Originally Posted on Semperviva Yoga on May 6, 2014
Hormones are vital to our health, energy and youthful vitality. As we age there are natural changes in the release of hormones and in the body’s ability to metabolize them. The decline in estrogen at menopause is often what comes to mind when people think about hormonal imbalance, but did you know that there are many other hormones, like progesterone, testosterone and cortisol that change with age and that imbalances can happen long before menopause? Hormone imbalances can affect women of all ages, not just women approaching menopause. This is why taking a proactive approach to health, including hormone health is so important.
Originally Posted in Tri-City News on April 04, 2014
Your skin is your largest organ and, for some people, it is a large health concern.
Eczema affects roughly six million people in Canada and most cases first appear before the age of five. I’ve seen countless new patients come in with a bag full of medicated creams, washes, moisturizers, etc. on which they’ve spent a fortune with little improvement, or whose skin problems return as soon as they stop using these topical products.
Originally posted on March 31st, 2014 at Semperviva Yoga
This month’s blog question from a Sun Studio Semperviva yogi is about how ageing affects the digestive tract. There are a number of anatomical and physiological changes in the digestive tract of an older adult. Today I will discuss a few of these changes and offer tips to help combat the effects of the ageing digestive tract.
“I’ve put off starting my family, can I still get pregnant naturally if I’m over 35 years old?” The answer, of course, is YES!
Are you losing sleep over losing sleep?
Insomnia is estimated to affect 30-50% of the general population and is a concern for many of my patients, even if it isn’t always the main reason they came to see me.
Get ready ladies because today we are talking periods. There are so many slang words to describe this time of the month, most of which paint this natural process as an unpleasant experience.
My family business is the business of education: becoming a teacher is the thing to do in my family. It was an incredible environment to grow up in and to have around me now as an adult… but I was never one of them.
“What is food to one man may be fierce poison to another”– Lucretius circa 756BC
Happy Spring! The days are getting longer, the sun is shining and flowers are in bloom! With the changing of Winter into Spring comes the perfect time to do a little Spring Cleaning. Open those windows that have been shut all winter long, clean out the old and welcome in the new!
As a Naturopathic Doctor I have many treatment modalities at my finger tips such as acupuncture, nutritional counselling, therapeutic supplements, Bowen therapy or homeopathy. But one of my favourite modalities has to be Herbal Medicine. Plants have been used medicinally since the dawn of time and continue to play an important role in health today.