Balancing the Thyroid Gland

This talk is part of a series we did during covid- 19. These talk are with my naturopathic colleague, Dr. Tonia Winchester.  Here, we explore symptoms of low thyroid and unique laboratory testing that we do as NDs.  As well, we discuss diet, supplements, and mind body techniques to help balance the thyroid gland.

Balancing Hormones for perimenopause and Menopause

This talk with my naturopathic doctor colleague, Dr. Tonia Winchester, is part of our weekly educational series during the covid- 19 crisis. Here we discuss the balance of estrogen and progesterone and how estrogen dominance occurs as women age. We discuss diet, supplements, herbal medicine as well as body-mind techniques to help women ease through menopause gracefully.

 

Balancing Hormones for a Healthy Menstrual Cycle

Here I discuss with my naturopathic doctor colleague, Dr. Tonia Winchester,  naturopathic approaches to PMS as well as other menstrual difficulties. We discuss the importance of hormone balance and how certain supplements and herbal medicines can help balance the menstrual cycle.

Optimizing your immune system

This is part of my weekly educational series of talks during covid-19 crisis- with my colleague naturopathic doctor Tonia Winchester. Here we discuss how to balance and optimize your immune system!

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Tips for optimizing gut health and digestion

As part of our weekly conversation during covid 19 crisis, my colleague Dr. Tonia Winchester and I discuss gut health. We stress the importance of whole foods and stress reduction as well as discuss food sensitivities and SIBO (small intestinal bacteria overgrowth).

How to Have a Good Night’s Sleep

My colleague, naturopathic doctor Tonia Winchester and I discuss how stress affects sleep, natural sleep aids, the importance of melatonin and cortisol, and balancing blood sugars!

This is a part of our weekly interview series we are offering during covid 19 crisis.

Six Ways to Stay Positive During Self Isolation

My naturopathic doctor colleague, Tonia Winchester, and I are having weekly conversations during covid 19 social isolation.  In this short video, we discuss ways to stay positive during this upheaval and how to adapt to our new “norm”. What can we do to support our health during these unprecedented times? We discuss meditation, exercise, diet, the importance of routine, and supplements to support stress and immune system.

Tips to Cope with Anxiety & Depression during these Unprecedented Times

My naturopathic doctor colleague,  Dr. Tonia Winchester, and I are having weekly discussions during social isolation covid-19 crisis.

In this video we discuss naturopathic strategies to help cope with anxiety and depression (which may be heightened for many during these times). We discuss mind-body techniques, diet, supplements, and explore the role of neurotransmitters and hormones in relation to anxiety and depression.

Food Sensitivities and Your Health

Do you ever wonder why you feel sluggish and lethargic after eating meals? Do you experience digestive difficulties such as bloating, flatulence and acid reflux, or have you been diagnosed with a digestive disorder? Do you experience a ‘foggy head’ sensation with difficulty concentrating? Or, do you crave sweets and can’t seem to lose weight? If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, you may have a food sensitivity. This can cause a variety of health related conditions, which are treatable with diet modifications.
A food sensitivity occurs when there is an adverse reaction in the body to a type of food being ingested. Most food sensitivities are triggered by the immune system and reactions can occur up to 72 hours after eating. Symptoms may include nasal/sinus congestion, excessive mucus production, acne, excema or hives, inflammation and pain, bloating and weight gain, diarrhea, fatigue, headaches, and a spaciness feeling with an inability to concentrate.

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Balancing Hormones to Ease Through Menopause

The natural transition from the reproductive years to the postmenopausal years is not necessarily a smooth one, even though it is a normal process of aging. No two women’s menopause transition is alike. Some women begin to experience symptoms long before menopause has occurred. This is called “perimenopause” and usually occurs around age 47 and can last for 4-5 years before menopause occurs. Symptoms of perimenopause include menstrual irregularities, hot flashes, vaginal dryness and thinning, decreased libido, mood swings, depression, changes in memory and cognition, sleep disturbances, hair loss on the head, hair growth and acne on the face, fatigue, nausea, palpitations, headaches, urinary tract infections, joint pains.

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