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Mental Health and Overall Wellness

April 6, 2020

Naturopathic doctors understand that mental health is critical to our overall wellness.  This is especially true during this COVID 19 pandemic.  We're all concerned for our health and the health of our loved ones.  While we cannot avoid the stress that these concerns bring, I know how important it is to keep our stress and mood in check to help us get through these tough times.   

When we are struggling with depression, anxiety or other psychological concerns, our health can suffer. Often when we are stressed we don't always make good choices for our health.  If ...

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Linda Shih Linda Shih
April 6, 2020 April 6, 2020

Treating Seasonal Allergies With Quercetin

April 6, 2020

I hate to say it but I'm afraid that allergy season is on the way.  I'm looking forward to some spring weather, however, the same cannot be said of the allergy symptoms that often tag along.  While we still have some time yet before the season is in full swing, now is the time to get prepared!  So let's talk about seasonal allergies and a treatment called quercetin.

What are Seasonal Allergies?

Seasonal allergies are the result of an exaggerated immune response to allergens (pollen) in our environment.  Whether due to grass, tree, plant, or mold, seasonal allergies can present with many ...

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Linda Shih Linda Shih
April 6, 2020 April 6, 2020

Laboratory Focus: Serum Vitamin D

March 8, 2020

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 ...

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Linda Shih Linda Shih
March 8, 2020 March 8, 2020

Immune Health: 4 Tips To Help You Stay Ahead Of The Cold And Flu Season

February 14, 2020

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 ...

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Linda Shih Linda Shih
February 14, 2020 February 14, 2020

Simply Inulin Now Available!

February 12, 2020

We are now the @simplygangsterchic Simply Inulin Greater Toronto Area Retailer and we couldn't be happier to make this available for you!

Purchase Here.

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 ...

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Lisa Bender Lisa Bender
February 12, 2020 February 12, 2020

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