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Happy Hormones

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.

Wellness: Skin health is more than skin deep

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.


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.

Spring Cleaning

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!

Ancient Medicine For a Healthy Today

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.