About Dr. Samantha Ristimaki, BSc, ND

Dr. Samantha Ristimaki is the chief medical officer at Bronte Wellness Boutique. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Guelph majoring in Nutrition and Neutraceutical. Her passion for health led her to pursue a four-year graduate degree at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto where she graduated with Honours as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Ristimaki is a member the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, and is registered and licensed with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario.

Beating Burnout: How to Restore Balance in Your Life

By | October 9th, 2019|Categories: Fatigue|Tags: |

Are you feeling burnt out and overwhelmed? You’re not alone. Let’s face it: We’re all busy, dealing with endless to-do lists and struggling to balance it all. The result is often a day-to-day life that feels too hectic. We feel pulled away from the things that matter - and we may have even forgotten what those [...]

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Weight Loss: Eat less or Exercise more

By | September 24th, 2019|Categories: Weight Loss|Tags: , , , |

Weight-Loss Strategies: Is It Better to Eat Less or Exercise More?     Is weight loss a constant challenge for you? Are you exercising and wondering why you are not losing weight? Have you been told that muscle weighs more that fat and to just eat less and exercise more? I   Unfortunately, many people experience [...]

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Happy Life?

By | September 10th, 2019|Categories: Psychotherapy & Counselling|Tags: , |

Are you living a happy life? It might be a simple question, but for many people, happiness feels like an impossible goal to reach. In fact, studies show that only about one in three people consistently identify as “happy.” If that seems a bit depressing, rest easy. The steps to living a happier life are easier [...]

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Low Libido? How to Have a Better Sex Life

By | August 27th, 2019|Categories: Hormone Health|Tags: , , , |

Low Libido? Let’s talk about sex.   Is your sex life not what you thought it would be? Does the thought alone make you tired? Many people find their interest in lovemaking naturally drops with age. And the stress of daily life is enough to put anyone in a rut in the bedroom at times. Changing [...]

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Healthy Hair Tips

By | July 30th, 2019|Categories: Hormone Health|Tags: , , , |

Luscious locks. Flowing tresses. Who doesn’t want to have a full head of healthy hair? Our culture certainly gives us the message that beautiful hair symbolizes youth and beauty.   However, particularly as we age, many of us find that the soft, full hair we may have taken for granted in our younger days starts to [...]

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Thyroid Disorder: Often Misdiagnosed

By | March 27th, 2019|Categories: Thyroid|Tags: |

Thyroid disorders lead to problems with energy levels, metabolism, and heart rate. This small butterfly-shaped gland in your throat is has a major effect on the body. Without enough thyroid hormone, your cells are not able to produce the energy they need for optimum performance. At the other end of the spectrum, your body can go [...]

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B Vitamins: Are You Getting Enough?

By | March 12th, 2019|Categories: Vitamins|Tags: , , , |

B vitamins are sometimes called the energy vitamins, since they help put a spring in your step and play an important role in maintaining your energy levels. In actuality, there are eight different kinds of B vitamins, and each one has its own distinct job. How do B Vitamins Help? These vitamins work as a carefully [...]

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Adult Acne

By | March 5th, 2019|Categories: Skin Health|Tags: , , , |

Growing numbers of women are dismayed to discover their acne was not limited to high school. Yes, it might seem like a cruel joke, but it’s possible to have pimples and wrinkles at the same time. In fact, 54 percent of women over 25 experience some acne. What’s behind the rise in problem pimples? Although we [...]

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Estrogen dominance

By | February 19th, 2019|Categories: Hormone Health|Tags: , , |

Estrogen dominance is more prevalent in women that one would thing. Estrogen plays an important role through the course of our reproductive lives and beyond. It regulates our menstrual cycle, strengthens our bones, controls our cholesterol, and much more. When our estrogen levels drop, we experience menopausal symptoms. But even before menopause, varying levels of this [...]

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Avoid Travel Illness

By | February 5th, 2019|Categories: Immunity|

With winter in full swing, now is the time our minds wander to warmer climates - and the urge to  travel to them isn’t far behind! While we often seek out sunny destinations for a brief reprieve during these colder months, some aspects of travel can cause a pause in the fun. While we look forward [...]

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