Dr. Katrina Traikov ND

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Category: Holistic Health

The Power of Gratitude

What simple daily practice can offer you health, happiness, stronger relationships, and an increased feeling of satisfaction with your life? You guessed it – Gratitude.  Best of all, the practice of gratitude can be quick, easy, and free! In this article, we’ll focus on what gratitude is and isn’t as well as the social, physical, and mental-emotional benefits that have been linked with the practice of gratitude. As well, we’ll give you some tips to help you make gratitude a habit. What’s Gratitude? Gratitude is a feeling of thankfulness or appreciation. The practice of gratitude involves spending a little time …

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7 Simple Tricks for New Year’s Resolutions that Stick

A big part of what I do as a Naturopathic Doctor involves helping people make changes in their daily lives that have a long-term impact on their health. Setting goals, making new habits and letting go of old ones can be tricky business. Here are some tips to help you move forward. 1) Have a Vision and Keep it POSITIVE! See the bigger picture. Why are you doing this? What is the ultimate purpose? Paint a mental image of what the future will or could be like and keep it positive. Let it feel real to you. If it doesn’t …

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The importance of healthy digestion

In Chinese medicine, the digestive system is said to be the root of health. It is what allows us to absorb and assimilate the nutrients, fluids, and calories we take in every day and get rid of the waste. Flora – the good bacteria in our gut It’s remarkable, but the bacteria in our gut outnumber the human cells that make up our bodies ten to one! Isn’t that mind blowing? Think of the good bacteria in the gut as a carpet that sits on the wall of our gut. These bugs play the very important role of presenting protein …

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Mental health and addiction – naturopathic approaches

There are many different approaches that Naturopaths can offer their patients with mental health and addiction issues. These include short term relief of cravings or symptoms, and long-lasting skills and more helpful coping mechanisms that can allow you to “kick the habit” or resolve your symptoms for good. Naturopathic approaches to mental health and addiction issues include Ear acupressure / ear seeds – little seeds taped at various locations on the ears. In traditional chinese medicine (TCM) the ear is considered a map of the body. Stimulating specific points can be helpful to help with mental health and / or …

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Pain management, naturally

By Katrina Traikov ND Naturopathic Doctor Pain is the most common reason people seek health care According to the Canadian Pain Society, pain is the most common reason people seek health care. One in five Canadian adults suffers from chronic pain, and its prevalence increases with age. Chronic pain can negatively affect our level of social engagement and our quality of life. It is also associated with higher rates of depression, and even suicide. Pain medications can play an important role in pain management, but they may also put stress on our digestive system, cardiovascular system, liver or kidneys; and …

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What determines your health?

So often, we become focused on treating disease and controlling the symptoms that affect us in our daily lives This makes sense given that symptoms like pain, seasonal allergies or acid reflux can range from bothersome, to downright intense. Symptoms are inconvenient, they prompt us to seek medical attention, and often symptoms can have a real impact on our quality of life. Instead of focusing on symptoms and disease, what about taking a good hard look at the factors that contribute to our health? As a Naturopathic Doctor, I am sworn to encourage others to strengthen their health and reduce …

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    Katrina enjoys speaking on a variety of health topics. Her talks are fun and engaging. From stress management and relaxation, to eating for heart health, to healthy aging, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! Click here to request Katrina as a guest speaker at your next community group, support group, or office meeting today!

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    Any information presented here is provided for educational purposes only and is general in nature. It is not intended to be health advice for any individual. Please speak to your health provider before making any changes – dietary, lifestyle or otherwise - for direct and individualized advice. As information changes constantly, the accuracy and completeness of any information presented here cannot be guaranteed. Access of the information presented is solely at your own risk. It will be assumed that access indemnifies Valley Naturopath and any person involved in the preparation of the information presented here from any and all injury or damage arising from such use.