Entries by Tara Gignac, ND

Gratitude and 2018

Last year was a big one for StoneTree Clinic. Our team and our patient community grew a lot! Here are a few highlights from 2018: One new naturopathic doctor—Dr. Bronwyn Hill, ND. She started her ND career as a volunteer student over a decade ago, helping out Dr. Shelby and me when we were practicing over […]

What Dr. Tara Learned at Convention

I was recently at a naturopathic convention, and one of the speakers put up a slide that I thought was worth sharing:   YOU CAN’T OUT-SUPPLEMENT A SHI**Y DIET AND LIFESTYLE   This may not be the news you want to hear as we head into the holiday season, but…it’s the truth. In almost every lecture […]

Our Favourite Health Tips

I often get comments about how healthy everyone looks here at the clinic. And considering we work with sick people all day, it’s amazing that we rarely if ever get sick. Part of our job is certainly to walk the talk. We take our own advice and our own medicine, and we work hard to […]

What’s Your Mindset for Aging?

As I head into my late 40’s, I am struck by how much of the conversation in my peer group is about getting older: My joints are sooooooooo achy. I can’t remember anything. I must be starting to lose it. My fortune to be able to sleep like a teenager again. What the heck happened […]

Candid Conversations with Teens

I recently came across this video from CityLine–it’s worth a watch if you have a teen in your life. How much do you think you know about your teenager? Host Tracy Moore sits down with 12 teens for a candid conversation about what’s really happening in their lives. Whether you are a parent, coach, auntie, […]

Natural Progesterone? Yes, Please!

Peri-menopause has been quite the ride. I’ve written about it before. Eating right, exercising, and supplementing with lots of great hormone-balancing supplements and herbs has helped with my menopausal symptoms, but one of the most potent solutions has been natural progesterone supplements. Progesterone has many functions in a woman’s body, but the most well-known and […]

13 Books to Help With Your Resolutions

According a recent poll, many of our top resolutions this year are around our health–three of the top four, in fact: Eat better Exercise more Save more money Increase self-care (more sleep, etc.) Interestingly, “read more” came in at number five. With that in mind, we thought we’d give you a list of our top health […]

Cancer Care Comes to StoneTree

For several years, we’ve been looking for an experienced naturopathic doctor whose sole job at StoneTree would be to work with patients with a cancer diagnosis. We found him! We are very excited to welcome Dr. Ehab Mohammed, ND to the StoneTree Clinic family. Dr. Ehab is a licensed naturopathic doctor, board certified from the College of […]

Ten Recipes to Save Your Life

I love this Ted Talk. Jamie Oliver, chef, food and health activist, gives an unsettling talk on the absolute crisis we are in with respect to our health and food. In this impassioned talk, he reports: In the 18 minutes of his talk, 4 Americans will be dead from the food they eat. Two-thirds of Americans […]