Mind Body Medicine

3 SECRETS TO TREATING CHRONIC PAIN & FATIGUE AS A NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR

Many patients walk through my office door having struggled with chronic pain and fatigue for many years, having very little idea of what they can do about it. Often these patients believe there is nothing that can be done to manage their symptoms beyond the standard treatments they’ve already tried. A surprisingly high percentage of these patients actually have: A wrong diagnosis (ie. they’ve been told they have fibromyalgia, and [...]

Client Success Stories, updated

We recently updated some of our favorite client transformation stories here. Take a look to see a first-hand account of how naturopathic medicine works with the individual needs of each person, to get to the root of illness and create long-lasting wellness. An example of a recent client case study: Balance and detox for chronic anxiety A patient had extremely low energy levels and was suffering with chronic anxiety [...]

Homeopathy for a Natural Pregnancy

A GENTLE AND SUPPORTIVE OPTION DURING PREGNANCY Homeopathic remedies provide a gentle and supportive option to women during pregnancy, labor and postpartum. From heartburn to post-partum depression, having a home kit can be very helpful during these times. These are very common, inexpensive, and universal remedies to have on hand. PREGNANCY Heart burn and nausea : Natrium Phosphorus tissue salt – This remedy is useful for bloating, gas, constipation and [...]

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 [...]

William Blake writes about Prana and Qi

"Don't think that *prana* is an Eastern concept unknown to the western mind. The 18th Century romantic poet William Blake wrote: Man has no Body distinct from the Soul! for that called Body is a portion of Soul discerned by the five Senses, the chief inlets of Soul in this age. Energy is the only life and is from the Body; and reason is the bound or outward circumference [...]

Foundations of Fertility part 3: Hypothyroidism

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 conception, pregnancy, and after the birth. Studies show that there is a “higher prevalence of [...]

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 [...]

every 28 days

Women and hormones. We are famous for them. Too many, not enough, imbalanced, xeno, PMS, fertility, menopause, hormonal acne, hysterectomy (the greek "hystera" meaning uterus. We will let the modern day connotations of hysteria slide today). For many women, certain times of the month expel a different personality, a different weight, a different health concern. Are we ruled by our estrogen to progestrogen ratio? can you have a baby, clear [...]