Habits to Help you Reach your Health Goals while Social Distancing – With Holistic Nutritionist, Katie Valley

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This current global pandemic has dramatically altered how we go about living our day-to-day lives.  Although it’s easy to turn on the news and to feel a sense of loss, there is also tremendous opportunity that can be found for greater self care amidst this time.  Are there health goals you’ve long talked about, but have yet to achieve? If ...

Self Care During Quarantine & the Coronavirus: 15 Practices to Keep You Healthy and Happy

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Turn on the news these past few weeks, and it’s easy to feel a surge of stress and anxiety as we see the latest reports and developments in regards to the coronavirus.  Shops and restaurants are closing, vacations have been cancelled, there is tremendous economic uncertainty, and entire countries are in lockdown to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Is ...

9 Immune Boosting Foods to Ward off the Cold and Flu

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With the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), a number of my patients have been coming to me these past few weeks for proactive support in boosting their immune system. One of the most essential ways to do this is by choosing to fill your plate with immune boosting foods, while minimizing those that are dragging down your health and energy! ...

10 Unexpected Benefits of Completing an Elimination Diet

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Share this PostToday I'm featuring my fabulous assistant Katie as the author of this blog post.   Katie recently completed an elimination diet, and I'm so grateful for her willingness to provide you with a glimpse into her own health journey!   In this post, she highlights the unexpected benefits she experienced from completing an elimination diet.  Katie also shares how hesitant ...
Nutrient deficiencies that cause fatigue

3 Nutrient Deficiencies To Rule Out If You’re Always Feeling Tired

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Share this PostAs a naturopathic doctor, I help you to identify and address the underlying cause of any symptoms you may be experiencing. If you’re looking to experience more energy, our first step is always to identify WHY you’re tired in the first place! When we gain clarity as to the cause of your low energy, we also gain a ...
Thyroid Hormone Testing Dr. Kimberley O'Brien

Always Tired? Here’s Why You Should Consider Comprehensive Thyroid Hormone Testing

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Share this PostDo you experience symptoms of hypothyroidism, including fatigue, water retention, depression, or constipation, yet upon thyroid hormone testing you’ve been told that your thyroid function is normal? There’s a right and a wrong way to go about thyroid hormone testing, and in this article I’ll be sharing how I approach thyroid health as a naturopathic doctor. Early-stage cases ...
Mindset Shifts Health and Fitness

5 Mindset Shifts to Make Healthy Habits your Natural Choice

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People often look at “healthy living” as a series of sacrifices they need to make in their life instead of identifying what lights them up about feeling good each and every day!   Although we can work together to develop a PERFECT plan to transform your health and boost your energy, it won't be sustainable if we don't also ensure ...
Is Food Sensitivity Testing Science-Based?

Food Sensitivity Testing – Is it Science-Based?

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IgG food sensitivity testing is a blood test that I utilize in my naturopathic practice to help my patients personalize their diet while transforming their health and energy in the process. In this blog post I discuss the science behind food sensitivity testing, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of using IgG food sensitivity testing to personalize your nutritional ...
Top 10 Most Common Food Sensitivities and Intolerances

Top 10 Most Common Food Sensitivities and Intolerances

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Recently I shared the top 10 signs and symptoms that may indicate you have food sensitivities, allergies or intolerances, as well as the difference between each of these reactions.  Today I’m sharing specifically which foods are the most common food sensitivities, and some of these foods may surprise you! Although the foods I list below are the most common food ...