The Naturmend Blog

Great Tips for Healthy Living

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

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
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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
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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

Paleo & Anti-Inflammatory Coconut Lime Chicken

Cooking with foods that decrease inflammation in the body doesn’t have to be a time-intensive labour. Here’s a few reasons why this recipe is so nourishing: Onions and garlic are rich in sulfur which fuel our innate detoxification pathways and support our main anti-oxidant in our body,... Continue Reading

Is Your Birth Control Causing Osteoporosis?

Making Informed Choices About Your Birth Control The Birth Control Pill, in Brief Synthetic hormone birth control has been approved since 1960, re-formulated to a safer version in 1970, and expanded in formulations and delivery methods since (pills, patches, injections, IUDs). Synthetic... 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

IV therapy and Gastrointestinal Health

Intravenous (IV therapy) is a therapy that is high in demand in the alternative health sector these days! If you haven’t heard of it yet, don’t worry…I have you covered! IV therapy administers nutrients and medicinal agents via the vein. There are a LARGE variety of IV therapies that can be... Continue Reading