Basic Steps to Guide Your Health anxiety bipolar disorder depression functional medicine mental health natural health naturopathic medicine Jun 24, 2024

The Naturopathic Basic Treatment Guidelines are your comprehensive guide to optimizing health and well-being through natural practices. These guidelines support various body systems with simple yet effective routines rooted in naturopathic principles, enhancing natural healing, boosting immunity,...

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Energy Givers vs. Energy Robbers Jun 19, 2024

Everyone has these kinds of things in their life.  The important thing is to recognise them when they appear.  By finding out what is stressful for oneself, important changes can occur and get the motion of health into place.  
A helpful exercise is to take a piece of paper and...

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What a Difference 30 Years Can Make Jun 13, 2024

What a difference 30 years can make! If you would have told my younger self that I would be in the position I am today – I would not have believed you. You see, 30 years ago on Jun 9, 1994 I attempted suicide (the 1st of 3 attempts). It was a fateful day in my life in more ways than one....

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Graduation: A New Beginning Jun 06, 2024

Our son is graduating from Grade 12 this year and will be embarking on his university journey starting at the University of Alberta in September studying International Business. I thought I would share a commencement speech by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anna Quindlen that resonated with me...

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5 Steps to Liver Detoxification Oct 10, 2023

If you go into a health food store, you will find many types of detoxification kits: heavy metal, liver, bowel, kidney and more. I recommend that you do detoxification or cleansing programs under the supervision of a naturopathic doctor. To assess the need to do a detoxification program, complete...

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Down and Out in Paris and London Oct 10, 2023

Prior to going to Paris & London for my first time in 1993 I decided to read George Orwell’s book “Down and out in Paris and London” – the book is part memoir about Orwell’s slip into homelessness. It opened my eyes to how quickly this can happen. As someone who...

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The Road to Recovery Oct 10, 2023

The sole reason I became a naturopathic doctor was that when I was struggling with my illness, there weren’t many natural mental health experts in practice. Now, many years later, I have made it my life’s work to help those who are struggling with their mental health using natural...

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Childhood conditions & Adult Mental Health Oct 10, 2023

Virtually everything that is “wrong with you” or “wrong with your patients” began as a compensation, as a survival mechanism in childhood. Therefore, it deserves nothing but respect and compassion. And by that I mean not only dysfunctional patterns and behaviours, I also...

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What can we learn from Chimpanzees? Oct 10, 2023

Our society is suffering. Mental health issues are on the rise amongst all age groups. In a recent article about loneliness Dr. Chris,ND offered a powerful reframe to this question: On a broader societal level, in which way is loneliness among our youth harming our communities and...

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3 Reasons our children are facing a loneliness epidemic Oct 10, 2023

A question that is important to consider is how the seeds of loneliness get planted in the first place? If we consider loneliness a weed, we can’t simply pull the top off to remove it. We need to dig underground and get to the root of the problem. If you have any experience gardening, you...

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Navigating relationships: reason, season, lifetime? Oct 10, 2023

You have probably heard the phrase “People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime.” And that when you figure out which it is you know exactly what to do. When people come into your life for a reason or a season it is usually to meet a need that you have expressed...

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The Power of Gratitude Oct 10, 2023

Gratitude is one of the most important things I teach. My wish for you as you start 2023 is to embark on a daily gratitude practice.

It is always the right time to begin a gratitude practice. Living in a state of gratitude is critical to your mental health and success – practicing some form...

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