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Good mental and emotional health can lay the foundation for good physical health. The articles in this section demonstrate this relationship and provide invaluable advice on preventing or managing common conditions that affect our mind and body. 
Anxiety: How Naturopathic Medicine Can Help
Anxiety can be a scary and isolating situation, leaving you feeling vulnerable and fearful. Physical symptoms of increased heart rate, shortness of breath, increased sweating and a heavy chest are often accompanied by intense fear that can feel life threatening, and a spiraling of irrational thoughts...
Put Insomnia to Rest
Insomnia is characterized by difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, and affects women ten times more often than men. Adequate sleep is necessary for the body to heal and for emotions to be processed...
Seasonal Affective Disorder: Get The Facts
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is believed to affect up to 20% of the Canadian population. For up to 6% of people, this condition may develop into symptoms of major depression, including excess sleep, overeating, significant weight gain, and social withdrawal...

What are my adrenal glands and why do they get so tired?

The adrenal glands are small glands, no larger than the size of a walnut, located on top of your kidneys. Although they have many important biological functions, they play a particularly important role in the body’s response to stress...   

  Calming Herbs: Lavender & Chamomile
Lavendula angustifolia is native to Europe, commonly found growing on garden pathways and in aromatic sachets among the pillows in a bed and breakfast...
Stress & the Holidays! Tips on How to Cope
Are your holidays full of snowmen, good cheer, gingerbread, and sleigh bells? If so, it may be time to turn off the television special and wake up to reality...
A Ray of Hope for the Winter Blues
Winter has always been my favorite time of year - with the trees losing their leaves, the crisp cool days, the first snowfall and the excitement of ski season...
One of the big stressors in life is transitions or changes, like moving houses, having babies and changing weather, especially from winter to spring...


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