TLC for a Healthy, Happy Gut

November 27, 2018 | Naturopathic Medicine

The digestive system is the power center of the body. There are more organs in this system than any other system. It keeps things moving in the right direction. Regular bowel movements are the cornerstone of good health as can ensure proper detoxification and absorption of nutrients. Anything interfering with these processes interferes with energy, sleep, mood, immune function and more. Therefore chronic constipation may lead to anxiety, depression, insomnia, yeast overgrowth (candida), migraines and allergies. As a naturopathic doctor, chronic constipation is a common issue that I help address. After each meal, you should produce a bowel movement. Although it is very common, finding the underlying cause can be complex and differ from person to person.  Blanket treatments such as laxatives often do not address the true issue and long term use can come with side effects. The body is very complex and the root issue must be found for overall health.   Constipation is usually a symptom of other issues caused … Continued

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Homeopathy for Your Family During Cold & Flu Season

October 22, 2018 | Naturopathic Medicine

 Everyday in my practice, I help adults and children to address chronic conditions such as allergies, digestive issues, and hormonal imbalances.  A major part of addressing health concerns is dealing with the little flus and viruses that come and go.As a Naturopathic doctor who practices homeopathy, I team up with natural bodily functions in order to help the body’s innate ability to heal itself, which is the cornerstone belief of homeopathy.  According to homeopathic medicine, symptoms can be alleviated by small doses of substances which produce similar symptoms in healthy people.  What is Homeopathy?The word homeopathy is a Greek term that means means “like disease.”  Homeopathy can be traced back to the Greek Father of Medicine, Hippocrates.  It was the German physician Dr. C. F. Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) who tested and refined homeopathic practices and remedies.  Homeopathic medicine is founded on two major principles: that “like cures like” and “law of minimum does.”Like … Continued

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Relaxation 101: A Blog for Busy People

March 23, 2018 | Naturopathic Medicine

How busy are you?  Are you too busy to realize how busy you really are?  Take this quick quiz: Do you eat in the car or at your desk? Do you forget to eat or skip meals altogether?Do you take your supplements/medicine with you because you are too busy to take them in the morning?Do you think of your hair and your make-up as a waste of time? Do you bring a change of clothes with you for the variety of different activities you do?Do you online shop because going to the store is too time consuming? Do you start work before going in to work? Do you continue working after going home? Many adults will answer yes to the majority of these questions.  We are often busy with good things: busy at work, busy at home, busy with kids, busy with social lives and family obligations.  Being busy isn’t wrong in itself, but it can … Continued

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3 Hydrosols from Veriditas and How to Use Them

December 8, 2017 | Hydrosol

What is a hydrosol? A true aromatic hydrosol contains the active properties of pure plant essences suspended in water from the steam distillation process. Hydrosols provide botanical hydration and toning with healing benefits for face, skin and hair. Veriditas hydrosols include micro filtering and UV filtering for an extended shelf life. Due to their delicate nature, please store in a cool, dry place.How to use: Mist liberally on clean skin before moisturizing in your daily AM/PM skincare routine. Revitalize and mist throughout each day. Excellent as hydrating facial toners, they may also be used as a body and haircare product. Gentle and safe, always. Blend hydrosol with your choice of Virgin Plant Oil, Rose Regenerative Facial Oil, Skin Clarity, or other essential oils for added benefits.FrankincenseFrankincense has a resinous, bright, citrus aroma with lasting earthy undertones. This complex essential oil is a base to middle note and blends well with other … Continued

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Love Your Liver: 12 Tips for Detoxing

October 26, 2017 | Naturopathic Medicine

I love the colors of fall, the smells, the excitement as families come together.  As I meditated on the leaves falling from the trees, I thought about how autumn is a season of release.  What do I need to release?  Definitely stress, worry, and over-commitment of my time.  Easier said than done!  There are ways to soften the impact that especially chronic stress and worry have upon the body because sometimes life is hard.  Regular detoxification is important for your physical, mental and emotional health.The primary organ of detoxification is the liver.  The function of the liver is to filter blood.  In fact, 1/4 of total blood volume passes through the liver every minute.  It also stores glucose for energy, breaks down steroid hormones, produces/secretes bile (fat digestion), and plays a major role in Phase I and II detoxification.  Many medical practices around the world also believe that the liver is … Continued

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Top 10 Most Useful Essential Oils from Veriditas

July 21, 2017 | Essential Oils

Whenever ailments pop up, essential oils can help.  From upset tummy to grogginess, there is an essential oil or blend of oils you can use.  Here are our top 10 essential oils for every day uses.  For your skin: Calm Skin DroppsSoothing relief for dry, itchy, patchy skin while gently bringing skin back to its natural balance. Application: apply to affected area 2-3 times per day. If dry, use olive oil, shea or a healing salve after application. Use daily for 1-3 months to help balance ongoing itching, irritation, flaking or redness. A gentle and effective remedy for children and elderly folks.

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3 Essential Oils | 12 reasons why you should be using them

May 26, 2017 | Essential Oils

Just Plain Relief: Veriditas Just Plain Relief is an essential oil wellness blend made from helichrysum and peppermint.  Helichrysum is used to soothe, regenerate and accelerate healing and has one of the highs Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) counts in the plant kingdom.  Peppermint opens up the lungs and veins, and pairs with the Helichrysum to penetrate deep into tissues of the body and enhance superficial circulation.  Suggested uses:Roll directly onto affected area.  Allow the oils to penetrate deeply into the skin.  Use as often as every two hours.For best results, do not dilute with massage oils or lotions.  Do not apply to broken skin.Why you should use it:Icy/hot soothes muscles or acute injuries such as sprains, strains and bruises.*Promotes a healthy inflammation response for joints and muscles.*Pocket-sized for you to use anytime, anywhere.   Rose Regenerative Facial Oil:  I love this product!  It is a blend of lavender angustifolia, rose … Continued

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