Look, I know as well as anyone that most secrets should not be told, but this one's different. This is one of those secrets that I've learned, I've used, and I hear over and over from other doctors at conferences.
"So does that stuff actually work?" This question is full of nuance, but the simple answer is "Yes, if you know what you're doing."
Though it may appear that we're not doing much, while we sleep our bodies are carrying out a lot of maintenance to keep us healthy. When we don't get enough (high quality) sleep, our bodies don't perform at their best.
The world's best 'pharmacy' exists inside each and every one of us. Taking full advantage of this internal 'pharmacy' is the most effective way to care for our health.
Meditation has become increasingly popular, and at some point we may ask, "Why are we meditating? What does it actually do? What is happening that makes a difference?"
Talking with people, I've found there's some confusion about why someone might go see a naturopathic doctor. In this post I'll address several reasons that bring patients through an ND's door.
If you feel a little lost in the vitamin aisle, you're not alone... How do you tell which one of these products might help you? How do you tell if it's actually working? And once you find what you want, how long should you take it for?
Unfortunately, in many communities there's this absurd myth that goes around, and many of us believe it. The myth: "Creative pursuits are frivolous and unimportant to everyday life (especially at work)."
This time of year can be an excellent opportunity for reflection and inner work. Below are three principles that can help us prepare and endure the season and holidays to come.
Our minds crave novelty, connection and meaning and our everyday life can feel dull when nothing "pops out" at us. Mindfulness is a habit of noticing, without being carried away by our internal dialogue.