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  If you grew up in the 90’s and 2000’s, like me, I am sure you remember being constantly warned about the dangers of going out in the sun. Being a fair skinned person, I was especially worried! This led to many years of slathering on sunscreen (not the toxin free type either!) and spending the majority of my time in the shade. I shouldn’t have been surprised to discover when I was in school for naturopathic medicine, that I was deficient in Vitamin D. Vitamin D, known as the sunshine vitamin, is fat soluble, meaning it can be stored...

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Anxiety, dopamine, minerals, naturopathic medicine, Nutrition, Ottawa, postpartum anxiety, pregnancy, stress, tired, women -

  When it comes to minerals, there is one clear cut superstar, magnesium! Magnesium is involved in over 300 reactions in the body. Magnesium plays a major role in: Bone Development and Maintenance Blood Sugar Control Heart Rhythms Muscle Contractions Blood Pressure Regulation Regulating Stress Hormones 50-60% of the body’s stores of magnesium are present in the bones, with the remainder being found in the soft tissue. This makes levels difficult to assess via a blood test. How do you know if you are low in magnesium? 10 Signs You Could Have A Magnesium Deficiency Under A Lot of Stress-...

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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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