Candida Overgrowth and the Gut

Candida is commonly found in non-pathogenic amounts in the gastrointestinal tract, vagina, and on the skin. A healthy amount of candida is usually maintained and kept in check by our immune system and other bacteria. Health issues can arise if candida growth is out of control and overgrows in one or more areas of the body.

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Coffee: the good, the bad, the ugly

Many of my new clients assume that a large part of my job as a naturopathic doctor is to convince people to completely eliminate coffee from their diet. This blog post is meant to clear up some of these questions and provide a quick review of some benefits and risks associated with regular coffee consumption.

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Surviving this Valentine’s Day

February is heart month and that time of the year when people celebrate another holiday full of mass-produced holiday cards; Valentine’s Day. While this tends to be a time of joy for lovers and partners, others can find this time of year a little tough. Reminders of past loved ones or feelings of loneliness can arise when we are constantly reminded of what other’s (seem to) have. But fear not, as someone who never really took this love holiday seriously, I have a few tips to get you through.

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Feeling Down or Nervous? 10 Mood Tips from a Naturopathic Doctor

We all have them; those times in your life when things aren't working out for you. Days when life is draining and it’s difficult to get out of bed in the morning. You may have work-related stress, be suffering from a lack of sleep, grieving a lost loved one, or maybe winter is really affecting you. Whatever the case may be, there are many things you can do that may improve your mood. In this guest blog post I suggest 10 mood tips to try.

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