Immune-Boosting Elderberry Gummies for Kids

We’re always on the lookout for easy ways to help you help your family prevent illness, and move through them faster if you do get sick. Elderberry is one of our favourite family herbs. Keep some dried berries or a commercially available syrup in your natural medicine cabinet at home so you can reach for it when a cold or flu hits the household. Elderberry has a long history of use in Europe for treating coughs, colds and fevers. It’s the perfect herb for flu season. Elderberry tastes nice, so it’s easy to get into kids as a syrup or warm or iced herbal tea, frozen pops or integrated into smoothies. It helps fight viral infections Gelatin is one of … Read More

Infertility Awareness Week – What We’re Doing About It

Infertility Awareness Week April 23-29

If you’ve ever known the pain of longing for a child who has not yet been conceived, this week we stand together with over 180 million women worldwide who are facing infertility right now. Infertility Awareness Week Did you know that dealing with infertility has been found to be as stressful to women as having cancer or HIV? For World Infertility Awareness Week, we’re taking some time to honour the experiences of women and couples here in Guelph and in our global community at Natural Fertility BOOSTCamp. Infertility takes an emotionally devastating toll. It’s the antithesis to the deepest, most real, natural and spiritual human longing – to create a family. In compassion and love, I stand with you today in your journey, … Read More

Health & Wellness Practitioners Invited to Apply!

Practice Space, Office Space, Naturopathic Clinic Guelph

Exciting Announcement: We’re now accepting applications for licensed health practice positions at Two Rivers Health. We’re set to open our beautiful new doors in May 2017 in downtown Guelph! If you’re a self-motivated, team-oriented, holistic or integrative health care practitioner with a strong commitment to helping our community build, maintain and own their health, get in touch with us to apply. Please call (519)265-6963 for application details.     Imagine welcoming your patients to a gorgeous, calming, inspiring treatment space where you feel wonderful practicing in. Your spacious treatment room has a view of the outdoor landscape and plenty of light and fresh air through brand new windows. Your patient finds dedicated parking and enters the clinic with ease through the secure … Read More

Brain Food: Naturally Nourish Your Mood & Mind

Did your mom ever tell you your least favourite food was “brain food” in hopes you’d eat it in your school lunch? Tuna salad, boiled eggs, oatmeal…Pate??… Liver?? (Your mom was right). Mind Over Grey Matter In fact, many foods offer a rich complement of brain-specific nutrients. The more brain research comes to light, the more we understand that maintaining a healthy brain indeed begins with your lifestyle: the nutrients you take in vs. the toxins you release, the way you move, the way you think. Starting with food is one of the most gratifying and self-empowered, so let’s dig into some brain food together. Make Any Food Brain Food The way to let your day to day meals qualify as … Read More

Boost Your Brain Power At Any Age

In case you haven’t noticed, your brain has been turning the heads of researchers worldwide. That’s great news, since maintaining a healthy brain is imperative to avoiding cognitive decline, dementia, and premature aging that robs people of their quality of life. With plenty of published research to draw from, we’re excited to use natural medicine to your mind’s full advantage. Brain Health Isn’t Just for CEOs Anymore Your brain is the Gatekeeper to healthy moods and balanced hormones, clear thinking, contributing to your community and keeping your body well for your entire lifespan. As your naturopathic doctor, I’d like to help you ensure your brain is nourished, oxygenated, protected from injury, and not inflamed, so that you can expect optimal performance, … Read More

3 Foods to Avoid When Trying to Get Pregnant

The research is clear: there really are foods that can hinder your chances of getting pregnant. The Nurses’ Health Study followed thousands of women, including a sub-group who had difficulty with their fertility – in particular, problems with ovulation. Women who had problems with ovulation resulting in a harder time getting pregnant consumed certain foods more often. These anti-fertility foods are the focus of this post. Why Does Food Affect Fertility? Put simply, the food you eat literally becomes your body as old cells die and are replaced by new cells. Your diet also provides nutrients that nurture your body, including creating the environment of your reproductive system which fosters and matures your eggs. (Similarly, food quality and nutrient intake has … Read More

Why a Raw Diet May NOT Be Good for You

One of the questions I receive most often from folks doing cleanses is: “Why am I still bloated?” This week, my Fresh Cleanse group is heading into Phase 3 of our 21-Day program. If you’re doing a cleanse, and you’re well into it and still dealing with gas, bloating, indigestion or belching, let’s solve this here and now! It’s quite likely that you need to emphasize less raw, cold food and more warm, cooked food. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, we recognize that it takes more energy from the body to digest food when it comes in cold and raw. The digestive system is seen like a fire that needs to be fuelled in order to keep breaking down and dispersing all those … Read More