Why is everyone so tired?
Many, many, many of the patients we see are tired. It's not always the main reason they see us, but we always ask our patients about their energy and it is quite rare for someone to say "just great thanks! 10/10!" (oh how I love those rare birds!) There are a MULTITUDE of reasons why someone can be tired. Over the next few months, I'm going to do a series of blog posts outlining the most common reasons I see in my practice. I decided to start with one of the first things I lo
5 Things to Know Before Seeing a Naturopathic Doctor
1. Be prepared to talk about your bodily functions. We’re not shy to ask about your poop or your periods - so don't be shy to share. It may sound gross, but the menstrual cycle and digestive tract can tell us volumes about your general health. We may also ask about your personal life. We need to know the story of how you got to the place you’re in – the physical challenges you’ve gone through and the emotional stress that’s got you down. It all contributes to your health pict
Beat the Winter Blues
January, February, and March can be difficult months when you live in a cold northern climate. Some folks fly south, whereas others crank the heat, blast a humidifier, and make tropical drinks with tiny umbrellas to feel like they’ve flown south! But the rest of us are left trying to make the best of the cold and ice. Some people experience more than their share of sadness, low energy, irritability, and fatigue in the winter months. This is a variant of depression called Seas