About Innate Wellness

We are an integrative naturopathic health centre with a focus in women's health and family medicine. We work with you to build a program for healthier living. We help you achieve wellness.

Cold & Flu Prevention Packages

Managing the Cold & Flu naturally is about prevention and quick acute care at the first sign of illness. It helps to be prepared with these cold & flu packaged waiting in your medicine cabinet. PreOrder your supplement packages ahead of time with us and receive 15% off.

Prevention Package

Deep Immune Herbal Tincture 250 ml
Unda Muccoccinum
Chaga Blend or NFH Mushroom Blend

Acute Care Package

First Defence Herbal Tincture 250 ml
Douglas Labs Zinc Lozenge
Viriditas gargle or NFH Ascorbatate
Innate Wellness Botanicals Cold & Flu Tea

By |November 14th, 2017|Cold and Flu Season|0 Comments

Important Tips for Cold & Flu Prevention

By Dr. Angelina Riopel, ND

This is the time of year that many of my patients ask about cold & flu prevention. With the holidays on the horizon the pace of life, pressure and late nights are increasing, which can increase your chances of getting sick. There is a lot that you can do to help defend yourself from getting sick and if you do get sick, help to lessen the duration and severity of the symptoms.

There are two categories to address when it comes to cold’s & flu’s:

1) Prevention is the stage that we keep the immune system strong in order to prevent getting sick.

2) Acute Care is the stage that you have the opportunity to nip it in the bud and avoid a long, drawn-out illness! We begin treatment at the first sign of getting sick. […]

By |November 14th, 2017|Cold and Flu Season, ND Editorial, Self Care|0 Comments

Cranberry Roasted Chicken Recipe

By Liane Wansbrough, Holistic Nutritionist

Cranberries typically make an appearance at the dinner table during the holidays in the form of sauce. Yet the berries, which come packed with great health benefits, can definitely serve as more than just a side dish. In season from September to December, you can find inexpensive fresh or frozen cranberries at most supermarkets. While the berries have lots of vitamin C and fiber, their high polyphenol content can also dial down inflammatory pathways, making them a great addition to any diet.

Roasted cranberries add a bright burst of flavour that lends well to meat, poultry, vegetables and salads. Roasting makes use of the entire berry as opposed to cranberry juice, which doesn’t include skin or flesh. […]

By |November 14th, 2017|Nutrition, Recipes|0 Comments

Blocked Ducts: A Common Breastfeeding Challenge

By: Taya Griffin, IBCLC – Taya Griffin is a Toronto Based International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She prepares mothers for their breastfeeding journey in the prenatal period and provides in- home and hospital postpartum breastfeeding support. She can be reached at www.tayagriffin.com. 

The breastfeeding breast is amazing!  Indications of the first changes it will go through begin as early as weeks into pregnancy. Breasts can feel tender and sore, the areola may darken and the Montgomery tubercles around the areola may become more raised. Many mothers also begin to see a crust-like formation on the nipples. This crusting is a minute amount of colostrum which is seeping out ever so slowly and drying on the tip of the nipple.

Milk production doesn’t truly begin until the placenta is delivered. The progesterone and estrogen levels drop and milk production begins. After the milk has transitioned from colostrum to more mature milk, in and around the seventy two hour mark, one of the most common issues with breastfeeding breasts that I see as a Lactation Consultant (after sore nipples and low milk supply of course!) is blocked ducts.  […]

By |October 17th, 2017|Post Natal Care, Self Care, Women's Wellness|0 Comments

Back to School Anxiety

Q & A with Melody Yeung, Registered Psychotherapist and Teacher

Back to school brings up a lot of ‘stuff’ for parents and kids. When tackling these thoughts – it can be helpful to get a little help from the experts. We sat down with Registered Psychotherapist & School Teacher, Melody Yeung to ask how she can help.

Melody, what are some of the most common back to school anxieties that children face?

It is definitely common to have back-to-school jitters, and from my experience, teachers get it too! It is hard to go back to a structured routine after a relaxing and enjoyable summer.

