• Updates

    How to Protect Yourself from Ticks, while Still Enjoying the Great Outdoors

    The warmer weather encourages everyone to get outside and enjoy the sun on their face but there is one creature who is waiting in the wings to greet us and our pets…the tick. Few pests inspire the level of paranoia and anxiety as ticks. They are small, making it difficult to feel them crawling on you and if not discovered quickly they latch onto your skin and suck your blood. Even worse…they also transmit diseases! Last month I was brushing…

  • Cardiovascular Health,  Diabetes,  gut health,  Nutrition,  sugar,  Weight Loss

    Lifestyle Factors for Blood Sugar Management

    Are you noticing more stubborn belly fat? Experiencing wild sugar cravings? Constant fatigue and sudden crashes in energy? It could be because of a blood sugar imbalance! Our dietary choices and lifestyle practices play a huge role in either maintaining balance or spiking blood sugar levels. The number of people with pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes is also rising rapidly in North America and it’s something we see in our practice very often. How Does Blood Sugar Fluctuate? Carbohydrates we…

  • General,  Goals,  gratitude,  happiness,  Healthy Aging,  Longevity,  Stress Management

    The Secrets Of Aging And Longevity

    The search for the fountain of youth is as old as time. Here’s an idea. What if the fountain of youth is simply the sum of our decisions? If that’s the case, then the power to live long and well is (somewhat) in our hands! We can influence our longevity by making a daily commitment to healthy, longevity-based lifestyle choices. Research shows that only about 25 percent of our longevity is inherited and the remaining 75 percent is determined by…

  • anxiety,  brain function,  mental health

    How to Work Through Pandemic Social Anxiety

    Since the beginning of 2020, whenever we turned on the TV, listened to the radio, browsed social media, or even while speaking with our friends and co-workers we have been bombarded with COVID-19 information. Numbers of infected, numbers of deaths around the world, constantly changing restrictions, and more have flooded our minds daily. The once normal social activities we enjoyed participating in were now considered unsafe and many of us were also required to work from home or lost our…

  • brain function,  Exercise,  gut health,  Stress Management,  Women's Health

    Lifestyle Changes to Help Fibromyalgia

    Many patients with fibromyalgia have come to us after facing many barriers when trying to relieve their symptoms, or even get a firm diagnosis. The lack of agreement on best practices for symptom relief makes this condition difficult to navigate, and the frustration is often made worse by the wide range of possible symptoms, often without a predictable pattern. Naturopathic Medicine has a lot to offer.  Fibromyalgia doesn’t have to hold you back, read on to learn about holistic approaches…