Insomnia: Myths and Misconceptions

This blog post is the next installment in a series of posts on insomnia. The topic of today’s blog post is common misconceptions many of us have about sleep and insomnia. Myth No. 1 The most common

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Insomnia and the Sleep Cycle

When dealing with any health condition, it’s always helpful to find out more about it. For insomnia, I found it very helpful to know more about normal sleep. In this blog post, I’m going to

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Insomnia and Sleeping Pills

Did you know that insomnia affects 60% of the adult population? Given how common it is, it’s odd that there is very little funding granted for research on this condition. Medical doctors are not

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Detox: Yes or no?

Have you ever thought about doing a cleanse or a detox but weren’t sure of the benefits or didn’t know how? Read below to find out. Why detox? A detox is beneficial for general health because it gives

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Anxiety

Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is a very common mental illness, with up to 8% of the population affected. It can last for many years if left untreated. It affects women more than man and typically starts

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Top Three Prescription Drugs and Their Natural Alternatives Part 2

As discussed in Part 1 of this blog post, the top three pharmaceutical drugs prescribed in North America are hydrocodone for pain, statins for lowering cholesterol, and amlodipine for lowering blood pressure. In

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Managing Menopausal Symptoms Naturally

Do you get frequent hot flashes and night sweats? Do you also have vaginal dryness and trouble sleeping? If so, then you’re experiencing the most common symptoms of perimenopause. Other common symptoms

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Top Three Prescription Drugs and Their Natural Alternatives

In North America, we are used to the idea of taking prescription or over-the-counter drugs to treat common ailments, especially pain. The focus of naturopathic medicine is prevention, and so in my practice,

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Essential Tremor: Naturopathic Solutions

What is essential tremor? Anyone affected by essential tremor (ET) knows that it can be difficult to perform simple tasks of daily living, such as writing or drinking, which can be frustrating as well

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Getting Out of the Depression Rut

When you’re depressed, it seems that nothing will ever get you out of the rut that you are in. You may have the odd good day, but most of the time, you feel down. You may cry a lot. It feels as though

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