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Progress to Fitness 55+

Want to Learn more about nutrition and healthy ageing?   Join Valley Naturopath Tues. April 26th 10am-11:30am at the Petawawa Civic Centre. It’s part of the PROGRESS TO FITNESS program that Petawawa Parks and Recreation is hosting – $15 for all 8 weeks – April through June 2016. For more information or to register Call 613-687-5678 or e-mail Colin Coyle – ccoyle@petawawa.ca This is a public event geared at those 55+

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Farm-fresh veggies

Farm-fresh organic veggies can be a great way to connect with farmers in your community, and to incorporate more veggies into your diet. Farm-fresh organic veggies often taste quite different than some of the veggies you may find at the grocery store, and they often contain more nutrients (along with less pesticide residues!!) Originally published in the Valley Naturopath clinic newsletter March 2014.

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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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Pain management – naturopathic approaches

There are many different tools that Naturopaths can use with patients for pain management. We try to address the root cause of your pain to gradually decrease or resolve it over time. We also have approaches that can provide fast relief, naturally. Our approaches include Mindfulness-based approaches including stress reduction techniques Addressing health concerns that could be contributing to pain (eg. Digestive problems, past or current injuries, inflammation, arthritis, fractures, fibromyalgia) Helping you prepare for and recover from surgery Assessing and treating alignment of the bones, as well as treating the muscles and soft tissues – looking at your body’s structure …

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Eight tips for healthy eating

We all know healthy eating is important, but our busy lives can make it difficult. Here are some practical tips to help support you to eat healthy! Eight practical tips that can help support healthy eating 1) Read ingredient lists It sounds like a no brainer, but you’d be surprised what’s in your food! If it has more than 3 ingredients, or things in it you can’t pronounce, feel free to re-consider buying it! 2) Try shopping at the edges of the grocery store and limit your time in the aisles! This helps you stay away from processed foods, and guides …

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Eating for blood sugar balance

Keep your energy and mental focus going strong When we eat foods that release sugar into our bloodstream quickly, our energy (and mood) tends to spike and crash like a roller coaster ride instead of being steady and sustained. We also tend to feel less satisfied and feel hungry sooner. It’s also harder on our body, especially our pancreas, and our nervous system. When our blood sugar spikes and crashes it tends to put our nervous system into the sympathetic or stressed out “fight or flight” mode. When our blood sugar stays more even it tends to help keep our …

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Nutrition and Running

Come learn about Nutrition and Running! Discussion topics include: Eating for blood sugar balance Practical ideas to support health eating Nutrition before, during, and after running

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Nutrition and Running

Come learn about Nutrition and Running! Discussion topics include: Eating for blood sugar balance Practical ideas to support health eating Nutrition before, during, and after running  

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  • Contact and Payments


    To book an appointment call Renfrew Chiropractic
    at 613-431-7272

    To contact Valley Naturopath call 613-631-0137 or
    Email info@valleynaturopath.ca

    Accepted Payment Methods

    Accepting VISA, Master Card, and Interac

    Naturopathic medicine is covered by most extended health plans (check with your insurance provider for details), or can be claimed as a medical expense on your tax return.

  • Locations


    1035 O'Brien Road #23
    Renfrew, Ontario,
    (out of Renfrew Chiropractic)


    Thursdays 12 pm - 7 pm

    Phone visits available by request.
    Click here to contact us for more information.

    Valley Naturopath is the Ottawa Valley’s choice for personalized alternative, integrative and holistic health solutions. Serving Pembroke, Petawawa, Renfrew, Cobden, Eganville, Killaloe, Barry's Bay and Renfrew County.

  • Request Katrina as a Guest Speaker

    Request Katrina as a guest speaker

    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!

  • Disclaimer


    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.