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Dehydration, Kanata, Liver, Magnesium, Naturopathic Medicine, Ottawa, Pumpkin Seeds, Salt, Sleep, Stittsville, tired, Water, women -

Hopefully, after reading my last few blog posts, you have learned why sleep is so important to our health and wellbeing, the most important steps to integrate into your night time routine, and what “hacks” you can use to get a good night’s sleep when all else fails. Today I am going to cover a problem that I commonly see amongst my patients. My patients often tell me that they have no problem falling asleep, many of them literally fall asleep as soon as their head hits the pillow! Unfortunately, this sleep doesn’t last too long, and they find themselves...

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Bedtime, Epsom Salt, Kanata, Magnesium, Naturopathic Medicine, Ottawa, Sleep, Stittsville, tired, women -

I get it. You want to get better and deeper sleep, but you find that you can’t consistently stick to your bedtime routine. There is always something that comes up to keep you from getting into bed, and too much on your mind once you get there to allow for sleeping. This week I am going to show you my favorite hacks to get the best quality of sleep, even if you are short on time. One common problem with sleep that I see all the time with my patients is that they can’t get into bed. They have a...

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Bedtime, Kanata, Lavender, Naturopathic Medicine, Ottawa, Sleep, Stittsville, tired, women -

A bedtime routine may be something you haven’t thought about since you were in elementary school. Back then taking a bath, unwinding, and reading a few books were likely an important part of your evening. Bedtime routines tend to take a back seat as we get older, but with the number of patients I see in my office every week with sleeping problems, it may be time to bring them back. Why are bedtime routines a good idea for adults? For starters, our body likes routine. You may find that your body works the best when you go to bed...

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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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anxiety, breastfeeding, Canada, lactation, massage, nutrition, Ottawa, pelvic floor physio, postpartum, pregnancy, resources, sleep, stress, thyroid, women -

Being a new parent is very overwhelming! There is so much that people do not tell you/you are not prepared for. While most moms feel very happy and joyful the first few days, these feeling often change into overwhelm, anxiety and sadness. A big part of the emotional shift is due to the rapidly changing levels of hormones that occur in the first 6 weeks postpartum. Another reason that many new moms are suffering, often in silence, is lack of family and community support in our modern culture. In generations gone by, it was common place for the new mom’s...

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