4 Breathwork Strategies to Incorporate Into Your Daily Routine

4 Breathwork Strategies to Incorporate Into Your Daily Routine

Articles, Naturopathic medicine, Stress Reduction, Uncategorized
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, and all things related to your period. Click here to schedule a free consult with our doctors. Breathwork, breathwork, breathwork! The darling of yoga practitioners, meditation advocates and science nerds alike. The science is in – a daily breathwork practice is powerful – but what does it actually look like? Here are 4 types of breathing that you can practice daily (recommended), or tuck into your back pocket to help you calm down during a tough or stressful situation like a job interview, an argument, or a triggering moment. Try to relax and breathe into the belly fully, with relaxed shoulders. 1. 4-7-8 Breath…
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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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6 Simple Ways to Detox Your Body Naturally

6 Simple Ways to Detox Your Body Naturally

Articles, Naturopathic medicine
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. Whether it is after a vacation, the Holiday season, the New Year or simply an instinct that your body needs a detox, boost or reset, learning natural ways to support detoxification is always helpful. Your body already has various organ systems that detox your body daily – such as your liver, digestive tract, respiratory tract, kidneys and skin. Detox support habits are ways to boost the function of your detoxification organs, and support your body overall. Whether you practice detox support habits once a year, once a…
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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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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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