September is PCOS awareness month. PCOS is often a lifelong condition that can have grievous mental and physical symptoms including: Continue reading
The autumn months are upon us in our beautiful city. Kids are going back to school, many people are returning back to work and the current pandemic is still on our minds. This is a great time to check in with yourself. How are you feeling? Continue reading
The call came out in March, hundreds of immunizers were to be hired by the different health authorities to be a part of mass immunizations against COVID-19. Medical doctors, nurses, pharmacists, midwives, dentists and Naturopathic physicians (ND) were needed. Continue reading
With summer here in our beautiful city, having digestive symptoms such as abdominal bloating, gas, acid reflux and overall indigestion can be frustrating. Clothes may fit tighter due to bloating, Some people may not be able to enjoy outdoor barbeques for fear of indigestion or acid reflux. Continue reading
Serenoa repens or more commonly known as Saw Palmetto was traditionally used in conditions of the urinary tract, more often in men. Extract from the berries of Saw Palmetto is rich in fatty acids (85%‐90%) (1) (2). Since traditional origins, research has emerged to review its ability to help with BPH by having anti-androgenic properties as a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor. An example of a well-known 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor is the medication Finasteride. Continue reading
Do you experience symptoms of fatigue, brain fog, reduced mental alertness, gastrointestinal symptoms (such as gas and bloating) and mood imbalances? I frequently see patients in my clinic who are experiencing some of these symptoms. Continue reading
Ask the Naturopathic Doctor
Topic: Thyroid Specific Diet
Q: What is the deal with iodine-rich foods?
Given the fun indulgences of December, most people plan to “get back on track” in the New Year. This year in particular, a cleanse is much easier to attempt because most of us are cooking more meals than dinning out. I am going to share my favourite ways to improve energy, lose weight and get healthier for 2021. Continue reading
I am so excited to now offer a medical grade automated microneedlingsystem with SkinPen. The introduction of SkinPen elevates PRP facialtreatments offered at Vitalia to the highest microneedling standard on the market. Microneedling is a safe, minimally invasive procedure with little down time.
SkinPen is an automated microneedling device with adjustable depthsettings. This adjustability allows for differences in skin thickness and skin types. Continue reading
Fatigue, headaches, sensitive to scents/supplements/textures of clothing (even those seems that stick out just a bit inside of clothing), depression, anxiety, weight gain, hair loss, feeling bloated, urinary tract infections, yeast infections. Continue reading