Naturopathic Doctors – Halifax, NS

How shift work can impact your health – and what to do about it!

You may have heard that shift work can negatively impact your health. You may be feeling this yourself! Do you work evenings, nights, early mornings, rotating shifts, long hours or travel in different time zones? Are you tired all of the time, having trouble adjusting your sleep schedule, having trouble focusing, or experiencing other health problems? Do you find yourself missing work more often because you don’t feel well?

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Suffering from Skin Issues?

Are you suffering from chronic skin issues? Feel like you have tried everything? We can help!

I have personally dealt with skin issues like acne and eczema for many years. I tried everything that my doctor and dermatologist recommended including Accutane, hormonal birth control pills, numerous topical prescriptions, benzoyl peroxide, and hydrocortisone creams. I felt like I was buying every skin care system for acne on the market! But it wasn’t until I took the time to figure out what the root cause of my skin concerns were that I was able to treat them properly.

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Stubborn Weight

It’s not just about watching what you eat and exercising. Stubborn weight (excess fat) can be complicated, and if you’re trying to find solutions on your own it may be quite frustrating! If you are truly committed, we can work together and get to the bottom of it, once and for all! And it’s not just about your appearance, it’s about your health – feeling strong and confident! Stubborn weight is often a sign your body is out of balance.

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Low-Carb Diets and Your Hormones

Let’s be honest – it can be challenging to navigate the world of nutrition. There are many different dietary tools and trends that we see popping up, whether we hear about them from a friend, see it on our social media timeline, or read about it on a website. There are so many options and opinions out there and it can be tough to know what is the right fit for you.

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The Healing Power of Nature

Did you know that spending time in nature can improve your health and well-being?

Spending time in natural environments like a park, yard, gardening, hiking/biking trails, mountains, beaches, woods, doing outdoor sports, etc. can actually improve our academic and occupational performance and our wellbeing. Spending time in nature can reduce our cortisol level, reduce our exposure to stress, improve our coping mechanisms, and reduce certain morbidity and mortality rates from things like cardiovascular disease and depression.

A lack of spending time in the natural world and spending too much time inside in front of screens (computer, TV, phone, tablet, video games) has been associated with negative health effects such as obesity, behavioral problems, poor sleep, depression and poor academic performance.
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Mother’s Day 2018

Trying to come up with a special gift for your Mom this Mothers day? Everyone needs someone to take care of them! Our Naturopathic Doctors are equipped with the knowledge and experience necessary to support their patients and offer them a partner in health. Self care can be very difficult to prioritize in this day and age when life is so busy and we have so many demands on our schedules. A gift card can be a great way to show her you want to take care of her too. We can send you an e-mail voucher when you order your gift card over the phone or you can pick yours up at our clinic any time.

Balance Your Hormones: FREE TALK

Join us on Tuesday May 15th at 7pm at Bedford Naturopathic.

PMS, monthly mood changes, irregular periods, heavy periods, painful periods, and more! Although common, it doesn’t mean that they are normal symptoms you should be dealing with every month. In this talk we will go through common causes and natural solutions for these hormonal dilemmas. Balanced hormones are especially important if you are planning on having a baby in the near future!

Join Bedford Naturopathic’s Dr. Urquhart and Dr. Quinn, Tuesday May 15th at 7pm, as they discuss common causes and natural solutions for these hormonal dilemmas!

Call: 902-835-4907

How Stress Affects Your Health

Stress, if not managed properly, can lead to mood swings, trouble concentrating, weight gain, fatigue, thyroid issues, trouble sleeping, digestive complaints, low libido, hormonal imbalances of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone, accelerated aging, insulin resistance, high blood pressure, and other health issues.

Cortisol is the major ‘stress’ hormone made in our adrenal glands. Most of the cells in our body contain receptors for cortisol, so stress can have effects on many different body systems! Cortisol is a part of the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis (HPA axis) which controls stress and regulates body processes such as blood sugar, metabolism, digestion, blood pressure, memory, emotions, mood, thyroid, melatonin, and others.

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SIBO: What is it and do you have it?

Have you been dealing with unpleasant digestive symptoms that you can’t seem to get to the bottom of? SIBO, or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, is something we are seeing more and more of in practice. In fact, many cases of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) are thought to be SIBO. Read on for more information!

What is SIBO?

We have an abundance of bacteria in our colon (large intestine), with lesser amounts present the further up the digestive tract we go (small intestine, stomach). SIBO is the presence of excessive bacteria in the small intestine. This area of the GI tract plays a big role in our digestion and absorption of nutrients, so you can imagine if the terrain is not optimal it can lead to an array of issues. Unfortunately, you can feel just plain terrible!

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FREE TALK: Gut Health – Optimizing Your Digestion

**Our March 26th talk was another big hit so we have added a third event.**

Tuesday April 17th at 7pm at Bedford Naturopathic.

Feeling that your digestive health could improve? Are you experiencing discomfort such as frequent bloating, heartburn, gas, irregularity or other symptoms? Join Dr. Quinn, ND & Dr. Dean, ND for a free informative educational session about gut health! Learn about healthy vs. unhealthy digestion, the factors that can impact your digestion, how the gut is connected to the body as a whole and what our approach is to healing these issues.

Join us on Tuesday April 17th at 7pm at Bedford Naturopathic.

Call: 902-835-4907