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2 August 2, 2017

9 Tips for Pain Free Periods

2017-08-02T16:28:31+00:00

9 Tips for Pain Free Periods By Jenny Abel, R.Ac. Painful periods (dysmenorrhea) impacts as many as half of menstruating women! Many think that having cramps is a normal process; however, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), cramps reveal that there is an imbalance occurring in the body. Here are 9 tips to have pain [...]

9 Tips for Pain Free Periods 2017-08-02T16:28:31+00:00
24 July 24, 2017

Self Care: Take Up the Challenge

2017-07-31T10:43:21+00:00

Self Care: Take Up the Challenge by Dr. Robyn Land, ND I remember being on a plane as a teenager watching the safety demonstration. When they talked about the oxygen masks dropping from the ceiling and how a person should put on their own mask before putting on their kids, I turned to my mom [...]

Self Care: Take Up the Challenge 2017-07-31T10:43:21+00:00
13 July 13, 2017

Kale Chips

2017-07-24T12:56:34+00:00

Kale Chips Kale Chips are my absolute favourite way to eat kale, I could easily eat a whole bunch in one sitting when I eat it like this! So if you have a friend or child who is anti-green things I highly recommend you give this recipe a try because even people who are not [...]

Kale Chips 2017-07-24T12:56:34+00:00
10 July 10, 2017

Thyroid Medication: Why It Doesn’t Always Work

2017-07-10T15:12:39+00:00

Thyroid Medication: Why It Doesn’t Always Work “I am taking my thyroid medication every day, but I still feel tired all the time.” I hear this statement far too often from my patients, and it is something that I have personally struggled with in the past. The most common medication for hypothyroidism is synthroid (also [...]

Thyroid Medication: Why It Doesn’t Always Work 2017-07-10T15:12:39+00:00
6 July 6, 2017

Chocolate Almond Milk Kefir

2017-07-24T12:54:19+00:00

Chocolate Almond Milk Kefir Last week, I walked you through how to make your own homemade almond milk that's free of additives and preservatives. This week I am going to share a simple method with you that will allow you to turn that homemade almond milk into a super food that's full of beneficial probiotic [...]

Chocolate Almond Milk Kefir 2017-07-24T12:54:19+00:00
4 July 4, 2017

8 Tips for a Healthy Brain

2017-07-04T11:34:44+00:00

8 Tips for a Healthy Brain By Jenny Abel, R.Ac. A healthy brain is key to mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Little adjustments now can make a big difference to our lives and greatly impact the way we age. Here are 8 tips for a health brain– ways to improve memory, focus, mood, sleep, and [...]

8 Tips for a Healthy Brain 2017-07-04T11:34:44+00:00
29 June 29, 2017

Homemade Almond Milk

2017-07-24T12:57:40+00:00

Homemade Almond Milk More and more people these days are switching out their cows milk for non-dairy alternatives such as nut, soy, coconut, or hemp milk for various different reasons but the main reason I see people switching is for their health. Many people have trouble digesting and utilizing the protein and or sugar [...]

Homemade Almond Milk 2017-07-24T12:57:40+00:00
23 June 23, 2017

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: What You Should Know

2017-07-31T10:44:15+00:00

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 [...]

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: What You Should Know 2017-07-31T10:44:15+00:00
22 June 22, 2017

Vegan Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

2017-07-24T12:58:41+00:00

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 [...]

Vegan Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream 2017-07-24T12:58:41+00:00
16 June 16, 2017

5 Commonly Asked Questions About Acupuncture

2017-06-16T15:01:21+00:00

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 [...]

5 Commonly Asked Questions About Acupuncture 2017-06-16T15:01:21+00:00
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