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Naturopathic Doctors
May 29 2020

The Benefits of Pre-Birth Acupuncture

Interventions during labour and birth continue to rise in this country. Currently, more than one in four children is born by C-section in Canada. Other interventions in birth also continue to rise. For example, the rate of medically induced births...


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Naturopathic Doctors
May 09 2020

DIY Epsom Salts Bath!

Achy muscles? Low energy? Feeling stressed out? Try an Epsom Salts Bath! In the video below, Ginger Nash, ND explains the prevalence of magnesium deficiencies and the benefits of epsom salts baths! \"€¹- Dr....


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Naturopathic Doctors
Apr 02 2020

How Can A Naturopath Help With My Insomnia?

Yes! Insomnia is defined as the inability to fall asleep, stay asleep, and/or waking up early in the morning. It can lead to fatigue, lack of concentration, irritability, anxiety, learning disabilities, and depression. There are many possible causes...


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Naturopathic Doctors
Mar 02 2020

Weight Loss Acupuncture: Does it Work?

Are you struggling to lose weight even after trying diet and exercise plans? Weight loss acupuncture might benefit you! There are several reasons for weight gain that might not be addressed by diet and exercise alone such as: slow metabolism,...


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Naturopathic
Feb 10 2020

Naturopathic Medicine/Acupuncture & IVF Support

In the month before your IVF/ICSI cycle, an evidence-based acupuncture protocol is followed to prepare your Healthy Body for embryo transfer. Treatments are scheduled weekly during the 5 weeks prior to egg retrieval. Research has shown that...


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Naturopathic Doctor
Dec 13 2019

How to Stay Healthy During Third Trimester of Pregnancy?

Natural treatments for concerns experienced during pregnancy: Third trimester: ConstipationThis is a common problem during pregnancy, especially during the first and third trimester. Causes: As the baby increases in size, it puts pressure on...


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Dr. Lesley D'Souza
Nov 30 2019

What is the deal with Thyroid Hormone?

The thyroid is the center of your energy and metabolism and is a very important gland in the Healthy Body. Generally thyroid conditions fall into 2 categories: either your thyroid is under functioning (hypothyroidism) or over functioning...


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Naturopathic Doctor
Nov 14 2019

How to Stay Healthy During Second Trimester of Pregnancy?

Natural treatments for concerns experienced during pregnancy: Second Trimester: HeadachesAlthough they may occur at any time during pregnancy, headaches tend to be most common during the first and second trimesters. Causes: Headaches may be caused...


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Naturopathic Doctor
Oct 17 2019

How to Stay Healthy During First Trimester of Pregnancy?

Becoming pregnant can be one of the most wonderful and exciting times in a woman’s life. However, there are a number of problems that can arise during the different trimesters that can make the journey quite challenging.Because so few...


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Granola Bars
Oct 11 2019

Recipe for Super Chunky Coconut Granola

I came across this yummy recipe fro granola I thought I would share with you! Extra crunchy coconut granola with slivered almonds, dried blueberries, and rolled oats! 10 ingredients, naturally-sweetened, butter-free, and the perfect healthy...


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Naturopathic Medicine
Aug 16 2019

The Naturopathic Approach to Managing PCOS

PCOS, or polycystic ovarian syndrome is an endocrine disorder marked by hormone imbalances, and is the leading cause of infertility. There is an increased production of male hormones, mainly testosterone, which is the cause of most of the symptoms....


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Aug 05 2019

Dysmenorrhea: A whole-Healthy Body approach to menstrual pain

Dysmenorrhea, or “painful periods,” is one of the most common problems that women face, affecting more than 50 per cent of those who menstruate. The most common treatment for menstrual pain is the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs...


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Naturopathic Doctor
Jul 21 2019

The Best Recipe for 5-Minute Power Oatmeal Bowl

This is my favourite recipe for a bowl of hot oatmeal, ready in less than 5 minutes! Soaking the oatmeal mixture overnight cuts down the cook time the morning of—all you have to do is heat it on the stove for a minute or two. Don\'t forget to...


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Naturopathic Doctor in Oakville
Jul 15 2019

Fertility Cleansing

It is also the best time to do a fertility cleanse. Fertility cleansing is a way to support the Healthy Body in preparation for conception by cleansing the uterus and liver. Fertility cleanse encourages the liver to cleanse the Healthy Body of...


