Some patients love to plan. It’s important for them to prepare and have a strategy when they are embarking on a project. If you are that type of person, you can get ready for your first visit with me in a few easy ways.
Painful burning, running back and forth to the toilet, bad smelling pee are all signs of a urinary tract infection (UTI). While some people may only have one in a lifetime, for some, typically women, UTIs can be a reoccurring problem.
This is my Mother-in-law’s brisket recipe. A perfect one pot meal if you are eating high fat, high protein, low carb. Your whole family will gobble it up – kids too.
The left overs are THE BEST. Cook this on a Sunday when you have time to hang around the kitchen. Use your local butcher’s expertise to help you select the right cut of meat. I buy a “double” for the extra fat and flavour.
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We all suffer. How we manage emotional turmoil, how we cope and where we struggle differs. These differences are fascinating. As a naturopath, I get a peek inside the lives of everyday Canadians and I’ve been surprised by how many of us struggle with our mental emotional wellness. I want to get to the bottom of it. Why do so many of us feel so crappy much of the time?
April showers bring May flowers. Fortunately, there are plenty of great medicinal flowers that you can easily plant this gardening season. Whether in a pot on your balcony or in a backyard, these herbs are easy to maintain and can provide your family with fresh medicinal botanicals.
Change is equal parts awful and inspiring. For two days I denied it was happening. I was strangely emotional. I didn’t realize how attached I was to my weight loss program.
My clinical experience and the medical research convinced me. I had to change.
I run lab tests to ensure that you are optimized to burn fat and keep it off.
Many people have powerful intuitions about their own bodies. If you have a hormonal imbalance you probably know it. You just feel “off.”
When I first began my practice, weight loss was the most difficult condition for me to treat. The obvious solution of “eat less and move more” that I’d been taught at university didn’t work for many of my patients. I saw their frustration and knew I had to help. My personal experience of being at risk of weight gain gave me the empathy to take on the challenge.
Sometimes I disappoint my patients. There are times when patients come to me because they want to use natural medicine to heal themselves and I have to be honest and tell them it just isn’t going to work. This is especially prevalent in my Caribbean patient population. They recall a great-auntie that had a bush tea that could cure anything. It’s a big letdown when I refer them back to their doctor for pills or surgery.
The political movement “Black Lives Matter” has been trying to highlight the differences in the way Black people are treated by law enforcement. In my day to day work I see a different racial disparity, one of health. Concerns that are unique to Black people are not as well researched or treated. Nowhere is this more obvious to me than Black females and their hormonal health. Years of painful periods culminate in hysterectomies all too often. The underlying cause of hormonal imbalance is not well addressed and rarely named. Estrogen dominance is the problem and it affects Black women in record numbers unbeknownst to them.