin from the Inside Out

    We have all been there…waking up, walking to the bathroom, turning on the lights, opening our eyes and looking in the mirror to find a big red zit. It isn’t fun…it makes us feel horrible, ugly and frustrated. Our first thought is, “how am I going to cover this up?” Make up may do the trick but when it is a constant battle between our face and appearance it can get old. When I was younger I battled with acne. It was something I was so ashamed of having. My skin constantly was breaking out. I always assumed people were looking at my face and judging my appearance. I used…

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