When talking about hormone health, the diet can play a huge role. Join me as I go through important food groups and more specific seed cycling information!Read More
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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!Read More
I was interviewed by Brianna Bell of Guelph Today on things that Moms can do to take care of themselves over the winter and avoid getting sick; as well as tips on how to manage when sickness does invade the household.Read More
‘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.Read More
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.Read More
This is a quick and forgiving recipe - sometimes I measure, but more often I just throw a combination of these things into the food processor. Feel free to play around with different nuts (not for school!), seeds, and flavours.Read More
This is a treatment that I often recommend at this time of the year to support the immune system. I also use it to promote detoxification and improve circulation, metabolism and vitality. Patients cringe when I tell them about it, but it often becomes a part of their daily routine because it feels good afterwards!Read More
Looking to expand your medicine cabinet this winter? Try making some honey garlic syrup!
Raw honey is an antimicrobial (kills bacteria), soothes the throat, and is great for treating coughs. Raw garlic is also antimicrobial and boosts the immune system.
One of my absolute favourite therapies for colds and flu is wet socks.
It sounds strange, but it's quite effective for keeping infection away and breaking a fever.
I encourage my patients (babies to adults!) to do this in three situations:
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?