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Expert Health Updates from Dr. Elaine Lewis, ND

Looking for ways to keep happy and healthy while maintaining your busy schedule? Check out the articles on this page, curated for you with lots of helpful hints and information that you can easily incorporate into your life. To schedule an appointment for naturopathic services, use our handy online booking service.

  • 27/04/2020 - Dr. Lewis
    The Stress and Sleep Connection: Dismantling the “Fight or Flight” Response

    Good quality sleep is directly influenced by our stress levels and vice versa. Sleep and stress are influenced by two main parts our body: the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous Systems.

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  • 23/01/2020 - Dr. Lewis
    My Favourite 10 Books of 2019 for a Healthy & Productive Mindset

    Continuing my tradition from 2018, I'm thrilled to share the books I read in 2019 that provided the most value in shaping and supporting a healthy mindset. 

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  • 23/01/2020 - Dr. Lewis
    5 Simple Ways to Build & Sustain Healthy Habits

    Tis the season to make health goals! This article is designed to help make these goals attainable so that you can design the health and body you’ve imagined for yourself this year and for the rest of your life.

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  • 08/08/2019 - Dr. Lewis
    What to Consider When Buying Supplements AND My Top 5 Supplements for Overall Health

    It seems like every other week there's a new supplement fad that is being touted as miraculous for achieving optimal health and wellness, but I find there are only a few supplements that have stood the test of time for widespread benefit.

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  • 25/06/2019 - Dr. Lewis
    Vitamin D: How to Get Enough of the Sunshine Nutrient

    Vitamin D is the sunshine nutrient, making the summer months ideal for addressing poor vitamin D stores and impacting your health in a positive way. It is important to test and ensure your body is maintaining optimal levels throughout the year.

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  • 04/04/2019 - Dr. Lewis
    My Top Hacks for a Healthy "Detox"

    Our bodies are constantly detoxing, so it's important to first note that being "on" or "off" a detox oversimplifies our beautifully complex bodies. I generally avoid using the word "detox" because it implies a one-time process we engage in to "cleanse" and that is simply inaccurate.

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  • 25/03/2019 - Dr. Lewis
    Quiz! How Normal is Your Period?

    Menstrual periods can vary dramatically between women, and though there are several commonly experienced symptoms, we tend to over-"normalize" what can be improved. Take this quiz to find out where you land on the normal scale!

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  • 25/03/2019 - Dr. Lewis
    Video! My Top Lab Tests For Women's Hormones

    The female hormonal system is very complex and involves several organs, including the brain, ovaries, uterus and adrenal gland. This video reviews the main hormonal players that affect women's health and the best ways to test them.

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  • 05/03/2019 - Dr. Lewis
    Quiz! How Healthy Are You?

    What is your state of energy? How balanced are your hormones? How well do you sleep? These functional health systems factor in to your overall health, and allow you to live a strong and empowered life.

     

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  • 05/03/2019 - Dr. Lewis
    Quiz! How Well Do You Sleep?

    The importance of a good night's sleep cannot be underestimated. Sleep plays a crucial role in the body's ability to repair and rejuvenate, and it can influence the function of several other health systems.

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  • 01/03/2019 - Dr. Lewis
    Video! My Top Lab Tests For Thyroid Function

    The thyroid gland regulates your metabolism and can have an impact on your energy, mood, sleep, digestion, hair quality, skin, and ability to lose/gain weight. 

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  • 12/02/2019 - Dr. Lewis
    Video! My Top Lab Tests For Low Energy

    Fatigue can affect your ability to perform at a high level both mentally and physically. It can feel like you're just not your usual self, like you're not rested after a night's sleep, or like you've hit a wall in the middle of the day. It's one of the most common concerns patients have when they book in to see me. 

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  • 16/01/2019 - Dr. Lewis
    How Functionally Healthy Are You? My 10 Systems that Reveal Optimal Health

    What’s your definition of health? Think about it. Do you define health as a lack of “symptoms”? Does health to you mean being “pain free”? “Disease free”? Or do you picture health as a thriving physical body, capable of keeping up with the goals you have for it? Is health to you defined by feeling optimal? Or feeling fine?

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  • Books
    11/01/2019
    My Favourite 10 Books of 2018 - The Must-Reads for a Brighter Mindset

    Ever since I can remember, I was a huge bookworm. My favourite series of books growing up was Nancy Drew, and I distinctly remember on several occasions reading with a little flashlight under the covers, when I was supposed to be sleeping (sorry Mom).

