Nutrition

Why are my Hormones a Mess?

2019-10-27T13:40:29-05:00

Why Are My Hormones a Mess? (and how to fix them naturally) Our hormones can be a beautiful symphony, or they can be like a bull in a china shop. When our hormones are in balance, we feel comfortable in our bodies, centered, intuitive, and can express our true natures. However many women describe that [...]

Why are my Hormones a Mess?2019-10-27T13:40:29-05:00

Thriving During The Holidays

2019-06-05T14:07:29-05:00

Surviving Thriving During The Holidays   I love the holidays; the parties, the markets, the generosity. All bringing us together to celebrate and enjoy the spirit and each others’ company. And the spirit and company usually come with one or more sides of dairy, sugar, wheat, alcohol, caffeine, overeating, under sleeping, and overfilled schedules! Here are [...]

Thriving During The Holidays2019-06-05T14:07:29-05:00

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

Immune Support with Naturopathic Medicine

2019-06-05T14:23:48-05:00

  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 [...]

Immune Support with Naturopathic Medicine2019-06-05T14:23:48-05:00

Fertility for the Advancing Woman

2019-06-05T15:53:13-05:00

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 [...]

Fertility for the Advancing Woman2019-06-05T15:53:13-05:00

Foundations of Fertility Part 2: Blood Sugar Regulation

2019-06-05T15:57:19-05:00

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 [...]

Foundations of Fertility Part 2: Blood Sugar Regulation2019-06-05T15:57:19-05:00

DIY Seed “Bread”

2019-06-05T15:58:20-05:00

Processed bread has so many ingredients in it these days. There are breads that are yeast free, gluten-free, sugar-free, you name it, but often they have 10 other ingredients to make up for it. The natural breads which contain only grain and yeast can be found at health food stores like the peanut mill, and [...]

DIY Seed “Bread”2019-06-05T15:58:20-05:00

Foundations of Fertility Part 1: Stress Management

2019-08-01T08:35:34-05:00

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 Management2019-08-01T08:35:34-05:00

Endometriosis: “I love being a woman and I know where I belong”*

2019-06-05T16:32:50-05:00

March is Endometriosis month. Endometriosis is a condition resulting from the appearance of endometrial tissue outside the uterus which causes pelvic pain. Some causes may  be: Altered immune function Exposure to environmental chemicals that mimic estrogen, like dioxin Increased free radicals (oxidative stress) Retrograde bleeding Qi and blood stagnation (Chinese medicine) Risk Factors: Estrogen dominance [...]

Endometriosis: “I love being a woman and I know where I belong”*2019-06-05T16:32:50-05:00

Blood Type Diet

2019-06-05T17:35:29-05:00

I recently attended a seminar about women's health and nutrition lead by Dr. Ginger Nash, ND. She really tied together many of the concepts, philosophies, and techniques that I use in practice which made it very inspiring. Namely, Biotherapeutic drainage and the Bio-impedance analysis. One area I had not explored too thoroughly was the blood [...]

Blood Type Diet2019-06-05T17:35:29-05:00