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7 Weight Loss Tips

(that have nothing to do with counting calories or weighing your food) Weight loss can be a touchy subject. As women (and men) we’re bombarded with messages in the media about how we’re supposed to look, and what beauty is, however unrealistic they might be. Sometimes, when we shift our focus, we can achieve our goals in a healthier way. It’s my hope that this article can help you learn something new, and may help you look at weight loss in a different way. These tips are in no particular order. 1) Uncover Food sensitivities A food sensitivity is different from …

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Hydration and Being Mindful of the Calories We Drink

We all know staying hydrated is good for us. It helps our body carry out many important functions and helps give our skin a healthy glow! However, it’s also important to be mindful of the calories in the liquids we consume, and to realize that many calorie-rich drinks may not really be helping us to stay hydrated, or may be putting stress on our bodies in other ways. Calorie-Rich Drinks Examples of calorie-rich drinks include: Soda Pop Sweetened drinks (eg. Iced tea, flavoured lattes, many blended beverages) Drinks with high fat dairy products like cream (eg. many blended beverages) Fruit …

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A natural way to heart health

By Katrina Traikov ND Naturopathic Doctor Residents of Renfrew County are more likely to experience heart disease and stroke According to Statistics Canada, residents of Renfrew County are more likely to be overweight or obese, have high blood pressure, smoke, drink, and eat fewer fruits and vegetables when compared to the Ontario average. More of us also experience heart disease and stroke. Recently, a study came out in the Canadian Medical Association Journal comparing routine medical care to routine medical care with naturopathic care for Canada Post workers aged 25-65, at high risk of heart disease. The study lasted for one …

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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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The Power of Yoga

Yoga has been studied in terms of many health conditions and has a host of benefits including: stress relief, pain relief, better breathing, increased flexibility and strength, weight management, improved circulation and healing, and better mental focus and presence to the world around us. Yoga has been shown to help decrease symptoms of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and even chronic pain. Yoga also can help normalize heart rate and rhythm, increase our resilience to everyday stresses. Yoga or gentle, mindful stretching can also help us to connect to our bodies on a daily basis and give us insight …

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


    Thursdays 12 pm - 7 pm

    Phone visits available by request.
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    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.