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Hope for the Mamas!

3 Feb
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Hope for the Mamas! Castor oil also commonly referred to as Palma Christi (i.e. Palm of Christ) is one of my favourite topical treatments–from sore knees to applying on eyelids for dry eyes, many people have benefitted over the years from this amazing plant. I’ve had a number of women who have had episiotomies during childbirth. For many this has led to issues with constipation, pain with intercourse and general sense of discomfort. Some women…

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28 Jan

Resetting Your Sleep Rhythm

Resetting Your Sleep Rhythm Having a baby often means getting up multiple times at night…however once the baby has grown to the toddler stage, I’ve seen many a parent say, “my kids now sleeping through the night, but I’m still on the night feeding schedule!” This is not a good situation….being tired…

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20 Jan

Calling all postpartum moms-time to kegel

Calling all Postpartum Moms…Time to Kegel There has been much more talk about the fitness of the pelvic floor in the last few years and how it relates to many issues from constipation to weak abdominal muscles. Most postpartum moms have been told that it is a good idea to do pelvic floor exercises–but the question is how many do them on a consistent basis? Everyday? Here are some tips when it comes to doing the ‘kegel’ for your pelvic floor: 1. When you breathe in, relax your pelvic floor 2. When you breathe out, that is when you do the ‘elevator lift up’ movement…

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10 Jan

An Alternative to Road Roage

An alternative to road rage There is nothing worse than taking your regular route home and all of a sudden traffic comes to a standstill. Is there an accident? New construction? Is there a lane that has been closed? All of these questions will be answered eventually, but what happens…

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24 Dec

The most important mineral for sleep

The most important mineral for sleep One of the most deficient minerals in North Americans is found in these vegetables: kale, spinach, salmon, brown rice, raspberries, chlorella. Raise your hand if your kids like and regularly eat one of these foods…. If your hands are still resting by your side,…

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17 Dec

Kids and sleep-Part deux

Kids and sleep-Part deux In my recent blog about sleep I talked about the wonder of ‘hot laundry’. For those of you who tried it and it worked, Bravo! For those who need something a little fancier, I’m with you and following up! So about 1/2 hour before sleep, after the little ones…

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