Health Tips

Health Tips, wellness articles, recipes and more from our team of naturopathic doctors and professionals at Natural Choice Medical Clinic in Guelph, Ontario.



Stressed? Anxious? Depressed? Dr. Aleksandra Gasinski, ND explains some natural treatments for mental health.

2 weeks 3 days ago

Why the alignment of the pelvis matters in pregnancy

In this brief overview, Dr. Alyssa Shepherd explains how chiropractic care can optimize your pregnancy and birth experience. 

2 months 3 days ago


Why a chiropractic examination is essential for all infants

Ever wonder why people take babies to see chiropractors? Read on as Dr. Alyssa Shepherd explains about birth trauma & how chiropractic helps.

2 months 3 days ago


PMS: What do anxiety, breast tenderness and bloating have in common?

What do anxiety, breast tenderness and bloating have in common? Read on to find out what your PMS is trying to tell you.

2 months 2 weeks ago


Tired, Sluggish, & Overweight? It Might be your Thyroid

Hypothyroidism is a commonly misdiagnosed condition in women due to incomplete testing. Check if you are hypothyroid with 3 commonly missed lab tests.

2 months 2 weeks ago

Period 101: understanding your cycle

Period 101: Understanding your Cycle in 3 Easy Steps

Period 101: What are your hormones doing throughout the month and how are your period symptoms trying to give you clues about hormonal imbalances.

2 months 2 weeks ago

The Chiropractic Adjustment

The Chiropractic Adjustment – How does it work? (Part 3)

In this the third installment on how chiropractic adjustments work, we will discuss how chiropractic effects hormone levels in your body.

2 months 2 weeks ago

Boost your Milk Supply, Naturally

If you need some help boosting your supply, here are some natural and safe tips to jump start milk production.

3 months 3 weeks ago

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Breakthrough Holiday Tips with Dr. Duncan

Dr. Kelsey Duncan, ND shares her advice for having an enjoyable but productive holiday season. We wish you a happy and healthy holiday season!

4 months 4 days ago

The Chiropractic Adjustment – How does it work? (Part 2)

Post 2 on the chiropractic adjustment: Dr. Shepherd reveals how chiropractic care helps improve communication between your brain and body.

4 months 3 weeks ago

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Naturopathic Medicine After Cancer Treatment

There are many reasons to use naturopathic medicine after cancer treatment, including decreasing long-term side effects and preventing future recurrence.

4 months 3 weeks ago

The Chiropractic Adjustment – How does it work (Part 1)

Dr. Shepherd gives the first in a series on how the chiropractic adjustment works to help decrease pain and increase function and vitality.

4 months 3 weeks ago

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Dr. Duncan's tips for heartburn in pregnancy

Many women suffer from heartburn during pregnancy. It can be annoying but also painful. Watch Dr. Duncan's tips to reduce your suffering

4 months 3 weeks ago


Period Cramping Your Style?

Why you may be suffering + how to start living cramp-less each month. Many women suffer from dysmenorrhea, cramps during their periods, in silence.

6 months 3 weeks ago

Chiropractic adjustment

The Chiropractic Adjustment – What is it? & does it hurt???

The classic chiropractic adjustment is a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust applied by a highly trained Doctor of Chiropractic to a subluxated joint.

6 months 3 weeks ago

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Reducing Side Effects of Cancer Treatments

Naturopathic medicine can help reduce the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, allowing cancer patients to move through treatment more comfortably.

7 months 5 days ago

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What to Stock in Your Medicine Cabinet This Fall

Natural immune-boosting tips for back to school cold and flu season to keep you healthy from Natural Choice Medical Clinic in Guelph.

7 months 3 weeks ago


Reduce Nausea in the First Trimester Naturally

Kelsey Duncan, Naturopathic Intern at our clinic in Guelph, shares her top 3 natural tips in reducing nausea and vomiting in the first trimester.

8 months 6 days ago

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Bioidentical Hormones & Menopause

Dr. Eleveld, Naturopathic Doctor in Guelph explains Bioidentical Hormones for the treatment of concerns during menopause.

