Cold weather breakfast bliss: Turmeric Oats

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With the colder weather in full swing I’m finding it harder to keep up with my morning smoothie routine (not to mention, cold foods in cold weather is not ideal according to Traditional Chinese Medicine principles). Instead, I’m craving warmer, spicier foods that nourish my body from the inside-out. Enter oatmeal. Oats might seem boring & plain (not to mention …

Are you losing your hair because of stress?

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Thinning hair has become an increasingly common issue among women lately, especially in my practice. The problem is, it continues to become a growing problem among younger women too. If you’re in your 20s or 30s and are finding your hair thinning and falling out more than usual, this article is for you. STRESS & HAIR CONNECTION The main stress …

Detox supplements: how herbs can help

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[collaboration post] It’s that time of year again– detox season! After a long summer of indulgences our bodies could use a chance to clear out the old & make room for the new. If you’re looking to boost your energy, improve your digestion or lose a few extra pounds, a detox might be exactly what you need. Better yet, why …

Healthy Fat spotlight: MCTs & Omega-3s

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[Collaboration post] Most of us are now familiar with omega-3 fatty acids. Whether from fatty fish like salmon, chia seeds,walnuts or a fish oil supplement, getting enough in our diets can help lower inflammation, sreduce risk of heart attack, as well as improve mood, brain function & memory. However, MCTs, or medium chain triglycerides, seem to be the new kid …

A Good Night’s Sleep Helps You Make Healthy Food Choices

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Collaboration post with sleephelp.org Adults should get a full seven to eight hours of sleep each night, yet many people find themselves getting far less. Without adequate rest, your mind and body work in ways that leave you vulnerable to any number of illnesses and diseases. When you’re trying to make good food choices, your body needs sleep to regulate …

Healing Hashimoto’s: one woman’s journey [guest post]

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Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune condition of reduced thyroid function that affects about 5% of the population, and mainly women between 30-50 years of age. However, since it does not always fit the traditional hypothyroid pattern (constipation, fatigue, weight gain), it can go undiagnosed or untreated for many. As a naturopathic doctor I use natural therapies in combination with advanced …