Naturopathic Medicine

Why Mood is Affected by Less Sunlight & What to do About it

Even though spring is on the way, we are still dealing with our shorter, darker winter days. More darkness. Less sunlight.  Although I don’t mind winter, the turning inward, the quiet, the darkness, around this time every year my body and mood start responding to the long winter. Even if my introvert self likes the season, my body is ready for the sun. Ready to…

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How to Identify your Core/True North Values: an Exercise

This exercise is a great start for understanding what is most important to you. Think values and ideals you would want to line up with your choices on a daily basis. If you’re trying to have less stress, if you want to be less overwhelmed, lining your choices up with your values is a big piece of making that happen. Of course here and there…

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Can depression be treated holistically? | Ask Dr. Samantha Video

There is hope and holistic ways to manage depression. Depression is real and serious. Let’s start by pointing out that depression can be a downward spiral and we all too often wait to ask for help until we’re too far down in the depths of depression. While some people will always need anti-depressants, there are other factors to consider and that is different from a…

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My Top 5 Tips for Avoiding Holiday Stress

I was walking out to my car yesterday and saw a RAV4 with reindeer antlers. I was so confused. Why would someone put antlers on their car? If this is a holiday thing why would that happen now? Didn’t we just get through the hot mess of “candy, candy everywhere” otherwise known as Halloween? But really…the holiday season is already here for many of us…

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A Life of Alignment

Following is an excerpt from my forthcoming book Overcoming Overwhelm: Dismantle Your Stress from the Inside Out. It’s available for pre-order at your favorite bookseller—you can find direct links here on my website! If you don’t have the health you want, the energy you want, the peace of mind you want, the life you want, getting crystal clear about your core values is the first step to creating…

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Overcoming Overwhelm Pre-order Time!

As you may know, my new book, Overcoming Overwhelm will officially be released by Sounds True publishing on January 1, 2019. Part of me is excited to write this and the other part feels extraordinarily vulnerable as I officially introduce the book to the world. It’s been such a long haul with so many ups and downs. But in the end it doesn’t matter how…

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Ch…ch…ch…changes. It’s YOUR choice.

It can be challenging to do all the things we feel we should be doing and changing to create better health, greater resilience, and peace of mind. The reality is that it’s impossible to do them all. So what can you do? In my book Overcoming Overwhelm:Dismantle Your Stress from the Inside Out I go through a process with my readers to get clear about…

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What kind of protein powder do you recommend? | Ask Dr. Samantha

There are so many types of protein powders out there. This is the one that I’ve found to affect the taste and texture of food and drinks the least. Caveat: it’s not vegan so if you need a vegan protein powder I’ll be addressing that in a future video! Find more about this topic using the search sidebar or topic menu.

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How many hours of sleep is enough? | Ask Dr. Samantha

You really want to get enough sleep, as sleep is the single most important thing for keeping your energy up and your body in balance! What other questions do you have about sleep? Ask me your questions for future videos here! Find more about this topic using the search sidebar or topic menu.

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Healthy Cookware: It’s Important for You (and Your Pets!)

I often have patients and clients asking me about the best options for healthy cookware. This post will review both the good and the bad regarding the detriments and benefits of different types of pots and pans. Non-Stick Did you know that people with pet birds are told to avoid cooking with nonstick teflon cookware because the gasses they release can kill them (the birds not…

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