Dr. Jilan Koch’s Blog

Your Naturopath's guide to a healthier lifestyle

This simple therapy seems to be following me, whether at course, on facebook or out of sheer intrigue. It's something I would love to do, but have never done. Even more interesting, is how hard it is to find good quality journals and research to...

What is a migraine? Migraines are a type of severe headache disorder. They can come on slowly or abruptly and can last an average of 4-72 hours. Migraines follow certain stages. The first is the warning phase, in which a person may feel irritable, loss of appetite...

Spring is in the air and so is pollen! Allergies are a response that your body can have to a variety of antigens, something that triggers your immune system. These can include pollen, house and dust mites, pets and farm animals, venom from insect bites and...

It's officially spring! I love the change of season (especially this one) because it reminds us that not all change is hard or bad! It's a great time to break out more raw veggies, try new recipes and enjoy! I had so much fun with...

Gotta love Canadian weather and how quickly it can change! To think we can be as cold as -40C in the Winter and +40C in the summer- definitely requires a population that is flexible and that has grit! There are a few things that can...

What is constipation? Constipation occurs when a person doesn't have daily bowel movements or doesn't eliminate fully. This leads to build up of fecal matter in the intestine causing symptoms such as pain, fullness, reflux, gas and bloating. Over time, this can lead to more serious...

  Many people are starting to understand the importance of magnesium as an essential nutrient. When you walk into the health food sore, there are so many brands and molecular forms, that it's hard to know which one to get and why. Signs of deficiency may include: ...

If you ever wonder why I nag you about hydration, it's because second to oxygen, water is a basic necessity. This means that water is even more important than food. Sub-optimal water consumption can lead to many conditions such as constipation, foggy thinking, fatigue, headaches, muscle...

Green Hockey Pucks Over the holidays my son was watching hockey with his dad and decided that he also wanted to play hockey. With a little education and support from friends, we got him registered and bought the gear. As a mom, I thought, what can...

2018 was a pretty awesome year! I made some necessary changes in my life and feel like I am moving in the right direction. Am I where I want to be yet? Nope, but I am enjoying the journey, the growth and the learning along...

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