7 Ways to Incorporate Dark Leafy Greens into your Winter

As Naturopathic Doctors, we love to remind our patients about the value of dark, leafy greens. Ideally, we get the majority of our nutrients from whole foods, and leafy greens are true nutritional powerhouses. I often recommend a serving of leafy greens a day, and there are many ways beyond a salad to enjoy these […]

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Meal Planning 101: Eating Healthy Meals Made Easy

I’m a true believer that having a good plan is what can set you up for success and consistency.  One of the things I am most consistent with in regards to healthy habits, is prioritizing good food choices throughout the week.  I attribute this in part to, well I’m a Naturopathic Doctor and of course […]

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Getting Back to your Happy Self: Naturopathic Medicine Approaches to Depression

Depression is a growing concern in our communities. Chances are, you or someone you know has experienced depression.  Sometimes symptoms of depression can be deceiving, as experiencing depression doesn’t always mean that you feel sad all of the time. Symptoms may include:      Low energy      Feeling hopeless      Feeling overwhelmed      Feeling flat or low motivation      Excessive sleep […]

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Is Ginger Effective at Relieving Period Pain?

Do you experience cramping discomfort around your menstrual cycle that requires the use of prescription or over-the-counter medication for pain relief?  Primary dysmenorrhea is the term used to describe aching or cramping that occurs before or during your menstrual period that is not caused by any other condition such as endometriosis.   First of all, […]

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How We Stepped Outside Our Comfort Zone and Why You Should Too

I think it was late Spring that I got a Facebook alert from my dear friend (and Roots to Branches colleague) Charlene Pierce, inviting me for a girls weekend away to hike Mt. Katahdin in Maine.  Excited by the weekend away with a bunch of ladies, I quickly accepted without really considering what I had […]

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Can Soy Improve Bone and Heart Health Post Menopause?

Bone and cardiovascular health are top priorities when treating menopausal women because of the lost protective effects estrogen has on both of these tissues.  In the past, soy has had a controversial reputation in the treatment of women because of it’s supposed estrogen modulating effects and increased cancer risk; however, recently studies have found that […]

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What I Didn’t Tell You About My Pregnancy and How It Led to My Passion for Treating Infertility

  Getting pregnant for me was no problem, for which I am very grateful.  In my practice, I see a lot of infertility and know what a struggle it can be for some couples.  During my pregnancy, my first ultrasound went great. Soon enough we had passed the first trimester, and, like many families, we […]

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Chickpea Butternut Squash Curry

This was a delicious meal that is perfect for warming up on a cool winter night.  I adapted this recipe from Jamie Oliver (love that guy!); check out the original here: What you’ll need: 1 butternut squash 1/2 inch piece of ginger 4 shallots 4 cloves garlic pinch of chili flakes 1 bunch fresh cilantro […]

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Holiday Baking: Reindeer Droppings

Getting started on your holiday baking?  Try this recipe for a chewy chocolate treat:  Reindeer Droppings!  Well technically, I was told they are called “Moose Droppings” but I switched it up for the holidays!  Our lovely office administrator Jenn brought these into the office and they were a hit!  I’ve since made them at home, […]

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