Ashley Kowalski
The Importance of Optimizing Digestion -  Natural Treatment StrategiesThe gastrointestinal (digestive) system is complex. The process of digestion follows sequential steps and must function properly in order for the body to get the nutrients it requires for optimal health.
Christina Bjorndal
The Foundational Five - Naturopathic ApproachesThe principles of naturopathic medicine decree that naturopathic treatments should always be uniquely tailored to work with each individual patient. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) look at patients holistically and believe in addressing the root cause of each person’s disease.
Sarah King
Ginger - Anti-Inflammatory and Analgesic in DysmenorrheaZingiber officinale, known commonly as ginger, has been widely recognized for its action as an antinausea remedy. However, traditional Chinese medicine has used ginger as an anti-inflammatory agent for musculoskeletal complaints for more than 2500 years.
Alison Chen
Eight Mindfulness Techniques for the Everyday AthleteToday, I decided to think my way to a set of washboard abs… Who needs the gym, amiright? Unfortunately, no amount of thinking without action will get us into top physical shape.
Maria Shapoval
Treating Heavy Menses Due to Fibroids - Naturopathic ApproachFibroids affect between 5 and 21% of the population and can present with noncyclical pelvic pain, abdominal bloating, constipation, increased urinary frequency, fatigue, dyspareunia (pain during intercourse), and menorrhagia (very heavy menstrual flow)
Alison Chen
Top 8 Self-Prescribing Mistakes You Must Avoid How to Avoid Supplemental Side EffectsWander the aisles of any health-food store, and you might find yourself overwhelmed with row upon row of different vitamins, minerals, protein powders, fibre, and herbs, wondering what products are best, what do you need, and what don’t you need?
Melissa J Cornish
Managing Chronic Pain Using MeditationMillions of people suffer from some sort of daily pain. Whether the cause is injury, disease, or genetic defect, chronic pain affects quality of life. When pain limits the way you do something, or whether you do something, there is also a psychological effect.
Salna Smith
Focus on Food—Eating Mindfully More Energy and Less StressIt’s amazing how fast-paced and busy our day-to-day lives are. From the moment we wake, our adrenaline skyrockets as we compile our heavy list of to-dos.
Christina Bjorndal
Exercise and Mental Health - Naturopathic ApproachesThe Mood Disorders Society of Canada put out a startling statistic in 2009: 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime, including depression, mood disorder, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactive disorders and dementia
Melissa Descoteaux
Green Tea, Capsaicin, and Ginger for Weight Loss Naturopathic Approaches ExplainedIn 2015, more than one in four adults had obesity in Canada, meaning their body mass index (BMI) was over 30. This rate is on the rise, and with it the risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, and cancer, all of which are associated with obesity