Lifestyle

Cold and Flu Prevention

(this article was originally published on stcatharinesnaturopath.com) Just because everyone around you is getting sick this season, doesn't mean you have to! Many patients describe that they are the only ones who don't get sick during cold and flu season, when in the past they had been right there in the trenches with their friends and family. The reason they enjoyed a healthy season was due to the tonification [...]

How to Eliminate Water Retention before your Period

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 they regularly gain 4-5 lbs during this time before their period. Many women already try [...]

Immune Support with Naturopathic Medicine

The immune system is such an elegant symphony. Have you ever wondered why you get sick in the winter when you do all the right things, like eat healthy, take your vitamin D and Echinacea? If avoiding the cold, flu, bronchitis, strep, and sinus infections is important to you, consider a personalized approach with Dr. Donata Girolamo, Naturopathic Doctor. Many patients have been able to avoid illnesses and even increase [...]

Fertility for the Advancing Woman

Check out my latest blog post on the NaturalPath website. "Many women are delaying having kids due to “career priorities, advanced education, control over fertility, financial concerns, late and second marriages, and infertility”.1 Often, women start to feel pressure from medical professionals, family, and friends, telling them that it’s all downhill for fertility from 35 and on. I see many women who are stressed out, annoyed, sad, and not feeling [...]

Foundations of Fertility Part 2: Blood Sugar Regulation

Maintaining a tightly controlled insulin and blood sugar relationship is crucial for conception. This means ensuring the pancreas does not produce too much insulin in response to your meal. You may have a problem with blood sugar balance and insulin resistance if you have trouble with weight loss, have been diagnosed with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), live a sedentary life, or have been consuming a diet high in sugars, [...]

Foundations of Fertility Part 1: Stress Management

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 now acknowledged as being the cause for many disease processes.1 Managing stress better and initiating [...]

Cellulite – the truth about cause and cure

This information is taken from the supplement company Pascoe's educational brochure. I am posting it, because cellulite is not just a superficial concern for overweight and thin people alike. It indicates an underlying problem, that can have more devastating consequences. Cellulite Bulging, lumpy, orange peel appearance of skin, termed cellulite, can be a devastating condition, affecting both men and women, who are thin, overweight and of normal-weight. Areas of the body that [...]

5 very important overlooked health tips!

 Keep gym clothes, shoes, and a yoga mat in your car at all times. You never know when you will get that extra hour due to a cancelled appointment, or delayed plans. You will feel exhilarated for the rest of your day knowing you are at a surplus of time and workouts!Drink 2 glasses of water as soon as you wake up. This sets the tone for the day, and [...]

Raw Food Life

I have spent this past week transitioning into a raw food diet using David Wolfe's The Sunfood Diet Success System. Having heard of the health benefits, I have been drawn to this lifestyle change specifically for the increase in vibrational energy the body achieves, from eating food that has been touched by the sun. David wolf does an excellent job at explaining the life force behind each food, the karma [...]

Seasonal Affective Disorder

*Article published in Health Wellness and Safety Magazine Seasonal Affective Disorder – A Call for Balance As we get deeper into our Canadian winter, the nights get longer and the days overcast and crisp, many of us notice a shift in our mood and sense of well-being. Some experience a dramatic decrease in energy and motivation, feelings of depression and irritability, an increased desire for sleep, or sleep interruption, and [...]

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