Is PMS a signal that lifestyle needs to change? Possibly. There about 150 symptoms associated with PMS – anxiety, short fuse and mood swings being at the top of the list. Bloating, breast tenderness, food cravings and headaches are also common. Symptoms may begin at or after mid-cycle and may last for a couple of days or the full 2…

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If you find yourself challenged by the daily grind of balancing healthy food choices with picky palates you’re not alone.  An estimated 40% of households claim to have at least 1 ‘picky eater’ in their midst.  Which begs the question – is picky eating hereditary or habit?  It appears it be both.  Some estimates claim…

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Intermittent Fasting, Autophagy, and Why It May be OK to Skip Breakfast The theory of ‘thrifty genes’ states that periods of food abundance fluctuating with periods of food scarcity are required for optimal metabolic function.  When we limit our food consumption to only 8 hours per day, this leaves 16 hours to hydrate, digest, renew,…

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I have some health issues that affect my quality of life yet I’ve had numerous medical tests done and they come back “normal”.   How can a Naturopathic Doctor help?   Most medical conditions don’t happen overnight.  There is often a period of dysfunction – months, years, or decades – where symptoms can impinge on your…

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While it may seem out of place to be talking about depression in the holiday season, mental health issues don’t take holidays.  Depression is categorized into mild, moderate, severe.  This article will focus on mild to moderate depression. Depression is known as the great imposter.  It can masquerade as feeling tired, lazy, overwhelmed.  It can…

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