Top Supplements for Wellness

Posted to: Wellness Blog by Dr. Joanne on Jan 17, 2015

Do I need to take supplements if I want to stay healthy?

My answer is, sort of.  Many of our diets are deficient in key nutrients and studies have shown fruits and vegetables to be lower in nutrients than in the past due to the mineral depleted soils that they are grown in and longer travel/shelf time.  Vitamin D3, for example, is very hard to get from diet alone. Today, supplementing with this vitamin is pretty much standard care even among medical doctors.  Another example is iodine, which may need to be supplemented if you do not eat enough seaweed or seafood.  So while it’s not necessary to have a cupboard full of vitamins, supplementing to fill in holes in your diet is important.

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Homeopathic Flu Solutions

Posted to: Wellness Blog by Dr. Joanne on Sep 9, 2014

We had the flu and several colds run through our family last season. Are there natural supplements that can protect me from the flu?

Yes! Natural remedies including homeopathic remedies and herbs can help protect you from colds and flu. They can also help reduce your symptoms and help your recover more quickly when you do get sick. There are many wonderful remedies found in nature that support the immune system. Read the whole blog to learn about some of my top recommendations.

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The Benefits of Maca

Posted to: Wellness Blog by Dr. Joanne on Jun 12, 2014

I’ve been hearing a lot about Maca. What is it good for and is it something I should take?

If you are fatigued and need some support for your energy or are looking to nurture your endocrine system, Maca may be a really nice addition to your wellness regime when added to your diet as a food.

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May Department News

Posted to: From the Aisles by Lauren Crichlow on Apr 30, 2014

Spring is underway (technically)! Check in with the managers of each department as they share interesting food news, upcoming specials, and more. This month you'll hear about our organic potting plants & herbs, how to save on some of your favorite local products, the wild-caught salmon season, and more!

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Natural Acne Solutions

Posted to: Wellness Blog by Dr. Joanne on Mar 12, 2014

Say hello to that natural glow with these simple solutions for acne from our Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Joanne. She offers meaningful suggestions for promoting skin health through diet adjustments, hormone balancing techniques, and proper cleansing methods.

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Beat the Winter Blues!

Posted to: Wellness Blog by Dr. Joanne on Feb 20, 2014

Feet dragging during this seemingly endless winter? Don't let the weather keep you from enjoying life! Dr. Joanne offers her best tips on enhancing mood & energy and some helpful preventative measures you can take in years to come to chase those winter blues away!

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Preventing Flu and Cold, Naturally

Posted to: Wellness Blog by Dr. Joanne on Jan 1, 2014

There are two steps to beating the cold and flu. The first step is prevention. Keeping your immune system strong and your stress low is the key. However, if you do get sick, simple nutritional and herbal therapies will help you recover quickly. The Cold Wet Sock treatment is great for stopping a cold in its tracks...

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