I help people uncover their cause of illness, to recover their state of wellness.
Dr. Courtney Holmberg, ND is a Naturopathic Doctor, Speaker, Entrepreneur and Yoga Enthusiast practicing in downtown Toronto, ON.
She is a passionate health advocate, incorporating natural therapies into individualized treatment plans that connect both the physical and mental aspects of all health concerns, with a main focus on identifying their root cause. Through further training and personal interest, Dr. Holmberg has taken a clinical interest in hormones, digestion, and autoimmunity.
Find out more about her and her practice at courtneyholmbergnd.ca.
thank you for your patience while I disconnected.
thank you Peru for sharing your beautiful (and tragic) history, cuisine, and landscape with me.
thank you body for allowing me to reach new limits and new heights (literally).
thank you @mikearnold11 for being the the best travel partner imaginable.
thank you 🙏🏻 #backtowork @ Peru
How many of you work one on one with thermal paper receipts?
Retail workers across Canada are being exposed to “worrying” levels of BPA and BPS -- hormone disrupting industrial chemicals that have been linked to #diabetes, #obesity, #ADHD and breast and prostate #cancers - by simply handling thermal paper receipts.
It’s here! The long awaited and much needed updated Canadian Food Guide. Honoured to know a few of the contributors, and proud to see a well-balanced, unbiased representation of whole foods #Canadafoodguide
nationalpost.com Canada’s new food guide, the first update in more than a decade, recommends fruits and vegetables make up half our plates at any meal
Kate, you're too kind! I had a wondering time connecting with this stellar woman and was honoured when she asked me to be a part of Matheson & Co.'s practitioner spotlight series.
Besides loving my job as a Naturopath, I've discovered that there's nothing I enjoy more than being an entrepreneur, so naturally I jumped at the refreshing opportunity to be interviewed on some tidbits I've discovered in my journey to building my Naturopathic practice.
I've launched a new series on Healthpreneur-U I think you’re going to love 🙌
It’s a spotlight series where each month I’m highlighting awesome practitioners who are out there making a difference AND killing it in their practices so you can learn from their journey and also see what is possible for your own.
I could not be more excited about this first practitioner. Dr. Courtney Holmberg is a Naturopathic Doctor here in Toronto specializing in hormones, digestion and autoimmunity. She has been practicing for just about 5 years, is packed to the brim doing exactly what she loves and is servicing the heck out of her patients. 💪
I hope her wonderful wisdom will serve to inspire and motivate you to put a little thought, strategy and effort in to the business side of your practice. Because Courtney is a perfect example of the incredible results you can see when you do.
Here is my interview with Dr Courtney Holmberg. Enjoy!
DEBUNKING COLLAGEN, AND WHY EVERYONE’S SUPPLEMENTING IT
A core principle of naturopathic medicine is to nourish the body and ensure it is getting the appropriate balance of nutrients to stay healthy. Traditionally, this was achieved in a hunter-gather diet by eating colourful whole foods and by practicing “nose-to-tail” eating of meat, which included the consumption of skin, cartilage, marrow, tendons/ligaments, and other parts of the animal that are now typically discarded. Unfortunately, much of this practice has been lost as a result of prepared meats, microwaves, and canned soups over homemade stocks. As a result, our diets have become deprived of an important protein, known as #collagen.
#SkinHealth #GutHealth #JointHealth
courtneyholmbergnd.ca Before you start taking collagen, it is highly recommended you speak to a qualified naturopath, like Dr. Courtney Holmberg to determine if collagen would be safe and appropriate for your own personal health and well-being.
// BONE BROTH //
Bone broth is a rich source of gelatin, collagen, and the amino acids glycine and glutamine - all of which are critical to maintaining the tight junction in your gut, and preventing intestinal permeability (aka #leakygut)
Intestinal permeability is correlated with numerous conditions such as food intolerances, eczema, and most autoimmune conditions like Crohn's/colitis, Hashimoto's, alopecia, etc.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Click the link to learn how to make your own homemade #bonebroth recipe 🥣 🍖 🍲
courtneyholmbergnd.ca How to make your own bone broth soup for gut health, skin health, and joint health
Why Biofilm management is critical to your SIBO treatment.
courtneyholmbergnd.ca If you suffer from chronic GI like SIBO, or nasal problems like sinusitis, but have been unable to get a proper diagnosis; or if you have tried antibiotics and antimicrobials with little success, it may be helpful to know what a biofilm is and why i
Had the best time this morning with Teri and the crew at @bttoronto talking cold and flu 😷 🤒 🤧
If you missed it, you can catch all the tips online at bttoronto.ca
Thanks so much for having me!
