Are you one of the 60% of Canadian women that experience menstrual cramps? That means more than half of us women will experience period pain at some point in our life! While common, experiencing pain with your period is not “normal”. Here I am referring to primary dysmenorrhea, which are cramps that generally start on the first day of your period and last for a few days. It is important to get a proper diagnosis, as symptoms can be caused by different underlying … [Read more...] about Natural Solutions to Period Cramps
Are you struggling with heavy periods, irregular periods, night sweats, hot flashes, low libido, insomnia, anxiety, depression, or mood swings? Are you in your mid to late 30s or 40s? If so, it could be perimenopause. Perimenopause is a period of transition from the menstrual years to menopause, which is reached after a full year without a menstrual period. Perimenopause can occur up to 12 years prior to menopause, meaning it could potentially begin in a woman’s … [Read more...] about 3 Tips For Perimenopause
Detox, cleanse, reset - these are words that frequently pop up at this time of year. Are you curious about what detoxification actually is and whether it is appropriate for you? First of all, detoxification is a metabolic process that the body undergoes to clear out toxins; those created within the body (endogenous toxins) and those coming from outside of the body (exogenous toxins). The process includes mobilization, biotransformation, and ultimately the elimination of … [Read more...] about Spring Detoxification
Are you feeling tired or sluggish? Have you been experiencing a low mood, weight gain or difficulty losing weight? These are all symptoms that potentially point to an issue with your thyroid gland. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that is located in the neck and controls many vital functions of the body including energy levels, metabolism, body temperature, and heart rate. The thyroid gland can be overactive (hyperthyroidism), or underactive (hypothyroidism), although … [Read more...] about Could it be your Thyroid?
The new year brings with it great intentions of sticking to our resolutions of losing weight, getting back into exercise, cutting out sugar, and the list goes on. While the practice of thinking about what we want to change in our life and the desire to feel better and healthier in our bodies is great, research shows that most resolutions are abandoned by the time February or March rolls around. Why? Often we take extreme action, which turns out is not very sustainable. If weight loss is your … [Read more...] about Do you make New Year’s resolutions?
I am collaborating with the talented recipe designer Carla Riley of www.keepkitchens.com for an evening event called Weight Loss - Tips, Tricks & Tastings on Tuesday November 20, 2018 from 7-9:30pm. At this event, you will learn the hormonal reasons behind your weight loss struggles and practical tips for how to eat in an enjoyable and sustainable way to achieve weight balance. Enjoy tasty food samples while learning tips that will simplify your food preparation and help you on your … [Read more...] about Weight Loss Event
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a treatment used to correct hormonal imbalances that can occur through the different phases of life; from menstruation to perimenopause to menopause. Examples of symptoms caused by hormonal imbalances include PMS symptoms - heavy bleeding, menstrual irregularities, migraine headaches, anxiety, mood disturbances, and insomnia, etc. and menopause symptoms - hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, low libido, insomnia, and migraines, among … [Read more...] about Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Bloating is a frequent complaint among patients, and while it is common, it is not normal! Those of us who have experienced a huge belly after a meal know the impact it can have on our mood, comfort level, and overall quality of life. Thankfully, there are solutions. But first, we must uncover the root cause of your bloating. Here are some common causes: Eating a food you are sensitive or have an allergy too Eating when you are in a state of stress (or sympathetic dominance) Lack of … [Read more...] about Bloated all the time?