Men's health·Research·Women's health

sex-hormone binding globulin and hormone/metabolic imbalance

Women’s health concerns are becoming more and more prominent. In clinical practice, naturopathic doctors see both imbalances with estrogen and progesterone, and estrogen and testosterone. The availability of these hormones on the body’s tissues is dependent on carrier or binding proteins. Sex-hormone binding globulin is the protein to carry both estrogen and testosterone. Elevated levels… Lire la suite sex-hormone binding globulin and hormone/metabolic imbalance

Women's health

castor oil remedy for female hormones

Castor oil has been traditionally used as a laxative and to induce labor. Many naturopathic doctors will recommend castor oil topically, as a heated pack, applied to the abdomen to regulate menses and to decrease pre-menstrual symptoms. It is also used to stimulate detoxification. Interestingly, researchers at the Max Plank institutes have recently discovered that… Lire la suite castor oil remedy for female hormones

Pediatrics·Women's health

cold infusions for summer – nature’s gatorade

With the onset of warmer weather, kids are susceptible to picking up some little bugs that cause what is known as summer diarrhea. A yummy, refreshing, and healthy preventive tip includes a refreshing glass of raspberry leaf tea cold infusion (i.e. raspeberry tea steeped in ice water, stepped minimum twice as long as warm tea,… Lire la suite cold infusions for summer – nature’s gatorade

Pregnancy·Women's health

FREE natural childbirthing workshop for mom and partner!

As part of Naturopathic Medicine Week (NMW) 2012, I will be giving a free talk on Promoting a Natural Childbirth on Thursday May 10th from 6:30pm-8:30 pm at my clinic, 1173 Mont-Royal Ouest, Outremont. The workshop will be for both mom and partner. I will teach mom and partner how to use acupressure during childbirth, how… Lire la suite FREE natural childbirthing workshop for mom and partner!

Cancer·Diabetes and Cardiovascular·Men's health·Stress·Women's health

burn-out and salivary cortisol hormone

New research coming from Montreal is confirming what Naturopathic Doctors have been doing for a long time…. http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20120210/burnout-spit-blood-test-120211/ Cortisol, the hormone responsible for coping to stress, in normal conditions is lowest in the evening and peaks in the morning. People under chronic mental stress, or who are exposed to other physical stressors that affects melatonin… Lire la suite burn-out and salivary cortisol hormone

Diabetes and Cardiovascular·Men's health·Women's health

research for this vitamin points to stronger bones

Studies on the use of vitamin K for the prevention and treatment of osteoperosis are conflicting. However, there has been some pretty good evidence to support the use of vitamin K2 (menaquinone-4 or 7, or MK-4 or MK-7) in conjunction with vitamin D, calcium, and magnesium for the prevention of hip fractures and to help… Lire la suite research for this vitamin points to stronger bones