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Do you suffer with insomnia? Wondering why your mind races at night? Are you craving not just more, but better sleep, so you can have all the energy you want during the day? Wondering why you wake up at the same time every night or feel tired no matter how much sleep you get? Maybe you’re wondering if your hormones are wrecking your sleep... If you’re trapped in the cycle of exhaustion during the day but sleeplessness and restlessness at night - you’re in the right place. Welcome to The Word ...
 
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If you are someone who struggles with anxiety - or the “busy brain” - or what I like to call “Monkey Mind” at night, this episode is for you. I’m joined by my friend and colleague, Dr. Katie Thomson Aitken. Katie has a clinical focus in treating anxiety and is the creator of The Tranquil Minds Program and author of Create Calm - and has graciously …
 
What if you reframed your trouble sleeping as something positive? Say whaaaaat?! My guest on this episode is Adele Tevlin, my very own mindset coach, and biz mentor. Adele is known for her ability to bust limiting beliefs that keep people stuck and experiencing limited success in their health, relationships, careers, and finances. She is a master a…
 
If you are a woman or a person with ovaries, this episode is a must-listen. Peri-menopause and menopause often leave women feeling that they’re in unchartered territory. But my guest today, Dr. Kara Dionisio, Naturopathic Doctor, is here to guide you on your way. At least 40-60% of women will report sleep disturbances across their lifetime, with a …
 
Stress is likely not a stranger to you; it can have a HUGE impact on your sleep and for many people is the cause of their insomnia. You’re stressed and you can’t sleep. You can’t sleep and you get stressed. Sound familiar? In this episode of The Word On The Sleep, I break down: The top signs and symptoms that your cortisol is out of whack and causi…
 
Isn’t it ironic that we can work ourselves into exhaustion that causes us to struggle to sleep? But that’s exactly what can happen in burnout - and something we need to talk more about! In this episode, I’m joined by one of my closest friends and incredible colleague, Dr. Michelle Peris. Dr. Michelle is on a mission to disrupt the healthcare model …
 
The most common sleep complaint I hear my patients describe is that middle of the night wake up in which their mind starts racing. If this happens to you too, how many of those nights do you spend thinking about your work stress? Pssst if it’s most of them, you’re not alone! So then the question is - what can you do about it? Maybe you can’t change…
 
Honest question - do you try and tackle your overwhelm by doing MORE? Maybe you haven’t thought about it that way… but if you are someone who is: A people pleaser A yes person A perfectionist Go-go-go (at the cost of your sleep, perhaps?!) Yet, you often find yourself feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and maybe even burnt out, you might have something …
 
They might seem totally unrelated, but your digestion and ability to get deep sleep are connected! In this episode, I’m joined by my colleague, Dr. Vanessa, who focuses on digestive health. We also share a passion for helping patients understand how their sleep is a fundamental pillar of health and chatted about how sleep, stress and yes, stools (!…
 
Are you tired of feeling tired? The obvious might be that you’re not sleeping enough… but what if there’s something else going on? Something that’s preventing you from having optimal energy, no matter how much sleep you get? In this episode of The Word on The Sleep, I’m going through the top 5 tests I run in my practice to help women identify and u…
 
The obvious question - are you stressed? Have you ever been told you have “adrenal fatigue”? Or, are you a practitioner who diagnoses your patients with adrenal fatigue? In this solo episode, I’m challenging the diagnosis of adrenal fatigue (but not your stress levels) and highlighting the importance of ruling out sleep apnea. Now, before you roll …
 
Get ready to crack open the conversation with Shirley Weir, Women’s Health & Menopause Advocate and Creator and Founder of Menopause Chicks, an online community that connects and empowers women on their menopausal journey. In this podcast episode, we talked about: Signs you might be suffering, unnecessarily How you can change the trajectory of your…
 
Hormones, hormones, hormones. Regardless of where you are in your hormone journey - whatever age or life stage you are in - this episode is for you! I’m joined by my friend and colleague, Dr. Keila Roesner who, like me, LOVES talking hormones. In this episode, we: Break down a lot of hormone myths you’ve probably heard Share what we wish you knew a…
 
In this solo episode, I share what I’ve learned from wearing my Oura Ring over the past year. The Oura Ring is one of the more sophisticated sleep trackers on the market - and it’s just that - a ring you wear all day and night to track your sleep, but also other markers of your nervous system and health metrics. In this episode I share: How sleep i…
 
What do you get when you put a pharmacist and a naturopathic doctor together? I might be biased, but I think a pretty incredible conversation and the beginnings of meaningful, impactful change for women’s health and healthcare. My guest on this episode is Pharmacist Miranda Tawfik - she is the owner of two state-of-the-art compounding pharmacies he…
 
This episode was pretty special to record - I had the chance to sit down and actually have a real, in-person conversation with both Sarah and Michelle about storytelling as medicine and what we’ve learned in “The Wild”. Michelle is the creator of the Wild Collective, a transformative women’s health program that Sarah and I both facilitate. Through …
 
