Feeling Low on Energy

20 Dec
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Feeling Low on Energy?   “Do you have anything for energy?” Is one of the most common phrases I hear from patients.  As a Naturopathic Doctor in Mississauga, it is my job to get to the root cause of why you are feeling tired so that you can be at the top of your game at home, at work or at school. The first thing I ask my patients after they tell me they are tired is, “Tell me about your sleep?”  Most patients don’t get enough quality sleep.  Dr. Wyse ND wrote an excellent article on sleeping difficulties about how Naturopathic medicine can improve sleep quality and quantity. If you are not waking refreshed, despite a good night’s sleep, there are other factors that…

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15 Dec
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Herbal Spotlight Lemon Balm

Herbal Spotlight: Lemon Balm Butterflies in your stomach? Trouble sleeping with the approaching holiday season? Melissa officinalis, otherwise known as lemon balm, to the rescue! One of my favourite herbs to prescribe to patients as a tea, this herb can be taken any time of day. It can aid in restful sleep but is not a sedative. If you’ve ever suffered from herpes before, this is also a very helpful herb. In these cases, I often recommend it as a tincture for stronger effect. Here is the monograph on lemon balm: http://bit.ly/2jv3gEj This herb also grows very easily in Southern Ontario. Check out Richter’s farms…

Kirsten Almon

Dr. Kirsten Almon has a Naturopathic Family Practice in Mississauga at Erin Mills Optimum Health with special interest and training in fertility (helping couples conceive naturally as well as improving outcomes for couples using assisted reproductive technology), pregnancy, birth, postpartum and pediatric care. She loves seeing children for “naturopathic well child visits” and consults on common issues such as food introduction, how to avoid colds, flus and ear infections.  Dr. Almon is the co-author and instructor of a Doula course specifically designed for Naturopathic Doctors and teaches across Canada.

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15 Dec
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Taking Care of Yourself! Self-Care in Mississauga

Self-Care in Mississauga! “An empty lantern provides no light. Self-care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brightly.” -Anonymous Taking care of yourself is extremely important!  ‘Self-care’ is the term we use to describe this effort.  Self-care is essential when trying to be your best when caring for…

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13 Dec
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Super Food for the Holidays

Super Food for the Holidays! Here at Erin Mills Optimum Health we Naturopathic Doctors like to start off our morning on the right foot—there’s nothing like infusing your morning smoothie or fresh juice with some super foods that are in this lovely mix! Frosty and Santa…

Kirsten Almon

Dr. Kirsten Almon has a Naturopathic Family Practice in Mississauga at Erin Mills Optimum Health with special interest and training in fertility (helping couples conceive naturally as well as improving outcomes for couples using assisted reproductive technology), pregnancy, birth, postpartum and pediatric care. She loves seeing children for “naturopathic well child visits” and consults on common issues such as food introduction, how to avoid colds, flus and ear infections.  Dr. Almon is the co-author and instructor of a Doula course specifically designed for Naturopathic Doctors and teaches across Canada.

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7 Dec
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Having Difficulty Sleeping?

Having Difficulty Sleeping? How Naturopath’s Address Sleep Concerns. SLEEP….what a difference a good night of rest can make. Did you know that Naturopathic Medicine can address sleep concerns? Sleep is a major pillar of health & wellbeing. If you have ever woken up after a long, restful sleep you understand…

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