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  • Waking Woman
    06/12/2018
    10 SIMPLE WAYS TO BOOST YOUR MORNING ENERGY

    Almost every patient that comes to see me in my practice complains about the same thing – being exhausted! Life and all of its complications can certainly take a toll on our energy, and having low energy doesn’t do us any favours when we’re trying to improve our health. 

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  • Stressed Man
    06/12/2018
    SIMPLE STRESS BUSTERS FOR BUSY PROFESSIONALS

    We are all faced with stress through our daily lives, and although we cannot always remove our personal stress triggers away, we can definitely use strategies to reduce the impact that these factors have on our mood and overall health. Here are some of my favourite stress-busting tips to try at work!

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  • Phone App
    06/12/2018
    HANDY HEALTH AND FITNESS APPS - MY FAVOURITES TOOLS TO CRUSH YOUR GOALS

    In our technologically advanced society, there are so many resources to help us achieve our goals, be it health-related or otherwise. When it comes to health and fitness especially, there are countless tools that are designed to fuel our success! I personally love using mobile phone apps for a variety of functions, including those to boost my knowledge of medicine, my productivity, and help my patients (and I) reach health goals.

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  • Chocolates
    06/12/2018
    SUGAR CRAVINGS? THINK HORMONES! – HOW PCOS IS LINKED TO DIABETES
    Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects 6-10% of women, and is commonly seen by naturopathic doctors. Patients with this syndrome typically have ovarian cysts, irregular or missed periods, adult acne, hair growth, weight gain especially in the abdomen, challenges with fertility, and blood sugar imbalances. 
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  • Woman in Pain
    06/12/2018
    4 NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR-APPROVED WAYS TO BEAT PAINFUL PERIODS

    Many women experience Dysmenorrhea, or painful periods, yet several of the women I see in practice dismiss their pain as a normal side effect of having two X chromosomes. I am often stunned by the stories my patients tell me of having such heavy flow that they must change a pad or tampon every hour, or being in so much pain that they have to pop Advil/Midol/Naproxen like candy in order to function. 

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  • Natural Oils
    06/12/2018
    Naturopathic Doctors: Why You Should See One

    Naturopathic doctors are highly trained healthcare providers who are just waiting to make your life easier by taking care of your health. We’re experienced in deciphering all of those wacky things about herbs and supplements you read online (don’t lie, you know you do this!), watch on Dr. Oz (yes, you know you do this too!), hear about through a friend (everyone has got this friend), or find in a health-food store (why are these stores so confusing?).

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  • Vitamins
    06/12/2018
    Energy & Productivity Woes? Could Vitamin B12 Injections Be The Answer?

    A tiny nutrient with a BIG list of jobs, that’s vitamin B12. Would you believe it when I say that of all of the tools I use as a naturopathic doctor, this itty bitty nutrient is one of my biggest powerhouses? It really is! What I love about using vitamin B12 injections in practice is that it provides an immediate improvement in most people, and checks off my two most important criteria: safe and effective.

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  • woman in dress with IBS
    06/12/2018
    Could Your IBS Symptoms Be Driven By Food Sensitivities?

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) comes with several uncomfortable digestive symptoms, which can be terribly disruptive to a busy life. Several of my patients complain of bloating, gas, abdominal pain or discomfort, and most commonly, irregular bowel movements. Stool symptoms can range from constipation to diarrhea and everything in between. Not fun.

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  • Sick Child
    19/03/2018
    6 SIMPLE TRICKS TO AVOID COLDS AND FLUS

    It’s officially cold and flu season – WELCOME! This time of year, everywhere you look, someone is sniffling, sneezing, blowing their nose, or coughing up a storm. To help prevent the common cold and boost your immune system, there are a few tips and tricks to try at home.

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  • 18/03/2018
    Sleep hacks for busy bees: How to shut your brain off and achieve deeper sleep

    Are you a self-proclaimed busy bee? If so, this one’s for you. I consistently find that high achievers like you and me need to pay extra attention to the tendency we have for busyness to seep into all of the moments of our day, including what are meant to be the restful ones.

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Dr. Elaine Lewis, ND

Naturopathic Doctor

One Elephant Integrative Health Team

1911 Ironoak Way, Unit 5

Oakville, ON L6H 0N1

 

Phone: 905-844-3844

Email: hello@oneelephant.ca

Service Area

Oakville
Mississauga
Burlington
Milton

DR. Lewis' Hours

Monday: 4:00 PM -7:00 PM

Tuesday: 12:00 PM -7:00 PM

Wednesday: 12:30 PM -7:00 PM

Thursday: 12:00 PM -7:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (alternating)

Clinic Hours

Monday to Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Thursday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM


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