Articles

Women’s Health

Articles written by Dr. Watson on hormone balance and conditions affecting the health of women.  Please scroll down for articles specifically pertaining to fertility and pregnancy.  If you have a topic you’d like to see an article on, send an email to drlisa@drlisawatson.com. 

Female Hair Loss

Getting to the Root of Female Hair Loss

Alopecia Areata: A Naturopathic Approach

Female Hair Loss: Lab Testing

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome – PCOS

Diagnosing PCOS

Treating Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Naturally

Understanding Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Spearmint Tea for PCOS

Antioxidants May Improve Ovulation in PCOS

PCOS Diet: An Infographic

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Diet

Uterine Fibroids

Fibroids: Five Things You Need to Do

The Uterine Fibroid Diet

Endometriosis

Understanding Endometriosis

Endometriosis and Infertility

Endometriosis and Acupuncture

Endometriosis and the Immune System

The Endometriosis Diet

Naturopathic Medicine and Endometriosis

Endometriosis in Adolescence

Perimenopause and Menopause

Six Natural Treatments for Menopause

Thyroid Health

Foods that Impact Thyroid Health

Understanding Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Hashimoto’s and Gluten

Healthy Periods

Natural Support for Amenorrhea

Are Menstrual Clots Normal? 

Understanding Spotting Between Periods

Menstrual Cycle 101

Hormone Harmony: PMS

Bitch Redux

10 Tips to Treat PMS Naturally

Problems with the Pill

Problems with the Pill: Nutrient Depletions

Hormone Balance

Healing Hormones: Progesterone Deficiency

10 Tips to Beat a Weight Loss Plateau

Hormones in Weight Loss

Hormone Testing

Love and Happiness: Hormone Hacks for a Happy Life

Fertility

Articles written by Dr. Watson on optimizing male and female fertility naturally.  Dr. Watson’s practice embraces an integrative approach to fertility and she supports patients preparing for pregnancy, struggling with infertility and those undergoing assisted reproductive therapies.  

How to Get Pregnant

Fertility Diet

Fertile Cervical Fluid Testing

Basal Body Temperature Tracking

Menstrual Cycle 101

Female Fertility and Infertility 

Thin Endometrial Lining

Pain Medications in Pregnancy and Fertility

Endometriosis and Infertility

Male Fertility and Infertility 

Male Infertility

A Male Prenatal?

Low Testosterone in Men: A Lifestyle Approach

Low Testosterone in Men: Supportive Supplements

Acupuncture and Fertility 

Acupuncture for Infertility

Fertility and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture for IVF and IUI Cycles

Pregnancy

Supporting optimal health during pregnancy is a passion for Dr. Watson.  Articles listed here are to empower pregnant women and provide them with information to have an amazingly healthy pregnancy, both for themselves and their babies.  

Naturopathic Care in Pregnancy

Prenatal Naturopathic Care

Naturopathic Medicine During Pregnancy

Preparing for Pregnancy – Detoxification

Diet and Lifestyle in Pregnancy

Pregnancy – Foods to Avoid

Too Much of  a Good Thing – Nutrients to Avoid in Excess During Pregnancy

Caffeine in Pregnancy

Herbs in Pregnancy

Fish Consumption in Pregnancy

Symptom Support in Pregnancy

Acupuncture in Pregnancy

Heartburn in Pregnancy

Managing Gestational Diabetes Naturally

Natural Labour Induction

Blood Clots in Pregnancy

Pain Medications in Pregnancy and Fertility

Celiac Disease in Pregnancy

Natural Treatment Options for PUPPPS

Children’s Health

Articles written by Dr. Watson on children’s naturopathic health care.  Dr. Watson is a mother and Naturopath practicing in downtown and the Beaches neighbourhood of Toronto.  She enjoys working with children, embracing their natural vitality and supporting children with acute and chronic illnesses and overall health.  

