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These Times, They Are Crazy: Dealing with Isolation with Dr. Brunel

Isolation is an effective and well proven infection control strategy. During an epidemic, the isolation and treatment of infected patients together with the quarantining of those who could have been infected represent the most effective control measures. Unfortunately, it is also expected that... Continue Reading

Naturopathic Approach to Anxiety

Heart pounding in your chest, panicky breathing, spiraling thoughts, inability to sleep, looms of doubt. These are just some of the symptoms of anxiety. Anxiety, on its own, is not an issue.  It’s the physiologic basis of fight or flight which evolutionarily protects us.  In current day,... Continue Reading

Tips for Healthy Eating + A Bonus Lunch Recipe

Meal planning can really make a difference. Yet, that 3 hours a week to meal plan, purchase groceries & pre-prep meals, can be tough if we don’t make it a weekly priority. 3 hours out of our week is only 1.79% of our time for that week! That’s it?! 3 tips for making meals simple: ... Continue Reading

Paleo-ish Crepes

One of my favourite things to do on the weekends is making leisurely breakfasts, and currently crepes are my favourite. The latest recipe I use for crepes is grain-free and delicious, and is inspired by the recipe from Bakerita. I made a couple of simple substitutions from the original recipe,... Continue Reading
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Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture involves the insertion of needles along specific points in the body, which make up meridians or channels in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Traditionally, when utilizing this system of medicine, the points chosen would correspond specifically to the TCM diagnosis assessed by the... Continue Reading
Integrative Medicine

The Scope of Integrative Medicine Today

Integrative Medicine involves amalgamating both Conventional and Naturopathic Medicine (botanical medicine, Asian medicine, injection/intravenous therapy, nutrition, lifestyle medicine), and may also include using other modalities such as Traditional Chinese Medicine, Psychology, Chiropractic... Continue Reading
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Does it Matter What Time of Day You Book Your Thyroid Testing?

Thyroid testing. If you’ve ever gone in to your doctor for a basic physical assessment, you’ve likely gotten bloodwork. TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) is likely to be a part of the basic blood panel, especially if you’ve presented with symptoms of fatigue, constipation, thinning hair,... Continue Reading
basic chia pudding

The Most Basic Chia Pudding

Dr. Mawji's basic chia pudding recipe Servings: 4 (half cup each) Ingredients: 1 ½ cups coconut milk ½ cup whole organic chia seeds 2 tbsp organic maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla ½ teaspoon cinnamon Toppings to taste (any fresh fruit will do): Blueberries ... Continue Reading
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6 Simple Ways to Boost Progesterone Naturally

Bloating, swollen and tender breasts, insomnia, headaches, craving for sugar, constipation, mood fluctuations (especially sadness and irritability)...do any of these symptoms sound familiar? Most commonly, women experience these symptoms 1-2 weeks before their period, indicating a drop in... Continue Reading

Botanical Medicine: Withania somnifera (Ashwaghanda)

You may have heard about Ashwaghanda before – recently, maybe a little bit more! Ashwaghanda (latin name Withania somnifera) comes from the Solanaceae family of herbs and is originally from India and the Middle East. Therefore, Ashwaghanda is also known as Indian Ginseng. The plant itself is... Continue Reading