Category Archives: Dr. Danielle

Naturopath blog by Dr. Danielle, University of Waterloo and Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine graduate

Naturopath? Why would I see a Naturopath?

Danielle Marchildon/ June 12, 2017/ Dr. Danielle/

Ah! The age old question – one I hear time and time again. But it’s ok. I get it. Naturopaths (further noted here as NDs) are outside of the box. And that’s ok. Because sometimes, what we need is outside of the box! I won’t bore you with the details involved with defining ND’s. You can find that on any

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Just Keep Swimming

Danielle Marchildon/ June 9, 2016/ Dr. Danielle/

If you’ve ever Googled “Alternative treatment for ___” or “Natural treatment for ___” then this blog post is important for you to read. You are very likely googling for other options on how to treat something because you either –  1) don’t like pharmaceutical drugs, 2) you’ve tried pharmaceutical drugs but they aren’t helping, or 3) you don’t have access

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Ain’t no Sunshine

Danielle Marchildon/ December 29, 2015/ Dr. Danielle/

EEEEeeeeeeekkkkkkk….it’s raining out there. And we just ate a bunch of food we don’t normally eat (at least in those portions). We just had 3 days of no routine (I, for one, have no idea what day it is today). Our houses are disasters! Our kids are hopped up on sugar. Our husbands are lying on the couch with a

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Field of Dreams

Danielle Marchildon/ November 18, 2015/ Dr. Danielle/

If you build it, they will come….and they are – phew!!! After months of talking, and dreaming, and preparing, and worrying, and stressing, we did it. We opened up our own clinic. And it’s awesome. And fun. Now we are laughing, and smiling, and dancing (despite the fact that some of us shouldn’t dance-at least in front of other people).

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One flew over the cuckoo’s nest – or alot more than that

admin/ September 30, 2015/ Dr. Danielle/

Okay, a super duper lot more than that fly over the cuckoo’s nest every single day. And if you have lived in a cave recently, or are just too young to clue into my pop culture reference here, allow me to make myself clear. I am talking about “the crazies”, “the sickos”, “the psychos”, “the clowns”…..the humans who struggle with

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Top 13 myths about seeking nat. Med. Treatment

admin/ September 30, 2015/ Dr. Danielle/

#1) Our preferred modality of treatment lies within the realm of magic potions: No, but I wish it did. David Copperfield still manages to screw with my mind. If only I had his techniques…..there is something to be said for the illusion of placebo. I’ll let you ponder that for awhile……For those of you who have sought out naturopathic treatment,

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Beat it!!

admin/ September 30, 2015/ Dr. Danielle/

Contrary to my usual posts, today’s blog is going to focus on an astounding, awe-inspiring human being, my cousin, Kyle Miller. Some of you may be aware of Kyle and his current battle, but if not, let me learn you. Kyle, a 31 year old Orangeville native, is battling a rare form of sarcoma bone cancer, for the second time.

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Must we talk about poop?

admin/ September 30, 2015/ Dr. Danielle/

Why yes, we must. Not a big deal. Not when you think about it. We ALL do it (even though I am aware of the small subset of the population who swear they don’t poop or pass gas – ha! And we all believe them. Because we are all fools. Right.) So the question is not whether or not we

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Everybody’s doin’ it

admin/ September 30, 2015/ Dr. Danielle/

I do it. My kids do it. My parents do it. As do my in-laws. Heck, my patients even do it. What do we do?? We catch colds. And flus. I’m not one to jump on too many trendy bandwagons, but this is one I just can’t resist. The problem with everybody doing it though, is not all of us

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Gluten comes from a cow, right?

admin/ September 30, 2015/ Dr. Danielle/

No. Gluten does not come from a cow. So let’s set this blog up. Gluten is a protein, which comes mainly in foods processed from wheat and other grain species (rye, barley, spelt). It is composed of both gliadin and glutelin. It’s purpose is to help the dough keep it’s shape, and to give it rise and elasticity. And although

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