acupuncture

A Return of Old Symptoms – a Naturopathic phenomenon

2019-06-05T14:01:41-05:00

Two patients have had a Return of Old Symptoms this month, so I thought I would write about this amazing phenomenon that can happen to naturopathic patients. What is a Return of Old Symptoms?   A Return of Old Symptoms is when, while someone is on their healing journey, they get symptoms of something they [...]

A Return of Old Symptoms – a Naturopathic phenomenon2019-06-05T14:01:41-05:00

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

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

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

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

Endocrine Disruptors and Fertility

2014-04-14T19:42:54-05:00

"It can be hypothesized that the ingestion of endocrine disruptor (ED) metabolites (from the water supply and food chain) can result in detrimental outcomes for males and females, such as prostate and breast cancer, infertility and C-sections; either through mechanisms of hormonal imbalance or dysfunctional metabolism. Physiological and biological mechanisms of action thought to be [...]

Endocrine Disruptors and Fertility2014-04-14T19:42:54-05:00