Have you been thinking about seeing a naturopathic doctor but aren’t sure what to expect or how they could help you? Here are some of the top reasons to seek out a naturopath.
It’s that time of year again, back to school! The beginning of the school year can be chaotic and stressful for both children and parents alike; which is why naturopathic care and support is so important.
As a naturopathic doctor I help parents and families get back on track and ready for the routine of the school year by providing parents with solutions that reduce stress, help children cope with anxiety, and prevent common childhood health concerns.
What is the prostate? The prostate is a small gland located within the male reproductive tract. The role of the prostate is to secrete fluid that provides nutrients and protection to sperm. The urethra, also commonly referred to as the urinary tract runs directly through the middle of the prostate, which is why we often see issues related to urination when there is something going on with the prostate gland.
Today marks "Men's Mental Health Awareness" day in Canada and although the gender gap amongst individuals with mental illness has narrowed, the overall stigma associated with mental health remains, especially amongst males. Statistics Canada completed a Community Health Survey on Mental Health and found that 10% of men reported experiencing symptoms associated with mental health concerns and/or substance abuse. This is only one percent less than that of the female population (11% reported mental health concerns). These findings show that mental health concerns are just as prevalent amongst males, whereas previous research has not demonstrated this, however, that was likely due to under-reporting by men.
June marks "Stroke Awareness Month", but do you know what the signs and symptoms are of a stroke?
According to a recent article published in a prominent Canadian newspaper, strokes amongst young Canadians ages 20-59 years old are on the rise. So what exactly is a stroke and how do you recognize the signs and symptoms quickly enough to get the help needed?
Recently I have been on a quest to find some healthy snack/light meal options for myself and my family. I quickly found out there are a ton of options, but with time being a key factor I was on the hunt for something quick, easy, and healthy. Finding recipes that fit all three can be a challenge, but I came across a great site (www.beamingbaker.com) that offers healthy non-bake recipes that are so simple to make.
In honour of World Environment Day I want to share with you some tips you can use to reduce your environmental toxic load to optimize your health and the health of your family. The following are recommendations I frequently make to patients who are interested in living a healthy lifestyle and making their work and home environment a 'green' living space.
Wedding season is upon us, and regardless of your role in the wedding (bride, groom, bridal party, or attendee), weddings can be one of the happiest and most stressful times of our lives. I have created a how-to guide for minimizing/eliminating stress and other common issues so you can focus on what matters most, having a beautiful wedding day!