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    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…

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    A Series on Stress: Part 3 of 4: “Time to Up the Ante”

    While our diet should always be the starting place for getting the vitamins and minerals we need for our bodily processes to function optimally, supplementation can offer therapeutic benefit above and beyond that which can be achieved with diet alone. Supplementation also serves an important purpose in instances of depletion or chronic stress as a means of replenishment and enhanced support so we may start to feel better faster. When considering supplementation in the case of stress management or adrenal fatigue, it is important to think about basic glandular support. In order for our adrenal glands to function well, the enzymes within require some basic nutrients to operate: Vitamin C:…

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    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…

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    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…

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    SPRING DIET RESET FOR BOOSTING YOUR ENERGY AND FEELING   AWESOME!

    By Marianna Duba Registered Nutritionist, Certified Gaps Practitioner Spring is finally here! We can feel the warmth of the sunshine, the snow rapidly melts away, the days are longer and yet, many of us cannot enjoy these early signs of spring. The short and cold winter days took their toll on our general well being. We feel heavy, fatigued and our driving force is gone. Sounds all too familiar? There’s help. Tips for resetting your diet and getting your vitality back! Our bodies are in tune with the change of seasons, so naturally we will start to crave of the starchy foods, warm stews and hearty soups which are so…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    The Pampered Pap

    Ladies – is it that time again where you start to dread going to the doctor for a PAP smear? I know I have been there – making every attempt to especially avoid the situation at all costs. But did you know that Naturopathic Doctors can perform a PAP smear test for you? We take the discomfort, stress and dread out of the whole procedure.   Why do we call it the Pampered Pap? Our goal is to create an environment that is calm, comfortable and educational. We take additional time to make sure you are at ease before starting the procedure and we try to create an environment that…

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