Posts in Women's Health
How to do Castor Oil Therapy the Easy Way

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. 

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SUMMER FEATURE: Rethinking 'Fit'ness

With beach season upon us we are bombarded with subliminal, and not so subtle, messages to perfect our body. We create unrealistic expectations for ourselves, and when we don't achieve our goals we feel like we failed. We feel inadequate. 

For myself and for the health of my patients, I want a healthier outlook on physical 'fit'ness. How can I employ activity with a supportive motivation based on wellness rather than inadequacy?

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Learning to Love the Skin You're In

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.

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