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Dr. Millie Lytle

Dr Millie Lytle

  • Dr. Millie Lytle
  • ND, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

Dr. Millennia (Millie) Lytle ND, MPH is a graduate of the University of Toronto in Sociology/Women’s Health (1998) and the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (2002), where she earned the Swiss Herbal Award for contribution to women’s health in her graduation year.

During her eight years of practice, she worked in research, community health and integrative care, including birth attendance. She was also a founding member of the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors. Her subsequent Master’s of Public Health (Germany, 2010) graduate work focused on utilizing qualitative methods to identify barriers and roles of Naturopathic Doctors working in Community Health and integrative centres in downtown Toronto.

She is a member of the Transitional Advisory Committee for the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors as NDs face re-regulation. Her research focus is on Traditional Complementary and Alternative Medicine identification, regulation and integration. Currently in addition to her research goals, she works as an NHP consultant and educator, on another side of the natural health industry.

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Get your free vitamin D while the sun is high and your shadow, short.

Depending on your age and color of your skin, choose the length of time with an exposed body part to maximize daily Vitamin D production. Some studies say short exposure each day over the hottest days in the summer will produce enough vitamin D for the whole year, but in...Read More »

millie says: Serviceberries

Serviceberries, of the Amelanchier spp., are indigenous to most every part of Canada and the US, possibly putting ‘Saskatoon’ on the map. Other colloquial names refer to their seasonal availability, such as juneberry.

From slightly...Read More »

millie says mulberries

Mulberries, Morus spp., native to warm and tropical areas of each continent have a long history of medicinal use.  Used for centuries in Chinese and folklore medicine, as a remedy for many kinds of diseases, these little gems are actually a-group-of-fruit-within-a-fruit.  They can be found...Read More »

millie says, eat plums

Covering the spectrum of the rainbow within one fruit are…plums (Prunus subgenus prunus). These tasty drupes, juicy sweet or tangy-tart, share membership in the rose family with several other favourites; cherry, peach, apricot, apple, pear, quince, almond and even olive. The impressively colored flesh, especially when the fruit...Read More »

millie says pears, pears everywheres

Worldwide, there are over 30 primary and subspecies of edible pears, Pyrus spp., with China responsible for 12 of the 20 million tonnes produced yearly.  Related to the apple, there is no reason to travel the world for the chance to sample...Read More »

millie says eat cherries

Cherries, Prunus cerasus and Prunus cerasus Lambert, commonly referred to as sour cherries and bing cherries, respectively are certainly a favorite for munching… but did you know that with every handful of these crimson beasts devoured, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant...Read More »

millie says here's a quick nutrition review

quick nutrition review:  there are nutrients.  there are two different kinds- macro and micro.  within those different kinds are different kinds- macro: protein, fat, carbs and micro: vitamins, minerals (antioxidants and phytoestrogens also contained within this group but sometimes overlap in category).  here we go.

macronutrients: complex molecules, body needs all...Read More »

Shiv Chopra, former Health Canada Scientist on the Vaccine and Antibiotic Controversy


Check out this interesting article on vaccines, and what a former vaccine and drug regulator has to say about it…

xox dr millie lytle nd

Shiv Chopra,...Read More »

millie says internet alert H1N1 read me read me

wow, lots of drama over H1N1 in Canada….not sure if you appreciated what I offered to Damian Rogers’ WELLNESS column this week or not, some of you may think it is over-simplified, especially with recent rising death More »

millie says wake up and smell the flowers

otherwise put: get unstuck. dr james gordon md is a mind and body medicine psychiatrist-type who wrote a book called U N S T U C K, which outlines 7 necessary stages of getting out of depression. dr gordon thinks that depression, rather than an end-point diagnosis, is a sign...Read More »

millie says brassicas' boasts boost

brassicas’ boasts boost. a daily bite from of a raw cruciferous vegetable has been shown to lower estrogen and androgen levels in both sexes due to a family of enzymes called aromatase inhibitors found in collards, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, bok choy, brussel sprouts, etc. hormone related illnesses are exceedingly common...Read More »

millie says push away the picking and pulling

push away the picking and pulling. touch is a necessary but oft’ forgot component of self-care. when alone with no one to cuddle some people turn toward “trich” or dermatillomania to quell a habitual anxiety impulse. Habit Reversal Training (HRT) involves reducing cause of stress, avoiding the trigger, becoming mindful...Read More »

Use natural medicines first.

Use natural medicines first. Due to policy and historical skepticism surrounding complementary and alternative medicine, such as naturopathy, homeopathy and herbalism, traditional medicines are being generally saved for last resort. When mainstream medical treatment is no longer working, people turn to alternative medicines, prepared to try ‘ANYTHING’. ...Read More »

Milk the underarm.

Milk the underarm. Not quite like the time your friend’s brother made that strange pumping action and accompanying noise with his hand on the opposite armpit…or was it you doing that? But the visual is helpful as massaging the lymph nodes of the under pits dislodges breast swellings,...Read More »