11 months 2 weeks ago


Foods that Fight Cancer: Mushrooms

Mushrooms are superfoods when it comes to preventing and fighting cancer, whether used in the diet or as supplements

1 year 6 days ago

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Preventing Cancer and Recurrence

There are a number of healthy steps you can take to prevent cancer and cancer recurrence, including eating greens, exercising, and reducing toxin exposure.

1 year 3 weeks ago

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Health Tips for Optimizing your Omega 3 Fatty Acids Levels

The Consequences of An Unhealthy Omega 6 to Omega 3 Ratio and the Best Sources of Omega 3’s!

1 year 1 month ago


Naturopathic Support for Breast Cancer

Naturopathic treatments are gaining recognition for cancer-killing activity and the ability to decrease side effects of chemotherapy or radiation.

1 year 1 month ago

Cortisol Stress Hormone

How Stress is Stealing Your Hormones

Stress used to serve one purpose – that was to run from lions and tigers and bears. That used to happen occasionally. Now it happens ALL THE TIME.

1 year 2 months ago

Estrogen Dominance

Menopause: Are we meant to go through it?

“Isn’t menopause normal? Aren’t we meant to go through it? Shouldn’t my body be going through this process?”

1 year 2 months ago

Naturopathic Cancer Care

A growing body of research is now showing that naturopathic medicine can complement conventional cancer care very well.

1 year 3 months ago

How To Be PMS Free By Month End

Breaking down your PMS symptoms and how to be PMS-free by next month

1 year 3 months ago

3 Ways to Stay Energized This Holiday Season

Taking care of yourself during this time will help you survive the holidays with pep in your step and minimal bags under your eyes.

1 year 4 months ago

10 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Boost Fertility Naturally!

On average, approximately one in seven couples has difficulty conceiving and about a quarter of all pregnancies end up in miscarriages. 

1 year 5 months ago

Health Tips for a Happy Healthy Pregnancy

Emotions during this time are ever-changing and hormone fuelled; from excitement and joy of the upcoming bundle, to anxiety and fear. 

1 year 8 months ago

The Versatility of honey

Honey has been around for more than 150 million years and there are many positive nutritional and health benefits from this household item.

1 year 8 months ago

Curry in a Hurry

Love it or hate it, more and more health benefits are coming to light about this golden powder. 

1 year 10 months ago

Anti Cancer Dietary Guidelines

Let’s talk about protein, fats, dairy, carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables. Download our Anti Cancer Dietary Guidelines PDF today.

1 year 12 months ago

The Essentials of Essential oils for your Home and Health

Essential oils can be used in cleaning, as topical applications to the skin (when diluted in a carrier oil), for inhalation or for aromatherapy.

2 years 5 days ago

Naturopathic Morning Smoothie

My morning smoothie is typically the same everyday.

2 years 1 week ago

Beat the Sneezes

Spring has sprung and for those of us with seasonal allergies, this means any combination of sneezing, wheezing, and itchy watery eyes just to name a few!

2 years 2 weeks ago

Combating Insomnia

The first step is identifying potential reasons you are suffering from insomnia, from there you can try some of my strategies for combating it.

2 years 1 month ago

Naturopathic Medicine and Mental Health

Do you feel clear, grounded and balanced? Or are you at the whim of emotions that seem to take you over? 

2 years 1 month ago

The Best Kale Salad Recipe

I can't take full credit for this one - it is an adapted version of a recipe given to me by my mother in law. This one is always a hit when hosting!

2 years 2 months ago

Naturopathic Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease

Naturopathic medicine for the prevention of cardiovascular disease: a randomized clinical trial

2 years 2 months ago

Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 - Environmental Working Group

Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 - 2014 shopper's guide to pesticide in produce by Environmental Working Group.

2 years 2 months ago

Meta-analysis on organic produce and health

Higher antioxidant and lower cadmium concentrations and lower incidence of pesticide residues in organically grown crops.

2 years 2 months ago

Avoid a Miserable Menopause

During peri-menopause and menopause, many different hormones change drastically but the changes that happen can be different for every woman.

2 years 3 months ago

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