Meet the Team: Dr. Peter Johnston, DC & RMT

Meet the newest member of our team. Dr. Peter Johnston. Peter has been a registered massage therapist in the Junction for over a decade and more recently has expanded those skills as a doctor of chiropractics. Peter was one of the first people I met when I opened the clinic and immediately resonated with his treatment philosophy and how much … Read More

Hips and Hockey: Why We Treat Hips in ALL Of Our Athletes

There has been a lot of talk from us around our recent move (check out our new space at 3093 Dundas St. West!), but today I wanted to shift gears back into orthopaedic injury management and prevention since I’m better at talking about this…    Among the athletes I typically see at the clinic, pre-teen and teenage hockey players are … Read More

A Naturopathic Approach to Managing Your Blood Sugar

Naturopathic medicine can be helpful for a wide range of conditions, including blood sugar dysregulation such as diabetes.  Sugar in your Blood?  Believe it or not sugar belongs in our blood. Our blood transports sugar, which is a crucial nutrient throughout our body. Without blood sugar, we would have major issues. Sugar serves as a form of energy for every … Read More

How To Boost Your Fertility

The number of individuals and couples facing infertility issues has shown a rise over the past few years. Today, the infertility statistics have increased from 5.4% in 1984 to 16% today (1) – that means almost 1 in 6 couples today are facing fertility issues. Besides taking measures to monitor your menstrual cycles and ovulation, below are some simple lifestyle … Read More

How to Fit In Exercise Without Carving Extra Time From Your Schedule

In a world where busy is celebrated and we are constantly over booking and overwhelming ourselves, it is no surprise that one of the most common challenges I hear to maintaining an exercise program is lack of time.    Realistically most people should be incorporating 30 minutes of intentional movement daily to stay healthy, maintain a healthy body weight and … Read More

Stop Promoting Pain for Gain and Start Listening to Your Body

Listen to your body.    Growing up I was extremely active. I loved to play. I played any sport I could, I would run often, go outdoor adventuring, and basically move any chance I could. During my very active childhood at some point that I cannot seem to remember, I started to experience pain. Real pain; not muscular pain, which … Read More

So You Want to be a Runner? Part 1

The air is fresh, September signals a reset and with the holiday season fast approaching, you have decided to take up running.   I get it. It is hard to ignore the throngs of runners that hit the streets in the fall. At almost every turn there is a weekend fun run or race.   I’ve been running for years. … Read More

The Importance of Work-Life Balance

Whenever I sit down to write a blog post, I always struggle with the endless pelvic health topics I want educate my readers about. If you’ve read any of my latest blog posts, you may find it difficult to find one that discusses something other than the pelvic floor. But this week was different. This week, pelvic-floor-health wasn’t the first … Read More

Ready to Reset? Start by Ditching the Diet Food

They say that success is when perseverance meets preparation. Your health is no different. It is hard to reset your mind and your body without the tools and the environment to set you up for success. That is why this week’s 5-minute reset task is all about a little bit of preparation for some big success. As a matter of … Read More

The Naturopathic Approach to Treating Autoimmune Disease

Autoimmune disease is defined as an immune reaction against one’s own tissues [1]. A robust immune system needs to fight foreign invaders but not harm ourselves in the process. A large proportion of the Canadian population are diagnosed with these conditions. We now know more than ever about autoimmune disease and all the contributing factors. A naturopath can take the … Read More