Meet our new intern

Do you have a friend or family member who would benefit from seeing a naturopath but has limited funds? Now is the perfect opportunity to become a patient and get an individualized plan.

Francesca is joining our clinic this week for the next couple months to complete her naturopathic studies.

Her super powers: She’s a brilliant mom of 3 and has a special interest in fertility, pregnancy and babies. 

Francesca will be supervised by one of the naturopathic doctors at Rooted, so your friend or family member has the benefit of 2 people working on their plan.

Costs are reduced:

  • First Visit $60
  • Follow ups or Acupuncture $30

Contact the clinic or simply book online under “Student Intern”

See you soon!

I was in heaven…

I have heard stories about it’s grandeur… I’ve heard that I would spend a lot of money there… I didn’t know it was so big! So vast! With so many options, things to choose from. I think I almost hyperventilated when I arrived at Nature’s Emporium in Newmarket for the first time. I texted Steve… “I’m in heaven!”

me at nature's emporium nat emp2

It was amazing. I think I was pretty tame in my shopping but still spent a bit. Here’s what was on my list for those who might be interested in what a naturopathic doctor might pick up at one of these stores.

  1. Organic nectarines and apples – I wanted these to make some more baby food for Jillian
  2. Yummy cheese – they had over 10 samples of different cheeses and I got hooked on one. It tastes like parmesan but is more rich
  3. Natural dish and laundry detergent – don’t need harsh chemicals in our house
  4. Plates and bowls made of corn for Jillian to eat off of. They are like plastic so she won’t be able to break them.
  5. An organic chicken that I cooked in my slow cooker – check out my recipe
  6. Steve’s favourite hummus in a big container!

Other related posts:

Is my baby ready for solids?

Why I should suck my baby’s pacifier




Doulas in Barrie

If you are pregnant or on your fertility journey, thinking about having a doula is something to put on your list. We chose to have a doula for a few reasons.

  1. My husband works out of town and I wanted to have someone there if I went into labour in the middle of winter and he was stuck out of town.
  2. I wanted an unbiased person (not family) to help us through the emotional decisions if anything went wrong
  3. My mom had attended other births but I didn’t know what type of support she would give me
  4. I wanted someone there to help me with my breathing, give massage and help with coping strategies in case my husband forgot our pre-natal training or needed assistance or ideas
  5. I didn’t think I wanted photos of the birth but I’m so glad she took them and I have them now
  6. I knew my midwives would be focused on the clinical aspect and wouldn’t come until very close to the birth

Debra was amazing. The birth was amazing. I’ll tell you more about it another time. In the meantime, think about attending this doula information night event if you are curious about doulas.

what is a doula? information night

what is a doula? information night

Mom & Baby Classes

I’m taking a great class with Jillian called The Fourth Trimester Class with Kathy from the Serenity Birth Studio. It’s worth the drive from Barrie, Orillia or wherever you and your baby live in Simcoe County.

My class has 12 other moms and babies. We cover all topics from our birth story to breastfeeding to getting enough sleep.

It’s a great opportunity to get out of the house and bond over the joys and stressors of motherhood. I highly recommend her classes.


Turbo Tanya

Fitness studios can be intimidating to many people.  Whether they are first time exercisers or they are currently experiencing bad body image, many gyms can be overwhelming.

Many fitness instructors are small, fit, and have never been overweight.  Many of them follow a strict diet and exercise program to keep themselves trim.  For over eaters, this can be problematic as they may not feel understood by these instructors and their suggestions may not seem realistic.

Enter Turbo Tanya.  I had the pleasure of gabbing with her last week and what a delight she is.  Her story is inspirational.  Tanya weighed over 200 lbs at her highest.  She lost weight and created this wonderful little studio in Barrie.

Tanya is real, bright, funny and supportive.  Her studio is personal, and comfortable.

I look forward to checking out one her classes.

Yoga for Round Bodies

I am so excited to share this news.  Bev Bayley is teaching Yoga for Round Bodies at Studio Bliss here in Barrie.

One of the greatest challenges for larger bodies is finding comfortable places to learn how to inhabit your body and move it safely.  The search is over!

Check this out, share it with your friends, and let’s fill up Bev’s class.


Yoga for
Round Bodies celebrates individuals who are round and may have limited
yoga experience!