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23 June 23, 2017

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: What You Should Know

June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) awareness month. Here’s 5 things you need to know about PTSD: PTSD is just one of a range of possible responses to experiencing a traumatic event. PTSD is a term use to describe a cluster of adaptations (or “symptoms”) following exposure to a traumatic event, including nightmares or flashbacks. [...]

22 June 22, 2017

Vegan Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

  It's official. It's summer! This weeks recipe is so good I have a feeling I'll be making it a lot this summer. I love to enjoy ice cream in the summer but the vegan/dairy free varieties in the grocery store often contain additives and sugar that I would prefer not to eat not to [...]

16 June 16, 2017

5 Commonly Asked Questions About Acupuncture

5 Commonly Asked Questions About Acupuncture By Jill Truscott, Registered Acupuncturist at Local Health Integrative Clinic 1) “Does acupuncture hurt?”  I hear this question in clinic very often! One of the big misconceptions about acupuncture, is that because there are needles involved, it must hurt. However, acupuncture is practically painless! The needles we use are [...]

15 June 15, 2017

Brownie Bites

  This weeks recipe makes a perfect energy boosting snack to take on hikes and can also double as a healthy desert, rich in healthy fats and protein. I like to use dates that still have pits because they are softer and makes the blending part easier but you can also use pitted dates, I would [...]

12 June 12, 2017

Natural Treatments for Brain Fog

What is Brain Fog? We have all experienced moments of brain fog, whether it’s trouble recalling a word, difficulties concentrating or just feeling like everything seems difficult or tiring. Experiencing few fleeting moments of these symptoms is a normal part of everyday life, but when it starts to occur more frequently, it may be a [...]

9 June 9, 2017

Acupuncture: What Can It Treat?

What Can Acupuncture Treat? By Jenny Abel R.Ac. and Jill Truscott R.Ac. What can acupuncture treat? That is a great question!  As Registered Acupuncturists at Local Health Integrative Clinic we are often asked this: “what can acupuncture treat”?  Are there studies to back it up?  The scope of what acupuncture treats is very wide and [...]

8 June 8, 2017

Strawberry ‘Nice’ Cream

Warm summer weather is finally here in Vancouver and this tasty frozen summer treat couldn't be easier to make. It has only 2 ingredients and takes about 2 minutes to prepare. Not to mention it is much healthier than traditional ice cream treats and a great option for those following a dairy free diet. Recipe [...]

1 June 1, 2017

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

  This weeks recipe is my go to healthy desert when I feel a strong chocolate craving coming on. It's super simple and only takes minutes to prepare. The healthy fat in the avocado and coconut oil and antioxidants in the cocoa support brain health and the hint of sweetness is sure to satisfy your [...]

25 May 25, 2017

Overnight Oats

  No time for breakfast? When clients tell me they don't eat breakfast the reasons are usually because they either just don't have time in the morning or they don't feel ready to eat solid foods first thing in the morning. This recipe is perfect if you're one of those people because it requires zero prep in [...]

24 May 24, 2017

Food Sensitivity Testing

What is the difference between Food Allergy and Food Sensitivity Testing by Dr. Robyn Land, ND “About 20 minutes after I eat, I feel bloated and exhausted.” I hear this all the time from my patients, and I can relate... because I was there once, too. In my first year of naturopathic medical school, a [...]

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