26Jul, 2018

Do you have a mental health concern? Here’s why you should see a psychiatrist AND a naturopath

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Many people who bring up mental health concerns to their medical doctor get a referral to see a psychiatrist. But did you know that naturopathic doctors can also help you with mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression? When it comes to mental wellness, psychiatry and naturopathic medicine actually work really well together. Read on to find out why. A naturopath can determine any deficiencies It seems like in some cases, a mental health condition is simply a deficiency of a certain nutrient or nutrients. For example, a deficiency […]
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27Jun, 2018

3 things you can do today to help improve your self-esteem

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Low self-esteem isn’t something you’re born with. People develop low self-esteem for a variety of reasons. Regardless of the cause of poor self-image, it’s something we’ve come to believe about ourselves. Maybe you had critical parents or another family member who convinced you that you weren’t “good enough”. Perhaps you are a survivor of trauma and you are feeling weak or less than. No matter what caused you to feel this way, there are ways to boost your confidence and help you feel better about yourself. When it comes to […]
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24May, 2018

What to do when you feel a panic attack coming on

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A panic attack can come on suddenly and feel scary. You might feel dizzy, sweaty, terrified and completely helpless. Your heart is racing and you’re fearful of what’s happening to you. You wonder if it will ever end and if you’re ever going to get back to “normal.” So what do you do when you feeling like you’re losing control? It seems like there’s no easy answer to this question, but there are things that you can do to help yourself get through a panic attack. Panic attacks are stressful, […]
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9Apr, 2018

Do you have an anxious partner? Here’s what you can do to help.

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If you don’t have anxiety, it might be difficult to truly understand how it feels. Anxiety impacts every person differently. One person might have racing thoughts, another person may experience headaches and yet another individual could have heart palpitations. Regardless of how anxiety impacts a person, it’s unpleasant at best. Having an anxious partner can be challenging and sometimes exhausting. It’s important to be empathetic towards your partner. Anxiety is different from stress; it is a mental health issue, but it can also impact a person’s physical health. Some people feel […]
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17Mar, 2018

The best way to deal with anger

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Before we talk about the best way to deal with anger, let’s talk about the worst way to deal with anger: letting anger control you. Anger is an intense (sometimes overwhelming) emotion that can take over if we’re not mindful of it. Some people struggle with anger issues and have a difficult time controlling their tempers. In this instance, intervention is needed. How do you know if anger is controlling you rather than you having the upper hand? Let’s talk about anger management! When anger is out of control, it […]
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29Jan, 2018

Everything you wanted to know about SAD

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If you think you may be experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder and would like to discuss it further, book in with Dr. Corina Kibsey, N.D. If you would like to read more about different types of depression, please have a look at BetterHelp’s free advice resource here. If you or your partner are suffering from SAD, couples counselling can help. Find out more here.
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12Jan, 2018

The one big mistake you’re probably making with your morning smoothie

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New year, new you. Maybe you’ve decided that 2018 is the year you’re finally going to take your health seriously. So you signed up for a gym, revamped your diet, and are having a nice healthy smoothie for breakfast every morning. You packed that smoothie full of leafy greens and berries for antioxidants. Maybe you have some coconut milk in there to make sure you get healthy fats. You might add some nut butter for its protein content. Perhaps you even threw some greens powder or turmeric in there. Great job! […]
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14Dec, 2017

How a naturopath eats during the holidays

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Spoiler alert: the answer isn’t having green smoothies and salads for every meal. If you can do that, good for you! But that’s not a realistic option for most people, including me! With all kinds of yummy hors d’oeuvres, appetizers and desserts being offered, you’re going to need some help having a healthy holiday season. I believe in the mantra “everything in moderation”, except the foods that make you sick. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with having a bit of junk food here and there, as long as it’s […]
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8Nov, 2017

How to avoid the scaly crocodile look this winter

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Winter is coming. Some of us could tell you that without seeing any snow or looking at a calendar. Because we can feel it in our skin. If you suffer from dry skin in winter, you know exactly what I’m talking about. As soon as the dry weather hits, your skin starts to get tight, rough, red, and flaky. I happen to be in the dry skin club myself, so I know what you’re going through. Dry skin can not only be uncomfortable, but also embarrassing. It can even interfere […]
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