Tagged with Cancer

Hormonal Health Self Assessment

Hormonal Health Self Assessment

Hormonal imbalance is the most common cause of the health concerns I see in naturopathic practice: Fatigue. Weight gain. Menopause. Infertility. Sexual dysfunction. Anxiety. Insomnia. Hypothyroidism. Adrenal fatigue. Fibroids. Acne. PMS. Crazy bad periods… You name it! Hormones, or more accurately a hormonal imbalance, almost always plays a key role. Conventional medicine can sometimes fall short of correcting these … Continue reading

Hello, Sunshine!

Hello, Sunshine!

Summer is officially here! It’s time to (responsibly) soak up the sun and have as much fun as possible in the great outdoors. Not just because there is so much fun to be had, but because you’re probably deficient in Vitamin D and that’s a big problem! Almost as big of a problem as being deficient … Continue reading

Oncology massage

Oncology massage

Are you or somebody you know living with cancer? If so, I would like to inform you of a new service available at our clinic. Kelly Schell, RMT just completed a course on oncology massage. In this course Kelly learned about chemotherapy, radiation, surgeries and other factors that one must consider when providing massage therapy for … Continue reading

Top 10 toxins to avoid

Top 10 toxins to avoid

1. Mercury found in large fish like tuna. It’s toxic to the nervous system and thyroid gland. 2. Pesticides like organophosphates, chlordanes and DDT from non-organic and/or imported produce. They are linked to cancer and neurological conditions. 3. Pesticide and antibiotic residues in conventionally raised beef, dairy products and farmed fish like Atlantic salmon and catfish. 4. Persistent … Continue reading

Healthiest food on earth

Healthiest food on earth

Happy Earth Day, folks! To celebrate the day, I filled my shopping basket with some of the healthiest food on earth before heading off to talk about nutrition with the wonderful people at Blue Mountain Manor Retirement Residence. If you couldn’t join us, here are the foods we chatted about, why they are so healthy and … Continue reading

Kelp can help.

Kelp can help.

Sea vegetables are an integral part of a healthy diet. When I encourage my patients to eat seaweed, they sometimes look at me like I have two heads and say things like “that slimy weird stuff?” Yes, that slimy weird stuff! Except it’s not slimy. And weird is sometimes a good thing. Trust me – sea … Continue reading

Smart Summer Sip: Raspberry-Mint-Matcha Iced Tea

Smart Summer Sip: Raspberry-Mint-Matcha Iced Tea

I served this beverage at The Naturopathic Kitchen‘s Cancer Prevention cooking class in July and it was a big hit. It’s a great alternative to the sugar-laden alcoholic coolers that temp us on hot summer afternoons. The next time you’re chilling on the patio, swap your Pomtini for this über-nourishing, liver-loving bevy! Ingredients: 1 cup organically grown raspberries 1/4 … Continue reading