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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The Importance of Vitamin D

The Importance of Vitamin D

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. Most of us have heard that we need more vitamin D if we live in more northern climates due to the lack of sun in the winter, but what does it actually do in the body? Is it really that important? The answers may surprise you! This humble vitamin is responsible for a lot more than you might think, and being deficient in it (even mildly) may be causing issues in your day to day life.Here are a few reasons for why vitamin D is important and…
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Walking – the Most Underrated Exercise

Walking – the Most Underrated Exercise

Articles, Naturopathic medicine, Stress Reduction, Weight loss
Author: Dr. Rehan Lakhani, ND Dr. Rehan is a Collingwood naturopath who provides evidence-based care to those struggling with inflammation, weight management, chronic pain, fatigue, and all things gut health. Click here to schedule a free consult with Dr. Rehan. When we bring up walking as an integral part of a healthy life, people seems surprised! Walking has a reputation of being boring and benign - so simple and obvious it's rarely considered in one's routine. WRONG! Regular walking is one of the most powerful things you can add to your daily life. We recommend it every single day in our practice to almost everyone. It's a great place to start if you're unsure of how to begin your fitness journey, and it's also a great warm up or active…
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Got the Winter Blues? 5 Habits to Help With SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

Got the Winter Blues? 5 Habits to Help With SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

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. So many of us have been there: the days begin to get darker, and the dread sets in. You make dinner in increasing darkness, and feel like you barely see the sunlight. Your mood begins to drop, and the aptly named SAD (seasonal affective disorder) sets in. Not everyone is able to go away to a sunny tropical destination, and many of us are only able to get away for a short vacation, so the winter sads will still impact us. Approximately 15% of Canadians experience mild…
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4 Low FODMAP Soup Recipes for Fall

4 Low FODMAP Soup Recipes for Fall

Articles, Diet, Naturopathic medicine
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. There's just something about a nice warm bowl of comforting soup once the colours start to change and the temperature begins to drop. When the days start to get shorter, it can be hard to get back from work in the dark and begin cooking. Soup is the perfect solution - especially if you have an instant pot. If you've got time, you can batch cook your own broth, or purchase a ready made FODMAP friendly broth. A healthy, bloat free and delicious dinner can be served,…
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Toxic Chemicals in Your Clothes and Bedding? The Top 8 Suspects.

Toxic Chemicals in Your Clothes and Bedding? The Top 8 Suspects.

Articles, Naturopathic medicine, Weight loss
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, headaches and all things related to your gut health. Click here to schedule a free consult with our doctors. DID YOU KNOW that the clothing you wear and the bedding you sleep in can contain toxic chemicals that can cause health issues? We know that ingesting toxic chemicals like lead is bad for our health, and we know that living in toxic conditions (think: asbestos) is bad, but do you ever consider the clothes you wear on a daily basis and the bedding you sleep in for hours every night?  A recent news spotlight on some products from some notable fast fashion companies…
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Do You Have IBS?

Do You Have IBS?

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, memory issues, chronic pain, fatigue, anxiety, and all things related to your gut health. Click here to schedule a free consult with our doctors. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (or IBS for short) is a functional bowel disorder that causes abdominal pain and discomfort. It is also associated with a change in bowel habits. It is estimated that IBS affects 7% to 21% of the population, and it is more prevalent in women. Some common symptoms of IBS are:  - loose stools - frequent defecation - alternating constipation and/or diarrhea - bloating - abdominal cramping and pain Multiple different comorbidities are associated with IBS, including psychiatric disorders like anxiety. If…
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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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