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Bringing an End to the Cold and Flu Season

You’ve made it through the holidays (Happy New Year!), hopefully without falling victim to the nasty cold and flu bugs that were going around.  But the CDC is reporting that another spike in flu cases is on the way and that the flu vaccine is not well matched to the viral strains circulating this year.  Good thing you know that there are so many more important health saving measures you can take, other than the vaccine!    Here are my Top 5 Ways to Beat the Flu and come out on top this year:

Weight Loss 101: Mind-Body Connection

Weight loss should be easy, right?  We are told that if we burn more calories than we take in, exercise several times per week and eliminate junk food and sugar that the pounds should just melt away.  So why is it never that easy?  It is because making change takes so much more than just gathering information.  This is why working with your ND is the best way to lose weight- because we take the time to get to know you and to understand what makes you tick so that we can support you from every angle IN ADDITION to giving all the information that you need for a successful weight loss program.

Here are 7 simple steps (in order of importance!) to get you started on your weight loss journey:

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.

Period.

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.