My name is Sandra O’Grady and I am the owner and homeopath at Gentle Wellness Homeopathy and BIE. This is my 12th year as a professional homeopath, 15 if you include my supervision years. I’ve grown up in Ontario but was blessed to have also lived in western Canada for many years, as well as in Sweden. I have 3 “emerging adult” children, a supportive and funny husband, and a large extended family. As I have aged, family has become more important to me in general but also because being connected into a larger family community reminds me that love and grace must be a priority in my life and frankly, I am a better person and happier when love and grace lead my way.Read more
As a Homeopath, many times I will use tissue salts in my prescriptions, along with homeopathic medicines. Homeopathic medicines are made from plants, animals, minerals, metals, and tissue that when taken in its purest liquid form, being diluted and successed, it can treat the body on a cellular level. We choose the right homeopathic medicine based on the law of similars, matching it to the illness as the patient has experienced it and to the overall physical, mental, and emotional characteristics of the patient.Read more
Canadian summers can be full of travelling, swimming, hiking, camping, boating, fireworks, amusement parks, bike riding, street hockey and endless hours of backyard antics. We long to be outdoors, to be carefree, and to be enjoying the incredible benefits of our beautiful Canadian climate and landscape. Injuries are inevitable, and homeopathy is an effective way to support the body’s natural healing efforts in situations such as sprains, falls, cuts, puncture wounds, bug bites, motion sickness and heat stroke. The medicine (remedies) will assist the body in speeding up the process of healing without side effects.Read more
The inner expression of the outer woman.
From pre-teen to middle age every woman has an opinion about their periods. Many words come to mind – joy, curse, hassle, relief, pain, inconvenience, sadness, fear, and indifference.Read more
It’s that time of year again, spring has sprung! Our grass and trees are awaking from their winter slumber and the tulips are blooming. Unfortunately this is when 25% of our community suffers with allergic rhinitis, otherwise known as hay fever. They experience a runny nose, congestion, sneezing, watery eyes and sinus pressure, but not from a virus; hay fever is caused by an allergic response to outdoor or indoor allergens such as pollen, dust mites or pet dander. The trend tends to be that once you develop allergies, the symptoms reappear year after year unless the problem is addressed. This happens because allergies are actually a chronic issue that will get worse over time. Pharmaceutical anti-histamines can give relief, but they do have side effects that can include bad breath, fatigue, drowsiness, upset stomach, high blood pressure, headaches, dry mouth, difficulty concentrating, blurred vision, dizziness and constipation. Homeopathy can help with your hay fever symptoms this spring, summer or fall without the side effects. A well-chosen homeopathic medicine based on your individual allergic response can greatly reduce your symptoms this season. Below are a few of the more common homeopathic medicines you can try for yourself. If none of these fit your symptoms, or you experience chronic allergies every year, then it may be time to visit a qualified homeopath for an appointment. Purchase these homeopathic medicines in a 30c potency and take as needed. Some days you may not need a dose, other days you may need 3 or 4 doses. A dose is usually 2 pellets, dissolved in the mouth away from food and drink. The earlier you take the medicine in the season the quicker you will get a handle on your allergic response.Read more