Winter Solstice

The winter solstice marks the shortest day and longest night of the year. Symbolically it is marked as a time of turning inward, reflecting into the darkness. As you turn inward, you can gain more understanding of yourself and your path. Reflection on your life and path can help you see what is serving you and that which needs to be let go of.

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Mama's Intuition

Improving speech and language in preschoolers is instrumental in how they will achieve reading milestones in the elementary school years. If a child is continuing to have speech problems past five years of age, can lead to an increased incidence of attention and social difficulties. 

So follow your gut feelings. And find a practitioner who will listen to you, not placate you. It can be hard to get to the root of things when treating kids, but I always know in my practice to listen to the mom and work with her to get her child on the right path. As what it always comes down to is that mama knows best. 

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Focus in the Classroom

Keeping children focused on school work can be a tough task at the best of times. All kids can benefit from brain food to get through the day. Here are some simple steps to get your children on the right track. 

  •  Breakfast sets the stage for the rest of the day and instills healthy habits in your children. Don’t let your children leave home without a protein packed breakfast.
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My Story

I am a second generation Physician. My father is a family practice physician. Of my five siblings, there is an emergency physician, ICU nurse and an osteopathic physician. Conversations around the dinner table can get interesting, to say the least.

From a young age I knew I wanted to be a doctor. Some are called to this vocation through their own healing journey. For me,

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Getting Enough Zzzzz’s

Sleep is such an important part of our lives. When it is in the right rhythm, we think nothing of it. When we are missing our sleep, it can cruelly creep its affects into many parts of our life.

Sleep is necessary not only to keep the grumps away. Lack of it is associated with increased risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity and depression. 

First let’s cover the basics of sleep hygiene

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The Family First Aid Kit

A well-stocked first-aid kit, kept within easy reach, is a necessity in every home.  Injuries that require first aid are urgent, and there often isn’t time to run out to the store to grab the items necessary to treat the injury.  It’s also convenient to have everything on hand that you’ll need for the next cold or flu that sweeps through your house. Treating colds and flus at the first sign of symptoms can have a powerful impact on the duration and severity of the illness.

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Taking the Bite out of Summer

I thought it would be appropriate to repost an article I wrote a couple of years ago. Always relevant and a good reminder with a video attached for safe removal of a tick. 

Welcoming the hot summer nights, vacations and more family time, comes with preventing the woes of summer. This is the time of year to remember the tips on how to eat right with the BBQ & family picnics, handle excess sun exposure, and properly remove a tick.

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Striking a Balance

Hormones are all about balance. Their role is as messenger to turn on or off a cell’s activity. When it comes to progesterone, its effects are far reaching. Progesterone can affect a woman on physical, behavioural and emotional levels. Progesterone is produced in the ovaries and the adrenal glands. Its release can be decreased when stress isn’t in check.

Here are a few cues that your progesterone may be low:

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Prolotherapy for Osteoarthritis

Some of us can predict the weather without looking at the barometer. It’s when the joints start talking – cracking, achy, and stiff – as the weather turns to the damp wet coast that we all know well.

These joint symptoms are the signature of arthritis. This inflammatory condition of the joints can bring with it cartilage deterioration. But more importantly to the person affected – pain and subsequent reduction in activity.

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