Lifestyle

I am currently on maternity leave- I gave birth to my second beautiful daughter just three weeks ago. In honor of her birth, I wanted to post a newsletter that is somewhat unconventional. The message it holds is just as important, if not more so,...

Last month’s newsletter began our two part discussion about stress. We spoke about the physiological effects of stress and why stress is a necessary, and sometimes beneficial part of our lives. In this newsletter, we’ll talk about the negative effects of stress; particularly chronic stress. The effects...

Meetings; deadlines; soccer practice; dinner; balancing the check book; dealing with the boss… Each of us, woman or man, adult or child, is faced with a myriad of stressors each day. More intense life stressors including the death of a loved one; a move; divorce;...

Even if you don’t believe in the theories about how global warming will affect our planet, there’s just no denying that we humans are leaving a huge impact on our world. And, as a naturopath, I’m learning more and more that the impact we have...

An exercise program is likely one of the first lines of treatment offered by any naturopath to most patients. Although not a panacea, regular exercise offers health benefits to everyone- young or old, healthy or ill.   The benefits of exercise are numerous and include the following: •...

The air we breathe and the foods we eat (whether plant-based, or animal) are often laden with chemicals. These chemical pollutants are largely fat-soluble and often very stable. They are known to accumulate in our tissues and can contribute to a variety of symptoms. Even...

As the mother of a one-year-old who is still working on sleeping through the night, I have come to be acutely aware of the importance of sleep. Sleep disturbance is more common than many of us would think. The National Sleep Foundation reports that 58%...