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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

“Let’s Talk About It.” – Setting Expectations

Valentine’s Day just passed, and I’m wondering how many of you, whether you are in a romantic relationship or not, may have ended up disappointed with what did or did not happen last Friday. I’m not a huge fan of the day per se, though I’m also open to anything which reminds us to care for... Continue Reading

Rekindle the Romance: How a Clinical Counsellor Can Help

“You are the one you’ve been waiting for” This is the startling title of a book about relationships by Richard Schwartz, the founder of Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy. The title of Dr. Schwartz’s book tells us that when we have a healthy, intimate relationship with ourselves, we... Continue Reading

Be a Liver-Lover this 2020!

Ahhh, your liver. This crucial organ often gets the run-around in January as people proudly declare: Time for a Detox! Your liver is so important - it is in charge of removing toxins from the body, producing bile and performing essential metabolic functions. An overworked liver can represent a... Continue Reading

Eating for the Chakras: Nourishing your Crown Chakra

Welcome to my chakra series! Over the next few months, we will be diving in to each of the separate chakra points and discussing how to nourish these powerful energy centers through food and mindful action. This is such an important concept and I often see people in my practice who have deep chakra... Continue Reading

If You Need a Sign to Slow Down – This is It!

Ah, February. The month is tough for many of us. The post-holiday slump has officially hit, the days are still dark, and the weather is almost always cold and bitter. While the mere natural world begs us to slow down, so many of us continue to go at top speed. I had surgery on January 23rd and was... Continue Reading

Eating for the Chakras: Nourishing your Third Eye Chakra

Welcome to my chakra series! Over the next few months, we will be diving in to each of the separate chakra points and discussing how to nourish these powerful energy centers through food and mindful action. This is such an important concept and I often see people in my practice who have deep chakra... Continue Reading

Top Tips for Managing Jet Lag

Travelling to a different time zone? Whether travelling for work or for fun, your body often undergoes an adjustment period in its new time zone. Fatigue (mental and physical), waking in the middle of the night alert and hungry, and low energy are all part of jet lag. The circadian rhythm is... Continue Reading

Eating for the Chakras: Nourishing your Throat Chakra

Welcome to my chakra series! Over the next few months, we will be diving in to each of the separate chakra points and discussing how to nourish these powerful energy centers through food and mindful action. This is such an important concept and I often see people in my practice who have deep chakra... Continue Reading