Dr. Tara, cold but happy in January!

Is This the Secret to a Happy Winter?

This little article made me think. As someone who has often longed for the end of winter, I was intrigued. Could the secret to enjoying winter really be about mindset? I now think the answer is yes. When you can change your mind, and decide that winter is something you get to do as opposed… Continue reading →

The Best Diet?

The most common question that Naturopathic Doctors are asked is, “What is the best diet?”  It’s no surprise. The choice of diets can seem overwhelming. Should they be keto? Should they be vegan? Should they eat whole grains or avoid them? Should they eat raw food or cooked?   The answer? It depends. Not every diet is right for every… Continue reading →

What Would the Healthy You Do?

As we kick off a new year and a new decade, many of our patients have set goals for better health outcomes–things like a lower body weight, more energy, a better mood, or better sleep. If there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that the road to changing outcomes always requires changing habits. After all, the behaviour… Continue reading →

Our 6 Best Winter Immune-Boosting Tips

Naturopathic medicine has many tools to help our patients recover from colds and flus. Vitamins, minerals, herbal medicines and IV vitamin C can all work wonders to get on top of symptoms and speed up healing.   What we love to do even more is prevent illness in the first place! Here’s our recipe for a… Continue reading →

Lead in Grey County School Water: What You Should Know

In early November, a report was released on an investigation into the lead levels in the water of many Ontario schools and daycare facilities. Several schools in Grey county were listed as exceeding federal guidelines. You can find the list of local schools and more info here, or view the original news report based on the joint… Continue reading →

Could Depression Be Caused by an Immune System Imbalance?

Here’s a different way of looking at a challenging problem, and one that fits with what naturopathic doctors frequently see in practice. In her new book, This is Depression, Dr. Diane McIntosh MD presents the idea that depression could be caused by an imbalance in the immune system. Here’s the gist:  There are cells in the… Continue reading →

Grow a Mo, Save a Bro: The Crisis in Men’s Health

We spend a lot of time on women’s and children’s health issues here. At some level, that makes sense–after all, the general practitioners at StoneTree are women, so the health concerns of women are top of mind for us. We’re living them ourselves, and many of us are moms, too. But there’s more to it… Continue reading →

Are Your Vitamin D Levels Too Low?

It’s the time of year when we often look to vitamin D levels in our patients, and for good reason–low levels of the “sunshine vitamin” have been linked to a host of conditions, including seasonal affective disorder and osteoporosis. We wrote about the interesting history and importance of vitamin D before, but new research is showing vitamin D matters for more than… Continue reading →

A Symptom Management Resource for Cancer Patients

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year, almost 27,000 women in Canada will be diagnosed with this disease—74 women per day. Here’s the amazing part: 88% will survive it. The mortality rate for breast cancer has been declining since 1986. Between earlier diagnosis and better treatments, we’re simply getting better at tackling the problem…. Continue reading →

The Tests We Use to See Into Your Health Future

If you look at the leading causes of death in Canada, you’ll notice that most of them are the result of chronic disease. They’re things like cardiovascular disease, Alzheimers, and diabetes–things that tend to be slow-moving and subtle, creeping up on you over years, silently exerting their effects on your body without your awareness.   But… Continue reading →