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adrenal fatigue, adrenal glands, adrenals, belly fat, Coffee, cortisol, cravings, depression, exercise, fatigue, irritable, Naturopathic Medicine, Ottawa, sick, tired -

Do you wake up in the morning feeling refreshed, full of energy, and confident that you can take on the challenges of the day? No? Let me tell you, you are not alone. One of the questions I always ask in my new patient intake is “Do you feel refreshed when you wake up?” Most of my patients give me a “is she for real?!” look. While it may have been a while since you have felt refreshed in the morning, especially if you are a mom, please know that you can feel that way again.

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adrenals, coffee, energy, fatigue, insomnia, iron, Naturopathic Medicine, Ottawa, PCOS, protein, sleep, stress -

The question I get asked most by my patients these days is, “are you going to want me to give up my coffee?” That my friend is a loaded question. It is not one that I can give an easy yes/no answer to, as it is dependent on so many factors. To start things off, I will say that I am not 100% against coffee. I actually quite like coffee myself. What I do find concerning is when people are using coffee as a crutch to get through the day. I recently saw a colleague post that when it comes...

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adrenals, anxiety, blood sugar, cravings, fatigue, headache, stress, sugar -

  Do you or someone you love get Hangry? Maybe you are wondering what hangry is? Hangry is when you get angry when you are hungry. This can be a sign of unstable blood sugar. When you are hungry, your blood sugar is low. Low blood sugar can trigger a whole host of symptoms including: Mood Swings (aka Hangry) Shakiness Anxiety Dizziness Fatigue Sweating Rapid Heart Beat Headache Some people find themselves having these symptoms and feeling very hungry multiple times a day. This can be a sign of unstable blood sugar. Blood sugars being unstable is something that is...

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adrenals, cravings, depression, fatigue, magnesium, stress, sugar -

This is a difficult time of the year for someone who craves chocolate! It’s everywhere! Do you find that you crave more chocolate in the winter or near Christmas? In today’s blog post I am going to go over the reasons why you are craving chocolate. Once we get your cravings under control, it will be much easier to actually enjoy the chocolate you eat, instead of feeling as though you need it and scarfing it down. For starters, no you are not suffering from a chocolate deficiency, those don’t exist! Top 5 Reasons Your Chocolate Cravings are Out of...

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adrenals, baby, cold, eczema, first trimester, flu, garlic, honey and onions, nutrition, Pregnancy, second trimester, sleep, third trimester, vitamin C, women -

This is an appropriate post for today, as we are experiencing one of our coldest days this fall here in Ottawa. The change of season is a common time for people to get a cold or flu as the body is under extra stress from the outside environment. In today’s blog I will cover natural ways to reduce your risk of colds/flus and how to get feeling better quickly if you are under the weather. While these tips are directed at pregnant women, many of them apply to the whole family. One of the things many women don’t think about...

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