Is Your Period Controlling You? Part One
The week before your period, it’s not unusual for many women to experience an unwanted transformation from Doctor Jekyll to Ms. Hyde. As our hormones shift, some of us will fall apart into sensitive sleep-deprived puddles. Other simmering souls will find themselves raging without warning. Then there are the mopey bloated hermits who will choose […]
Don’t flatten this curve! How to prevent burnout when living in 2020.
All the talk this year has been about flattening the curve. Just because it works when talking about the spread of viruses, doesn’t mean it works in all aspects of your health. I am referring to the cortisol curve, a natural daily fluctuation in the amount of cortisol in your blood. If you are flattening […]
What actually is hypothyroidism? And how can I start reversing it now!
Have you ever just felt “off”? Not like yourself? Now have you told your doctor this? Have they checked your thyroid and said it is “fine”? Have they just told you that your symptoms are just a normal part of ageing? You are not alone. Many of the common health complaints I see in my […]
How to make a homemade Gatorade replacement
With the heat and summer weather finally here, summer workouts can be tough. They are hot, sticky, and super sweaty. If you read my last post, you know that drinking enough water and electrolytes are key to every summer workout. Many people think of gatorade as the go to electrolyte replacement or sport drink. What […]
How to survive summer workouts
FINALLY! Summer is on its way. In Southern Ontario we have had a below average spring, temperature wise. I went for a walk in the middle of May still wearing my winter coat because we were trapped in a polar vortex. But this past week the weather has shifted and we said goodbye to winter […]
5 ways to decrease blue light exposure to get a better nights sleep
We are all at home. Social distancing is the new normal. Working from home used to be a rare occurrence and now is the new norm. Thankfully there are a lot of at-home activities to keep us occupied and busy during self-isolation or quarantine. Unfortunately many of them involve looking at a screen, whether it […]
Is this just a case of the winter blues, or is it something more?
As I am writing this it is the end of January, it has been hovering about 0 degrees since November, and I haven’t seen the sun for several days (drawbacks of working in an office and the short winter days). This is the time of year when I start to experience a bit of the […]
How to go dairy free
In the last number of years there have been a large number of people who are going dairy free. For a variety of reasons. From bloating to skin conditions to joint pain. People are experimenting with their food to try to identify which foods are possibly contributing to their conditions. Often, when patients enter my […]
Managing menstrual migraines naturally
Migraines can be a very debilitating condition that is experienced by up to 20% of people worldwide. It might be surprising to know that migraines affect more women more men! It might also be interesting to know that most women with migraines will start to experience them in their teens and into their 20s and […]
The fundamentals for having a good night’s sleep
With the rise in fatigue, brain fog, and poor memory I always start at the beginning, sleep. Sleep is foundational for your brain power and energy levels. That’s not a shocking statement right? When you sleep poorly you know that you are not going to be the best version of yourself the next day. What […]