The kidney’s role in detoxification is a vital one. It’s the job of the kidneys to flush toxins from your blood by… … More Your Kidneys & Detoxification
Are you considering doing a detox/cleanse, or doing one now? Our primary organs of detoxification are the liver, kidneys, lymphatics, and the colon. Any program that you’re on should be targeting these primary emunctories, especially the liver. Think of the liver as the body’s filter. It has a huge job, performing around 500 detox reactions … More Detoxing & The Importance of Your Liver
Rhodiola Rosea, commonly known as Roseroot, is known as an “adaptogenic” herb, meaning it helps us process the negative health effects of stress (physical, emotional, spiritual)… … More Rhodiola Rosea & Adaptogens for Stress
Have you been told you have an iron deficiency? Or iron deficiency anemia? And this is despite supplementing with iron? Do you wonder why? … More Iron Deficiency
Do you suspect your thyroid is under-functioning? Have you had your thyroid tested, only to be told that it’s fine, but you strongly suspect that it’s not? Or, have you been prescribed thyroid medication, but still have symptoms? If so, this post is for you… … More Hypothyroidism: Symptoms, Testing, and How I Can Help
Highly valued for its promotion of youthfulness and longevity, Gynostemma is an herb that has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for hundreds of years.
To really understand aging, we have to recognize that it’s not an automatic result of time passing, but rather the result of reversible events that occur in cells… … More Herb Spotlight: Gynostemma
We’re regulated, registered health care professionals in the province of Ontario. We go to medical college after university, very similar to GPs, but our training involves stuff like herbs… … More What is a Naturopathic Doctor exactly? What do we do?
Do you suspect you suffer from food sensitivities? Have you heard anything about them? A lot of people seek me out for help identifying their problem foods… … More Food Sensitivities & How To Identify Them
In my experience, 95% of all prescription drugs, including hormonal contraceptives (oral contraceptives/the pill, patches, IUDs, injections, etc.) cause nutrient deficiencies in the body. This is because of the additional actions that the drug has on the body in addition to the intended action of preventing pregnancy – it may block the absorption, and/or use more of these nutrients for its detoxification/breakdown… … More Nutrient Depletions Caused By the Pill
How do you get your vitamin c? As a busy Mama and Doc, I’m always on the go. Some days, I don’t eat all the fruits and veggies that I should (who can relate?). Sometimes, I rely on supplements to get the nutrition that I need. Vitamin C is super important for tissue growth and … More How Do You Get Your Vitamin C?