Botanicals

How to Eliminate Water Retention before your Period

2019-06-05T14:19:03-05:00

How awful does it feel to be bloated, swollen, puffy, and uncomfortable 1-2 weeks per month? A lot of women describe feeling this way at some point before their period comes; one source quoting over 50% of PMS sufferers1. Water retention can affect the face, hands, lower legs, and abdomen. Some women even notice that [...]

How to Eliminate Water Retention before your Period2019-06-05T14:19:03-05:00

5 Proven ways to Promote a Smooth, Natural Labour

2019-06-05T14:20:24-05:00

Did you know that you can potentially influence the type of labor you experience? Many women are opting to try as many natural avenues as possible, to have a birth experience that they can actually enjoy, and look back on with fond memories. This doesn’t mean trying to control the experience; but rather preparing the [...]

5 Proven ways to Promote a Smooth, Natural Labour2019-06-05T14:20:24-05:00

5 Awesome Herbs to take During Pregnancy

2019-06-05T14:25:42-05:00

Herbs are a wonderful and nourishing addition throughout a woman’s pregnancy. On top of a clean and nutritious diet, herbs can be used to provide a therapeutic effect; they provide more absorbable vitamins, minerals and antioxidants than taking supplemental isolated vitamins and minerals.1Pregnant women not only need more vitamins and minerals during pregnancy due to [...]

5 Awesome Herbs to take During Pregnancy2019-06-05T14:25:42-05:00

Foundations of Fertility part 3: Hypothyroidism

2019-06-05T15:51:41-05:00

  The thyroid gland is part of the endocrine system, and is responsible for how quickly the body uses energy, makes proteins, and responds to other hormones. Thyroid hormones affect how fast or slow your brain, heart, muscles, liver, and other organs work. It is very important this gland is working optimally for a timely [...]

Foundations of Fertility part 3: Hypothyroidism2019-06-05T15:51:41-05:00

Foundations of Fertility Part 1: Stress Management

2019-06-05T16:31:26-05:00

Dr. Donata Girolamo, N.D. explains in this 5-part series how to build a strong foundation to improve conception rates, labour experiences, and have a healthy baby. Stress is commonly overlooked and not considered as an obstacle to natural conception. I’ve chosen to write about it as part 1 of Foundations of Fertility, because stress is [...]

Foundations of Fertility Part 1: Stress Management2019-06-05T16:31:26-05:00

The Callous Girl’s Guide to a Broken Heart

2016-12-12T11:10:23-05:00

“The hottest love has the coldest end” - Socrates Pop culture has been built on love - on finding it, maintaining it, abusing it, idealizing it. On the repercussions of it. So it is not surprising that many patients describe the onset or exacerbation of their illness as starting after a break-up, a divorce, or [...]

The Callous Girl’s Guide to a Broken Heart2016-12-12T11:10:23-05:00