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.Read More
A question that comes up in my office on a regular basis is “are bio-identical hormones safe and how long should I use them for?”. Patients look to me for guidance in how to treat their menopausal symptoms.Read More
Glutathione is the antidote to modern living. Its depletion is associated with disease and aging — fall outs from oxidative stress. It plays a role in DNA repair, immune response and detoxification — neutralizing toxins.Read More
Craniosacral therapy involves a gentle touch. Infants are either placed on my massage table or are cradled by their parent. Infants often breastfeed during the session, to extend further comfort. At times, mothers also receive a treatment alongside their infant. Typical sessions last for 30 minutes for children and infants.Read More
It's a thought provoking article that I wrote tied to children with ADHD. There are insights in here about the role a family's choices play in a child's brain development and their ability to remain focused.Read More
At this time of year, we all scurry to find the best cure for the common ailments — cold and flu. Sometimes it is inevitable, to succumb to the illness — regardless of the approach — curl up in bed, get some TLC and unplug from our responsibilities for a few days.Read More
Liquid gold. Breast is best. Mama’s milk. All are terms thrown around when it comes to breastfeeding. But what happens when babe is colicky, fussy or has infantile eczema. This is when a mama may reconsider that the nourishment that she is giving her infant may not be best.Read More
If your child has frequent colds or infections -- one or more per month, it may be time to bring him/her in for a naturopathic consult. I can decipher what may be triggering these frequent infections and get your child back on track to a healthy winter season.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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,Read More
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 hygieneRead More
Headaches can come from many sources. Aside from pain medication, permanent relief comes from figuring out the pain's source. When seeking out resolution, one source to keep in mind is Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder.
The most common symptom in TMJ Disorder is a headache. These headaches present in the temple area and can include piercing pain behind the eyes.Read More
A warm spring has brought an abundance of fruit. Here's a link to a simple, fun popsicle that little and big kids alike will lick up.Read More
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.Read More
Summer is Here!! And here comes baseball leagues, swimming in the fresh water lakes, kayaking to explore our beautiful coast.
These outdoor activities can bring on unexpected injury.
Think twice before you jump to the medicine cabinet for Ibuprofen, Advil, Aspirin, Motrin, Voltaren or another NSAID. Let nature's wisdom take its course.Read More
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.Read More
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:Read More
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.Read More