Category: Supplements

Dopamine for motivation

Dopamine is one of my favourite molecules. I work a lot with mental health, energy,  motivation and mood in my naturopathic practice and dopamine a huge factor for all of them. It is also highly connected to goal setting and improving habits which are things I am always working on Read on…

Herbs in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

herbal medicine

Herbal medicines are something I use with every single patient I treat. One herb can multiple beneficial effects and can help support low gradual changes for wellness as well as dramatic shifts in health. Pregnancy and Breastfeeding are no different for the beneficial effects of herbs, we just need to Read on…

Pre-Natal Support Part 2

prenatal health

For general nutrition and lifestyle support for both sexes see Part 1 Male specific support Spermatogenesis is an energetically demanding process that requires optimal intake of antioxidants, minerals and other nutrients. Interestingly, only ~10% of male ejaculate is sperm. The remaining 80- 90% is a combination of nourishing and protecting Read on…

Pre-Natal Support part 1

prenatal info

Congratulations! You are going to start preparing to create a tiny human! Pre-natal preparation is important to ensure healthy conception, pregnancy and future of the little one. Preparation for both Male and Female partners: Both maternal and sperm health are important. To maximize the health of both I recommend just Read on…

Cranbrook Doctor Clinic Hours

Update to the Cranbrook doctor hours for naturopathic medicine with Dr. K! Open 4 days a week, with early morning, evening, and weekend hours for your convenience! If you have trouble finding a time that works for your schedule let me know! Access to good medicine and health includes easy Read on…

Seasonal Affective Disorder and How to Deal with It.

fall colours

Autumnal colours and the smell of change is in the air! For many of us in the Kootenays we are getting PUMPED at the closeness of the ski season, but with the powder comes shorter day light hours, colder nights and mornings, and the dreaded seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Like Read on…

St John’s Wort – herbal sunshine.

St Johns Wort flowers

Hypericum perforatum, or St John’s wort, is a wonderful herb that can be found all over the western side of the Canada and the US. This wonderful plant is one of the most used in my practice and it is the perfect time for me to harvest some to make Read on…

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…