Have you ever been in a situation where someone told you to "stop and breathe"? Think about how you felt in that moment and what you were doing. Maybe you felt anxious, nervous, worried, or stressed out. Did anything change when you focused on your breathing?
Many mothers-to-be find themselves facing anxiety, fatigue, back pain, heartburn, and nausea as a result of the many new demands being placed on their bodies. But suffering during pregnancy doesn’t have to be a given. This article provides a brief overview of how acupuncture can support your mental and physical health during the different stages of pregnancy.
Are you walking to and from work, running after TTC streetcars, and biking all around the city for groceries? Studies show that the average person will take 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day, which adds up to about 115,000 miles over a lifetime; that is more than four times around the planet Earth itself!
Are you sleeping all night and still tired all day? Lethargic in the morning and drowsy in the afternoon? Spring is here, and brings with it a seasonal boost – the shift in weather and climate have an actual impact on our body’s metabolism, thyroid function, and nervous system (just ask anyone who suffers from SAD).
In the last post I talked about the gut microbiome and gut barrier and how these two factors greatly affect our digestive health. Below you will find a list of 15 easy to incorporate foods and habits that can greatly improve the health of this important system and in turn our overall health.
This usually means that people are out and about, gardening, running, swimming and getting active. What most people neglect to do is warm-up and cool-down before and after any physical exercise. You can prevent injury with a few solid tips to keep you limber and ready for the next day.
In the last post I talked about three amazing and unconventional skin super foods. This week I will discuss two more skin healing substances and a healing face-mask recipe.
In supporting mental health and brain balance, the simple things really do matter – sleep, exercise, and good nutrition. These foundational lifestyle aspects can have a significant and effective impact in balancing the brain and alleviating symptoms like depression and anxiety.
The 45 degree angle that a person tilts their head down to check their phone is adding upwards of 50- 70 pounds of increased pressure on the muscles of the neck?
Chronic abdominal bloating is one of the key symptoms of a condition known as SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth). It is a colonization of the small intestine by bacteria that are normally not present there.
Research about new technology is an integral and constant part of our society - new phone, new car, new computer... But that research seems insignificant compared to a smarter and more complex technology: our body!
One of the most commonly known supplements on the market today is fish oil. It comes in many different forms – from liquid cod liver oil like your parents used to give you by the spoonful, to capsules of highly purified extra strength potency omega-3.
A common area of concern for women involves their menstrual cycle. Many women seek interventions and guidance to avoid pregnancy, while other women need support conceiving. Some women struggle with painful, long periods, while other women go months or years without a period.
Do you wake up every night, night after night? Maybe it’s at 3am, or closer to 4am, or 5am? Early morning waking is a common sleep concern.
I am asked all the time: What can I do myself to support this treatment? Even if a client doesn't ask, I always recommend stretches that people can do on their own time.
Putting your feet through long days and nights of little to no arch support and constant pounding on the pavement can leave your feet fatigued, over worked and sore. Bunions, calluses, hammer toe and other problems can arise from prolonged avoidance of foot problems.
Research has recently started to reveal that our gut health is integral to our over all health. An unhealthy gut can contribute to a wide range of diseases states including Diabetes, Obesity, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Autism, Depression and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome…
Our internal ecosystem supports our health in a vast amount of ways and we can now add healthy skin to the list.
Let me introduce you the worst enemy of your neck (you're probably using it right now to read this page): your digital screen!
Do you feel uncomfortable after eating? Are your pants tighter than normal without any weight gain? Do you get “food baby” after a meal? Are you asking yourself - Why am I bloated?