In this short & sweet solo episode that’s landing on International Women’s Day, I’m sharing a special announcement (you have to listen to learn what it is!). And on the verge of daylight savings time in which our clock will spring forward, I’m sharing my top 3 tips for you to keep your sleep on track even before the time changes. If you want more d…
 
Is pain keeping you up at night? If so, there’s so much more you can do than pop another pill. My guest on this episode of The Word on The Sleep Is Dr. Kirstie Griffiths, Chiropractor, Yoga Instructor and best-selling author. She is passionate about helping people overcome back pain using a mind-body approach. We talked about some of the surprising…
 
Let me just open by saying this episode is SOOO good. If you have a teenager at home and feel like you’re white-knuckling through these years with them - listen up! In this episode, I’m joined by Dr. Erin Tewinnkel - Erin is a naturopathic doctor focusing on teen health and has a lot to say about how we’re pushing our teens to the brink of exhausti…
 
What do brain injuries, Benadryl and bed have to do with each other? My guest on this episode of The Word on The Sleep is Melissa Biscardi. Melissa is a registered nurse and osteopathic manual practitioner who struggled with sleep through shift work and student life. She resorted to taking Benadryl to help her sleep and this had unintended conseque…
 
One of the most common questions I get as a naturopathic doctor is: “What do you think about CBD for sleep?” My honest response is: I don’t know. As a naturopathic doctor in Ontario, medical cannabis is out of the scope of my practice abilities. So I’m bringing you the expert! My guest on today’s podcast episode is Stephanie Massey. Stephanie is a …
 
Oh Mama, we see you. In a world that’s been turned upside down, we know it’s tough to find time for you. We know that you can feel like everyone’s needs have to come before your own, but we want you to move from feeling guilty, overwhelmed and anxious, to feeling calm, joyful, and empowered. This “we” is Dr. Ally Power, naturopathic doctor & guest …
 
Alright, clinicians! This one is for you. (And if you’re not a clinician - you still might want to listen and send this to your practitioner. It’s a really important conversation.) For the second week in a row, I’m bringing you a hybrid episode - I’m joined by another one of my very best friends, incredible naturopathic doctors, and creator of The …
 
This episode is brought to you by Bullet Proof Your 40’s - a full day, live and interactive workshop happening on January 29th, 2022 Why Bulletproof your 40’s? Well… one of my best friends and incredible naturopathic doctor, Jordan Robertson, is turning 40 in January. To celebrate, we want to bring women together to feel empowered as they face thei…
 
Alright - here’s the deal. I want us to focus on the outside world to what we really need - and that’s to create consistency and certainty from within. I want to open the conversation about what’s actually happening in the world and challenge you a little bit. We’re here for growth, right? In this episode, I talk about the pandemic for the first ti…
 
I have been so excited for this episode to go live! In this episode of The Word on The Sleep, I’m joined by my friend and colleague, Dr. Jordin Wiggins, naturopathic doctor. Jordin is the founder and creator of The Pleasure Collective and is on a mission to set a higher standard for women’s sexual health. Why do so many women struggle with low libi…
 
With a new year right around the corner, this episode couldn’t come at a better time. And no, I’m not going to take you through setting a new year’s resolution - I want you to think about your whole life, differently, after listening to this episode. I’m joined by Meghan Walker, my own business coach and mentor. Meghan is (what she likes to call) a…
 
It’s thaaaaat time of year again! One, I want to say thank you for hanging out with me for the past 6 months on the podcast. Two, I want you to honour you. In this episode, I reflect back on 2021 and share my 3 B’s… What I broke What I built And what my greatest breakthrough was And, I encourage you to do the same. It’s so easy to check things off …
 
If you are someone who struggles with anxiety - or the “busy brain” - or what I like to call “Monkey Mind” at night, this episode is for you. I’m joined by my friend and colleague, Dr. Katie Thomson Aitken. Katie has a clinical focus in treating anxiety and is the creator of The Tranquil Minds Program and author of Create Calm - and has graciously …
 
Well this episode was a whole lot of fun and a whole lot different! I’m joined by two of my colleagues, Dr. Marissa and Dr. Andrew, naturopathic doctors and founders of NaturoBlocks - professional quality blue blocking glasses. In this episode, we talk a whole lot about the impact of blue light on our natural rhythms and of course sleep. We get int…
 
Thinking about stepping outside of your comfort zone probably makes you anxious. And your anxiety probably interrupts your sleep. But my guest on this podcast episode will convince you why it’s totally worth it. Billy Anderson is a coach and the founder of The Courage Crusade, a movement to help people build courage by understanding what lights the…
 
Did you know that your blood sugar control is intricately connected to your energy during the day AND your sleep quality at night? AND that your blood sugar control is largely dependent on how you’re managing your stress? In this episode of The Word on The Sleep, I’m joined by my friend and colleague, Dr. Jayelle Haavaldsen. We break down how what …
 
How annoying is it when you’re cozy and warm in bed and your bladder is just bursting?! Or maybe you’re that person who has to pee 3-4 times before you fall asleep because you just can’t ignore the sensation of having to go... Whether you’re newly postpartum, menopausal or anywhere in between, many women assume it’s normal to have to visit the bath…
 
