Sarah King
Understanding and Treating Menstrual Mood Disorders - Naturopathic Approaches to PMDDMost women are very familiar with premenstrual syndrome (PMS), though how each individual woman experiences PMS can vary completely. Rapid fluctuations in sex hormones can lead to changes in energy, mood, and/or physical symptoms throughout her cycle, most predominantly during the last week of the luteal phase.
Alison Chen
Fish Oil for Physical Fitness - The Next Best Workout PartnerWhat supplements do you take to support your fitness goals? Talk to any athlete or visit your favorite fitness website, and you’ll get a long list of different capsules and powders that help to support the development of muscle strength, endurance, recovery, and general health.
Christina Bjorndal
10 Steps to Improve Mental Health : Using Naturopathic MedicineFor many, mental illness is fraught with many unanswerable questions. In my case, the question “Why me?” is one I have asked myself over and over. This question has become the central quest of my life’s work as a Naturopathic Doctor specializing in mental health, exploring why does mental illness happen?
Natalie Mulligan
A Holistic Approach to Eating Disorders - Naturopathic PerspectivesEating disorders (including anorexia and bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and eating disorder not otherwise specified) continue to be incredibly challenging to treat therapeutically and continue to be very misunderstood among the general public and the medical profession.
Dr. Krysten DeSouza
Natural Nootropics - Because We Could All Use a Boost! When it comes to energy levels mood, memory and concentration, we all seem to have good days and bad days. But when the bad days seem to constantly outnumber the good ones, it might just be a sign that your body is calling out for help.
Sarah King
Probiotics and Fibre Prevention and Treatment of Gestational DiabetesGestational diabetes (GDM) is a diagnosis that describes glucose intolerance with the onset of diabetes during pregnancy in a previously nondiabetic woman. With a prevalence of 8–18% in Canadian pregnancies, screening is recommended after approximately 24 weeks gestation.
Dr. Krysten DeSouza
Obtaining Life Balance : Where Do I Start?We all have that one person in our lives who appears to have everything together. The person who seems to be able to do it all, enjoy it all, and always looks positively refreshed at the end of it all.
Dr. Anne Hussain
Lavender in Your Daily Life - Four Little-Known UsesLavender oil is extracted via steam distillation of its flowering tops for topical application; however, in aromatherapy, the whole plant is used. The oil can be used in a variety of ways: ingested orally, inhaled, used topically on the skin directly, used in aromatherapy blends, in baths, and more.
Lara Spector
Interstitial Cystitis Part Two: Treating the Root CauseInterstitial cystitis is a multifactorial condition and no single pathological process is present universally in patients with IC. It is thus important to determine the root causes of the individual’s symptoms, which commonly include bladder-wall dysfunction and permeability, urine acidity, and infection.
Chris Habib
Dietary and Lifestyle Approaches for Interstitial CystitisInterstitial cystitis (IC) is a long-term disorder of the bladder. The exact cause of IC is unknown. The function of the bladder is to store urine that it receives from the kidneys. You can think of the bladder as acting like a balloon made of muscle. It expands to hold large amounts of urine, and contracts to squeeze it out.