Happy Monday! How are you all surviving the flu season? It’s a doozy this year… the CDC is reporting that the flu is especially bad this year, and that if you have the flu PLEASE stay home, wash those hands, cough into your elbow, and eat TONS of raw garlic (ok, I might have added…

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Today I’m writing about one of the most common things I see in my practice: feelings of anxiety. As a naturopathic physician, I am trained to help assess for physical causes of psychological stress, and often work in partnership with mental health professionals. In this blog post, I’ll explore what anxiety is, discuss underlying causes…

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It’s that time of the week! I’m craving veggies, so this week has a few vegan recipes along with the animal fare. I often substitute based on what’s in season or on sale, and a couple of these recipes definitely will be getting some variations! But that’s what’s fun about cooking: you can color WAY…

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Did you know I do a meal plan every week? I don’t know about you, but I’m a lot better at making healthy dinners if I have a plan. I find that when I’m tired at the end of a long day, my creative juices take a hit and I just want to make anything…

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Water does so many things in the body! Water promotes the proper elimination of toxins and prevents premature wrinkling and discoloration of skin. All the cartilage padding of your joints and spine rely on being hydrated to maintain their padding. When dehydration occurs, cartilage is weakened and joint repair slows. When the body is dehydrated,…

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This is the time of year when people reassess where they’re at in regards to their life and health goals, and may decide to make some changes.  Many people struggle with altering their routines. Here are some tips for creating successful change. The first one on the list is the longest, and it is also…

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Did you know that the regular foods you eat can help with keeping your body healthy? Here’s a few to eat to give your body what it needs to function well. Antioxidant rich foods: There are many sources of antioxidant rich foods, but berries and green tea are your best bets for potency and bioavailability.…

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I’m not sure what it is about exercise, but it seems like once you get out of the habit it can be so hard to start again! It turns out there’s a secret little trick to getting motivated. Actually there might be a couple. Let’s look at them. Find the no-turning-back moment. There is a…

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