Your Comprehensive Guide to Sunscreens: Choosing the Right Protection for a Safe and Sun-Kissed Summer

Your Comprehensive Guide to Sunscreens: Choosing the Right Protection for a Safe and Sun-Kissed Summer

Anti-Aging, Articles, Naturopathic medicine, Wrinkle Reduction
As the summer sun shines brighter, it's crucial to shield your skin from harmful UV radiation. Sunscreen is an essential tool in your sun protection arsenal, but with the myriad of options available, it's important to make informed choices. In this article, we will explore your options to help you select the most suitable sunscreen for your needs. Understanding Sunscreen: Chemical vs. Physical Sunscreens generally fall into two categories: chemical and physical. Chemical sunscreens contain organic compounds that absorb UV radiation, while physical sunscreens act as a barrier by reflecting and scattering UV rays Reef-Safe Sunscreens: Protecting Our Water With increasing concerns about coral bleaching and marine life preservation, it's crucial to choose reef-safe sunscreens. Look for products labeled "Reef Safe" or "Ocean Friendly." These sunscreens avoid harmful ingredients like…
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Anti-Aging Skincare in Your 30’s

Anti-Aging Skincare in Your 30’s

Anti-Aging, Articles, Cellulite, Diet, Exilis, Naturopathic medicine, Nutrition, Skin Tightening, Supplements, Wrinkle Reduction
Today, we turn our attention to a crucial stage in every skincare journey: the 30s. As we gracefully transition into this new decade, it's time to arm ourselves with the knowledge and tools necessary to prevent the breakdown of collagen, elastin, and reduce our risk for deep lines and wrinkles as we age.  Here are some highly effective anti-aging practices specifically tailored for those in their 30's, to help maintain a glowing complexion, and preserve youthful vitality for years to come. Getting enough protein in the diet Getting enough protein is very important for our skin as we get older. Protein helps to make collagen, which keeps our skin strong and elastic. Collagen also helps to prevent wrinkles and sagging skin. Protein also helps to repair and make new skin…
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4 Natural Remedies for Allergies

4 Natural Remedies for Allergies

Allergies, Articles, Diet, Naturopathic medicine, Nutrition, Supplements
Author: Dr. Rehan Lakhani, ND Dr. Rehan is a Collingwood naturopath who provides evidence-based care to help allergies and heal the causes of inflammation in the body. Click here to schedule a free consult. Allergy season is upon us! Symptoms can significantly impact our quality of life, causing discomfort and interfering with our daily activities. While conventional treatments such as antihistamines can provide relief, did you know that there are very effective natural approaches for managing allergies as well? For those who want to move away from chugging allergy medication during this time, naturopathic medicine offers a holistic approach that focuses on addressing the root causes of allergies rather than merely suppressing symptoms. We'll explore some ways naturopathic doctors can assist in managing allergies using acupuncture, supplements, and the integration…
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3 Natural Ways to Tighten your Skin and Reverse the Signs of Aging

3 Natural Ways to Tighten your Skin and Reverse the Signs of Aging

Anti-Aging, Articles, Cellulite, Diet, Exilis, Naturopathic medicine, Nutrition, Skin Tightening, Supplements, Weight loss, Wrinkle Reduction
Author: Dr. Rehan Lakhani, ND Dr. Rehan is a Collingwood naturopath who provides evidence-based care to reduce inflammation, improve skin health, reduce signs of aging and other medical aesthetics. Click here to schedule a free consult. Unlike the popular saying, beauty is NOT only skin deep! Healthy, glowing, hydrated skin needs topical skin care and maintenance as we age, but all the face products in the world won’t fix a body out of balance. What makes us different is an inside-out approach to skincare and anti-aging. We live in a world where there is an abundance of skin care products promising miraculous results. From creams to serums, it's easy to get lost in the sea of options. While these products certainly have their place in a skincare routine, they often…
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Unlock the Secrets of Your Brain: 5 Ways to Boost Your Brain Health

Unlock the Secrets of Your Brain: 5 Ways to Boost Your Brain Health

Anti-Aging, Articles, Diet, Naturopathic medicine, Nutrition
Author: Dr. Rehan Lakhani, ND Dr. Rehan is a Collingwood naturopath who provides evidence-based care to those struggling with ADHD, IBS, brain fog, fatigue, anxiety, chronic pain, and all things related to your gut. Click here to schedule a free consult with our doctors. As a naturopathic doctor, I am always fascinated by the many ways we can improve our brain health that are within our control. In this post, I want to share with you some surprisingly easy ways to boost your brain health and unlock the full potential of your mind. Exercise Your Brain with Neuroplasticity: Did you know that your brain can change and adapt throughout your life? This incredible ability is called neuroplasticity, and it means that you can strengthen your brain just like you strengthen…
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Six Reasons to Try IV Vitamin Therapy

