You’re in bed watching the clock and counting down the hours until you have to face another busy day. You’ve been tossing and turning and just can’t get to sleep. Now you’re feeling stressed about how little you’ve slept and how you’ll manage on zero sleep. Sleep is extremely important for both our physical and… Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to a Good Night’s Sleep: Practical Tips for Busy Minds
In our fast-paced world, multitasking has become commonplace. Many people juggle various tasks simultaneously, believing it to be a key to productivity and efficiency. However, the relationship between multitasking and mental health is a topic of growing concern. While multitasking can be a useful skill in certain situations, it can also have detrimental effects on… Continue reading The Multi-Tasking Dilemma: Skill or Stress?
The attacks we saw in Israel and the continuing crisis are truly difficult to comprehend. We have written this for those who are struggling to cope and are looking for concrete strategies. We appreciate that everyone reading this has varying degrees of personal involvement in this conflict. For those who are struggling and grieving, we… Continue reading Navigating Mental Health Amidst a World Crisis
Change is an inevitable part of life. From changes in seasons to new relationships, change is the only constant in life. While this can feel scary, change also has many benefits. This month, we will explore the benefits of change and ways to embrace it. While scary, change can have many benefits. This can include… Continue reading Embracing Change
Do you ever wonder why you sometimes experience “butterflies” in your stomach when doing something exciting, or have a “gut feeling” about a particular scenario? This is because our gut microbiota, i.e. the community of microorganisms living in the gut, does much more than just aid in digestion, immunity and metabolic functioning – it is… Continue reading The Connection Between Gut, Mood and Behaviour
When dealing with mental health concerns, research is showing the benefit of utilizing an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to treatment. Having a therapist, family doctor and Naturopathic Doctor on your team can help to treat and cope with any struggles you may be experiencing. What is a Naturopathic Doctor? Naturopathic doctors are healthcare practitioners… Continue reading Naturopathic Medicine and Mental Health
Navigating a healthy diet can feel like a maze. At every turn, there’s another flashing sign telling you to eat more of this and less of that. Add the constant conflicting information and it becomes even more confusing! Therefore, it’s understandable why people don’t know what or how much of certain foods and nutrients to… Continue reading What Does Fibre do for Digestive Health?
Do you often find yourself struggling with feelings of never being ‘good enough’? If so, you may be dealing with imposter syndrome. Often, this presents in the workplace, academics and even in relationships. Generally, people dealing with imposter syndrome often struggle with feeling they are incompetent, not deserving of their accomplishments and worry that people… Continue reading Living with Imposter Syndrome
What is OCD? OCD is made up of obsessions, compulsions, or both. Obsessions are recurrent and persistent thoughts, urges or images that are intrusive and unwanted. Compulsions are repetitive behaviours or mental acts (i.e. praying, counting, repeating words silently) that one feels driven to perform in response to an obsession. These acts are intended to… Continue reading OCD – Get Out of My Head!
The Mind-Body Connection: While IBS is a physical medical condition, the mind-body connection is a strong one, so our mental state does have a significant impact on IBS symptoms. In particular, mood and gut functioning have a strong relationship. The central nervous system (our brain and spinal cord) and the enteric nervous system (our… Continue reading Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for IBS