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IV Therapy for Parkinson's Disease

  As you may know, I have added IVIT (Intravenous Infusion Therapy ) to my practice. Clients are loving the effects for boosting energy and fighting infections. Another area of heatlh that it can help with is with the Aging Brain.     read more »

Spring Your Health… Starting with Your Home!

With my clients, I talk a lot about being aware of the presence of anti-nutrients (like pesticides – which are toxic) in our food. We discuss the importance of choosing organic meat and produce when possible and ideally knowing how the farmers you buy from are raising their animals and vegetables. Limiting your exposure to environmental toxins through food is a great start - but you also need to be aware of the other ways that you can help reduce your toxic load. Exposure to environmental toxins can lead to a TON of health problems including endocrine system damage (hormone imbalances), fertility problems, cancer, neurological disorders, birth defects, digestive problems, fatigue and liver and kidney damage. read more »

Age Related Hormone Decline, NO THANKS !

  I see many women in my practice that are suffering with hormone imbalances. As a Medical Professional who can legally diagnose and treat hormonal imbalances, and prescribe bio-identical hormones if needed, I can help ease their symptoms. Age related hormone decline is something that can show up as early as 30, but I see it most strongly between 40-50 years of age.  This can result in many physical and mental disturbances. read more »

Is it your hormones?

Is it your hormones? Do you have any of the following symptoms? - fatigue and low energy - stubborn and persistent weight gain, especially around the middle - difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep (hello 3am!) - PMS, mood swings, painful and/or heavy periods - low libido - anxiety, irritability, depression Well, the common denominator is.... HORMONES. If your body is struggling to maintain a healthy hormone balance – one example being cortisol (stress hormone) and melatonin (sleep hormone) – you are going to struggle to maintain a healthy weight.  And probably feel pretty run down too!  So what can you do? Well…   read more »

Between 40 and 50 and lost your mojo? Let's get it back

40 year old woman low libido
Hello Women ! Do you remember sex? Remember wanting to have sex; having the energy and enthusiasm? What if those are distant memories. What if you can't even fathom the idea of sex nowadays? You have no pep, no drive at all. You have "a headache". You don't feel like being touched..."not tonight". If you are a woman between 40 and 50 and you have lost your mojo, it's time to get it back! Between 40 and 50 years of age, you may have a hormone imbalance or be experiencing declining hormone levels. read more »

5% weight loss has significant health benefits

Lose 5% weight to achieve health benefits
As a medical professional, I offer weight loss programs for health reasons. Many of my clients suffer with diabetes, heart disease, joint pain and are juggling many medications to help them cope everyday. For today, I'll share an article and let you know of upcoming information sessions.  Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shares that: In obese patients, 5 percent weight loss has significant health benefits read more »

Do you need Adrenal Gland Support?

Functional Medicine Diagnostics
Dr. Vivienne is one of Ottawa's top docs for diagnostics. She is referred to time and time again for cases where people have been seeking answers as to why they are feeling unwell and have not yet had a resolution.      One of the areas that she works a lot in is with Adrenal Stress Response read more »

Are you having trouble conceiving?

A thorough look at unexplained infertility includes: stress hormone levels, immune markers, clotting factors, detailed male factors, egg quality, luteal phase (progesterone levels, stability and luteal phase length), implantation, uterine lining reactivity, and hidden endometriosis. Available Lab Testing Tests offered here use in-depth analysis of blood, saliva and stool using contemporary diagnostic techniques and state-of-the-art labs to reveal and unlock underlying issues to many common conditions including infertility. Below is a list of some of the diagnostic (lab) testing performed at Sunrise Wellness Centre. read more »

7 Ways to Make Your Snow Shovelling Safer for Your Back

As the seasons start to turn, we sometimes forget things from the year before. In winter, we may underestimate the preparation needed to tackle the snow and ice. We might forget our mittens, we might forget the proper footwear for damp and slushy streets, or we might forget our posture when it comes to maintaining our sidewalk or driveway. Snow and ice create a hazardous situation for everyone. Shovelling and using salt, sand, or other ice-melting substances (like kitty litter) help to reduce the potential for slip and fall accidents.1   Apart from dressing properly for the weather and making sure you have a sturdy, lightweight shovel, there are a few practices you can follow to help make snow-shovelling safer1,2: read more »
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