Are you starting to stress? It’s hard not to get caught up in the hustle and bustle when everywhere you look is attracting your attention. Your decisions now, can affect your emotional health as well as your bottom line. How to get to January without that financial hangover and emotional angst? The earlier you can…

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During the winter months, massage therapists get very busy. Holidays are often fun but stressful, traffic is terrible, and it feels like you’ll never finish shoveling snow. You might be familiar with the “fight or flight” sympathetic nervous system response to stress: your heart starts beating quickly, your eyes dilate, and your body turns its…

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Over the last 20 years of clinical practice, I’ve seen awareness of naturopathic medicine blossom and the scope of our practice expand along with it.  On reflection, the reasons people seek out naturopathic care today are no different than almost 20 years ago.  In my experience, these are the top  10 reasons people seek naturopathic…

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What is it? SIBO is an overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine. Normally, less than 10,000 organisms/mL are found in the upper small intestine. SIBO is defined as a bacterial population exceeding 10,000,000 organisms/ml.   What problems does it cause? Gas, belching, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, bad breath, nutrient deficiencies. Symptoms occur daily, regardless of dietary intake and…

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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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