We’ve talked about burnout before… and there’s no coincidence they’re the most listened to episodes! On this episode on burnout, I’m joined by naturopathic doctors Destiny & Erin, who are also co-founders of Soul Spark Sisterhood - a community for ambitious females to help move them from burnout to soul sparked by rebuilding energy of body, mind, a…
 
If you are a woman or a person with ovaries, this episode is a must-listen. Peri-menopause and menopause often leave women feeling that they’re in unchartered territory. But my guest today, Dr. Kara Dionisio, Naturopathic Doctor, is here to guide you on your way. At least 40-60% of women will report sleep disturbances across their lifetime, with a …
 
You might be surprised at the notion that optimizing your sleep has the potential to also optimize your fertility. But think about this: If you’re operating in a chronic state of high stress and difficulty sleeping, then your body may not be ready to reproduce. The good news is that regulating your hormones, particularly cortisol, can help regulate…
 
Do you notice that your mood, energy and sleep all ride a roller coaster at *that* time of the month? Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is a common experience for many women, but it doesn’t mean you have to suffer. In this episode, I’m joined by my friend and colleague, Dr. Stephanie Bayliss, ND. We talk all things PMS, including: What most women do wron…
 
Are you someone who suffers with painful periods? Do you suspect you might have or have been diagnosed with endometriosis? If your period pain interferes with your ability to show up as your best during the day or get a full, pain-free night’s sleep, then this episode is for you! I’m joined by my close friend and brilliant colleague, Dr. Jordan Rob…
 
This solo episode is kicking off a hormone + sleep series! To learn more and do a deep dive on the hormone + sleep connection - register for my upcoming Masterclass at www.thesleepfix.com In this episode, I break down: How hormones impact your sleep - particularly PMS, postpartum and perimenopause hormone changes What “cycle syncing” is and how you…
 
What if you reframed your trouble sleeping as something positive? Say whaaaaat?! My guest on this episode is Adele Tevlin, my very own mindset coach and biz mentor. Adele is known for her ability to bust limiting beliefs that keep people stuck and experiencing limited success in their health, relationships, careers and finances. She is a master at …
 
It’s that time of year again! Immune support is needed. Whether you want general immune support or you’re someone who is living with an autoimmune condition, are wondering if you have one or have been searching for answers for your fatigue - only to be told over and over again that everything is “normal”, or that you’ll just have to “watch and wait…
 
If you’re like most of the women I work with, you love that time in the evening - when all is quiet and you get “your” time. But if we’re being totally honest, sometimes that means you end up going to bed way later than you intended. Enter the vicious cycle of wanting to hit snooze, catching some extra Zzz’s, having a chaotic morning, a stressful d…
 
In this episode on The Word on The Sleep, I am calling out our tendency as women to ask for permission. “I don’t do that.” you might be thinking. Wellllll, in this episode, I’m asking you to be radically honest with yourself and radically responsible for your own decisions. What does this have to do with sleep? Everything. Give it a listen and you …
 
Do you find it difficult to quiet your mind at night, or turn off your busy brain? Maybe you have restless, ruminating thoughts that repeat over and over when your head hits the pillow or when you wake up in the middle of the night. While our tendency can be to ignore this inner voice, my guest, Dr. Sarah Vadeboncoeur ND, encourages women to listen…
 
The way you think about sleep matters. Do you ever feel anxious about going to bed because you’re worried you won’t sleep well? Do you worry when you wake up in the night about how you’ll feel or function the next day if you don’t get enough sleep? Welcome to the world of sleep catastrophe - convincing yourself that you’ve always been and still are…
 
While the goal of this podcast is to help you get better sleep each night, the reality is there are still going to be nights that you don’t sleep well. Psssst that means you’re human! There’s no such thing as the perfect sleeper. In this episode, I share: Why choosing progress over perfection can help you lower anxiety about sleep Why keeping a con…
 
My guest on this episode is Kate Collins, co-owner of Foggy River Farm in Uxbridge, ON. Kate lived a past life in the corporate world of marketing and traded that in for 23 acres of farmland to grow medicinal herbs. The theme of this conversation was choice. You can choose sleep! Kate shares how it’s not just the herbs, but all the other things you…
 
Are you someone who lies awake at night thinking about conversations you had that day or conversations you’re going to have tomorrow? Relationship stress is one of our biggest sleep sabotagers and in this episode, I’m joined by communication and relationship expert, Dr. Shyamala Kiru. Dr. Shyamala is a good friend of mine and a clinically trained r…
 
Stress is likely not a stranger to you; it can have a HUGE impact on your sleep and for many people is the cause of their insomnia. You’re stressed and you can’t sleep. You can’t sleep and you get stressed. Sound familiar? In this episode of The Word On The Sleep, I break down: The top signs and symptoms that your cortisol is out of whack and causi…
 
Isn’t it ironic that we can work ourselves into exhaustion that causes us to struggle to sleep? But that’s exactly what can happen in burnout - and something we need to talk more about! In this episode, I’m joined by one of my closest friends and incredible colleague, Dr. Michelle Peris. Dr. Michelle is on a mission to disrupt the healthcare model …
 
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