Erin Mills Optimum Health is now open for all patients, with updated Health and Safety procedures in place.

6 Sep

First Day Of School Food Ideas

First day of school is right around the corner! I’ve been busy trying to find healthy and interesting things for my daughter who is starting JK. Check out this site for ideas! http://eatdrinkpaleo.com.au/paleo-kids-lunch-box-ideas-nut-free/ -Dr. Kirsten Almon – Naturopathic Doctor in Mississauga at Erin Mills Optimum Health  

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24 Jul

grassroots naturopathic medicine

Grassroots Naturopathic Medicine This is a great time of year to check out many of the medicinal herbs that naturally grow around us in Mississauga. One of those plants is red clover or Trifolium pratense. This herb is a source of isoflavones (which benefit the female reproductive cycle) and benefits…

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17 Jul

Fit and Pregnant

Fit and Pregnant I had a Naturopathic patient come to my wellness office in Mississauga the other day with great news–she’s pregnant!!  In the middle of her first trimester, excited and nervous, she expressed to me that she was hesitant about exercise. Prior to the pregnancy, she was engaging in high intensity…

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14 Jul

Waterbabies – A gentle Transition From Womb...

Waterbabies….. a gentle transition from Womb to World by our Mississauga Naturopathic Doctor   What are the benefits of waterbirth and water labour?   Encourages an easier birth for mother and a gentler welcome for baby Speeds up labour Reduces blood pressure Gives mother more feelings of control Provides significant…

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30 Jun

Birth Breastfeeding And The ‘Bugs’...

This is a neat little video describing how vaginal birth and breastfeeding influence our immune system and our metabolism for life! Isn’t that amazing? It also touches on how vaginal birth can decrease risk of adult diseases such as diabetes and allergies. This all has to do with something called…

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23 Jun

Fear And It’s Implications During The Birth...

This video by legendary midwife Ina May Gaskin is one of my favourites. She succinctly describes how: fear can stall and/or stop labour in it’s tracks. Every OB, midwife and partner needs to understand this phenomenon in order for more women to have safe and healthy births with the least…

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