Dr. Jilan Koch’s Blog

Your Naturopath's guide to a healthier lifestyle

It's that time of year again, the weather brings us back indoors and closer in proximity to others. Work and stress may pick up compared to summer time. Sleepless nights may even present themselves. This means that infections transmit easily and quickly. In addition to a...

The Winter Blues are very common, especially here in Ontario. Starting as early as November, the winter blues (or Seasonal Affective Disorder) seem to settle in with the shorter days and cloudy, damp weather. For some, it's slow and less obvious, but other it's fast and...

We are quickly approaching that time of year when we shift our sleep wake-cycle by an hour. On paper, it doesn't sound like a big deal, but when you are adjusting your bedtime or wake up time (and your kid's), it is a huge deal. People...

When a new school year starts, it feels a little like January 1st- we have new goals and great intentions. Like the new year, our intentions become distracted by hectic schedules and our goals become diluted with everyone else'. Before we know it, we are...

Congratulations! You've survived the start of school! This is the point where kids settle into their new routine, whether eating, sleeping, academic or athletic. The beginning is about easing in and having fun, but what’s next? As the year progresses, kids learn that they need to be...

Looking for a new muffin idea to fuel your child?  Do you want it to be nutrient-dense and low in sugar? I can help! Ingredients: 3 cups of oats 1 large carrot, chopped into pieces 1 cup canned, unsweetened pumpkin purée 3 ripe bananas 2 eggs 1/4 cup coconut oil, ghee, butter...

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="375"] Photo by netsnake [/caption] Year after year, I anticipate the arrival of summer with such excitement and anticipation, ready for anything! But by the time September rolls around, I feel like I didn't do everything that I wanted. The funny thing is...

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