prevent holiday bloating

7 Strategies to Prevent Holiday Bloating & Better Digest your Meal

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Blog, Food, Health Leave a Comment

Although one of the best parts of the holidays is enjoying delicious food, no one wants to feel bloated and unwell after finishing their meal! As a Naturopathic Doctor, I’m often asked how to improve digestive function and prevent holiday bloating, so I’ve compiled a list of my top 7 suggestions in hopes they will help you too! By incorporating ...
10 Coffee Alternatives to Improve your Health & Energy!

10 Coffee Alternatives to Improve your Health & Energy!

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Blog, Lifestyle 1 Comment

I'm someone who always loves to have a warm beverage in hand, especially as the weather starts to cool down! As I shared last week, this used to mean bottomless cups of coffee and trading in my fatigue for the caffeine jitters.   Thankfully, this is no longer the case! Although I still enjoy my coffee, as much as possible ...
Coffee & How to Find the Balance

Coffee — The Good, the Bad and How to Find the Balance

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Coffee… is it good or bad for you? You might intuitively think that as a naturopathic doctor I would be anti-coffee, however, the answer isn’t cut and dry! Today I’m sharing which signs and symptoms you may be experiencing that indicate coffee may be negatively affecting your health, as well as 6 guidelines that can help you to make your ...
8 Natural Skin Care Practices to Heal Acne and Eczema

8 Natural Skin Care Practices to Heal Acne and Eczema from the Inside-Out

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Blog, Lifestyle, Mind Body Leave a Comment

As a naturopathic doctor, my patients often ask for my recommendations on helping them select a natural skincare regime. Our skin is what we show to the world and of course, we want to put our best face forward! As someone who’s struggled with both acne and eczema, I know firsthand the frustrations that come along with skin concerns.  Whether ...
How to do a safe and effective spring detox

How to do a Safe and Effective Spring Detox

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Spring is here! My puppy, Hendryx, and I just returned home from an early morning walk with the birds chirping and beautiful colours lighting up the sky. What a great way to start a new week and a new season! Spring is a time for cleansing and renewal.  The longer days and the flowers in bloom makes spring one of my ...
Guide to Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas

10 Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas for $70 or Less!

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Blog, Health, Lifestyle 4 Comments

The holidays are only a month away! Have you started your gift shopping yet? I know firsthand that holiday shopping can be stressful and that it's challenging to come up with unique holiday gift ideas.  I want to help you make your holiday shopping as simple and stress-free as possible this year...after all, the holidays should be fun!  To do ...
Naturopathic Doctor Professional Speaker

Food Fuels or Fools – How I Approach your Health as a Naturopathic Doctor

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When I tell people that I'm a Naturopathic Doctor I tend to get a variety of interesting reactions.  Overall, people are often quite excited! If they've previously seen a Naturopathic Doctor it's not unusual for them to share with me how they have experienced a positive transformation in their health.  However, those who are unfamiliar with naturopathic medicine will often respond with ...
A summer of uncertainty leads to exciting news!

A Summer of Uncertainty Brings Exciting News!

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Blog, Lifestyle 20 Comments

Change is in the air! I have plenty of exciting news to share with you today but this has definitely been a summer filled with uncertainty for me! At the end of June, the clinic that I had been practicing at for the past two years merged with another clinic owner and it was decided that they would focus predominantly ...
Guide to packing healthy road trip snacks and meals

Your Healthy Guide to Road Trip Snacks and Meals

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Blog, Food, Health, Lifestyle 8 Comments

Vacations are meant for fun and relaxation!  They allow us to let loose, break free from our daily routine and go with the flow.  There’s an opportunity to meet new people, see new sights and to discover new and delicious food!  For all of these reasons and more, I absolutely love to travel whether it’s for a quick road trip ...