Some of the most common back-to-school anxieties include:

Who will be my teacher? Will my new teacher be nice?
Will my friends be in my class? Will anyone be my friend?
Will I fit in? Are my clothes cool enough?
What if something bad happens to mom and dad when I’m at school?

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Preparing A Balanced Back To School Lunch Box

By Andy Di Santis, Registered Dietician

The start of the school year can be a hectic time for families. Between pick-ups, drop offs, homework and extracurricular activities, you could hardly be blamed for being crunched for time on a regular basis.

There’s no doubt that time management and priority setting are crucial activities at this time of year, and my hope is that healthy eating, including packing a healthy lunch for your child, finds its way close to the top of that priority list.

I understand that this may be easier to say than to practically achieve.

That’s where I come in! In today’s article I will breakdown how to plan out your child’s school lunches in a straightforward manner and give you some great healthy snack ideas to support a balanced diet and productive day for your kids.

What does a balanced lunch box look like?

As a nutrition professional, I believe your child’s lunch should be comprised of 3 primary components:

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By |August 29th, 2017|Nutrition, Pediatric Health, Recipes|0 Comments

What is Bioresonance?

MORA Nova – Bioresonance Therapy

Bioresonance therapy is designed to activate the body’s ability to regulate and heal itself by treating imbalances caused by irritants, toxins, pathogens and environmental pollutants.

Conceived of and developed in Germany, the Mora NovaTM is one of the world’s leading devices in providing bioresonance treatments. Initially the Mora NovaTM is used to evaluate an individual’s frequency patterns in the form of oscillations (electromagnetic waves). Those patterns are then compared with the harmonious patterns stored within the Mora’s database. When frequency patterns within the body are determined to be stressed or unhealthy (typically by causing allergies, food intolerances and other imbalances) the Mora Nova delivers individualized therapies to treat and invert the harmful frequencies until healthy patterns are restored.

The therapy can reduce imbalances and help the body to recover. It can also be used to help identify and prevent problems proactively, before imbalances occur or advance. […]

By |July 11th, 2017|MORA Treatment|0 Comments

Weight Loss with Acupuncture & Cupping

Interview with Xianmin, Registered Acupuncturist

The summer is a perfect time to begin a weight loss program due to the abundance of fresh healthy food and longer days which aid in the regulation of metabolism. Naturopathic weight loss protocols often involve acupuncture and cupping. But why? Acupuncture can be a great technique to reduce feelings of hunger and relieve stress. Cupping helps to reduce stagnation in the tissue and works on the level of cellulite. This month we asked Innate Wellness Acupuncturist, Xian Min about the details of his weight loss program. To learn more about how acupuncture and cupping might work for you, book a free 15 minute consult with Xianmin.  […]

The Myths of Social Work and Psychotherapy

By Lindsey Danisch, RSW and provider of psychotherapy

Myth: Only crazy people or people with severe issues receive psychotherapy.

Everyday, people seek therapy for a range of reasons. Some pursue psychotherapy for treatment of anxiety or depression. But others want help coping with life stressors or transitions like martial strain or separation, parenting challenges, the loss of a job, stress management or conflict at work. Others may need help managing and balancing work and family responsibilities, coping with an aging parent, or improving relationship skills. By learning problem solving skills and coping strategies, anyone (young and old) can benefit from psychotherapy. I work with both adults, teens and children. […]

By |April 20th, 2017|Mental Clarity, Mind Body Medicine, Self Care|0 Comments

The Myths of Physical Fitness

By Dr. Jonathan Cartile, DC

There are many confusing ideas around physical fitness & health. These are the 4 most common misconceptions that come up in my chiropractic practice.

Myth #1 – Sit ups and crunches are needed for strong abdominal muscles. Research from the U.S military has shown an increase in lumbar disc injury from regular abdominal crunches and sit ups. They have changed their basic training regime to cut out the more traditional abdominal exercises for plank and core exercises. The Canadian military and U.S navy are also following suit to reduce injury.
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By |April 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments