Articles by Dr. Robyn
Injury Recovery Options with Dr. Robyn
Summer has arrived early this year in BC. Whistler Bike Park has been open for over a month and the longer nights are taking our two wheeled adventures further afield. With that increase in riding opportunities comes the inevitable increased risk of getting in over your head and injuring yourself. An abundance of overconfidence saw me interacting with nature in a negative manner recently. I lost the decision when I punched a tangle of roots with my right hand and I ended up with a dislocated and broken finger...
Physical Medicine for Migraines
According to the International Headache Society guidelines, the Global Burden of Disease Survey 2010 found that “migraines were ranked as the third most prevalent disorder and the seventh-highest specific cause of disability worldwide.”1 Migraines cause patients a substantial amount of pain and discomfort, reduce their productivity at work, prevent many activities of daily living, and can result in significant impediments to lifestyle.2...
The Purse Apothecary
Does your busy lifestyle sometimes throw unexpected challenges your way—a restaurant menu sure to cause you digestive grief, a stressful business meeting, or a tickle in your throat forecasting an impending cold? Prepare for these and other nasty surprises with natural remedies you can carry in your purse. As a practicing naturopath with a busy life, I long ago discovered a useful trick for meeting unanticipated challenges: quick on-the-go remedies I can carry in my purse. Along with some natural vanilla-scented lip balm and a tub of homemade healing calendula cream for accidental cuts, I carry a selection of natural remedies in my purse and use them as needed...