info@naturestouchnd.ca
36 Vodden St. East Ste 202
Brampton, ON L6V 4H4
(905) 451-3200
10/09

#4 of 10 Week Countdown- Kids Supplement Giveaway!

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The Winner of the Kids Supplement Giveaway was Jeannette E.  Congratulations!!

 

09/16

Week 8 Fish oil Winner!

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Winner of the Fish oil package…. goes to… Rosa M.

Can pick up anytime at the front desk of the office… Congratulations!!

09/05

#9- Top 10 Health Tips!

#9- Top 10 Health Tips!

Over last 10 years, 3 maternity leaves I have managed to treat over 1,000 patients and many health concerns.  Here are my TOP 10 to help you start to address your health concerns…

10. Contrast Showers- take a hot shower and always end with cold for 30-60 seconds.  The cold helps to close your skin pores and helps to circulate your blood more efficiently.

9. Multi-vitamins are pointless unless they have therapeutic amounts of each ingredients. More effective to take individual vitamins or minerals that are needed.

8. Most adults and children should be taking a probiotic, fish oil and vitamin D- ask your ND on how much.

7. Do you need to hit the gym- depends on your health goal- but what you really need is to move- put your pedometer on to reach 10,000 steps per day.

6. Get your blood tested to find out which foods agree with your body.  Eat the right foods for your body to encourage a healthy lifestyle.

5. Emotional suppression leads to physical disease- let me put together the right Bach flower remedy that is best for you- this helps to unravel layers of emotional suppression until we can address the root cause of the emotion that is contributing to your physical symptom.

4. Drink at least 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water everyday- this is your minimum amount!

3. Most people are magnesium deficient- ask your ND for the right dose for you.

2. Chronic disease takes at least 10 years to develop- Prevention is Key!  Inflammation is the root cause of many chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, etc.

1. Most important triad is the relationship between our adrenals, thyroid, ovaries/uterus (women)/tests (men).  Stress has a huge impact on our hormonal cycle.  Cortisol effect leads to adrenal fatigue and insomnia and then effects thyroid (hair loss, weight issues, dryness) and/ or effects uterus/ovaries (irregular menses, infertility, fibroids, cysts) or in men (decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, infertility).

Stay tuned for next week…

#8.  Win 2 bottles of FISH OILs by Metagenics.  Stay tuned on how to put your name in the draw to win!

 

Dr. Maria Papasodaro, ND

(905) 451-3200

 

08/28

10th Week Countdown Begins…2007 vs. 2017!

10 Years of Nature’s Touch Naturopathic Clinic!

  • 2 clinic locations; Inside A Healing Place and BodyWorkx Health Group
  • Over 1,000 patients treated
  • 6 Naturopathic “Walk for Wellness” events in recognition of Naturopathic Medicine Week
  • 3 TV appearances on Rogers TV, countless seminars, lunch and learns, presentations
  • 3 years of teaching experience at Centennial College
  • 1 Hair cut Donation for “Locks for Love”
  • 3 children- 2 girls (7, 5) and 1 boy (2.5)
  • 1 E-book on top 10 wellness tips to begin your journey to wellness.
  • Corporate consultations-Canadian Tire and St. Bernard School
  • Member of Momstown, Moms Entrepreneurial Brampton
  • Expanded clinical hours with the addition of Dr. Kamila, ND
  • Certifications: Naturopathic Doula, First Line Therapy Practitioner, Gluten Sensitivity, Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, Prescribing Rights, IVIT certified

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2017

 

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08/23

Your Thyroid!

Do you hold back your emotions? Do you say “yes” but really want to say “No”? Do you keep in what you really want to say or do?  If you do any of these, your thyroid can be at risk!  Your thyroid represents your throat chakra- Your Voice!  When you hide your voice you are allowing your thyroid to become susceptible to disease.

Testing your Thyroid?

Most medical doctors will only test your TSH.  However there is a more complete panel to run to look at the entire picture of your thyroid function.  Most important blood work to run at the beginning includes:

TSH

Free T4

Free T3

TPO (thyroid antibodies)

Even when levels come back normal, there are low or high levels that should still be treated especially if you are still having symptoms.

Two main conditions to look out for?

  1. Hypothyroidism- fatigue, weakness, weight gain, hair loss, dry skin, cold intolerance, muscle cramps
  2. Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis-fatigue, weight gain, constipation, joint pain, infertility

You can see many symptoms are very similar so best to screen right from the beginning as TSH can still be completely normal and others can be abnormal and therefore go undiagnosed for many months or years.

Naturopathic Treatment

  1. Stress reduction
  2. Herbs and Minerals to help improve thyroid and adrenal function
  3. Dietary changes
  4. Desiccated Thyroid

 

Dr. Maria Papasodaro, ND

(905) 451-3200

www.naturestouchnd.ca

04/21

Are Bio-identical Hormones for you?

There are two main times in a woman or a man’s life that hormone imbalances may arise.  For women, it happens during your menstruating years, and then at menopause.  For men, before age 50 then at andropause.

