Top Supplements for Anxiety

Top Supplements for Anxiety

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 brain fog, memory issues, chronic pain, fatigue, anxiety, and all things related to your gut health. Click here to schedule a free consult with our doctors. 1. Omega 3 Fatty Acids EPA and DHA contained in high quality fish oils are essential for normal brain function and development. They help reduce inflammation and help improve your mental health. 2. L-Theanine This incredible amino acid is effective at reducing stress and anxiety in acute situations. Rough day at work? This will help bring back a sense of calm, relaxation and reduced tension. 3. Vitamin D People who experience symptoms of anxiety and depression are often deficient in vitamin D. Supplementing with this…
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6 Supplements for Brighter, Healthier Skin

6 Supplements for Brighter, Healthier Skin

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 brain fog, memory issues, chronic pain, fatigue, anxiety, and all things related to your gut health. Click here to schedule a free consult with our doctors. The skin is your largest organ – let’s treat it well! It's one of the organs that we notice first in others, and often is the canary in the coal mine for other serious issues in the body. You may not think the skin does much at first, but it's actually a vital part of your health and wellness. Vitamin D is produced on the skin via sunshine – contributing to bone health, mood, and so much more. Temperature regulation is in part managed by…
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5 Easy Ways to Give Your Immune System a Boost

5 Easy Ways to Give Your Immune System a Boost

Articles, Diet, Naturopathic medicine, Nutrition
Author: Dr. Erica Basso-Vriend, ND Dr. Erica 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 our doctors. It’s that time of year again, the Change of Seasons! With spring over and warmer weather approaching (not to mention the easing of restrictions exposing us to more people than we've seen in a few years!) there is one main concern that comes to mind with many of my patients – how do I boost my immune system? Although there are many different supplements and micronutrients we can introduce to do just that, there are other effective ways to boost your immunity without having to go to…
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Is a vegetarian or vegan diet better for you? Part 1

Is a vegetarian or vegan diet better for you? Part 1

Diet, Nutrition
By Dr. Rehan Lakhani, ND It might be time to rethink your vegetarian/vegan diet. As a naturopathic doctor, I get this question a lot. It has many strong opinions associated with it, and often goes deeper than just which foods to consume. Moral, ethical, and environmental implications have been explored amongst most vegetarians and vegans that I meet. There are a variety of reasons for why someone might choose to consume a vegetarian/vegan diet, including environmental and ethical reasons. It is completely understandable and respectable to make decisions based on the social, economic, environmental, and moral impact of food. Individuals go through their own journeys around these issues, and each of us end up with different answers, and very different reasons for making the food decisions that we make on…
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