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Detoxification 101

By Dr. Jennifer Yee, BHSc, ND (naturopathic doctor) Recently detoxification has become trendier and most people have a vague idea of what it is, but what does it really involve and what are the benefits? To put it simply, detoxification, is about stimulating the bodies own natural elimination pathways – liver, lungs, digestive tract, lymphatic system and skin (through the process of sweating) – to mobilize and excrete toxins from the body. Toxins can accumulate over time through exposure to contaminants in our environment. Some of these can come from obvious sources such as pollution and pesticides, but others can

Autumn Is Here (In Theory)

by Trudi Rumball, Registered Acupuncturist My favorite season of the year is upon us once again! Unfortunately, in Edmonton we typically do not get very long to enjoy the beautiful ‘late summer’, with golden bushes and red trees, but alas, it still is considered “fall”. For parents and teachers, this means a busy month of September — getting back into school routines, children’s sports and activities. It also means susceptibility to colds and flu’s! Our immune systems tend to get run down with all the stress and bustle and exposure. What can we do to support our immune systems this

Can Naturopathic Medicine Help Me?

Naturopathic medicine combines evidence-based medicine with age-old healing traditions. Naturopathic doctors receive four years of post-graduate training at naturopathic schools of medicine. It is estimated that about one-third of people utilize alternative and complementary healthcare. Learning more about how naturopathic medicine might help is the first step in determining if it is a viable alternative for stress, sleep, immunity and general well-being. Naturopathic Medicine Principles It was in 1892 when the term “naturopathy” was created. This natural therapeutic system drew from medicine systems throughout the world and from Hippocrates. In modern society, this form of healthcare draws from science-based therapeutic

Natural Approaches To Anxiety In Children

By Trudi Rumball, Registered Acupuncturist  I remember being a kid. Fun memories of playing with the children in my neighborhood, going to Girl Guides and taking piano lessons. I wasn’t in competitive sports or was I overly academic, but I still enjoyed school for the most part. I also remember Junior High and High School, with the intense pressure to make friends with the “in crowd”, make the cheer leading squad, the rugby team, and to just be accepted. Those are the more difficult memories of school. I recall crying in my room and feeling like I wasn’t good enough,

Anxiety And Acupuncture

Many people don’t see anxiety as a big problem, as it is a natural facet of life. However, many health concerns come from the devastation of stress. A lot of the world’s biggest health concerns come from the severe effects of continuing stress on the body. Heart problems, obesity, headaches, sleep disorders, nervousness disorders, depression, and digestion issues have been directly connected to stress. We all want to lead a healthy and happy life, but sadly for many, stress creates myriad of health conditions that lead to a less-than-optimal situation in their own lives. People cope with stress in various


Two Extremely Amazing Benefits Of Massage Therapy

Let’s face it – most of us make an appointment for a massage for one reason:It feels great! Have you even stopped to think why does it make you feel that way? While there are numerous benefits of massage therapy, we mention only two below: It Makes Up for Our Sedentary Lifestyle Whether you spend all day hunkered down in front of a screen at work, or in class, chances are you lead a mostly sedentary life. Our lifestyle and the sacrifices that we have to make to maintain it has left us with postural stress. Depending on how long

Love Is In The Air

Love is in the air… January is almost over and as much as I love the New Year, I love February even more. February is romantic. Not because it hosts one of the biggest hallmark holidays of the year, which for some is downright depressing to be honest, but because it really does feel like love is in the air. Many years ago I declared February the month to Love thyself. I felt it was time to let go of needing approval of someone else to determine my self-worth. So I propose this unto you if you haven’t already developed


January is a tough month for some of us. I’m sure it has to do with the hangover from Christmas, and the lack of sunlight definitely doesn’t help. Although with this beautiful snow fall, it does makes it seem like a beautiful winter wonderland outside. And thankfully it’s Friday!!!  Getting outside and changing your view, literally changes your ‘view’. Your perspective can be lifted significantly by breathing fresh air and being in nature. Playing in the snow is so therapeutic, bringing back childhood memories and being carefree. Our children really are our best teachers! So much of what we do

Flip Flop, Time To STOP!

It’s my favourite time of year! It’s time to shed what wasn’t working for you in 2017, and set some attainable goals for 2018. Whether you do the whole New Year’s Resolution thing or not, I still say, if you can make just one small change now, it has the capacity to affect big change in your life. That small change can even be a new perspective! In fact, it has to start with a new perspective. What are some of the self-destructive thoughts you need to shed from 2017? It’s time to replace those thoughts with a positive, self-loving

Hair. Blown. Back.

Having lost my mom 10 years ago, growing and birthing two kids (6 & 3 yrs old), running a business for the last 9 years, and just plain getting older, I have progressively gained more and more weight. I was never an active athlete, and have always struggled with gaining weight. I know that I should dedicate more time to my own health and wellness, but I just couldn’t seem to find that time or make it a priority. Until I signed up for the weight management support from our hypnotherapist Taryna. I have always loved using wine as my