Depression, anxiety, ADD, ADHD… these are very common mental health concerns. In naturopathic medicine, we take a whole person approach when helping someone, and this includes your mental health. Feeling valued and appreciated, having meaning and purpose in life, cultivating a sense of community connection: all of these are important for mental health. Sometimes, therapy…

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In my blog post about anxiety, I promised I’d write a post about sleep. Today’s topic discusses 7 things you can do to create the optimum conditions for sleep. Sleeping well is one of the most important things you can do for your health! Your brain uses this time to do repairs and remove any…

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We’ve moved out of the sparkle and festivity of the holidays, past the excitement of a new year with new aspirations, and are settling into the last push until spring. The gray clouds today inspired me to do a little write up for those of us who struggle with the seemingly endless gray of a…

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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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