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Acne and hormones: they go hand-in-hand

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Hormones play a MAJOR role in acne which is why one of the most common conventional treatments for acne is the birth control pill. Here are the major contributors to the pathogenesis of acne:1 Androgens (testosterone and DHEA) encourage increased production of oil (sebum) on the skin, leading to increased likelihood of clogged pores.  Puberty and premenstrual states are common times when people notice an acne flare, and are coincidently times of high androgen activity. Progesterone is a funny hormone when it comes to acne.  Progesterone excess has been linked to acne as the hormone itself, like androgens, can stimulate the production of sebum.  However, healthy levels of progesterone can also stop androgen activity by blocking androgen receptors, so low levels can indirectly increase sebum production caused by androgens. Estrogen plays a positive role in acne overall – it lowers androgen Read More

Acne: beyond the skin

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Acne is a common skin condition that many people experience during their lifetime. Acne lesions occur when pores become clogged by excess oil and dead skin cells and an increase in production of skin cells (keratinocytes) form a barrier, preventing this excess from being released from the pore.  This environment within the pore is favourable for the bacteria,Propionibacterium acnes, to grow and replicate, leading to inflammation and spreading of the acne. Conventional treatment for acne, which are mainly topical treatments, are geared towards reducing the production keratinocytes, killing the bacteria and removing excess oil from the face.  Many of these types of treatments often come with negative side effects, and often do not provide great or lasting results. There are a number of internal factors that lead to the intensity and chronic nature of acne.  It’s important to understand that Read More

Famiizuu Guest Speaker Sept 21st 2016

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How to Combat Colds, Flus and Illnesses Thanks to Famiizuu for inviting the Health Centre of Milton to one of the little cubs classes! Naturopathic Doctor, Tanya Lee will sit down with the moms from Famiizuu Wednesday Sept 21st 2016 to share great tips on how to keep you and your family’s immune system strong during the cold and flu season. The most important thing about preventing and treating the flu is keeping the immune system strong! The talk will educate moms with ways to improve their immune strength, prevent the flu, and decrease recovery time and the intensity of symptoms. If you aren’t a member of Famiizuu click here to join today: http://www.famiizuu.ca/purchase-membership-card

Little Cubs Guest Speaker June 22nd 2016

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Famiizuu’s Little Cubs Guest Speaker: Dr. Tanya Lee from the Health Centre of Milton Spring has arrived and we need to be aware of protecting our skin from the sun’s intense UV rays and bug bites. Join Naturopath, Dr. Tanya Lee from the Health Centre of Milton for an information session about suncare and insect repellent for your kids. Dr. Lee will go over what to look for in a sunscreen and bug repellent as well as home remedies should your child get burnt or bitten. Famiizuu’s weekly mama & baby program is designed for moms and babies aged 0-18 months looking to connect with other parents. Keepsake Baby Picasso crafts alternate with a local speaker series to make this a must for all new moms. For more information about the program and to register with Famiizuu visit their calendar link Read More

MCRC Fun Fair Sat June 7th 2014

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Join Us Saturday June 7th 2014, If you have never been, it is a great event for the whole family. MCRC’s Family Fun Fair is a children’s carnival with many events and activities for families to enjoy in Victoria Park in downtown Milton. In addition to a barbecue and silent auction, families will participate in face painting, bounces, creative and dress up areas, fish pond and interactive family games. The Fun Fair is a fundraising event in support of programs and services at Milton Community Resource Centre.   Stop by the Health Centre of Milton’s booth for their famous demo massages. The Naturopath and Chiropractors will also be there to answer any of your questions. Join us for a great day of family fun! Check out the video on our website to see some photos from our past Fun Fair:http://mcrc.on.ca/fun-fair-2/  

Running from the Cold & Flu Season?

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Dr. Tanya Lee is holding a Flu Prevention Clinic What is it all about? Naturally boost your immune system to help prevent and reduce symptoms of the cold and flu with an immune health assessment with our Naturopath, Dr. Tanya Lee. This includes a 30 minute health assessment, basic cold and flu home treatment recommendations, as well as 3 doses of our immune boosting shot; Passcoleucyn (can be taken orally as well). Where? The Health Centre of Milton When should you schedule an appointment? Schedule an appointment before the end of October How much does it cost? $105 (most extended health care plans cover naturopathic medicine) *** Please note this treatment DOES NOT claim to suitably replace the conventional flu shot recommended by your medical doctor *** Call the Health Centre of Milton today at 905-878-8131 to book your appointment Read More

Back to School Guide

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Here are a few tips to ensure your child’s health will be in tiptop shape for the school year. 1) Make sure to establish the school year’s sleep routine right from the beginning. Children become accustomed to the relaxed schedules and later bedtimes of the summer. A good night’s sleep is essential for children to maintain attention and mental capacity during the school year. – It is recommended that children between the ages of 3-12 should get an average of 11 hours of sleep per night. – Avoid late-night snacking as this may disrupt the sleep-wake cycles. – Try to reduce the amount of light and noise in your child’s bedroom. Even the glow of a clock can disrupt the sleep of those who already have difficulty sleeping. – Naturopathic doctors can help establish proper-sleep wake cycles if you feel Read More

Dr. Lee’s Favourite Post Exercise Protein Shake

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What do you put in your Protein Shake? This past weekend our team was on site volunteering at the Milton MS Walk. Our very own Naturopath,  Dr. Lee laced up to end MS and took part in the 10Km run. She succeeded in raising close to $250 for the MS Society and met her race time goals. A big congratulations to her! After her run Dr. Lee pulled out her recovery shake and I had to ask what her favourite blend was.  Here’s the breakdown of her recovery shake below: 1 Scoop Vega Sport Performance Protein ½ A Bannana ½ Cup of frozen strawberries ¼ Of an Avacado A handful of fresh spinach 6 to 8 oz of unsweetened almond milk Dr. Lee chose a performance protein to help repair and build her muscles and reduce recovery time between exercising. Read More

Can a Naturopathic Doctor Help You?

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How to Know if Naturopathic Medicine is Right for You? Seeing a naturopathic doctor can benefit anyone who is determined to take control of their health. Whether you suffer from chronic illness (disease state), or if you feel slight imbalances in your health (imbalanced state), seeing a naturopathic doctor will benefit you greatly. Naturopathic doctors have a reputation of being the “last resort” to many people – usually after failed attempts with conventional treatment, and realizing the impact nutrition and lifestyle can have on health, many people seek out our care without realizing that they could have been doing this from the start! The primary goal of naturopathic treatments is to awaken and encourage the body’s natural and innate system of healing by treating the ROOT CAUSE of the complaints. My belief is that disease doesn’t “just happen “- if Read More