Six Reasons to Try IV Vitamin Therapy

Articles, Diet, Naturopathic medicine, Nutrition
Author: Dr. Rehan Lakhani, ND Dr. Rehan is a Collingwood naturopath who provides evidence-based care to those struggling with vitamin & nutrition deficiencies, IBS, brain fog, fatigue, anxiety, chronic pain, and all things related to your gut. Click here to schedule a free consult with our doctors. In recent years, the use of intravenous (IV) vitamin therapy has become increasingly popular in integrative medicine clinics as a method for improving overall health and wellbeing. This therapy involves the administration of vitamins and minerals directly into the bloodstream through an IV, allowing for rapid absorption and utilization by the body. Here are some of the benefits of IV vitamin therapy that make it a popular choice for patients seeking to optimize their health: Improved Nutrient Absorption: With IV vitamin therapy, patients…
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Naturopathic Medicine and ADHD: A Comprehensive Approach to Treatment

Naturopathic Medicine and ADHD: A Comprehensive Approach to Treatment

ADHD, Articles, Diet, Naturopathic medicine, Nutrition
Author: Dr. Rehan Lakhani, ND Dr. Rehan is a Collingwood naturopath who provides evidence-based care to those struggling with ADHD, IBS, brain fog, fatigue, anxiety, chronic pain, and all things related to your gut. Click here to schedule a free consult with our doctors. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurological condition that affects millions of people worldwide, with symptoms including difficulty in paying attention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. While ADHD is commonly treated with pharmaceutical medications, such as stimulants, these drugs can have side effects and are not always effective for everyone. As a result, more and more people are turning to naturopathic medicine to manage and improve their ADHD symptoms. Naturopathic medicine is a holistic approach to healthcare that seeks to address the root cause of a health…
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Omega 3 vs. Omega 6 vs. Omega 9 and When to Take Each

Omega 3 vs. Omega 6 vs. Omega 9 and When to Take Each

Articles, Diet, Naturopathic medicine, Nutrition, Supplements
Author: Dr. Rehan Lakhani, ND Dr. Rehan is a Collingwood naturopath who provides evidence-based care to those struggling with skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis, autoimmune disease, brain fog, chronic pain, fatigue, anxiety, and all things related to your gut health. Click here to schedule a free consult with our doctors. Omega 3 fatty acids are a potent anti-inflammatory supplement, but do we need omega 6 and omega 9 as well? We've seen this supplement increasing in popularity at our local grocery stores and pharmacies, and it's got us scratching our heads over at Georgian Bay Integrative Medicine. We hate to see anyone wasting their money on a supplement they don't need, so keeping reading to find out where we stand and why! Omega 3-6-9 fish oil Omega 3 Omega…
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Exilis Ultra: an Anti-aging & Skin Tightening Treatment for Everyone

Exilis Ultra: an Anti-aging & Skin Tightening Treatment for Everyone

Anti-Aging, Articles, Cellulite, Exilis, Naturopathic medicine, Skin Tightening, Weight loss, Wrinkle Reduction
Author: Dr. Rehan Lakhani, ND Dr. Rehan is a Collingwood naturopath who provides evidence-based care to those struggling with eczema, psoriasis, IBS, brain fog, fatigue, anxiety, chronic pain, and all things related to your gut. Click here to schedule a free consult with our doctors. In my search for a safe, non-invasive and effective treatment for your skin, I researched a multitude of technologies that were just not fitting the bill. The results with many treatment options were either not consistent enough, cost far too much, caused too much damage and downtime, or involved surgery or injections that some of my patients were not interested in. I wanted a treatment option at our clinic that could help with the visible signs of aging by promoting skin tightening and internal collagen…
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How to Pick an Effective Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Lamp

How to Pick an Effective Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Lamp

Articles, Diet, Naturopathic medicine, Nutrition
Author: Dr. Rehan Lakhani, ND Dr. Rehan is a Collingwood naturopath who provides evidence-based care to those struggling with IBS, brain fog, fatigue, anxiety, chronic pain, and all things related to your gut. Click here to schedule a free consult with our doctors. If you're considering purchasing a seasonal affective disorder (SAD) lamp to help alleviate the symptoms of SAD, it's important to do your research to make sure you're getting a high-quality product that will be effective for you. Here are some tips for selecting a researched SAD lamp: Look for lamps that are specifically designed to treat SAD. While regular light boxes may provide some relief, they may not be as effective as lamps specifically designed for SAD treatment. Consider the intensity of the light. SAD lamps should…
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