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  1. Choosing a Fish Oil for your child
    01
    Sep

    Choosing a Fish Oil for your child

    Fish oils are known as Omega 3’s which are called Essential Fatty Acids. These essential fats are necessary since many important functions and tissues in the body rely on them. The body is unable to produce them on its own, therefore supplementation is needed. However, before considering supplementation, increasing fresh water/ wild caught fish in the diet should be the first source of fish oils. Fish oils are comprised of EPA, eicosapentaenoic acid, and DHA, docosahexaenoic acid.
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  2. Life After Baby: The Mommy Diaries
    01
    May

    Life After Baby: The Mommy Diaries

    Being a mother can be one of the most fulfilling jobs, but it can also be quite perilous on your health. No one truly prepares mothers for what is to come after your baby is born. Some mothers may struggle with breastmilk production, or not be consuming enough fluids, while other mothers may struggle with self-care. Below is a list of dos and don’ts for moms.   

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  3. To Keto or Not to Keto?

    Touted for its weight loss benefits, the Keto or Ketogenic diet has been in the spotlight again after a long hiatus.  It is a diet that has been used for many different things over the years as this article will explore.  There are many questions around how to execute this way of eating, how to stay on track, how to overcome the introduction phase as you enter ketosis, as well as the sustainability of such a diet.


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  4. Supporting Your Fertility with Naturopathic Medicine

    Every time we tell people we are naturopathic doctors, the typical response is “Wow, that’s so cool! So what exactly do you do?” There are so many ways to answer this question, but the simplest way is to say we are trained in medical sciences, with a minimum of 7 years of post-secondary education, and we choose a variety of natural therapies such as diet, herbs, supplements, acupuncture and lifestyle counselling to help our patients. But what does that mean for you, the prospective fertility patient? How can we help you achieve your ultimate goal of having a baby and growing your family?

    The fertility journey is exceptionally difficult, and is an ever-growing problem. According to recent government statistics, 1 in 6 couples in Canada is struggling

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  5. Increasing Fertility through Detoxification
    30
    Mar

    Increasing Fertility through Detoxification

    When considering fertility ,one must consider toxicity.It is everywhere.

    1. It’s in the food we eat.

    2. The air we breathe.

    3. The products we use and even in bottled water.

    Awareness about toxins The key is being aware of these toxins and limiting the use of them in our daily lives. As our environment has become more toxic, infertility rates have skyrocketed. With the soaring popularity of alternative medicine, it’s no surprise that many couples are seeking alternatives to compliment traditional fertility treatments. One such option is

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  6. Can your emotions affect your baby?

    While most expectant mothers wouldn’t think of harming their child with smoking or drinking, how many actually consider what their emotional state may be doing to their unborn child? The connection between mind and body may have been controversial in the orthodox scientific realm once, but more and more evidence is confirming what most individuals instinctively knew all along, that the mind and body are connected.

    Good emotion is just as important as proper nutrition
    Scientists know that we are linked via direct nerve impulses and that our emotional state is directly translated to the body through the release of neurotransmitters. No one doubts the

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  7. Eating for a healthy pregnancy and baby

    One of the most exciting times a woman will experience in her lifetime is when she finds out she’s expecting a baby. However, preparing to raise a child involves a lot of planning and knowledge. Beginning a family ushers into a couple’s life another phase of learning as well as changes and commitments that have not yet been explored.
    Because of this precious new life and because the mother and child will undergo several months of changes hormonally, emotionally, as well as physically for nine months, it’s important to be well informed of factors that contribute to a successful pregnancy.
    Even before conception begins, a woman should start providing her body with adequate amounts of vitamins and minerals. Eating for two people for nine months can be very demanding on the body and may deplete the mother’s normal stores of vital

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  8. Botanical medicine for pregnancy and lactation

    Pregnancy is an exciting time in a woman’s life, but it can also be a time of bodily discomfort. Botanical medicine can help with many of the common ailments.

    1. Replacing lost minerals
    Pregnancy can be demanding on the mother’s body, taking away a lot of nutrients from the mother to help the baby grow. So, what can you do to help replace these nutrients?
    Plants like stinging nettles (Urtica dioica) have earned the title of “nutritive tonic” due to their high levels of iron and trace minerals, and can be used during pregnancy to help the mother meet the nutritional requirements of their growing baby.
    Drinking up to 3 cups of nettle tea per

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  9. Pregnancy supplementation basics

    Being pregnant is one of the greatest joys in life. Here are some ways you can keep your body and your baby healthy during pregnancy.

    Take a prenatal multivitamin
    Our diets may be deficient in a number of vitamins and minerals– especially when meeting the demand of a growing baby as well as our own nutritional needs. That’s why it’s important to take a prenatal multivitamin.

    How to choose the right prenatal multivitamin
    Some professional lines of supplements, such as those recommended by naturopaths, have pharmaceutical grade nutrients in

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