Below you can find links and excerpts from our latest interviews, blog posts and videos. Our practitioners are all available for media interviews!
Dr. Shawna Darou – PCOS Diva guest post – “6 Ways NAC Supports Your Health with PCOS”
Feb. 9, 2016
NAC, or N-acetyl cysteine, is a form of the essential amino acid cysteine, which is used to make glutathione, the body’s main antioxidant. By raising glutathione levels, your cells are protected from reactive oxygen species, and protected against DNA damage and cancer development. The other main mechanism for NAC is in modulating inflammation both acutely from viruses, and also in chronic inflammatory conditions.
Read the article the incredible health benefits of NAC, and 6 ways NAC supports your health with PCOS: http://pcosdiva.com/2016/02/nac-pcos-supplement/
Dr. Shawna Darou – Internet radio interview on Life Transitions with Nancy Mae
Feb. 7, 2016
Dr. Darou is interviewed by Nancy Mae about her approach to women’s health, fertility, post-partum recovery, children’s health and teen health.
Caroline Mackey, CNP, PTS – Elevate Magazine Interview – “How To Get More Vitamin D In Your Diet”
Jan. 15, 2016
We’ve all heard that as Canadians, we aren’t getting enough vitamin D since our brisk (to put it lightly) winters tend to keep us indoors and covered up. So how much do we actually need, and where can we get it in our foods? We spoke with Caroline Mackey, CNP, PTS, a nutrition and fitness coach with Darou Wellness, to shed some light on our daily vitamin D requirements.
Read the interview here: http://www.elevatemagazine.com/wellness/health/1625-how-to-get-more-vitamin-d-in-your-diet.html?limitstart=0
Dr. Shawna Darou – PCOS Diva guest post – “A Proactive Approach to PCOS and Pregnancy”
Jan. 14, 2016
You have probably heard that women with PCOS can have a higher risk of pregnancy complications, ranging from miscarriage to gestational diabetes, pregnancy induced hypertension and higher C-section rates.
In an effort not to write yet another scary article about your risks with PCOS, I will focus mainly on proactive steps you can take to greatly reduce these risks. The important thing to know about PCOS is that you are not powerless in your pregnancy, and there are steps you can take to significantly lower your risks.
Read the article for my top 10 list of proactive steps to take if you have PCOS: http://pcosdiva.com/2016/01/a-proactive-approach-to-pcos-and-pregnancy/
Dr. Shawna Darou – Interview with Amy Medling of PCOS Diva: “Break the PCOS-Stress Cycle”
November 21, 2015
“(Management of) stress is just as important as diet and exercise in the management of PCOS. It’s a piece that has to be addressed because, unless you do, you can’t get the hormones in check.”
Stress hormones inter-play with the hormones we most often hear associated with PCOS. Progesterone, testosterone, estrogen, and thyroid hormones either bring your body balance or wreak havoc on your health. For women with PCOS, they often worsen symptoms like abdominal weight gain, acne, facial hair growth, or hair loss on the head. In this podcast, learn about the role of stress on hormones in women with PCOS and tips to reduce stress and its effects. Topics covered include:
- unexpected sources of chronic stress
- tips for controlling stress
- how stress effects the thyroid hormones and makes your blood work appear normal when it’s not
- why stress causes weight around the central abdomen, particularly in women with PCOS
- the danger of over-exercising
- adrenal fatigue and how you can test for it
Listen to the podcast here: http://pcosdiva.com/2015/11/break-the-pcos-stress-cycle-expert-interview/
Dr. Shawna Darou – Listed as one of the Top Naturopaths – “Top 20 Naturopaths in Toronto”
Nov. 6, 2015
We’re honored to be mentioned in Crowd Wellness’ recent article here: http://crowdwellness.com/top-20-naturopaths-in-toronto/
Dr. Shawna Darou – Interview with Talia Chai: “Five Ways to Deal with Hormonal Acne”
October 15, 2015
I’m grateful to have been recently interviewed by holistic nutritionist, Talia Chai for her CLEAN LIVING series about hormonal acne. In this interview, we discussed:
- How to identify if your ACNE is actually being caused by a hormonal imbalance
- How LIFESTYLE FACTORS (Food/Drink, Exercise and Stress) affect our skin
- What FACE MAPPING is and how it can help us understand where our breakouts are coming from
- 5 NATURAL steps you can take now to get to the bottom of your breakouts
I know that hormonal acne can be a very difficult and emotional condition to live with. In this interview, I provide concrete tips and strategies to help you restore both hormonal balance and clearer skin.
To learn more, please watch the video below:
Dr. Hilary Booth’s Facial Revuvenation Acupunture featured in Huffington Post – “Why I Started Seeking Natural Alternatives to Anti-Aging Treatments”
October 13, 2015
“Facial acupuncture is an uncommon practice and requires extra accreditation. Compared to injectable facial cosmetics, facial rejuvenation acupuncture is a non-toxic method of reducing wrinkles and signs of aging, and you won’t look wax-faced. I made an appointment to see Dr. Hilary Booth, naturopathic doctor at Toronto’s Darou Wellness to check out the procedure. Dr. Booth’s literature states that “this treatment promotes a more youthful, glowing appearance by encouraging natural collagen production, increased circulation and improved skin elasticity… and is noticeable after your first visit.” Indeed, my skin was noticeably smoother, tighter and spongier after my first visit.”
Read the full article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/leah-morrigan/alternatives-to-botox_b_8252344.html
Dr. Shawna Darou’s – Interview with on Fertility Friday – “Natural Treatment for Unexplained Infertility | Treating Endometriosis and Fibroids”
April 10, 2015
In today’s show we talk about the philosophy behind naturopathic medicine and how it can help women treat menstrual cycle and fertility related concerns naturally. We talk specifically about how naturopathic medicine can treat endometriosis and fibroids, as well as unexplained infertility, and other fertility related issues.
Dr. Shawna Darou – Article in Mind Body Green – “10 Nutrition Tips to Boost the Nutrient Density of Your Meals”
January 20, 2015
In a world where we are constantly looking for tips and tricks to boost our energy, mood and productivity, we can’t ignore nutrition. Rather than focusing on what to avoid in your diet, I like to shift the focus to increasing the nutrient density of your meals. This way you are adding much more healthy proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, and as a result, some of the less-healthy things easily fall away.
Here are my top 10 tips to boost the nutrient density of your diet:
Darou Wellness YouTube Station – Lectures With Our Practitioners:
Jane Clapp – “Tools for Nervous System Regulation”
Dr. Hilary Booth – “Living Clean in a Toxic World”
Dr. Shawna Darou – “10 Steps to Balance Your Hormones Naturally”
Sandy Antunes, M.OMSc. and Chris Batten, DO, MICO – “Classical Osteopathy – Preparing for Healthy Delivery and Easy Recovery”
Caroline Mackey, CNP – “Sustainable Weight Loss”
Dr. Hilary Booth – “The Gut & The Brain”