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Pregnancy -

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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Postpartum -

  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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Reducing Toxins -

One thing that I get asked a lot by patients is what I buy at the grocery store. I thought I would do a blog on my favorite healthy picks, and maybe a treat or two as well, from Costco! Things I like about shopping at Costco are they are a good organic and gluten free selection, and this always seems to be expanding as well. Obviously I also like their prices on most item. I say most, because you do have to watch as not everything is a deal at Costco. To do this round up of my favorite...

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Postpartum -

It is so easy to forget about yourself once your baby is born. When you are pregnant, looking after yourself physically equates to looking after your baby so it is a top priority. Once baby is born it is a haze of sleepless nights, constant feedings and diaper changes. During this time, it is so hard to remember when you last brushed your teeth let alone if you took your prenatal. I know what you are thinking “prenatal, did I read that right, I had the baby already”. Yes, it’s not a typo, the one supplement that I recommend that...

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Reducing Toxins -

It is hard to do anything these days without seeing an ad for anti-aging creams, but what you put on your skin is only one part of the puzzle when it comes to skin health. The skin is your largest organ and it helps provide a tonne of information about your health. Did you know that a common symptom or a food sensitivity can be eczema? Hormonal imbalances can show up as acne and sagging skin and skin discolorations? Your digestive and hormonal health play a key role in getting your skin to look it’s best. If you are not...

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