The Naturmend Blog

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Let’s Get Personal… with Meaghan Sichampanakhone

Welcome to our newest blog series - Let's Get Personal! This series is all about vulnerability & getting to know a different side of our healthcare team. Let's hear from Meaghan Sichampanakhone - our facial therapist and holistic skin specialist. 1. What is your favourite part of what you do... Continue Reading

Let’s Get Personal… with Dr. Meaghan McCollum

Welcome to our newest blog series - Let's Get Personal! This series is all about vulnerability & getting to know a different side of our healthcare team. Are you ready to get to know Dr. Meaghan McCollum? Let's jump in! 1. What is your favourite part of what you do for a living? Watching... Continue Reading

Let’s Get Personal… with Dr. Jenny Schmidt

Welcome to our newest blog series - Let's Get Personal! This series is all about vulnerability & getting to know a different side of our healthcare team. Are you ready to get to know Dr. Jenny Schmidt? Let's jump in! 1. What is your favourite part of what you do for a living? What I love... Continue Reading

The Basics of Vaginal Discharge

Warning: this blog will use the words “vaginal discharge” in a seemingly excessive amount, but the synonym is leukorrhea, so… vaginal discharge on repeat. First of all, let’s establish this: Vaginal discharge is normal and healthy, and an indication of the health of the vulva, vaginal... Continue Reading

Ingredient Spotlight: Zinc

Zinc has been a popular topic these days, and for good reason! Let's dive into the research. Firstly, zinc is an element that has long been known to be essential for health. Zinc is supported by research when it comes to the immune system and more specifically viruses. Studies show that even mild... Continue Reading

Is Perimenopause Treatable?

What is Perimenopause? Perimenopause is an ambiguous term, which is often used to explain away a myriad of symptoms. It can feel like a combination of teenage years (emotionally your mood is up and down and sideways, your skin magically has pimples again), and menopause (hot flashes, sleep... Continue Reading

Natural Beauty: Lean into Yourself

You are beautiful. I truly believe that. And if you are over 40 it's the wrinkles, the grey hairs, the slowing down of our mature bodies that is perfect. It's wonderful and the way it's supposed to be while living in this physical body. I work a lot with women 40+ years old. And I know for... Continue Reading

The Role of Vitamin D in Infection

When it comes to infections, vitamin D holds an enviable place. The vitamin’s central role in immunity has been the topic of numerous scientific publications. We now know that vitamin D is an immunomodulatory hormone that increases the production of proteins used by immune cells to destroy and... Continue Reading

Let your Kids Eat Dirt: The Immune System & Balance

With the spread of the Covid virus, it’s becoming second nature to sanitize and sterilize any surface that we come in contact with.This, of course, is important to keep ourselves and others safe from this new virus but what is the impact that these measures are having on our children’s... Continue Reading

5 Ways to Express Self Care

We hear about self-care all the time. What does this look like? It doesn’t always mean a bath, a massage, a sweet treat, time with friends or time alone. But, it definitely can! To me, self-care means tending to what you need INTERNALLY. Here are my 5 tips for self-care: Set boundaries. The... Continue Reading