Category Archives: Women’s Health


Doula Trained!

I am now a certified naturopathic doula!  I have to admit, a part of my reasoning for taking the training that I completed this last weekend was purely selfish in nature.  I’m entering my “ticking clock” years and my partner and I plan to start a family in the near future, so I wanted to […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Fertility Women's Health | Tags: , , , , , , : | Comment

Canadian Cancer Screening Guidelines

My partner recently discovered an abnormal pea-shaped, semi-solid lump in his testicle. Specializing in women’s health, I had not done many male genital exams up to this point, but I knew when he asked me to palpate it that it was abnormal enough to warrant a next-day appointment with his GP. A subsequent ultrasound was […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Cancer Immunity & Inflammation Longevity Men's Health Women's Health | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Why Saying ‘I’m Fine’ Is Ruining Your Life

I asked Kimberley Newing to contribute a guest blog post as she is a talented Professional Certified Coach who lives her life and guides others from the grounded perspective of a balanced body, mind, and spirit.  Here’s what she has to say… Recently I heard this from a client, “If people knew how I really felt on the […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Mental/Emotional/Spiritual Health Women's Health | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Top 10 Reasons to Come See a Naturopathic Doctor

Uncertain as to whether naturopathic medicine is right for you? For the maintenance of good health, a high quality of life, and the prevention of illness. You have a need for more natural approaches to your health concerns. Concern about the long term consequences of being on prescription drugs, or, Your medical doctor is advising you […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Call to Action Longevity Nutrition Supplementation Women's Health | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Fertility Complaints

I prefer to call it ‘fertility’ rather than ‘infertility’ when I’m working with soon-to-be moms.  I view it as a cooperative effort to create the healthiest, most fertile body possible in order to increase the woman’s chances of raising a healthy, happy baby.  I really enjoy working with my fertility patients as they are gung-ho […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Blood Sugar Detoxification Fertility Hormones Immunity & Inflammation Men's Health Nutrition Women's Health | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Female Hormonal Complaints from Estrogen Dominance

Certain underlying factors will predispose one to experience a less-than-ideal monthly flow, such as a diet high in sugar, carbohydrates and poor-quality oils, a lack of exercise, excessive stress, drinking caffeine and a history of pelvic inflammatory disease. One of the most common causes of female menstrual complaints is an imbalance in estrogen and progesterone […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Hormones Women's Health | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

The Pediatric Disease with Geriatric Consequences: Osteoporosis

Close to a quarter of those who have a hip fracture due to brittle, porous bones (part of what defines osteoporosis) will die within a year.  It is generally thought to be a disease of the elderly, but can strike at any age, and, as we start losing bone in our mid-30’s, it is a […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Bone Health Longevity Nutrition Physical Activity Supplementation Women's Health | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Breast Cancer Nutrition

Breast cancer.  Just the thought can make us shudder.  As more women are becoming diagnosed with breast cancer it is imperative that we take matters into our own hands and seek out prevention as a means to avoid this disease. When it comes to your health, eating a nutritious diet and avoiding foods that promote […]

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