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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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health, minerals, naturopathic medicine, Ottawa, stress, sunshine, Vitamin D -

  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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