Superfood Snacks

October 2nd, 2014


We’ve all heard to rally calls: get more superfoods in your diet! Even the name itself—SUPERfoods—seems to hint at the importance of these seemingly normal ingredients in our diets and lives. However, many people fail to understand exactly what superfoods really are and even if they do, they struggle with ways to simply and effectively […]



Exercises & Acupuncture Points for Arthritis Pain

September 4th, 2014


According to the Arthritis Society of Canada, 4.5 million, roughly 1 in every 6, Canadians over age 15, suffer from some form of arthritis. Even more concerning, the Society estimates that by 2031 that figure will rise to 7 million people, or 1 out of 5. While those already suffering from arthritis have no real […]



5 Practical Tips to Help You Get Started with Meditation

August 6th, 2014


An ancient art, most people at least acknowledge the benefits of daily or at least routine meditation in their lives. Meditating, or learning to tune out the world and focus all of your energy on one idea or area has proven benefits for mental and physical health. However, most people who start to meditate do […]



Backyard Workouts for Sunny Days

July 7th, 2014


In the warm weather and the bright sunshine, taking your workout outdoors is a natural desire. However, the inclination to do this and the actual execution of it are two totally different things. Luckily, setting up any backyard big or small for a fun workout is easy. Same Workout, Different Location If you regularly workout […]



Homemade Natural Treatments for Healthy Skin & Hair

June 4th, 2014


Cleaning up your life and making it more natural involves looking into every aspect of your daily routine and behaviours. While the need to eat a more ‘clean’ and well-rounded diet to avoid toxins is certainly well-established, there is another major source of toxic absorption in our everyday lives: beauty products. The best way to […]



Beware the Simple Flip-Flop

May 6th, 2014


They’re a summer-time wardrobe staple: fast, light and cheap. Flip-flops are synonymous with beach comfort, but could they be putting you in danger? With as little as half a centimetre of rubber between your foot and the pavement, making flip-flops your footwear of choice could be a recipe for tendonitis, broken toes, and even car […]



New Product & Doula Recommendation

April 17th, 2014


Just a quick update to let you know about some goings-on around here at Muscle Elements.  We’ve recently added alkalizing water systems to our product offering at the clinic, helping you to hydrate in a healthy way.  We’re big fans of the concept of Earthing – grounding and connecting to the earth. We have used the products […]



Tummy Troubles? Prevent Irritable Bowel Naturally

April 6th, 2014


Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common struggle worldwide. Although many people remain undiagnosed, they continually deal with the anxiety and stress that the syndrome carries. Irritable bowel syndrome affects the large intestine and causes symptoms such as cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation. Symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome can be easily controlled […]



Epilepsy Awareness Month: How to Support Post-Seizure Brain Recovery

March 4th, 2014


Epilepsy is an ancient disease most frequently identified by the presentation of grand mal seizures. However seizures come in many forms including a momentary loss of attention and slight body ticks so long as they are characterized by a misfiring of electrical signals from within the brain. In Canada, about 300,000 people suffer from epilepsy—a […]



5 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

February 3rd, 2014


February can be a rough month in Canada. With the holidays soundly behind us and the promise of warm summer nights still light years away, it’s hard to stay motivated and (emotionally) healthy in during these midwinter days. Known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (or SAD) this winter depression is a very real psychological phenomenon that […]