My approach to medicine comes from the understanding that all of our body systems are interconnected. We can no longer simply treat a symptom without looking at the whole. Today, medicine as we know it sits at a crossroad. At one end is a traditional model…
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Dr.Shawna Darou is a licensed and registered Naturopathic Doctor, who graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (www.ccnm.edu ) at the top of her class and was the recipient of the prestigious Governor’s Medal of Excellence. She is a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the Canadian Naturopathic Association and the Institute of Naturopathic Education and Research. Naturopathic medicine is her second career, her first being Engineering Chemistry from Queen’s University. She now uses her analytical brain and problem solving skills especially in the complicated arena of hormonal health, and in solving health puzzles.
Dr. Shawna Darou N.D. is a specialist in women’s health care and fertility who has been treating women in her Toronto clinic since 2004. She is a dedicated and caring doctor with a gentle approach who is committed to the health of her patients.
I deliberately titled this article how to “cure” irritable bowel syndrome, because in the vast majority of cases this is truly possible. So often, women are caught in the spiral of “managing” this condition by avoiding an increasing list of trigger-foods: caffeine, alcohol, spicy foods, gassy vegetables, beans, raw foods, etc. It is important to […]
We all hear about how stress affects fertility, but the question is how? There are several key hormones affected by high stress levels, both acutely and from prolonged stresses, and high stress can also exasperate other conditions related to infertility such as polycystic ovarian syndrome or thyroid health. If you have high stress in your […]
What is Leaky Gut Syndrome?? “Leaky gut syndrome” refers to an abnormal increase in the permeability of the lining of the small intestine. The small intestine is the largest organ in your body, and contains two thirds of your immune system! With leaky gut syndrome, the boundary of the intestine is compromised and larger molecules […]
The Yeast Epidemic: I started this article because I am seeing an increasing number of patients with a yeast overload in their bodies, and am beginning to feel that this is one the most common underlying health issues affecting women especially. Yeast are organisms that are everywhere, and even in a healthy body ecology there […]
September feels like one of those times of year for new beginnings – back to school, end of summer, new wardrobe, less patio / cottage / BBQ foods and so I’ve had lots of questions again about what makes a great detox. I fully believe in tailoring a cleanse to the individual, but here are […]