Keeping Our Community Safe Through COVID-19

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The last 24 hours have been pretty sensational and scary. It is very easy given the current news to panic. While public health, the World Health Organization, the CDC and our medical community has assured us that we are currently in a low risk zone, we do want to acknowledge the fears of our community and outline what we are … Read More

Over Eating? Maybe it is Time to Start Mindfully Eating

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We hear a lot about mindfulness in all areas of our lives these days, but have you ever considered mindful eating?  In our fast paced lives we often grab food because it’s time to eat, we are stressed or we are bored.  Often we aren’t even thinking about it and many times eating while working at our desk or in … Read More

How to manage Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.)?

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Wintertime is often regarded as a happy time, but for many of us, these winter months bring on a depressed mood and low energy. So many Canadians deal with this, and often time don’t realize they’re dealing with something we can address and treat clinically. What Is SAD? SAD stands for Seasonal affective disorder. It is a recurrent major depressive … Read More

Meet the Team: Allison Madigan, Holistic Nutritionist

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Nutrition is a tricky thing. Most of us know the basics but few of us truly do it right. I’m not talking about being 100% perfect all the time but rather making health conscious choices that optimize our health MOST of the time. It should be simple right? But that doesn’t mean it is easy. Enter Allison Madigan. Driven by … Read More

92% of People Will Fail to Keep Their Resolutions. Here’s How to Make Your’s Stick.

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Right now you are living in the land of good intentions.   Everywhere you look people are declaring their resolutions for success in 2020. It is hard not to get swept up in the momentum as this decade draws to a close.   The reality however is that the inspiring resolutions you are dreaming of will likely never come to … Read More

What Inspires Your Health and Wellness? A Patient Profile

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One of my favourite aspects of working with clients is that I learn something every day. I am always grateful for the opportunity to interact daily with our inspiring and motivating clientele.   Sometimes, if I’m lucky enough, in the midst of helping others with their health and wellness I stumble across someone who gives me as much insight as … Read More

A Naturopathic Approach to Managing Your Blood Sugar

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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

The Naturopathic Approach to Treating Autoimmune Disease

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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

My Journey Towards Managing Stress and Taking My Own Professional Advice

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I’m always nervous and excited to post personal pieces.   On one hand it’s liberating. I spend A LOT of time trying to live up to an ideal that I set for myself. I feel A LOT of pressure not to disappoint and to represent myself professionally in a way I think my business deserves. In doing that though there … Read More

Managing Your Adrenals and Stress: A Naturopath’s Approach 

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The stress response is a vital function of human health and survival. It is important to have a stress response, as it allows us to cope with physical, mental, environmental and emotional problems.  Issues can arise when the stress response is uncontrolled or a person is dealing with excessive, prolonged or poorly managed stress.  What is the Stress Response?  The … Read More