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  • Naturopathic Support for NICU Families

    Posted on: November 5th, 2015

    Posted in: Immune Support     NICU     Pain management     Women's Health    

    Without choosing it, and without knowing much about it until I knew too much about it, I have been given the opportunity to use naturopathic medicine to support families whose universe now centres around a tiny bundle in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit). I met amazing, strong, and resilient people while in the NICU

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  • Pediatric Health Support

    Posted on: November 5th, 2015

    Posted in: Digestion     Immune Support     Pediatrics    

    Areas in which I offer support for all pediatric patients (including the powerful preemies):   Mental/Emotional/Behavioural concerns ADD/ADHD Autism Spectrum including Aspergers Anxiety Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD) PANDAS (sudden onset of OCD, tics, and/or personality changes in pre-pubescent children)   Digestive health (health begins in the gut!) Constipation Diarrhea Colic Diaper rash Pinworms   Immune

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  • NICU essentials

    Posted on: September 9th, 2015

    Posted in: Immune Support     NICU     Nutrition     Pediatrics    

    There are lots of subtleties and individualized elements to NICU life, but some of what I found through my experience and through speaking with others over those pivotal few months are summarized below.  For the most part I’m speaking to my fellow mamas because that is what I know best, but there’s no denying that the

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  • Warming Socks Treatment

    Posted on: August 15th, 2011

    Posted in: Detoxification     Energy and Fatigue     Immune Support     Pediatrics    

    The warming socks treatment is used to gently stimulate the immune system and move lymph in the body.  It is a useful adjunctive treatment for coughs, colds, flus, fevers, but can also be used in times of health as immune support for the prevention of illness.  An RMT friend said that they learned about “cold

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  • Dealing with Sinusitis

    Posted on: February 14th, 2011

    Posted in: Immune Support     Pain management     Seasonal Health    

    The pain of sinusitis can be quite severe, and finding relief from it can feel elusive at times.  Thankfully, there are some simple treatments that can be done at home to alleviate the pain and speed the recovery from the inflammation deep in the bones of the face and skull.  More investigation may be necessary

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  • How to Avoid the Common Cold

    Posted on: February 14th, 2011

    Posted in: Immune Support     Seasonal Health    

    For something so relatively benign and common (hence the name!) catching a cold is dreaded because it is so darned annoying!  I’ll always vote to avoid it if I can and I know I’m not alone in this. While not restricted to the winter months, the shift of the seasons into fall and winter heralds

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