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With Heart

Love songs come from it. Shakespeare wrote endlessly about it. It breaks. It bursts with joy. It’s what dreams are made of. February is heart health month. In honour of this significant organ and system, here is my ode to the heart. Function The cardiovascular system circulates blood, amino acids, electrolytes, oxygen, and hormones to our cells, nourishing us and helping us maintain homeostasis. The Traditional Chinese medicine perspective acknowledges [...]

Change Your Terrain Through the Microbiome

The holy grail, the secret, the missing link to overflowing health is found in the title of this blog post. I’m not exaggerating. What do I mean by “Change Your Terrain Through the Microbiome"? This concept is as old as medicine itself. Today it is (thankfully) gaining more attention and authority due to research on the “microbiome” , or our gastrointestinal health. Ahh so the answer is a probiotic, right? [...]

Lifestyle Strategies to Enhance Fertility

  Just like all roadblocks in life, dealing with a fertility challenge requires a new strategy, often with your lifestyle. These 3 lifestyle habits are essential to improve your chances of increasing your fertility, and to make this time period more enjoyable. Fertility Enhancer #1 Stress Management – I hear it all the time, “but I love my life, I’m not stressed!” Let’s define stress then; a state of mental [...]

My Favourite: Herb

Passiflora Incarnata (Passion flower) This is my favourite herb to help with stress and anxiety, as it is actually known for its ability to stop mind chatter. I have a personal affinity for it, as I took it every night while studying for my Naturopathic Board Exams. Used when the nervous system is taxed, sleeplessness from overwork, and worry. Sleep induced is peaceful, patient awakes quiet and refreshed. It can help with [...]