Having legitimate, healthy, positive self-worth is necessary to thrive in our world, but it can be a bit of a catch-22; while it is essential for our opinion of ourselves to come from within, it also is strengthened when reinforced by affirmation from others. But what happens when other opinions don’t match what we see in ourselves?
If you are avoiding dairy these days, you might find it hard to get all the probiotics you need from your diet. I mean, what better way to start your day than with a gut-loving bowl of yogurt? Luckily, you don’t need dairy for that! Coconut yogurt is a great tasting, easy-to-make replacement with a whole lot of health benefits.
If your springtime seems to have more showers than flowers, you might be experiencing burnout. There is good news, though! This burnout, experienced by many, can be treated. Even if none our external circumstances can change - the life stressors or other causes of burnout - there are safe and effective ways to support ourselves while we are coping with chronic stress.
Emotions are held in each of our cells, in every tissue, muscle, and organ. Our bodies will carry the emotions we have difficulty processing, expressing, or making sense of as we experience them. In a sense, our bodies try to protect our hearts and our spirits from these painful emotions. This is where the acupuncture points become really interesting.
Have you ever tried to make a decision, only to find yourself swaying back and forth over what to do? Part of you says to do the practical thing - the thing that makes sense. But that decision just doesn’t sit well with your heart. Your heart wants to try something different, but how can you risk the challenge, risk the pain, with no guarantees? Still that voice persists, telling you that doing the nonsensical thing would feel so amazing! Have you noticed that voice getting louder lately? Is it getting harder to hush? This could be a sign that your inner dreamer is trying to emerge.
If you have never been to a physiotherapist before, you may have no particular expectations without that past experience as a frame of reference. I dig that. Because if you have had physiotherapy before, this will probably not be what you thought you were getting.
You know that woman who has a great career, has no cellulite, has two kids in two activities each, can make no-fat/no-gluten/no-calorie muffins that taste delicious, volunteers in her down time, has the perfect doting husband, has regular women’s night outs, and is always smiling? You know, Superwoman? Well, guess what? She doesn’t actually exist! Everyone has their kryptonite, the woman that you think is Superwoman, is probably just better at hiding hers.
Nobody's talking about it, but SO MANY women are suffering with uncomfortable (and sometimes downright painful) after-effects of childbirth. Let our pelvic floor specialist Shannon Stoby tell you more.
Did you know that every acupuncture point has its very own name? In addition to having physical functions, each acupuncture point conveys a message to the soul.
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.