Easy Ways to Minimize Your Exposure to Toxins

Toxins are everywhere today; in our air, our drinking water, and in our products. While there is no way to fully control our environment, there are a lot of things we can do to minimize the amount of toxins we come into contact with in our day to day lives. Here are a few things you can work on doing now that will decrease the amount of toxins you come into contact with throughout your day.

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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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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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What Does EMDR Look Like? EMDR Explained in 10 Steps

Do you experience symptoms of trauma, depression, anxiety, or relationship difficulties? EMDR may provide some relief by helping process stuck negative experiences affecting you today, even though the actual event is long in the past. But what is EMDR and what does it look like? Read on for a 10 step run down of the process of EMDR, and how helps get the clutter of past negative experiences out of your way so you can move forward.

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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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Easy Grounding Exercises to Calm the Nervous System

Grounding has come up in conversation for me several times this week and, as it is a very healthy skill and tool to have, I thought I might share it with you. Grounding is a technique that helps us reorient to the here-and-now, to bring us into the present. They are a useful technique if you ever feel overwhelmed, intensely anxious, or dissociated from your environment.

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