Hormonal Imbalance Symptoms:

  1. weight issues
  2. insomnia
  3. anxiety
  4. irritability/anger
  5. hot flashes
  6. memory fog
  7. low libido
  8. irregular/heavy periods
  9. hair loss
  10. breast tenderness
The best way to determine a hormone imbalance is by performing a salivary hormone test.  Saliva is more accurate than blood, especially because it is performed at a specific time in the cycle and therefore, the exact values are known.  Hormone test investigates your levels of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA and cortisol.
Bio identical Hormones
Are naturally occurring hormones, like the ones already in our body.  In menstruating women, a natural progesterone cream would help to correct a deficiency in progesterone or an excess in estrogen.  During menopause, often a combination of estrogen/progesterone creams are required to offset the imbalance of estrogen and progesterone as they decrease.
Dr. Maria Papasodaro, ND
(905)451-3200
www.naturestouchnd.ca
02/10

Mental Health

Naturopathic medicine works by addressing the root cause of disease. This is one of my oaths that I obey with every patient.  It works by treating both the body (physical symptoms) and the mind (emotional suppression).  Mental suppression leads to physical disease.  For instance, obesity- we address diet and nutrition but at the same time need to address why the patient uses food as comfort- what is the emotional trigger?  Another example is hypothyroidism- we address the physical with nutrition and optimizing thyroid function but at the same time need to address the emotional suppression with the throat.  Are there feelings of inability to say NO, pleasing and keeping your mouth shut, or a lack of opportunity to express an artistic ability.

Naturopathic Approach to Mental Suppression

  1. Lifestyle Counseling
  2. Bach flower remedies- help to unravel layers of emotional suppression until we address the root cause
  3. Homeopathic remedies
  4. Journaling- when finished each day-tear up the sheet of paper- Do not keep and re-read!
Dr. Maria Papasodaro, ND
www.naturestouchnd.ca
(905)451-3200

 

12/05

The Perfect Lifestyle Program… Join the Group in 2017!

After having 3 kids (in 4 years…) and nursing all of them for about 16 months each.  It was time to focus on getting my body back.  Of course we know that diets don’t work… why? because they are designed for short term use.

Through my struggles and successes of putting this program together…It finally works!!

Lifestyle changes are not just about losing weight… it is much more than that.  It is about having more energy, better mood, better bowel movements, less pain, less anxiety/depression/memory fog and also, the most important to help prevent your risk of heart attacks, stroke, diabetes and cancers.

There are 2 main parts to MY program:

  1. EAT THE RIGHT FOODS FOR YOUR BODY- this involves me helping you discover which foods your body is sensitive too.
  2. EAT THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF FOOD- each person requires a different amount of food to sustain healthy daily functioning.  Let me help you put together the right amount of food to eat.

This new group will also been involved in a new facebook page set up by Nature’s Touch Naturopathic Clinic.  All patients enrolled in this program will have the OPTION to be part of this group.  The group is a support group for myself and other members to post food ideas/pictures, encouragement, tips, successes and failures.  No part of your case will be discussed as that will continue to remain confidential.

If you have any specific questions, please feel free to message me at info@naturestouchnd.ca

Dr. Maria Papasodaro, ND

Nature’s Touch Naturopathic Clinic

(905)451-3200

www.naturestouchnd.ca

09/08

What is your Cardiovascular Risk Assessment?

Have you ever wondered what your risk of having a heart attack or stroke is?

There are many risk factors that can increase your risk:

  1. Age >50 for both men and women (especially post menopausal women)
  2. High Blood pressure >140/90
  3. High Cholesterol: high triglycerides, high LDL (bad cholesterol), low HDL (good cholesterol)
  4. Obesity
  5. Hyperglycemia (diabetes)
  6. Smoking and over consumption of alcohol
  7. Overuse of NSAIDS (like advil)
  8. Family history
  9. Stress and traumas

Find out your risk by plugging your numbers in this cardiovascular risk assessment tool.

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Exercise and dietary treatments can provide the biggest benefit outcome in reducing your risk in the next 10 years!

Begin your journey today with my lifestyle program…eat the right foods and right amount for your body.  This will change your life for better and reduce your risk of having a stroke or heart attack.  Take an active role to be here for your family and friends!

01/21

Do you fall into this Cycle… Adrenal-Thyroid-Ovaries/Uterus?

Many of us go about our day in a rush.  Making no time to even breathe and feel the tension in our bodies.  It is important to take time in the day to slow the pace down with deep breaths before each transition you make during the day.  For example, before you leave the house in the morning, take a few deep breaths.  Stress can play a huge role in the way that we feel.  Chronic stress releases cortisol which over time causes fatigue.  This increase in cortisol plays a huge role on our thyroid and ovaries/uterus.

Signs and Symptoms– do you experience any of these?

Adrenals: fatigue, exhausted, low blood pressure

Thyroid-dry skin, hair loss, cold hands and feet, weight gain/or difficult to lose, thyroid nodules, hypothyroidism

Ovaries/Uterus– menstrual issues, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts

Naturopathic Treatments

  1. Develop a sleep routine- same time every night.  Routine is the best to help regulate YOUR adrenals.
  2. Better stress perception
  3. Supplements- many herbs are used to help regulate your adrenals and thyroid to improve symptoms.
  4. Salt/water shot- this can help increase blood pressure to improve your adrenal function
  5. Hormone balance to reduce estrogen load to help shrink cysts and fibroids.
  6. Homeopathic remedies are used to reset any menstrual issues based on the moon cycle

My job is to figure out where the cycle began to go wrong.  Treatment is required to teach the body what to do again so that you can begin to feel better.  Goal? 3 months in a row symptom-free lets me know that we are treating the root cause of the cycle.

Begin your Journey to Wellness!

Dr. Maria Papasodaro, ND