• 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…

  • brain function,  Brain Health,  Detox,  gut health,  mental health,  Nutrition,  Weight Loss

    To Detox or Not to Detox?

    What does going on a ‘detox’ or ‘cleanse’ mean to you? Fasting? Following a boxed detox kit? Going on a lemon juice cleanse? Eating clean and whole foods? Messaging from the growing detox industry implies that without such measures, detoxification won’t occur. The truth? Our bodies detox 365 days a year, sweeping our cells clean of toxins and removing them from our bodies.  But that doesn’t mean we should ignore these detoxification pathways. Let’s look at why detoxification is so important…

  • brain function,  Brain Health,  Immune System,  mental health,  Sleep,  Stress Management,  Women's Health

    Dreaming of A More Restful Sleep?

    Tossing and turning? Watching the hours crawl by? Even one night of poor sleep can make you an exhausted, irritable, sugar-craving beast the next day. We all have the odd sleepless night, but if sleep loss goes on long enough more serious problems like hormone imbalance, immune dysfunction and weight gain can result.  Let’s look at the latest research to see what’s going on when you’re asleep, the relationship between sleep loss and other health conditions, and how you can…

  • brain function,  Brain Health,  Stress Management,  Women's Health

    Meditation : Helps to Ease Anxiety in Uncertain Times

    Tense muscles. Obsessing about the news. Anxiety about the future. Difficulty sleeping. Do all of these sound familiar? You’re definitely not alone. There’s no doubt that we are living with a lot of uncertainty right now. How can we cope?  Doing Nothing To Cope With Everything The answer might be as simple as doing…. nothing. Simply sitting still and mindfully clearing your thoughts through meditation has an astounding number of benefits that are vital right at this point in history. …