I will only use the word "nutrition" and abide by my care's motto "lasting sustainable change" with all of my treatments. I want you to eat for health. I want you to evolve your nutrition into a lifestyle, even if that means small incremental changes to make it happen. I believe the difference is diet=restriction and nutrition= abundance & vitality. I will focus on nutrient-dense food that feels good in your body, rather than focusing on what you shouldn't be eating. I like to increase the good, to crowd out what's not as beneficial.Read More
With treatments, I'm all about maximizing ease. I strive to integrate beneficial therapies into every day life to reap optimal benefits that comes from consistency.
Who doesn't love something that increases overall vitality, recruits the immune system, lowers stress and more importantly takes under one minute?
Sleep issues are one of the most common concerns I see as a clinical intern. Even if it's not the main reason someone is coming in, I see patterns of people unable to slow their mind down before bed, or waking up multiple times a night unable to fall back to sleep.
We know sleep is essential for our well-being, and that thought in itself can make sleep more challenging...
If you've read previous articles of mine, I'm all about ease. If a therapy cannot be well integrated into my life, the odds of it finding a space in my routine are slim. The traditional castor oil pack involves soaking flannel with castor oil, wrapping it around your abdomen often with saran wrap, and applying heat. To me, this is too much clean up and a hot mess waiting to happen. Of course, there is a easier way.Read More
So that pesky monthly (or maybe more erratic) visitor of yours? It's time to change your mind about. You may think I'm crazy, but by learning to pay attention and embracing your menses, you can bring yourself to a more profound level of health to enrich your life.Read More
Starting Naturopathic medical school I was even more self conscious. Being in a program with seemingly flawless people, I still felt plagued by my skin. I started going to our school clinic and began a treatment protocol to get to the root cause. Acupuncture, botanical medicine and nutrition became the cornerstone of healing my skin.
I was doing everything right, but I felt like I only got so far. I was so fixated with the superficial that I let it affect me mentally. Assuming I would be rejected. Assuming that having flawed skin would make me seem like a bad doctor to future patients.
Eating healthy fat does NOT make you fat. On the contrary, fat helps regulate metabolism of sugar, the likely culprit making you pack on pounds.
I love food sources that bring more than fat to the tables such protein, vitamins and minerals.
Don’t feel overwhelmed! Food and eating isn’t something to be intimidated by, but enjoyed in all its capacity. We can’t all take hours to consume a meal like the Italians, but small changes can make a world of difference. You following all of these tips and maintaining a perfect diet is not what’s important, rather it’s about becoming an active participant in your health and not simply an observer.Read More
I actually had a moment of, “this really exists?!” All of my ideals I had wanted to achieve as a physician for as long as I could remember, everything I wanted to practice was already being done. The kind of doctor I had always imagined myself as was actually a Naturopathic doctor, I just didn’t know it yet.Read More
Ten days. 25 students, two doctors. 106 patients. One organization. Infinite love.Read More