Temporary PCOS? Explaining Pill-Induced PCOS

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By Dr. Shawna Darou, ND A very common time for women to be diagnosed with PCOS is after coming off the birth control pill. The pill suppresses the communication between the brain and your ovaries which stops ovulation. When most women stop the pill, this communication will come back right away along with regular ovulation and regular periods. Some women however, will experience ovulation suppression

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

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By Dr. Hilary Booth, ND When it comes to sleep, the most important thing to ask yourself is: Do I wake up feeling well rested? If the answer is no, you’re not alone. A national health study found that 37% of adults aged 20-39, and 40.3% of adults 40-59 reported getting less than the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep per night1. These stats only reflect

Introducing Dr. Marika Berni, ND – Pediatric and Teen Naturopath

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I am very passionate about my job.  What I love most about being a Naturopathic doctor is working together with my patients to unlock the mystery of their health concerns. It is very rewarding to help my patients get their health back on track.  For nearly 20 years I have always enjoyed a family oriented practice, where I was able to treat a variety of

What is Osteopathy?

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Interview with Sandy Antunes, M.OMSc Sandy’s patients range from infants to seniors, aspiring for a healthy and balanced life. She approaches her practice with great passion and drive, and welcomes the challenge of assisting her patients in working towards their health and wellness goals. Sandy has a lifelong commitment to learning and improving her knowledge and skills. She takes special interest in developing corporate health

A Simple Blood Test Can Tell If You Have Cancer and Where

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By Dr. Shawna Darou, ND Now this test may not be for everyone, but I do want you to know that a simple and accurate blood test does exist to test for the presence of cancer, and can also determine the tissue where it originated. This test is now available in Canada, and through a naturopathic doctor (or medical doctor). The test is called ONCOblot,

Touch Therapy, Physiological Effects of Psychological Stress

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By Inna Evtoushenko, RMT We often underestimate the physiological effects of psychological stress. However our mind and body is one, in the sense that mind affects the body and body affects the mind. One does not act independently of the other. The following is a brief description of what happens to our bodies when we go through stress. It’s worth mentioning that the distinction of

Is Your Contraceptive Causing Breast Cancer?

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By Dr. Stefanie Trowell, ND Since nearly half of young Canadian women are taking an oral contraceptive, and the number of intra-uterine devices (IUDs) being inserted continues to rise – wouldn’t you think it important for all of us to know a bit more about this topic? Just the other week I was speaking at a girls’ night (a sort of informal “ask the naturopathic

Interview with Ingrid from Clementine Fields

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What is Clementine Fields, and what makes you unique? We are an online green beauty boutique that carries family-friendly products that are the healthiest and cleanest we’ve been able to find! Tell us about how you got into this business – why are natural personal care and beauty products important to you? I was diagnosed with a chronic form of leukemia in 2007. My prognosis

Neon, Babies, Bellies & Spring

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By Renee Pilgrim, R.Ac, R.TCMP Neon green is all a buzz! You’ve noticed I’m sure. There’s a haze of it along Toronto streets, residential, even the planters on Bay street are lighting up. There is a wisdom in Traditional Chinese Medicine – TCM that asks us to be present with nature. To follow it, do what it does, follow the wisdom that is the regeneration

Introducing Shirley Srubiski – Kinesiologist & Personal Trainer

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Hello! My name is Shirley Srubiski and I am a Kinesiologist and Personal Trainer. I am so excited to join the Darou Wellness team. I believe that a collaborative and multidisciplinary approach is the best way to achieve wellness goals which is why I am thrilled to join such a wonderful and diverse group of healthcare professionals. Here’s a little bit about me, my approach,