Author Archives: Dr Michelle Durkin ND

How I review my year & the jar of awesome experiment

Christmas is almost here and the new year is coming. I like to take a step back during this busy time and really reflect on the year that has just gone by. I want to be grateful for what I have instead of getting sucked into the mass marketing machine of Christmas. For me the…

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My yearly cookie recipe…just in time for Christmas

The Christmas season tends to be the most common time of year that people stray away from their healthy eating goals. I find it interesting how the indulgences of Christmas Day have evolved over time to span the entire month of December. Now don’t get me wrong, I love the Christmas cookies that my mom makes…

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Are your hormones causing you to gain weight? Take this quiz!

Are you worried about gaining weight over the holidays? I know that it was always on my radar in the past because, believe it or not, I genetically have a propensity for blood sugar imbalances that lead to weight gain and cardiovascular disease. But once I knew which hormones I had out of balance, and…

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The new Canada Food Guide is coming…what do I think?

The Canada Food Guide is finally getting a healthy revision and I for one am happy about it. Although it’s not exactly what I will be recommending, it’s a step in the right direction. In my 13 years of practice I have never once recommended the Canada Food Guide as a reference for patients to…

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Want to know what I’ve been learning recently?

About a week ago I attended the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors annual convention. This is an opportunity to see several lectures over 3 days on topics that contribute to our continuing education, but more importantly, help our patients get better. This year’s topic was “Exploring Clinical Innovations in Naturopathic Medicine”. I thought I would…

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