Nothing beats a cup full of immunity in the morning ☕️ 🍄 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Be sure to tune into Breakfast Television @bttoronto this Friday at 6:20 am to find out what’s in my cup, as well as a few of my other favourite remedies for keeping immune function high during cold and flu season 😷 🤒 🤕⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#breakfasttelevision #coldandflu #immunesupport
grateful to have found @holisticbusinessadvisors - not only because they’re accounting wizards, but also because they have impeccable taste in florals 👌🏻 #nailedit #thankyou #taxessuckbutmyaccountantdoesnt #entrepreneurlife
Many try to avoid the health consequences of sugar by replacing it with artificial sweeteners, but research confirms our microbiome will suffer. Just 1 mg/ml of artificial sweeteners is enough to turn our gut toxic.
Avoid artificial sweeteners, they are toxic to your good gut bacteria and associated with the very problems they are meant to help - obesity and diabetes! Our Registered Dietitian and ND's have lots more nutrition advice! Sanaz Baradaran - Registered Dietitian Dr. Priscilla Tang, Naturopathic Doctor Dr. Rachel Vong, ND
Holistic medicine runs in the family! A must-visit if you're looking for reflexology in Sudbury!
IS #ASHWAGANDHA BENEFICIAL FOR YOUR BODY?
#Ashwagandha might sound like a foreign country, but it is actually an herb that can be beneficial for your body. The scientific name given to the herb is Withania Somnifera and it belongs to the Solanaceae family. Some know it by its common name of Indian Ginseng since it originates from India.
Source - http://www.courtneyholmbergnd.ca/blog/is-ashwagandha-beneficial-for-your-body
nothing like a facelift to freshen up a space 👩🏽⚕️🌿
what do you guys think of the new set up? #fungshui
They say sitting is the new smoking, and I’ll be damned if I pick up the new dirty habit
Loving my new Ergoconvert #standingdesk from @anthrodesk. It fits almost any workspace and beats out the competition in sturdiness
Find out why eliminating sitting might be the most important health habit you pick up in 2018: http://www.courtneyholmbergnd.ca/blog/how-sitting-has-become-the-new-smoking-and-why-you-need-this-standing-desk
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Flattered and honoured to be listed as top three Naturopathic Clinics in Toronto by ThreeBestRated.ca!
It’s easy when you love what you do!
Dr. Courtney Holmberg, ND, Dr. Amauri Caversan Naturopathic Care & gesund
You are now listed as Top 3 Naturopathy Clinics in Toronto 2018
#PCOS #UNCOVERED: HOW TO #RECOGNIZE, TEST, AND TREAT PCOS NATURALLY
#Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common hormonal health issues in women, affecting an estimated 1 in 10 women of reproductive age. Many women are first diagnosed when they are having difficulty trying to conceive, but PCOS presents with many other symptoms, like hair loss, acne, hirsutism, and weight gain. These symptoms can affect a woman's health even beyond trying to get pregnant.
courtneyholmbergnd.ca Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common hormonal health issues in women, affecting an estimated 1 in 10 women of reproductive age. Many women are first diagnosed when they are having difficulty trying to conceive, but PCOS presents with
T O R O N T O!
Looking for a full way to get outside + add some movement to your Sunday? Alyssa Kristen Emma is hosting Trinity Bellwood's first Pilates Park Session this Sunday, June 24th. Event details in the link.
See you there!
eventbee.com 790 Queen Street West Old Toronto - Toronto
Selenium levels and their effects on belly fat storage
ever wonder why your weight is as clingy as your younger sibling, why your period is as flaky as your last tinder match, why your chin hairs love you more than you love them, or why your acne is pulling a #Kayne - unmanageable
You might have #PCOS 🤔
But before you hop on birth control, read below to learn how to properly get it assessed, and to discover there’s a lot more you can do than mask the problem!
feelin’ it 🌸☀️🌸
#finally #hellospring #magnola #toronto
On today of all days, let’s show our gratitude to Mother Earth. Walk more, take shorter showers, reduce your use of plastic, but above all, revamp your diet.
Most don’t realize the greatest environmental impacts come less from our day to day routines, and more from the foods we place on our dinner plate.
Beef, one of the largest food industries in the world, is responsible for 150 billions gallons of methane production PER DAY.
The average American uses 100 gallons of water daily, whereas it requires over 1,799 gallons of water to produce just 1 pound of beef (irrigation, drinking, feeding, and processing).
The food industry makes up over a QUARTER of the greenhouse gases emissions daily.
