I’m sure I’m not the only one who is looking for new ideas for packed lunches this year. I thought I would share some of my ideas for kids (and adults!) packed lunches that I’m actually excited about packing in the fall. All are gluten-free and nut-free. If you have any other great ideas, please share! Mains: Home-made brown-rice sushi (with avocado, cucumber grated carrots,
Migraine headaches are a condition that I am seeing more and more often in my practice, and I would like to provide some insight into their treatment because in most cases they are completely treatable by first determining the cause and then treating it. Conventionally, migraines are treated with powerful medications and this is definitely a condition where the symptoms and not the cause are
So often, women are caught in the spiral of “managing” this condition by avoiding an increasing list of trigger-foods: caffeine, alcohol, spicy foods, gassy vegetables, beans, raw foods, etc. We need to get to the root of the issue in order to get out of this cycle of avoidance. You can balance the digestive tract effectively. First of all, irritable bowel syndrome is extremely common.
We all hear about how stress affects fertility, but the question is how? There are several key hormones affected by high stress levels, both acutely and from prolonged stresses, and high stress can also exasperate other conditions related to infertility such as polycystic ovarian syndrome or thyroid health. If you have high stress in your life (which may now be amplified by fertility concerns), please
What is Leaky Gut Syndrome?? “Leaky gut syndrome” refers to an abnormal increase in the permeability of the lining of the small intestine. The small intestine is the largest organ in your body, and contains two thirds of your immune system! With leaky gut syndrome, the boundary of the intestine is compromised and larger molecules can pass through the intestinal lining causing inflammation and immune
September feels like one of those times of year for new beginnings – back to school, end of summer, new wardrobe, less patio / cottage / BBQ foods and so I’ve had lots of questions again about what makes a great detox. I fully believe in tailoring a cleanse to the individual, but here are some of the top important features of a great cleanse:
I receive many questions about the rise in food intolerances and allergies, in both adults and children lately, and people wonder if it is just our awareness that is increasing or if this is a new trend in health. Even over the past 10 years in my practice, I am seeing a significant increase in food intolerances, especially to the staple foods: dairy, eggs, wheat,
Have you ever wondered why your Naturopathic doctor is always talking about digestion and nutrition, no matter what health complaint you come in for? The health of your gastrointestinal tract is definitely important for your digestion, but also for: mood energy immune system autoimmune status thyroid health joint pain migraines skin health PMS hormone balance Yes, it does seem like it’s related to everything, but