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Naturopathic Doctor
Jun 29 2019

How Probiotics Help Our Digestive Health and Immune System?

Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that promote good digestive and immune health. Literally translated, probiotic means “for life”. Having a vital and well-balanced population of these microorganisms in our digestive tract is essential...


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Dr. Lesley D'Souza
May 30 2019

Natural Ways to Improve Fertility

Making a baby seems quite simple. Sperm meets egg, cells divide creating a mini human, wait nine months and voila…baby is born! For many couples, this is a natural process that takes place without any roadblocks. However, sometimes it...


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Dr. Lesley D'Souza
May 09 2019

Menstrual Cramps and Naturopathic Medicine

The most common treatment for menstrual pain is the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen and aspirin. Although these drugs can be effective for many women at reducing pain, they come with a number of side effects....


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Understanding Endometriosis
Apr 30 2019

Understanding Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a disorder involving the endometrium, the tissue that normally lines the uterus. The endometrium is the tissue that, throughout the menstrual cycle thickens, breaks down and bleeds. In endometriosis, endometrial tissue, distributed...


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Apr 26 2019

Super Foods to Keep Us Healthy Looking Young!

An elixir of life as some would call it made from top-secret ingredients found in countries all across the world. If only such a thing existed. But what if I told there is a secret to younger looking skin that isn’t so magical? In fact, it’s...


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Dr. Lesley D'Souza
Apr 10 2019

The Vitamix: My Very Healthy Addiction!

We recently made the investment and purchased the Vitamix from Costco, best decision yet! The Vitamix is not just an ordinary blender, it really is \"total nutritional center\"! What I love the most about it is that you can add most fruits and...


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Dr. Lesley D'Souza
Apr 04 2019

Can Acupuncture Improve Fertility?

I frequently get asked the question if acupuncture can help improve fertility. The answer is YES! Acupuncture can increase fertility by increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs, reducing stress and balancing the endocrine system. The goal...


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Feb 19 2019

8 Foods that Detoxify the Healthy Body!

Cleaning up the diet is essential to any detox program as well as incorporating certain foods to aid in the detoxification process. Here are some of the top foods to help you detox: Green leafy vegetables: Kale, spinach, watercress, arugula,...


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Ear Infections in Children | Dr. Lesley D'Souza
Feb 09 2019

Ear Infections in Children

Middle ear infection, or otitis media, is the most common reason children are seen by doctors. Antibiotics are usually the first line of treatment recommended. Antibiotics, however, often lead to recurrent infections and do not address the root...


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Naturopath in Oakville
Jan 16 2019

Demystifying the Winter Detox

“What is a detox?”, “Do I need to detox?”, “How will it make me feel?” etc. Well, I’m here to answer these burning questions! Detox…DETOX! The word seems pretty scary, well at least when it’s...


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Pregnant
May 10 2018

Pre-Birth Acupuncture

Interventions during labour and birth continue to rise in this country. Currently, more than one in four children is born by C-section in Canada. Other interventions in birth also continue to rise. For example, the rate of...


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hormones
Feb 26 2017

Weight Loss Acupuncture

Are you struggling to lose weight even after trying diet and exercise plans? Weight loss acupuncture might benefit you! There are several reasons for weight gain that might not be addressed by diet and exercise alone such as: slow metabolism,...


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Dr. Lesley D'Souza
Oct 26 2016

6 Ways to naturally prevent colds and flu

How can I avoid getting the flu this winter? With the change in weather and beautiful fall colours comes a time that we have grown to dread, cold and flu season! Here are some tips to help support your immune system.Improve Stress Levels:Stress (of...


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How to control food cravings | Dr. Lesley
May 29 2014

How to control food cravings!

I constantly crave food that I know I shouldn\'t be eating. How can I control these cravings? What Causes Cravings?When our blood sugar levels are imbalanced, we get cravings. Different foods will alter our blood sugar levels at different rates....


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Boost metabolism & weight loss | Dr. Lesley
Mar 13 2014

6 Ways to boost metabolism and weight loss

How can I boost my metabolism? Increase protein intake:Metabolism is the process by which your Healthy Body converts what you eat and drink into energy. You can increase your metabolism by eating foods that require extra energy to digest and...


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