Articles of Interest


Stress Recovery Program

The Naturopathic Doctors at Lakeside Natural Health Centre are pleased to announce the launch of a 4-week Stress Recovery Program designed to support you and your loved ones during this difficult time.  The program will help you identify and manage your own personal stressors, as well as minimize the harmful impacts of stress in your overall

Sweet Dreams! How to Snooze Yourself out of Stress and into Wellness

Most of us recognize how good we feel after a good nights sleep: refreshed, energized, happy and ready to take on the challenges of the day! However, one in three adults aren’t getting enough sleep according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and my guess is that most of us aren’t surprised by this

Isolation Check In: What am I Eating?

All of us are experiencing new adjustments, increased stress and uncertainty, and loss of routine. With these changes, it’s easy for our diet and eating habits to shift as well – to mindless snacking, more frequent meals, processed or carb-heavy “comfort” foods, baking, and increased alcohol or caffeine. While these are OK in moderation, it’s important

Get To Know Your Practitioner Better featuring Dr. Caroline Lewis

Tell us a bit about yourself!

I am a licensed Naturopathic Doctor currently living in downtown Toronto. I grew up in Port Credit, so it’s lovely to stay involved with this wonderful community. Throughout my naturopathic education I preceptored with Dr. Jessica Liu and completed a clinical externship at Lakeside, so things have come full-circle working

Fertility Stress Index

Fertility related stress is an unfortunate reality for women of all ages, for a multitude of different reasons. Struggles with conceiving can cause undue stress on both you and your partner and permeate into many different aspects of your life.

Do you feel as if your body is not capable of being pregnant?

Do you feel very

When is the Right Time to Schedule a Massage?

Written by Jennifer Hyland, RMT 
We know that we should see our dentist twice a year for a check-up… but how do you decide when to schedule a massage? Regular appointments with a Massage Therapist can help you to maintain your health, and prevent injuries. 
Photo credit: Joan Spells

In general, if you’ve never had a massage before, I

Loaded Veggie Meatloaf Cupcakes

Recipe by Nindy Grewal, CNP, LBA, Cl. Irid., B.Ed

Summer is winding down and we need to start gearing up for the school year once again! If you are like me, you are excited to get back to a routine and some healthy meal times. With that being said though, we also need to be more

When Should My Child See a Psychologist?

Written by Monica Lazarescu, C.Psych Associate

Children, like adults, benefit from psychology services to either identify the source of a behavioral, emotional or a learning problem, or to help them develop strategies for coping with stressful events.

Kyle, a 10 year-old boy in grade 4, is a friendly child who was doing well academically during his first

Cupping Therapy: History & Uses

Written by Talitha Reis, R.TCMP, R.Ac

Cupping Therapy is a treatment method developed by our ancient practitioners in the process of struggling against diseases. It is an important component in the non-drug therapies of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  

The earliest literacy record for cupping therapy dates back to the 3rd century B.C.for the treatment of haemorrhoids and

Sign the Petition to Protect your Freedom of Choice in Health Care!


An excerpt from a news article outlining the proposed changes to natural health product regulations states:
Freedom of Choice
“With the repeal of the Natural Health Product Regulations, the only avenue left to get approval to treat serious health conditions will be the new drug approval process which a natural health product will never go through. In