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Tips for Improving Your Health

Improving Mental Health

Taking best possible care of yourself should be your number one priority. As with many illnesses, there are modifiable and unmodifiable factors which make us susceptible to chronic diseases. Let’s do our best at changing the modifiable factors to reduce our overall risk of heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and many cancers.

Start by following these simple steps regularly and in no time these will become part of your daily life.

Stay Hydrated

Make it a habit to drink about 2L (about 8 cups) of water every day. It helps to flush out toxins and will keep you hydrated and refreshed throughout the day. Even better, start your morning with freshly squeezed lemon water. Not only is it refreshing, but it will also assist with liver detoxification and activate your digestive system.

Eat Healthy to Stay Healthy

Making smarter food choices will help prolong the quality of your life and significantly reduce your risk factors for heart disease, stroke, cancer, and other serious illnesses. Some tips for healthy eating include:

  • Avoiding refined and processed foods
  • Consuming whole foods – as found in nature
  • Planning your meals – plan what you will be eating for the week on Sunday. This prevents you from eating out too often and making unhealthy choices during the week
  • Consume 6 small meals throughout the day – this will help regulate your blood sugar levels
  • Keep healthy snacks in your bag – such as a handful of mixed nuts and seeds, vegetables with hummus dip, yogurt, etc
  • Switch to teas – if you are a caffeine person, try switching to teas. There are lots of herbal teas and you can choose which one suits your mood. Switch it up daily and have fun with it.
  • Go for fats! – incorporate healthy fats into your diet. Examples include consuming 1 tbsp raw olive oil, flax seeds, avocados, nuts and seeds (walnuts, brazil nut, flax, hemp seeds, sunflower, pumpkin seeds), fish/fish oil

Naturopath in Oakville can help you further in making the right food choices.

Get Active

Incorporate regular physical activity in your day. It can be walking, swimming, dancing, biking, running, anything you like. Start with at least 30 minutes a day of moderate activity on most days of the week and notice the benefits. Not only will exercise help to enhance your metabolism but it will also help to boost your mood and improve the quality of your sleep.

“Me Time” – to Recharge, Reset, and Just be

We often give priority to other people in our lives and get preoccupied with the tasks we have to complete in a day that we often forget about ourselves. That is where “Me Time” comes in – do something for yourself today or treat yourself. Incorporating “me time” is reenergizing and essential for your growth as a human being. “Me time” can take any form – it can involve reading, meditation, journaling, taking a bubble bath, anything you want it to be. Having that time for yourself sends a signal to the brain that you love and care for yourself.

Sleep Well

It is important to get about 7-8 hours of sleep every night. “Sleeping Well” will improve your immune function, memory, and it will also help with weight management. If you are struggling to fall asleep, then read our previous blogs to assist you with better nights rest.

Stop Smoking

Smoking significantly increases your risk for major diseases – such as heart and lung disease, stroke, and cancer. The Natural Health Clinic of Halton has a “Smoking Cessation” program which will make it easier for you to quit and stay quit.

Relax and Enjoy the Journey of Life

Life can be stressful, however with the right stress coping strategies, you will find stress much more manageable.

Identify sources of negative stress in your life and determine what positive strategies you can use to tackle or reduce it.

Work with one of our naturopath in Oakville to discuss if the “HEALTHY MIND” program would be a good fit for you if you are struggling with day to day stressors that are causing you anxiety, irritability, sadness, lack of sleep etc.

Naturopathic Clinic Services

Naturopathic doctors are primary healthcare providers that manages variety of conditions. Some of which include the following:

Women's Health and Wellness

Women's Health and Wellness

Naturopathic doctors often specialize in women's health and wellness, providing preventive care and support for women during all stages of life.

Women's Health and Wellness

Men’s Health and Wellness

Men’s Health and Wellness

Naturopathic doctors may also recommend specific dietary changes or supplements to support overall health and well-being. Naturopathic Health can help improve symptoms such as hormone imbalances, sexual health issues, prostate problems, and low testosterone levels.

Men’s Health and Wellness

Mental Health

Mental Health

Naturopathic Health is safe and effective for treating a variety of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. Holistic approach may be particularly beneficial for people with mental health concerns, as it can help to address the underlying causes of their symptoms.

