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Tips to stay in tip-top shape!

March 10, 2022

Check out Dr. Ellie’s Tips to stay in tip-top shape! Did you know that there are so many ways to help promote wellness and keep you functioning optimally? You may know our favorite way (hint: involves friendly needles) but check out some other ways to help promote wellness! Here are a few easy pointers on…

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How can acupuncture boost metabolism

2 Key Benefits of Acupuncture for Boosting Metabolism

February 28, 2022

2 Key Benefits of Acupuncture for Boosting Metabolism Do you notice that it is harder to loose weight? Feeling sluggish, even though you get enough sleep? These are indicators that your metabolism might be running a bit slow. Simply stated, metabolism refers to the chemical reactions in your body’s cells that convert food into energy.…

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The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Heartburn and Indigestion

February 26, 2022

The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Heartburn and Indigestion Heartburn and Indigestion aka Functional Dyspepsia are very common symptoms and often thought as one in the same. Heartburn is where stomach acid creeps up into the esophagus (where it’s not supposed to be). Indigestion is often described as a fullness, bloating, discomfort, even heartburn-like pain, and…

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You’ve been diagnosed with Fibro, now what?

January 14, 2022

You’ve been diagnosed with Fibro, now what? The first step, understand the facts: Fibro aka Fibromyalgia is a real disorder. That’s not to say it’s not a very complicated and difficult to diagnose disorder.  Chances are you’ve been dismissed by practitioners in the past who say “the pain is all in your head” or “seeing…

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Acupuncture for GERD

Acupuncture Treatment for GERD

January 7, 2022

Acupuncture Treatment for GERD Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when stomach acid frequently flows back into your esophagus – the tube connecting your mouth and stomach. The prevalence of those suffering from GERD is increasing and it often becomes a chronic condition. The standard treatment involves long-term care using proton-pump inhibitors. However, 20-30% of patients…

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DIY Sleepytime tea recipe

DIY: Sleepytime Tea Blend For Better Sleep

December 8, 2021

DIY: Sleepytime Tea Blend For Better Sleep Do you find it hard to calm your “monkey mind” before bed? or Is it hard to wind down and actually fall sleep quickly at night? You might benefit from a change in your nighttime routine (read more about Dr. Ellie’s sleep tips in our previous post here)…

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Tips to improve sleep

How to improve sleep to curb weight gain

December 5, 2021

How to improve sleep to curb weight gain Sleep & weight gain…wait, what?! DID YOU KNOW that the more sleep deprived you are, the higher your levels of the stress hormone CORTISOL, which consequently increases your appetite. And if that weren’t enough – a lack of sleep also thwarts your body’s natural ability to process…

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Acupuncture for psoriasis

Holistic Treatment for Psoriasis

December 1, 2021

Holistic Treatment for Psoriasis Psoriasis is a common chronic inflammatory condition, affecting about 11% of the population. Often people report raised red scaly patches around elbows, knees, or even their scalp. Psoriasis is often associated with psoriatic arthritis, effecting their joints. What are treatment options for psoriasis? Standard therapies include topical steroid creams, anti-inflammatory ointments,…

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2 secrets for migraine prevention

Two Secrets to Migraine Prevention

November 30, 2021

Two Secrets to Migraine Prevention Are you one of those people who feel plagued by chronic and relentless migraines? Do they interfere with your day-to-day activities and affect your ability to work? Are you frustrated that your doctor keeps recommending prescription drugs that don’t work and lead to more side effects than actually helping curb…

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Trouble choosing supplements

Trouble Choosing Supplements?

November 11, 2021

Trouble Choosing Supplements? There are so many types and brands of supplements on the market today. Many people are left confused and overwhelmed when they try and get supplements at the store. Which ones do I need? What brands are “good”? How much do I take? That is where a naturopathic doctor steps in! During…

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