Dr. Jilan Koch’s Blog

Your Naturopath's guide to a healthier lifestyle

When meeting with patients, the goal is to be as holistic as possible and address every pillar of health: Physical, Mental/emotional, Educational, Social, Environmental and Sexual Health. To me, this is critical because not everybody assesses their own health holistically, nor do other healthcare practitioners....

Teenage acne affects many people differently. For some teens, they get small random pimples here and there, while others experience severe inflammatory cystic acne. The frustrating thing is that there is no way to predict who will get what type of acne. We know that teenage...

  This recipe was one that I accidentally created because I didn't have all the ingredients for a different recipe. I was completely surprised when my kids said it was delicious. I was double excited when a little friend who is pretty selective snuck his little...

I was speaking with a friend, who’s son recently started University. He was telling me how he encouraged his son to get a job, as most of us had done when we were students. As it turns out, working while in school is no longer...

I am so excited to share this post with you!!! These are burning questions that I always have in my mind when approaching my patients and my family. I suspect that you have entertained at least one of these at some point.I am grateful that...

Head lice is a common as getting a cold. It presents during the fall and winter seasons. Infestations or most predominant in preschools and primary years (Children under 12 YOA). These little critters love clean hair and healthy scalps because the hair is easy to...

Wow! I am about to date myself…I remember life before the internet and all our current technology. Life before Technology As a child, I would play in the creek for hours with friends, running through the woods, catching cray fish, building forts and jumping the creek hoping...

Summer is always so fun. The lack of schedule, the adventures, the sunshine and the time in nature that may otherwise not happen when it’s -40C. I bet, if you asked any kid, they would tell you that a summer highlight is roasting marshmallows. Yes, even...

Looking for a way to keep cool during these hot and humid times? You have to try out this popsicle! Full of electrolytes, minerals, greens and good fats, you will love (and keep cool with) this chocolate/nutrient filled popsicle. Ingredients: 1 cup pure coconut water (not from...

Have you ever taken a walk in the woods and noticed the canopy of leaves arching over you majestically? Witnessed the leaves changing colours with the season? Seen the sun penetrate through the leaves. Listened to gently flowing water? If so, you know that this...

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