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This is something that many women come to see me for as they are wanting to do it but are scared of how it is going to go. For some women, it goes really smoothly and they don’t miss a beat and for others it can be a bit more of a process.   Factors that I have seen contribute to having a more difficult time coming off the pill include: -How long you have been taking it -How young you were when you first started taking the pill -Your reactions/side effects to different pills -If you were on the...

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4th Trimester, hair loss, iron, nutrition, postpartum, thyroid -

  I always say that postpartum hair loss is up there amongst all the other things like diapers, (not for the baby), extreme exhaustion/lack of sleep, and the first postpartum bowel movement that everyone forgets to mention when they are reminiscing, with bliss, about their postpartum experience. Postpartum hair loss or shedding that is significant occurs to up to 50% of postpartum women. Some of this shedding is physiological, or in simpler terms, happens for good reasons because your body realizes that it is no longer pregnant. Shedding typically starts at 3-4 months postpartum and usually slows by 6-7 months...

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acne, adrenal glands, Anxiety, Eco Chic Movement, fatigue, hair loss, hormones, mom, Natural, naturopathic medicine, Nutrition, Ottawa, postpartum, tired, vitamins, women -

Many people think that losing weight is a simple matter of taking in less energy (calories) than you expend. While calories consumed and used are a key to weight loss they are not the only factors. Hormonal balance is key to help achieve lasting weight loss. One of the key hormones involved in weight loss are regulated by the thyroid gland. It’s Not You, It’s Your Thyroid Thyroid disorders are the second most common endocrine (hormonal) disorder after diabetes. It is estimated that 10% of the North American population is suffering from a thyroid condition. The news only gets worse...

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What Your Hormones Are Trying To Tell You This is the kickoff to a series of posts focusing on women’s health, just in time for Mother's Day! I will be covering everything from PMS to pregnancy. If you want to know about a particular topic feel free to leave a comment in the comment section and I will do my best to address it! What are Hormones? Hormones are chemical messengers. They are messages that are released by one cell and travel through the bloodstream to give a message to another cell. You can think of a hormone much like the...

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adrenal glands, Anxiety, Baby, babyblues, dopamine, Eco Chic Movement, fatigue, hair loss, herbs, minerals, natural, naturopathic medicine, Ottawa, postpartum, postpartum anxiety, serotonin, vitamins -

In my last post we went over what the symptoms of postpartum anxiety are and what factors make someone more likely to suffer from it. In today’s post I am going to discuss ways to help manage postpartum anxiety naturally. As you have seen, anxiety can have multiple different causes and present in many different ways, making the proper treatment of anxiety very individualized. You should always consult with a naturopathic doctor before starting any vitamin/mineral or herbal regime to insure that you are taking safe and therapeutic doses, there are no interactions with any other supplements or medications that...

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