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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

Tea Makes Me Happy and it Could You Too – Here’s How

Most of us know that tea is dried herbs steeped in water. But what we often forget is that being infused from these dried herbs adds not only flavours but adds medicinal properties as well.   Generally these medicinal properties arrived at through your tea are subtle (not always) however their... Continue Reading

a naturopathic doctor’s personal guide to completing a triathlon

Triathlon training This blog post is more of a race report then examination of specific naturopathic therapies.  It does however reflect the use of naturopathic treatment and philosophies in athletic training, specifically mine. Basics: Issue:  Fatigue, worsened by exercise, low ferritin, low... Continue Reading

parsley & cilantro pesto on trout recipe

Looking to incorporate some trout into your diet, but don't know how? Why not try this delicious trout recipe, created by one of our fantastic naturopathic doctors, Dr. Sarah Kent? In addition to the benefits reaped from trout, the parsley and cilantro pesto in this recipe will aid your body's... Continue Reading