Dr Julie Durnan

Archive for the ‘Women’s Health’ Category

Do You Really Need a Multivitamin?

A common question I get from patients at the clinic is: Should I take a one-a-day multivitamin? This is a loaded question. In short, no. And here’s the crazy truth: First of all, with a one-a-day product, you are pretty much wasting your time. No single tablet or capsule can…

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Nature’s Superstar for Female Health: Chasteberry

Healthy hormone levels are necessary if we want to feel our best, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Chaste tree is one of my all time favourite herbs used in the treatment and support of women’s health concerns. This single herb is a powerful tonic and in it’s natural form, can help…

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Coping with Stress During Pregnancy: A Naturopathic Approach

One of the most common complaints that I see in my practice everyday is stress. Stress can be of particular concern for pregnant mamas, as there is often the fear that stress experienced is going to affect the health of the baby. For you mamas-to-be, the prenatal environment that you…

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Daily Detox Tea

  This super cleansing tea supports the elimination of toxins through the liver, kidneys, and colon.  It is gentle enough to drink daily and a wonderful adjunct to a seasonal detoxification program. Combine equal parts: Burdock root Dandelion root Fenugreek Ginger Licorice root Peppermint Add 1 Tbsp of herb combination…

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Bringing Sexy Back: How To Liven Up Your Libido After Childbirth

One of the least talked about topics in women’s health is libido, and this is especially true after women give birth. So, in the true spirit of raising awareness on a most important subject, I want to open the flood gates and have a chat about your mojo post-partum – how…

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‘No Oat’ Oatmeal

We know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Because breakfast sets the pace for the rest of your day, it’s crucial to make the best food choices first thing in the morning.  However, for many people who are trying to reduce their consumption of refined carbohydrates (or sugar in general), breakfast can be…

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Green Dream Detox Smoothie

Patients and friends often ask me:  What’s your favourite detox?  The truth is, I prescribe different detoxification programs and cleanses depending on people’s specific needs.  There are some basics, however, that are helpful for most people. One of my juiciest prescriptions is this drink: Green Dream Detox Smoothie.  It’s great…

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Do You Pass the Holiday Stress Test?

  Yes, it’s true that the holidays are called the most wonderful time of the year.  But for many, they can also be the most stressful time of year.  Instead of putting your health on the backburner right now, I invite you to take a moment to check-in and see…

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Your Hormonal Health Starts With Your Adrenals

Naturopathic medicine offers many solutions for adrenal stress. Depending on the level of depletion and other organ systems that have been affected, the options vary from botanical prescriptions such as Ashwagandha and Rhodiola, to nutritional suggestions, or injected cocktails of vitamins and minerals.

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