Category Archives: Dr. Danielle

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

Dear Patients, I am not what I seem, it is not what you think…

Danielle Marchildon/ September 27, 2017/ Dr. Danielle/

Dear Patients, I am not what I seem, it is not what you think. People of Orangeville and surrounding area, if you are to think that I’d be ignorant enough to claim that Naturopathic Medicine can completely replace western medicine, you’d be largely mistaken. And yet, some people think that’s what I do. Ughhhh. It hurts my heart. So I am

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Dr. Danielle’s Top 5 Lab Tests for Weight Loss

Danielle Marchildon/ June 26, 2017/ Dr. Danielle/

Wait – what? Lab tests? For weight loss? Yesssssssss!!!! Weight loss is not as simple as calories in, calories out. Often times, there are physiological imbalances going on that are signalling your body to either create more fat cells or hang onto every single one you have, despite eating like a rabbit and working your butt off at the gym.

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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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Why Does My Back Hurt?

Mackenzie Seymour/ April 13, 2017/ Dr. Danielle/

Four in five Canadians will experience low back pain at some point in their life, according to the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario’s (RMTAO) website. One of the draw-backs of being bipedal, walking on two legs, is that our lower-back and hips take on a lot of stress as they try to keep us upright. Low back pain is

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What is Massage Therapy? A Historical Breakdown.

Mackenzie Seymour/ February 27, 2017/ Dr. Danielle/

Whenever I tell someone I’m a registered massage therapist (RMT, MT) I’m often asked: “What kind of massage do you practice?” This question has always bothered me a little because what people expect me to answer is just, Swedish massage, Thai massage, Shiatsu (Japanese massage), Indian massage. Often I just settle for saying Swedish massage and that settles the question,

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Introducing Mackenzie!

admin/ February 13, 2017/ Dr. Danielle/

This blog will soon be taken over by Mackenzie himself, but first, here’s a little bit about him: Mackenzie Seymour is new on the scene, and excited to be joining the health care community in Orangeville and surrounding area! Graduated with Honours from Georgian College in Massage Therapy, registrant of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, and member of

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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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