6 Tips for How to Prevent Digestive Flare Ups for IBS

6 Tips for How to Prevent Digestive Flare Ups for IBS

Articles, Naturopathic medicine
Author: Dr. Liz Dalglish, ND Dr. Liz is a Collingwood naturopath who provides evidence-based care to those struggling with brain fog, memory issues, chronic pain, fatigue, and all things related to your period. Click here to schedule a free consult with Dr. Liz. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common condition that affects the day-to-day lives of many people. Patients normally present with digestive concerns like diarrhea alternating with constipation, bloating and flatulence. Those who struggle with this condition can have bowel movements so frequently that it can really affect their quality of life. Leaving the home for an extended period of time can be a struggle as they might not have easy access to a washroom. Eating out at a restaurant could cause a flare up. Holding down a…
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Natural Remedies for Seasonal Allergies

Natural Remedies for Seasonal Allergies

Articles, Naturopathic medicine
Author: Dr. Rehan Lakhani, ND Dr. Rehan is a Collingwood naturopath who provides evidence-based care to those struggling with anxiety. Click here to schedule a free consult with Dr. Rehan. Coming into the spring and summer, many of us are thinking about allergy season and how it will impact us this year. In this article, we’ll talk about what allergies are, how they develop, what the main symptoms of allergies are compared to a common cold, and how to get rid of your allergies. What are allergies? Allergies are your body’s reaction to foreign substances that have been inhaled, ingested, or come into contact with your skin or a mucus membrane (such as your eyes). Your immune system perceives this foreign body as more of a threat than it actually is, and puts…
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Why You Get Diarrhea, Constipation, Or Even Both During Different Times of Your Menstrual Cycle & The Top 4 Ways to Fix It

Why You Get Diarrhea, Constipation, Or Even Both During Different Times of Your Menstrual Cycle & The Top 4 Ways to Fix It

Articles, Naturopathic medicine
Author: Dr. Liz Dalglish, ND Dr. Liz is a Collingwood naturopath who provides evidence-based care to those struggling with brain fog, memory issues, chronic pain, fatigue, and all things related to your period. Click here to schedule a free consult with Dr. Liz. Women often experience common digestive concerns, like painful bloating, gas, upset stomach, “the runs” (i.e. diarrhea) or difficulty passing a bowel movement (i.e. constipation), but did you know that where you are in your cycle can make some of these symptoms worse? This article will dive into why you get some of these symptoms and the top three ways you can feel better.  Day 1 - 5 or 7 - Your Period Typically this is the time of your cycle when estrogen and progesterone, your two key…
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COVID-19 Clinic Response

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In light of the recent global outbreak of COVID-19, our clinic is continuing to closely monitor the situation, and adding precautions for the safety of our patients and to prevent the spread of disease. We are following best practices of infection prevention and control, and adhering to guidelines set out by Public Health as they become available. Throughout this period, we will remain open to serve our patients and we will continue to use procedures and protocols that ensure infection prevention and control. Please note if you have an appointment with us in the next few weeks, ensure the following:  If you feel sick or think you have been exposed to someone who is or was sick, please notify us as soon as possible and we will reschedule your appointment.…
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Is PCOS affecting your ability to conceive?

Is PCOS affecting your ability to conceive?

Articles, Naturopathic medicine, Nutrition
By Dr. Liz Dalglish, ND Trying to get pregnant can be a huge stress on people who struggle with infertility. Roughly 16% of couples in Canada experience infertility, which has doubled since the 1980s.1 For every 10 cases of infertility, 4 of them are due to women.1 There are different root causes behind why a woman is infertile but one common cause relates to whether a woman’s cycle is regular.1,2 Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a metabolic disorder that often presents as a women’s health and infertility concern. An estimated 1.3 million women between the ages of 15 to 44 are affected.1,3 Most people find out if they have PCOS in their 20s and 30s when they try to get pregnant, are not able to conceive and investigate why with…
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Get rid of your arthritis and joint pain

Get rid of your arthritis and joint pain

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  By Dr. Rehan Lakhani, ND Arthritis and joint pain can hold you back from performing at your best. Whether in sports, recreational activities, or in your day-to-day life, the last thing you want is for stiffness, swelling, pain and inflammation to slow you down. There are many reasons for why you experience these symptoms, but regardless of the cause, naturopathic medicine can help reduce and eliminate pain, swelling and stiffness. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not just a normal part of aging! 1. Cupping therapy Have you noticed red spots on your favourite athlete’s shoulders, arms, or back? That’s a form of traditional Chinese medicine called cupping therapy that is now being used by Olympic athletes like Michael Phelps, and Patriots linebacker James Harrison. Cupping therapy Cupping therapy helps with arthritis…
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Weight loss isn’t just a suggestion – it’s a prescription.

Weight loss isn’t just a suggestion – it’s a prescription.

Articles, Weight loss
  By Dr. Rehan Lakhani, ND If you're looking for help getting to a healthy weight, follow the tips in this blog to get you started. Our Naturopathic Doctors provide individualized plans for weight management that are made for long term, sustainable weight loss. Contact us today to discuss your concerns. "You have to lose weight," said your doctor. "I know, I know, I can stand to lose a few pounds, I will doc, don't worry!"  Soon after the visit, the doctor's orders were forgotten, and the weight kept creeping on. Why does this occur so often? Weight loss has become common advice that doctors often tell their patients, but it is seldom, if ever, adhered to. In Canada alone, 1 in 4 people were considered obese in 2011-2012, and…
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