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Adrenals - the basics:

Adrenal health is often discussed in naturopathic medical visits. Most people are familiar with adrenals: the small, walnut-sized fat gland that sit on top of your kidneys (in your mid-low back area), generally thought to support the body in times...

70-80% of women are estimated to have fibroids by the time they're 50 years of age. Leiomyomas, a medical term for uterine fibroids, simply means benign tumours growing the muscle of the uterus. While the majority of women are asymptomatic, and thus don't know they hav...

November 11, 2018

Anxiety. Most women experience it in some form during their lifetime. The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Canada sites that women experience anxiety more frequently than men. 

Women take on a lot in a day...work, meals, commuting, family, kids, friends, grocer...

Let's look at the hows and whys of aging well...Aging occurs naturally. From the moment we are born, we are aging. Telomeres (the ends of chromosomes shorten continuously as cells divide...

Adult acne, whether constant or cyclical breakouts, can occur at nearly any age. What causes breakouts in adulthood, and what can you do? 

1. Hormone imbalances

Your hormones are constantly changing. Great skin in your 20's does not predict blemish-free skin in your 30's...

Easy. Basic ingredients. Delicious.

Using your laziness (or lack of desire to do anything non-essential) to your utmost benefit. I like to have treats every once in a while, but I don't like them to be too sweet, I enjoy it if there are health benefits, and I want to kn...

November 25, 2016

Waking up between 1-3 AM with a wet pillow, wet blankets, and wet hair due to sweating and hot flushes? 60-80% of women who are perimenopausal and menopausal will experience hot flushes and nightsweats. 

Why do some women get nightsweats?

Nightsweats due to per...

September 7, 2016

Fall. Golden leaves. The crisp-linen scent of impending snow. Pulling the cozy sweaters out of the closet. The return of kidlets to school. The closed windows. The first co-worker, child, or family member that sneezes. The thick green-yellow snot oozing out of your chi...

Sleep. Thoughts of sleep. Daydreams of sleep. Desire for sleep. But when it comes time to sleep...can't sleep?

Can't fall asleep? That's sleep onset insomnia. Can't stay asleep? That's sleep maintenance insomnia. 

Do you feel tired when you go to bed, but as soon as...

Some days opening a can of chickpeas, rinsing them, rinsing the can, & taking off the label for recycling is not something I want to do. This was my conundrum when packing a lunch for my family for a hike. I love veggies and dip, I love healthy, I love food that is fil...

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Dr. Jenny Schmidt, ND

Naturmend

905 1 Ave NE 
Calgary AB 
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(403) 457-3205

Naturopathic Doctor

Calgary and Canmore

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