So while let’s all continue to recycle and walk wherever we can, also look further into your beef consumption and consider cutting back a bit 🌿🌎🌿🌍🌿🌏🌿
#thankyoumotherearth #earthday #motherearth #pathofthegods #positano #italy
👉🏼 vacation mode now in progress, please standby 👈🏼
Off to the motherland 🇮🇹 for some much needed R & R (& 🍷)
Back in the office April 16th, at which time I’ll be happy to tackle all your questions and emails! In the meantime, the lovely ladies at the front desk will be happy to help!
☎️ 647 351 7282
Until then, Ciao! ✌🏼🍷🧀 🌍 ✈️ #italybound
While most of us are aware probiotics support a healthy gut, we should always remember it’s not a “one size fits all” approach. Here’s what you need to know about probiotics, especially if you’re taking one.
courtneyholmbergnd.ca While most of us are now aware of the fact that probiotics support a healthy gut, it’s important to remember that it is not a “one-size-fits-all” approach. Learn how to choose and probiotic and when you should be taking one.
Thank you Vitality Magazine for featuring my recent interview with FabLane!
“In case you haven't read the original post, I spoke to a Toronto Naturopath about some important health items you need to pack if you're going away on vacation.”
Thank you Vitality Magazine for featuring my blog post on your website! In case you haven't read the original post, I spoke to a Toronto Naturopath about some important health items you need to pack if you're going away on vacation.
Something to consider if you’re using a protein powder. Arsenic and lead found in some of the most popular brands, such as Vega One.
consumerreports.org Some protein supplements have a high level of toxic heavy metals, according to a report from the Clean Label Project. Consumer Reports explains what you need to know.
We all know regular bowel movements are a critical component of overall health, but have you ever wondered what it is that determines that regularity? Learn what you may be doing wrong, and how to hack you gut motility to keep things moving!
Heading for vacation soon? Here’s some top suggestions to consider when preparing your packing list to ensure you stay healthy while you’re away.
Heading for a vacation soon? A Toronto Naturopath says you need to bring these 6 important health items to avoid getting sick when you're away.
An Overlooked Cause of IBS: What is SIBO and Is It Causing Your Digestive Issues?
Bacteria are found on every external surface of the body, including the entire gastrointestinal tract. You’re probably no stranger to probiotics and their endless health benefits, and you may even be purposefully increasing your intake of fermented foods as a result.
courtneyholmbergnd.ca Dr. Holmberg is a leading Naturopathic Doctor practicing in Toronto, with a clinical focus in digestion, hormones, and autoimmunity. Call (647) 351-7282
10 Signs You Could Have a Magnesium Deficiency
Magnesium is the 4th most abundant mineral in the human body. It is found in every cell in the body, and is an essential component in regulating over 600 different biochemical reactions and bodily functions. Learn the signs and implications of a deficiency here.
all about the #JOMO (joy of missing out) this weekend
I was having a wonderful conversation with a patient last week about self care, when it quickly dawned on me how much I've been lacking my own self care lately.
With the holiday madness upon us, my practice at an all time high, and commitments pulling me in what seemed like all directions, the reality of burnout was becoming all too real.
I felt like a hypocrite, preaching the importance of prioritizing your health when I've been failing to do so my self. Sure, I still get up every morning to exercise and always eat my veggies, but I've also been drinking too much coffee, staying up too late, and spending too much time in an overwhelmed haze.
Stumbling upon this trending idea of JOMO last week felt all too serendipitous. So I listened to the universe, and spent this weekend practicing how to say no.
I turned down plans, slowed down, cuddled my dog, opened the book I started but never finished, and finally crossed off some of the things I'VE been wanting to do lately (like try this mushroom coffee from @foursigmatic 👌🏼)
Maybe I'm just getting old, but the joy of missing out feels all kinds of good. Today I'm setting some serious intentions for the week to slow down and maintain some of this rejuvenation 😌
It's cold out there, folks ❄️🌨❄️
Len and I nearly froze our paws off at the dog park yesterday. Once warm and toasty indoors, it quickly dawned on me that many may not have that same luxury.
@mikearnold11 and I had a ton of old hats, mitts, & scarves buried in the closet, so today we loaded a box full of cold gear and handled it to our pals at the Parkdale community centre who spend their nights outdoors.
If you've got a draw full of mix matches mittens or cold gear you'll never wear, I encourage you to pass it along to someone who may not only want it, but needs it
#donate #homeless #helpthoseinneed #toronto
Before Taking Over-The-Counter Pain Relievers, Try These Things First
Pain is something we’re all familiar with. It presents in a variety of different ways, and with a variety of characteristics. And while pain may have a very physical manifestation, it is acknowledged to be a complex physiological and psychologist phenomenon
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