Acupuncture is one tool in my Naturopathic Tool Kit that I use on a very regular basis. It is such an excellent therapy for many different health concerns, including infertility, pain management, stress, and muscle tension. It is really one of my go-to treatments in clinic! When treating a patient with Acupuncture, practitioners typically employ a particular style based on either a Western or Eastern approach, with each having their own strengths and specialty. The benefit of being a Naturopathic Doctor is that I have training in both these techniques, which gives me the best of ...Read more
We all get stressed, that's for sure. Most days this stress is manageable. These days, however, are not like most days! Unfortunately, stress can be more than we can handle during uncertain times (dare I say COVID-19). While we cannot change all the negative stress in our lives, it's important to know that there are tools available to help us cope. Eating right, getting plenty of exercise, and meditation and mindfulness activities are excellent ways to deal with stress. In addition to these, supplementing with vitamins such as Vitamin B can help to support our stress response.
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Do you need to supplement with vitamin D? Today I want to talk about a very simple blood test that often gets overlooked, but is an important tool when it comes to evaluating our Vitamin D status. This test is known as Serum Vitamin D.
The winter months are a dreary and dark time. We are exposed to fewer hours of daylight during the winter months, and this results in less sun exposure. Vitamin D is converted to it's active form in our blood when our skin is exposed to the sun's rays. This active form of Vitamin D is important ...Read more
Immune health is an important part of our well-being. I find the time between January and Spring to feel like the longest stretch of Winter. While I love getting outside, the cold usually has me wrapped up inside, usually in close quarters with others. All this time spent indoors also brings with it an increased susceptibility for illness. Being cooped up inside, surrounded by a chorus of coughing and sneezing is never a good thing, especially when it comes to our health.
While the Corona virus has us all talking, and is important to keep in mind, this year’s seasonal flu ...Read more
We are now the @simplygangsterchic Simply Inulin Greater Toronto Area Retailer and we couldn't be happier to make this available for you!
A little background provided by @ingriddelamarekenny: Inulin powder and fiber supplements have seen a massive surge in popularity given the statistics that on average, we are falling well short of the recommended 30g of fiber per day.
Inulin is a nutrient which cannot be digested or absorbed in the body, meaning it ...Read more