  • Attention problems – ADD and ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional issues – anger, frustration, irritability
  • Insomnia/sleep disturbance
  • Panic attacks
  • Stress management
Mental Health Treatment

Integumentary System, Skin Conditions

Integumentary System, Skin Conditions

Naturopathic doctor specializes in the integumentary system, which includes the skin, hair, and nails. Naturopathic doctors can treat a variety of skin conditions, such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Naturopathic doctors typically use complex academic jargon when discussing treatment options with their patients.

Integumentary System, Skin Diseases

Endocrinology Conditions

Endocrinology Conditions

This is because naturopaths have extensive training in anatomy, physiology, and pathology, as well as in the use of natural therapies. Some of the most common endocrine conditions that naturopaths help to treat include diabetes, thyroid dysfunction, and adrenal fatigue.

  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Diabetes
  • High Cortisol
  • Thyroid Issues – Hyperthyroidism
  • Thyroid Issues – Hypothyroidism
  • Insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Endocrinology Conditions

Cardiovascular Conditions

Cardiovascular Conditions

Naturopathic doctors provides holistic care and are able to help people with a wide range of cardiovascular conditions. They use natural therapies to help improve circulation, lower blood pressure, and reduce the risk of heart disease.

  • Anemia
  • Angina
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • High cholesterol, Hypercholesterolemia
  • High blood pressure/hypertension
  • Palpitations
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Varicose veins
Cardiovascular Conditions

Immune System Condition, Autoimmune disorders

Immune System Condition, Autoimmune disorders

An immune system condition is any condition that affects the immune system. This can include things like infections, autoimmune diseases, and allergies.

  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Immune deficiency
  • Hypersensitivity disorders – allergies, food/chemical sensitivity, anaphylaxis, urticaria
  • Infections – colds and flu, ear infections (otitis media, otitis externa), tonsillitis, bronchitis, sinusitis
  • Upper respiratory infections (symptoms include: a sore throat, runny nose, nasal congestion, facial pain, shortness of breath/wheezing, productive and non-productive cough)
Immune System Condition, Autoimmune disorders

Rheumatologic and Musculoskeletal Conditions

Rheumatologic and Musculoskeletal Conditions

A Naturopathic Doctor (ND) is a licensed health care provider who uses natural therapies to treat a variety of medical conditions, including rheumatologic and musculoskeletal conditions. Rheumatologic and musculoskeletal conditions are a type of medical problem that can cause pain, inflammation, and limited movement in the joints.

  • Arthritis / Arthralgia (joint pain)
  • Chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia
  • Muscle tension
  • Nerve/Neurological pain
  • Neck, back, shoulder, hip, knee pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sports injuries
  • Tendonitis
Rheumatologic and Musculoskeletal Conditions

Respiratory System Conditions

Respiratory System Conditions

A naturopathic doctor (ND) holistic approach that focuses on the whole person, rather than just the symptoms of the illness. Naturopaths believe that the body has an innate ability to heal itself.

  • Allergies
  • Asthma, Bronchitis
  • Colds and Flus
  • Coughs - productive and non-productive
  • Pneumonia
Respiratory System Conditions

Gastrointestinal Conditions

Gastrointestinal Conditions

A naturopathic doctor for gastrointestinal conditions typically uses a variety of natural therapies to help restore the health of the gastrointestinal tract.

  • Food intolerance
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), H.Pylori, Heartburn
  • General abdominal pain, bloating, flatulence
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – constipation, diarrhea
  • Infant Colic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) – Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Peptic ulcers
Gastrointestinal Conditions

Neurology and Pain Management

Neurology and Pain Management

Naturopathic doctors are trained in a variety of natural therapies which can be used to help treat neurological conditions. Some of these therapies include botanical medicine, homeopathy, and acupuncture.

  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Genitourinary/Renal System Conditions
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Kidney Stones
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Sciatica
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Tinnitus
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) – urinary frequency, urgency, burning on urination
  • Vertigo and dizziness
Neurology and Pain Management

Lab Tests

We provide different types of lab tests
which can help you to understand what is
happening to your body.

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