Healthy Hallowe’en? 3 Survival Tips for Parents

It’s that infamous time of year again: Hallowe’en. Forgive me for sounding goulishly doctor-ish with this post…..but from an immune system perspective, Hallowe’en is “the perfect storm”: the perfect costume designed to scare (but not to keep you warm) + cold weather + late nights + SUGAR = et VOILA!  Down come their defenses…and down … Read more Healthy Hallowe’en? 3 Survival Tips for Parents

Healing PMS Naturally: natural relief from premenstrual syndrome

Many women come to my office for help with premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Naturopathically speaking, the good news is that PMS is treatable.  If you have moderate to severe PMS symptoms almost every month, or if your PMS symptoms interfere with your ability to enjoy your relationships or activities, please know that this is “common”, but not … Read more Healing PMS Naturally: natural relief from premenstrual syndrome

Healing Colic: Probiotics for Infant Digestive and Immune Health

If you’re the parent of an infant, you may be all too aware that the “rule of threes” – crying for more than three hours per day, for more than three days per week, for longer than three weeks – spells colic. Infant colic is a common concern that causes suffering among infants and significant … Read more Healing Colic: Probiotics for Infant Digestive and Immune Health

Green tea, the flu, and you

We’ve all heard of the tremendous antioxidant, anti-cancer and even fat-fighting benefits of drinking green tea. But did you know that green tea can also help fight and prevent viral infections like influenza and the common cold? Whether gargled, consumed as a tea, or in encapsulated extract format, the evidence for green tea’s antiviral effects … Read more Green tea, the flu, and you

New Baby, Need Sleep? Dream Feeding Helps Moms Keep Calm & Sleep On

Ever heard of Dream Feeding? I recently attended an amazing conference at the Institute of Women’s Health and wanted to bring you back a bunch of awesome practical tips from some of our continent’s leading women’s health physicians – kicking things off with Dream Feeding. This post is for YOU if you’re a new or expecting … Read more New Baby, Need Sleep? Dream Feeding Helps Moms Keep Calm & Sleep On

3 Surprising Health Benefits of Spring Cleaning (and a Bonus 4th!)

Is your Spring Cleaning fertility-friendly? Did you know that a good old fashioned spring cleaning can actually boost your health? I recently did the biggest Spring Clean of my life (with plenty of help from my hubby). It wasn’t easy, but I chose to let go of many “things” that I’ve been carrying with me for … Read more 3 Surprising Health Benefits of Spring Cleaning (and a Bonus 4th!)