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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, 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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anxiety, breastfeeding, depression, fatigue, low milk supply, magnesium, nettle, postpartum, thyroid, vitamin d, weight gain -

Thyroid dysfunction is commonly missed or overlooked in new moms. It’s easy to see why. Having a baby is exhausting, can cause changes in mood, and challenges with breastfeeding are all too common. How do you know when it is going beyond just normal postpartum exhaustion and into the realm of “there could be something wrong with my thyroid”? That is the question we are going to answer in today’s blog post. Many thyroid conditions are caused by autoimmunity. Both Hashimoto’s, when you thyroid is underactive, and Grave’s Disease, when your thyroid is over active are autoimmune in nature. There...

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adrenal glands, anxiety, Coffee, depression, Iron, nutrition, postpartum, probiotics, Sitz Bath Soak, sleep, thyroid, vitamin B12, vitamin C, women -

You made it! You got through pregnancy, labour, birth and now you are in the “postpartum period.” Many women find that this is the time that they have a knowledge gap. You did a lot of reading during your pregnancy on what to expect at each stage, what steps you could take to optimize your health, what foods and drinks you needed and needed to avoid, what vitamins and minerals you needed more of. You get the picture. Same thing when it comes to labour and delivery. You most likely took a pre-natal class where you learned what to expect...

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