By Dr. Shawna Darou, ND A new term of postnatal depletion was coined by an Australian Doctor, Oscar Serralach, MD a few years back. It describes constellation of symptoms that can occur after pregnancies (usually multiple pregnancies), where the body takes a long time to fully recover energetically, hormonally and emotionally. The science behind the diagnosis is that during pregnancy, a mother’s body becomes depleted
By Dr. Shawna Darou, ND One thing that I’m very passionate about is preventative healthcare. There is so much we can do with nutrition, exercise, stress reduction, targeted supplements and understanding your personal risk factors. On a very basic level, something as simple as how you fill your grocery cart is part of preventative medicine. For example, one clear area where preventive care is often
By Dr. Shawna Darou, ND and Nicole McMurray, B.Sc, RMT For the average person, our bone mass peaks when we are in our 30’s, and then starts to decline from that point on. So, we wanted to share some things everyone can do to improve their bone health. When most of us think about improving bone density, we think of calcium and calcium rich foods.
Vegetarian Vegan Support: If you eat a vegan or vegetarian diet and would like to have your nutritional intake assessed or blood tests to check iron or vitamin B12 levels please contact the clinic. A vegetarian or vegan diet can be both health promoting and an environmentally sustainable choice, but it is important to ensure that you are getting all of your nutritional bases covered:
Revitalize your body with a detox program! Specifically designed to reduce and eliminate your body’s burden of toxins that have accumulated through poor diet, pesticides in foods, polluted air and water, caffeine, nicotine and alcohol use. You will notice a great change in your energy level as your body begins to work more efficiently again. This program focuses on the liver (as it is the
Naturopathic Care: Approaching your life and health decisions from a place of preventative medicine can be very empowering. Many people feel that they will fall victim to illnesses or conditions that run in their families: breast cancer, diabetes, arthritis, difficult menopause, heart disease, weight difficulties. You can use the information in your family history to your advantage and create a preventative health program specifically targeted
Naturopathic Care: Naturopathic medicine combined with acupuncture can help you kick the habit. We offer a program that provides both physical and mental / emotional support during the process of smoking cessation. The program includes a full naturopathic checkup, an individualized treatment plan and regular acupuncture sessions. Herbal, nutritional or homeopathic supplements may be recommended to assist you in this process. We will address both
Restorative health refers to your health maintenance plan: optimal nutrition regular detoxification preventative medicine We love when people come for healthcare when they are basically healthy, but looking for advice on how to stay healthy for the long term, how to prevent illnesses their parents had, or simply to age well. If you are looking for a proactive health plan, you don’t need to wait