Category: Nutrition

Herbal Tinctures

herbal medicine tincture

Herbal tinctures are one of my favourite forms of medicine. I use them everyday and with almost every patient because they are so quick acting and customizable. What is a tincture? A tincture is a liquid extract of a dried or fresh herb. Tinctures can be made with alcohol, glycerine Read on…

Spring Health Talks – Cranbrook and Kimberley

doctor cranbrook naturopath

Education is one of the most important aspects of long term sustainable health. Learning about your health and ways to improve it at home empowers people to achieve their greatest spectrum of health. My health talks series allows me to reach the greatest number of people at one time and Read on…

Self Care for Busy People

calendar and business

Self care can come in many forms – from daily relaxing rituals like yoga or a bath, to “treat yo self” dates, to aromatherapy and chocolate, to exercise and nutrition plans. I love all of the above and try to incorporate them into my life both as self-care and daily Read on…

Sugar Sources and Intake

sugar

Sugar is all around us. One of the trickiest things these days is that the food industry has many different forms and names for sweet, high glycemic, blood sugar spiking products. This short blog post will identify the key sources of added sugar and look at how much we should Read on…

Smell your way to better digestion

digestion and smell

If you’ve struggled with digestive issues, you’re not alone. Many people struggle with common symptoms such as gas, bloating, heartburn, loose stool or constipation. It’s important to talk with your medical provider about your symptoms, but sometimes simple shifts in eating patterns are the first place to start. We call Read on…

Home Canning

canned tomatoes and peaches

With wedding season over and wildfires keeping us out of the mountains I finally had some time to get some canning done this summer! Our family has done pickles for forever and I made a huge batch in August with my mom. Most recently (pictured above) my sister and did Read on…

3 minute health update

Castle rocks state park

I have been wanting to write a full blog post on a couple of different things lately and have thus have ended up writing no blog posts because I can’t decide which topic to pick! So there is a very quick review of the health things I have been into Read on…

Calgary Juice Cleanse/Fast- May 16th 2017

3 fresh juices beet and carrot

I’m offering  a Calgary juice cleanse/fasting workshop on May 16th and 23 2017. Why? Read on for my personal experience with juicing. Workshop info at bottom of post. I participated in my first fasting workshop as a medical student in Portland, OR. It was during finals week, I had never Read on…

Basics of Thyroid Health

Thyroid Gland

Thyroid effect on health Your thyroid influences many aspects of your health. In my practice the most common symptoms of thyroid dysfunction I see is: Fatigue Weight gain Sensitivity to cold Dry skin Constipation Depression Insomnia Brain fog Other symptoms like anxiety, muscle cramps and weakness and poor balance can Read on…