Nutrition

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 [...]

Trace Minerals: Essential for Health and Healthy Aging

From the hair on your head to the bones that support you and the blood that runs through you, your body relies on minerals for optimal health. Minerals are broken into two categories: macrominerals and trace minerals. Since the body cannot make minerals, we must get them from food or water. Many foods and vitamin formulas contain the major macrominerals, such as calcium, potassium and magnesium. The challenge is trace [...]

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 [...]

Why are my Hormones a Mess?

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 for most of the month, they have hormone related symptoms, making each week a different [...]

Thriving During The Holidays

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 5 suggestions to help navigate the next month, to keep your metabolism on fire, and to [...]

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, [...]

DIY Seed “Bread”

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 usually need to be kept frozen. I have just opted to avoid bread when possible, [...]

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