Janine Buisman Wilcox Naturopathic Doctor
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B12 Injections: What is B12 and Who Needs It?

B12 has been talked about a lot in recent years, so it's very likely that you’ve heard of it but with its seemingly newfound popularity, it can be difficult to distinguish between fact and fad. Exactly how important it is to your health? Can it actually boost my energy levels? Should everyone be getting B12 Injections?

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Menstrual Cycle Tracking to Understand Your Hormones!

If you're experiencing heavy periods, PMS, cystic acne, irregular periods or other cyclical symptoms; there is likely something off with your hormones. I love to teach my patients this useful tool to get a better sense of what is going on hormonally before we do further investigation or treatment. This information is also really empowering for women! Cervical fluid is a normal thing and can tell us a lot about our health! Have a listen to learn more!

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Building Your Microbiome with Vegetables

‘Microbiome’ is a common health buzzword these days, referring to the large population of bacteria, yeast, fungi and viruses in our bodies.  Research is showing more and more that the gut microbiome plays a huge role not only in digestion, but also immune system regulation, mental health, hormonal balance, metabolism, etc.  When the gut microbiome is balanced, people feel good, but when it’s not, a host of health issues can appear.

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Halloween!

Halloween is upon us! 

I love trick-or-treating for getting dressed up, walking the neighbourhood, running into friends, and the pure excitement on my kids' faces.  It's the large bags of candy coming home that can sometimes cause challenges. 

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Janine Buisman Wilcox
Sun Safety and Choosing the Best Sunscreen

It's that time of year again... the sun is shining, we’re dreaming of summer vacations, and we're asking the question - what's best sunscreen to use?

The skin is actually the body’s largest organ and while it provides a strong barrier to the external world, it also allows for significant absorption.  There is not a lot of regulation around skincare products, meaning that there are many products on the market containing certain ingredients that have been linked to cancer progression, skin allergies, and hormone disruption.  The words ‘natural’ or ‘organic’ don’t always mean that the product contains the best ingredients, and sunscreens often include penetration enhancers which actually increase their absorption into the body.  So what should I be slathering all over my body and my kids?
 

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