5 Signs of Insulin Resistance

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Insulin resistance is one of the most prevalent issues I see in practice and a major driver in several common health concerns. Many of my patients are struggling with symptoms of insulin resistance without knowing it because it’s so rarely tested in traditional blood work. These patients are frustrated when all their lab work comes back as normal despite knowing … Read More

Daily Solutions to Detox 2020 From Your Body and Mind

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Is anyone else ready to kick 2020 to the curb? As we sit on the cusp of more severe restrictions and an even deeper lockdown, I’ve noticed a shift. I no longer want to curl into a ball and hide, I want to thrive. I’m pretty done with feeling sorry for our collective selves at this point, I’m ready to … Read More

3 Essential Pelvic Health Practices for Pregnancy

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Recently I was at a mom and baby class to speak about pelvic health. I always start by asking the moms if they have had any experience with pelvic floor therapy. I am happy to report that after 6 years of doing this work, now the majority of the hands go up. Most women generally recognize that bringing a new … Read More

5 Reasons Why You Might Be Losing Your Hair

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5 Common Causes of Female Hair loss For women, increasing hair loss can be both a scary symptom and a major cause of stress. Although it is common to go through periods of increased hair loss, this is not a normal symptom for women and is a signal your body is sending that something is not right.  There are many … Read More

10 Ways to Manage Your Anxiety

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1 in 5 Canadians will deal with a mental health issue by time they are 40.  5% of Canadians suffer from anxiety 8% suffer from major depression 63% of people say they suffer from stress Both stress and anxiety are on the rise with COVID-19 and there are predictions for much higher depression rates as a result.   I have suffered … Read More

Relieve Period Pain Naturally

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Experiencing cramping and pain with the menstrual cycle is incredibly common. So common, that many women have lived years and even decades with debilitating pain and have come to accept it as a monthly inevitability. 1 -2 days of very mild cramping at the onset of bleeding that does not require the use of painkillers is normal. Anything beyond this … Read More

Need a Balanced Morning Snack? Try These Collagen Energy Bites

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Snacks are a common area that people struggle with.   Often eating the wrong things or snacking too often – it seems people just don’t know what they should be doing.   As we are all currently working from home during this pandemic snacking is becoming more of a concern for many.   People are sharing that they feel they are … Read More

Is Insulin Resistance a Cause of Your PCOS?

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It is estimated that between 5-10% of women in North America have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). The name PCOS gives the impression that this syndrome results from an issue in the ovaries. However, PCOS is truly a metabolic condition associated with insulin resistance, hormonal imbalance and inflammation. In fact, you don’t actually need to have polycystic ovaries to be diagnosed with PCOS! Current … Read More