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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… Continue reading →

It’s Even Easier to Use your Extended Benefits Before 2019

It’s easy to forget about your health–especially if your body hasn’t yet decided to remind you. And it’s particularly easy at this time of year when you’re running around dealing with holiday commitments and other stressors. But now might be the most important time of year to remember to support your immune system and shore up… Continue reading →

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… Continue reading →

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… Continue reading →

Lavender: Reduced Anxiety with No Side-Effects

Lavender has long history of use for its calming effect. Anxiety, insomnia, restlessness—they’re all challenges that can often be helped with lavender. In 2014, a double-blind, placebo-controlled study looked at the impact of the orally administered lavender oil preparation Silexan. The study divided 539 adults into four groups. A placebo group A paroxetine group (a… Continue reading →

Functional Hypothyroidism: When Normal Isn’t Normal

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck that’s responsible for secreting a critical hormone called triiodothyronine or “T3”. T3 is the active form of the thyroid hormone. It’s the body’s “accelerator,” regulating body temperature, heart rate, body weight, and glucose/cholesterol management. T3 is essentially responsible for controlling cell metabolism in every cell in your body,… Continue reading →

Dr. Kendra is Back November 5th!

Dr. Kendra is back in the house on November 5th. She is already booking up fast! Her hours this fall/winter are: Monday 2-6 Tuesdays 9-5 Thursdays 10-1 A big welcome to baby Rowan! We are all so excited to have another baby in the StoneTree Clinic family.:) You can book an appointment with Dr. Kendra here, or by calling… Continue reading →

Food as Medicine: Moonshine Mama’s Turmeric Elixir

Turmeric has received a lot of coverage in health media of late, and for good reason. The active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, has been shown in studies to be useful for a wide variety of health concerns, from inflammation, arthritis, and mood to heart disease and even cancer. The trick is getting enough in you in… Continue reading →

5 Ways to Support Breast Health

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, an estimated 26,300 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017. This represents 25% of all new cancer cases in women in 2017. The same year, 5,000 women died from breast cancer. This represents 13% of all cancer deaths in women in 2017…. Continue reading →

Is Your Teen Struggling With Mental Health Issues?

StoneTree welcomes a guest writer today. Eve Clements is a grade 12 student at CCI, and the daughter of Dr. Tara. Here she is with her perspective on teen mental health. Thanks, Eve!  – The StoneTree Team Rates of depression and anxiety in teens have risen 70% in the last 25 years.We’re in the grips of a… Continue reading →