Caregivers Need Self Care Too!

By Dr. Ann Nakajima, ND In my practice, I often hear my patients, many of them mothers, having to balance multiple roles and responsibilities as a caregiver to their children and/or elderly parents, career professional, home owner, and family member or friend to their loved ones. With the weight of such demands, it is no wonder that my patients can…

A Christmas Gift to Self

By Denise Belgrave, Registered Psychotherapist (Qual) The holiday season can be a time of festive shopping, social activities, and recreatingtraditions while spending time with family and friends. This may include even the mostdifficult ones who challenge us to be the best versions of ourselves. Stressful? Definitely.However, the holiday season can be a very lonely time for many individuals who areexperiencing…

Neck Pain?

Centre that forward head back into your body and relieve your low back pain! By Catherine Cartwright, Osteopathic Manual Practitioner Forward head posture has become a devastating epidemic in the computer age and more so now that everyone is on their cell phones for hours a day. When a client presents to me with a disc herniation in their low…

Getting Your Sleep Back On Track for School

By Dr. Ann Nakajima, ND September is a busy time for families and teachers as they start a new school year and get back into a school routine. After a summer with longer days, a more relaxed pace, and likely later bedtimes, it can be a challenge re-establishing an earlier sleep schedule. Ensuring sufficient rest is important for both physical…

8 Ways to Support Your Gut Health (without changing your diet)

by Dr. Alison Danby ND What if I told you that your gut impacts your ENTIRE body? Having a healthy gut impacts your body in more ways than you probably know. In fact, a healthy gut is so important that many experts believe it is essential for optimal health and well-being. In other words: If your gut isn’t healthy, you…

Denise Belgrave, Registered Psychotherapist (Qual)

“Throughout the journey of my life, I have come to an understanding that to achieve balance in life one must be willing to keep a clear destination in mind. This involves enjoying the beautiful moments along the way and being willing to change destination when life begins to take you in a different direction. Thenature of life is one of…

School Lunches – If you hate making them, read on.

I can’t lie.  On year 10 of making school lunches I sometimes run out of steam.  I am just getting through a summer of lunch making for camps that followed a whole year of lunch making, and I am over it.  So. Over. It.  There are mornings that getting through lunch prep actually feels like climbing a mountain.  Those mornings…

Wonder Why You Have IBS?

By Dr. Alison Danby, ND Do you have gas, bloating, abdominal pain, or stool issues? You are not alone! Up to 20 percent of the population in North America suffers from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a condition that negatively affects daily life. Finding the root cause of IBS isn’t always an easy or quick road, but there is hope if…

Could Your Hormones Use Some TLC?

By Dr. Sarah Thomson, ND  Have you been feeling the effects of chronic stress!?  Have you also felt like your hormones are all over the place!?  Stress can certainly impact the ebb and flow of your hormones.  As a Naturopathic Doctor with a clinical focus in women’s health, I talk about stress and hormones all the time!  A large part…