Tea for Tots

Tea for Fever in Children

Keeping Kids Healthy

Warming Socks

Iron Deficiency in Children

Four Steps to Selecting Safe Baby Care Products

Social Kids – Supporting Social Development in Children

Teen Health

Teens have specific health concerns – different from those of children or adults.  Dr. Watson works extensively with teens in her practice and has lectured on issues of healthy teen diets, teen insomnia, anxiety and depression.  Articles here are all written by Dr. Watson.  You can read more about her approach with teens at www.teennaturopath.com.  

Teen Insomnia

Naturopathic Medicine for Teens

Teen Girls Need More Calcium

Nutritional Needs of Teens

Onset of Mental Disorders – Teen Years

Multivitamins for Teens – the Best Health Boost

Canadian Teens Have Highest Levels of BPA: Study

Endometriosis in Adolescence

Food Medicine

“Let food be your medicine, and medicine be your food” – Hippocrates, the father of medicine first said that hundreds of years ago.  But the wisdom of that statement persists.  Listed here are articles on food, nutrition, and healthy eating.  As a vegetarian, Dr. Watson also writes extensively on the vegetarian diet for children, teens and adults.  

Vegetarian and Vegan Diets

40 Vegan Calcium Sources

Vegetarian 101 – Iron in the Vegetarian Diet

Do You Have a Vitamin B12 Deficiency – Quiz

Optimizing Your Diet

The Importance of Essential Fatty Acids

10 Things You Need to Know About Vitamin D

Dietary Fiber for All Ages

Spice Up Your Health – the Fifth Food Group

Organics 101

Tea and Iron Deficiency

Fighting Back Against Sugar Addiction

Green Eats – Ten Top Green Foods

Heart Healthy Celery

Gluten Free Flours

Preparing Whole Grains

Healthy Sweet Potato Muffins

Matcha – Super’powdered’ Green Tea

Matcha Shortbread Cookies

Yin Tonic Foods

Yang Tonic Foods

Integrative Health

Dr. Watson embraces the philosophy of Integrative Medicine in her practice as a Naturopath.  Integrative Medicine is using the best of all forms of medicine with the sole purpose of improving patient outcomes.  Dr. Watson wants to encourage you, through education, to make informed decisions about your health and choose treatments that resonate with your goals, beliefs and lifestyle.  Below are articles on specific conditions that Dr. Watson treats integratively as a Naturopathic Doctor.  

Allergies

Ten Tips to Treat Allergies

Understanding Allergy – The Allergic Sequence and Treatments

Food Sensitivities 

Understanding Food Sensitivities

Food Sensitivity Testing

Wheat Woes: Celiac Disease, Wheat Allergy and Gluten Sensitivity

Headaches

Cluster Headaches – Natural Treatment Options

Oww… My Head Hurts – Determining Your Headache Type

Five Key Nutrients for Headaches

Naturopathic Medicine

Top Ten Conditions Treated By Naturopathic Doctors

Medical Doctors Know Little About Herbal Medicine – Results of a UK Survey

Naturopathic Acupuncture

Healthy Living

Ten Steps to a Better Night’s Sleep, Naturally

How (and Why!) to Relax

Hula Hooping for Health: Eight Benefits of Hula Hooping

Spring Cleanse – 12 Simple Tips for Cleansing Your Body and Mind

10 Tips to Beat a Weight Loss Plateau

Specific Conditions

Adult ADHD – Diagnosis and Natural Treatment Options

Botanicals to Avoid in Epilepsy

Candida Quiz – Is Yeast Your Problem?

Elderberry – the Flu Fighting Fruit

Gallstones: Diet and Supplements

Getting Under Your Skin – Ten Natural Treatments for Psoriasis

MTHFR in Mental Health

Natural Relief from Canker Sores

Naturopathic Treatment of Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Natural Approaches to Heart Burn

Natural Treatments for Tinnitus

Nutrient Deficiencies in Celiac Disease

Home Care

Articles written by Dr. Watson on at-home self-care you can do yourself.  If there is a topic you would like to see an article on, please send an email to drlisa@drlisawatson.com 

Self Love – 50 Ways to Practice Self Love

Warming Socks

Epsom Salts – Baths and Beyond

Natural Insect Repellents

25 Uses for Tea

Green Living – Improving Air Quality with Common Houseplants

Natural First Aid – Burning Man Edition

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