Entries by Tara Gignac, ND

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 […]

Whooping Cough Prevention and Treatment

In the last week, we have seen a couple of little ones show up with confirmed cases of whooping cough. Whooping cough, or pertussis, is an infection of the respiratory tract caused by the bordetella pertussis bacteria. It starts out looking like the common cold–runny nose, fever, mild cough. This is then followed by severe coughing […]

Vitamin C and Sepsis (& Other Infections!)

Sepsis is a life-threatening illness caused by your body’s response to an infection that has gotten out of control. Sepsis develops when the chemicals of the immune system that are released into the bloodstream to fight an infection instead cause wide spread inflammation throughout the entire body. When sepsis turns into septic shock things get […]

How to Decide What to Eat

North Americans are obsessed with figuring out what is or isn’t the BEST food or diet. Reports in the media like this one report on a single food that is magic for a specific health complaint–in this case nuts and colon cancer. No doubt some media outlet will post an article the soon that nuts are bad for you because […]