Women’s Health- It’s All Connected

Hormonal health is as important as diet and exercise when it comes to overall health. Dr. Brown specializes in hormone balancing to treat a variety of complaints. Optimizing hormones is not only for menopausal women but also menstruating women and women seeking to get pregnant. >

Dr. Kimberly Brown » Women’s health and bio identical Hormone Replacement therapy (BHRT)

Women’s Health- It’s All Connected Hormonal health is as important as diet and exercise when it comes to overall health. Dr. Brown specializes in hormone balancing to treat a variety of complaints

Top 3 Ways to Beat Burn Out

Naturopathic Doctor and Clinic Director Erin Wiley shares her insight on burn out. 1. If you don’t want to burn out, stop living life on fire. Sometimes this is the hardest fact to accept,

Running past the Headache. A case study of how Magnesium may be able help.

“The alarm beeps at 6am. She pours some magnesium powder into one of her three water bottles, straps them to her waist and is off before anyone in the house is awake”. If you have a perfor

Stress of Remembering

  Alicia Maher, MD Stress. It’s something we’ve all heard plenty about. But today I want to talk about a particular type of stress, the stress of remembering. This is particularly a s

Packing Healthy Lunches for our Kids

  Maggie Ney, ND It’s time to pack up school lunches again.  I do not hear many parents talking about the joy of packing lunches in the morning – the mornings are crazy and lunch

Focus on Yourself For an Even Healthier Child!

  By, David Laramie, PhD Last week I bumped into a friend, and we started discussing the start of the school year.  The mother of toddlers, she was a bundle of energy as she rushed through a

Putting Wellness on Your Schedule

  Sari Eitches, MD Everything I know about keeping a schedule, I learned from my 2 year old. Toddlers thrive on predictability and consistency when it comes to sleeping, eating, and movement. We

Schedule Your Way to Better Health!

  Sari Eitches, MD Everything I know about keeping a schedule, I learned from my 2 year old. Toddlers thrive on predictability and consistency when it comes to sleeping, eating, and movement. We

Consuming Under Stress – Does Your Health Care Provider Match Your Expectations?

It’s Difficult to be a Consumer It is a confusing time to be a consumer. The volume of decisions, the range of options, and the access to information can create much angst and doubt. When this i

An Honest Portrayal of What it Means To Face Eosinophilic Granulomatosis

Just over a year ago I was released from the hospital. I had spent nearly a month in a bed, barely able to walk. Weighing in at just over 100 lbs, I had lost 30% of my body weight which left me so inc

Is your energy gel actually slowing you down?

As an active runner and Naturopathic Doctor, I hear a lot of talk about energy gel and goo’s especially from my running and cycling clients. The challenge they find is that there is so much info

Progesterone: The Forgotten Hormone

Estrogen’s forgotten sister, progesterone, is often overlooked. For example, a woman who has a full hysterectomy (causing a surgical menopause) may be given solely estrogen and no progesterone.

Compounded Bio-identical Hormones

Recently, I saw a woman at my office who’d been prescribed a brand name Bio-identical estradiol gel. She didn’t come to see me for hormone therapy but she mentioned that the gel wasn&rsquo

Community-Based Exercise

  By. Bren Boston, MD Why should you try community-based exercise? Even for people who think they don’t like to exercise, community-based exercise has lots of benefits. Positive social inte

Is Better Health Contagious?

  Sari Eitches, MD We all know that infections can be passed through communities, but emerging research shows that health habits- both good and bad- can also spread. The health habits of our fami

Social Isolation is a Risk Factor for Premature Death

  By Maggie Ney, ND Our sense of community, and feeling connected with others, is one of the most powerful factors that affects our health. Most doctors do devote time to discussing the importanc

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

By. Dr. Bren Boston Pelvic floor dysfunction is a common cause for chronic pelvic pain in women. An often-overlooked piece of the puzzle is pain stemming from laxity at the pubic symphysis and sacroil

Things are heating up and it’s not just the weather!

HOT FLASHES: WHY DO THEY HAPPEN? WHAT ROLE DOES STRESS PLAY?   Hot flashes occur due to a narrowing of the core body temperature range due to something called norepinephrine. But hang on, aren&rs

An Integrative Approach to Neuropathy

  By Dr. Bren Boston, Neuropathy can be a frustrating diagnosis given that there are not many treatments available for it.  Neuropathy can cause weakness, numbness, tingling, burning, or pai

Pee a little when you run?

Peeing a little when you run is a very common symptom. While the severity can range for an annoying, possibly embarrassing, inconvenience to a huge obstacle in participating in your favourite sport. A

Marathon Mom ~ No limits

Marathon mom, can you have kids and run too? Some may say it’s just not possible. Despite best intentions it is easy to have an endless array of excuses.  The most common of those is, &ldqu

I’m Not A Vending Machine. You Deserve More Than A Cheap Snack.

I would like to extend a sincere ‘thank you’ to all of the patients who have pushed me to be better and inspired me to look beyond. Yet this is challenging as we are at an interesting time

How does poor sleep affect our ability to learn? Study investigates

Most of us know that a good night’s sleep is key for happiness and productivity, and that conversely, a night of poor sleep can have negative effects on our performance during the day. But a new

When Miscarriage Strikes…

By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW For as long as women have been getting pregnant, they have been having miscarriages. It is estimated that approximate one in every four to five pregnancies end in miscarriag

When to start your race training for running.

The weather is nice and we Canadians are peeling off the layers!  We all have the urge to get outside and move.  Motivation tends to be high this time of year. As a Naturopathic Doctor I wan

Metabolic Acne Part 2- Diet and Nutritional Interventions

In the last article we discussed how your adult acne may not be a function of your reproductive hormones, but instead your metabolic hormones. This is especially true of nodular, cystic acne that sits

Dr. Erica Speaks with FASHION Magazine About Supplements for Hair and Skin

There aren’t many things we can say we miss about our teenage years—like having to answer to our parents, texting on flip phones, and being denied entry into a bar with our sisters’

Dr Fiona Interviewed on Just Ask Joyce

It was great to speak with Joyce Oglesby of Just Ask Joyce on 84.7 WFIA FM today! We chatted about PCOS, talking especially about how it affects teenagers, but also how it affects a woman’s heal

Today’s Parent – Gender Swaying Techniques

Are you dreaming of having a daughter? Or would you do anything to have a boy? Well, if you’ve taken your desires to the Internet, you’ll know there’s no lack of enthusiastic advice

Fact Based Health – The Food Insulin Index, PCOS and Metabolic Health

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome also known as PCOS affects an estimated 7 million women in the USA alone and is the most common hormonal condition in women. Although it’s always been thought of as a r

Metabolic Acne Part 1- What is it?

Most people believe that acne is something from their teenage years. Something that happens when your body is trying to figure itself out. It is ‘normal’ for teens. These same women often

Dr. Fiona Interviewed on Best Ever You Radio Show

I spoke with the phenomenally talented Elizabeth Hamilton Guarino on Best Ever You about PCOS – we chatted for over an hour about 8 Steps to Reverse Your PCOS – Elizabeth is passionate abo

Dr. Fiona Interviewed on Coveteur Magazine: “WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN GOING OFF THE BIRTH CONTROL PILL”

It’s 2016. And one of the most important issues of today for women, especially after being thwarted into the spotlight in light of political outcomes, is birth control. Now more than ever, we&rs

Nutrional Approaches to Recover from PCOS

The female body is equipped with the power to create new life out of just a few microscopic cells. But along with that comes many physical burdens. It’s difficult to maintain the complex and del

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