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The Energy of Fear

By Marco Rosada, Biofield Therapist Human biofield: where fear energy sits. Biofields are any electromagnetic energy field (1) pertaining to any living being. The human biofield (2), also called the human energy body, is the energetic blueprint or matrix that creates the human form. Every human being and every living creature on this planet has such a blueprint. The human biofield is made of morphogenetic (3), etheric fields (4), and other special fields, each of which has different functions and roles. For instance, our physical, mental, and emotional health states are reflected in a section of our biofield called Aura or Auric body, which can be measured, read, and interpreted for therapeutic purposes. This field consists of multiple bands of energy called auric layers or auric fields that encompass the subtle body, connecting us to the outside world energetically. Human biofield is also responsible for the dynamic communication between systems, organs, and cells in our physical body that are connected by a flow of energy that contains information about their health, function, feelings, and our perception of the surrounding environment. In our biofield, the energy of long-lasting fear behaves similarly to that of some of the most health-threatening feelings like hate, resentment, lack of self-esteem, or sense of guilt. Fear causes a generalized drop in the biofield frequency rate that, depending on its severity can cause physical discomforts and mental imbalance. […]

By |2021-01-20T10:27:56-05:00January 20th, 2021|Medical Intuition, Mind Body Medicine|0 Comments

Immune Support: A Naturopathic Approach

By Dr. Angelina Riopel, ND Immune support can be very helpful in preventing infections, as well as lessening the length of the infection and severity of symptoms. I like to look at immune support in two stages. 1) Prevention 2) Acute care […]

By |2021-01-18T11:21:53-05:00January 16th, 2021|Cold and Flu Season, Naturopathic Medicine|0 Comments

Maintaining Holiday Cheer During COVID-19

One of the goals with Psychotherapy is to increase your sense of wellbeing and to help you gain a fuller understanding of yourself and your feelings. Therapy seeks to provide you healthy coping skills in response to challenging experiences and feelings.

By |2020-12-21T08:11:07-05:00December 12th, 2020|psychotherapy|0 Comments

Men’s Health During the Winter Season

According to the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), men’s kidney essence starts to decline at the age of 40. It is time for you to do some preparation to deal with this natural process, especially during the severe cold winter. How can you manage to strengthen your body and relieve the stress and pressure of work?

Top 5 Acupressure Points for Immunity

Acupressure is a great way to stay healthy. It is easy to do and doesn’t take up too much time so you can easily fit it into your schedule. The following are some of the best points to use in the coming season. Whether you want to prevent a cold or treat it when you’re sick these points can help.

To Zoom or not to Zoom?

By Monica Grainger, MSW, RSW Recently, a NY Times writer David Streitfeld published an article, “The Long, Unhappy History of Working From Home,” claiming people are more productive working at the office than working from home. Streitfeld cited research dating back to the early 1980’s to 2009 where prodigious companies, such as Google and IBM, declared there was greater productivity, team innovation, creativity, and availability if employees worked in the office compared to working from home. Research dating back 40 years investigating the plausibility of working from home versus in-office work is outdated and tangential with the advent of online video conferencing. Applications, such as Zoom, Face-time, and other online Hiipa compliant video conference technology, are more sophisticated in our present time and available to a larger population. Hence, team innovation and creativity, accountability, and availability are now made possible for many work groups to meet through video conferencing.  […]

By |2020-07-29T15:12:06-04:00July 29th, 2020|Anxiety, Mental Clarity, psychotherapy|0 Comments

Coronavirus & Pregnancy: What We Know So Far

By: Dr. Kathleen Regan, ND Pregnancy is a time when women are naturally more cautious about their health. Changes in the body during pregnancy can make women more susceptible to viral infections, especially pneumonia; something for which health care workers are usually prepared. COVID-19 is a new virus and the case studies are few. Much of the research or info we have comes from small studies done in the last few months or from research on other viral strains within the same coronavirus family such as SARS and MERS. It is encouraging that pregnant women who develop the new coronavirus and their babies have positive outcomes. The Research So Far The risks associated with COVID-19 in pregnancy seem to be less severe than those reported in SARS and MERS. One study released in March reviewed 23 relevant case studies of COVID-19 in 32 pregnant women (1). Of the 32 women (one set of twins, three ongoing pregnancies): 7 had no symptoms 2 were admitted to Intensive Care 27 had vaginal deliveries 2 had cesarean section 15 delivered pre-term 0 maternal deaths The most notable risk from COVID-19 seems to be preterm birth however, it has been unclear from the studies if this is due to planned cesarean sections recommended as a result of the virus. […]

The Coronavirus and Your Anxious Children

By Monica Grainger, MSW, RSW This is an unusual time. Families are asked to stay at home and engage in social distancing due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Families are becoming flooded with news from around the world about the deadly result of this virus. As we are becoming more anxious about COVID-19, the anxiety is mounting among our children. I have highlighted some behaviours which may lessen our childrens’ anxiety regarding the coronavirus. People are fearful and discussions about death are rampant. Children easily sense fear in other people. They need to be comforted and reassured that they are safe at home. In the next few days and weeks to come, help your children reduce their anxiety by adhering to the following recommendations: […]

Corona Virus Prevention & Support – A Naturopathic Approach

By Dr. Angelina Riopel, ND Currently the Corona Virus (COVID-19) has become the center piece of every news story. My purpose in this article is to provide you with information on how keep your immune system strong. COVID-19 is classified as a pandemic by the WHO and the number of people infected is rising quickly around the globe. It’s important to recognize that the majority of individuals who are already or will become infected, will experience symptoms of a typical cold or flu. As with any respiratory infection, those at greater risk are the elderly (over 65) and those with underlying health conditions and lowered immunity. Without a known cure or vaccine it’s crucial for individuals to focus on two areas; immune system health and acute care. […]

Cow Dairy Intolerance: The Evidence

By: Dr. Kathleen Regan, ND Humans have been consuming cow dairy for thousands of years. In fact, a recent archaeological dig from Britain showed that prehistoric farmers were consuming dairy products as early as 6,000 years ago – despite being lactose intolerant! And we are still at it! Humans consume dairy in volumes despite it being linked to a number of problematic health issues such as diarrhea, constipation, dermatitis, eczema, respiratory conditions and more. Cow dairy offers a creamy, satiating food that is readily accessible. Its nutritional profile is noteworthy with 1 cup of 2% milk offering 8g of protein, 5g of fat, 30% of daily calcium requirement as well as naturally occurring Vitamin A and B6. However, despite this healthy profile, milk seems to cause a lot of problems for a lot of people. In Canada, close to 7% of the population report a food allergy. At the top of the list of reported food allergens is dairy with 2% of the Canadian population reporting an actual Cow’s Milk Allergy (CMA). This is the highest reported food allergen in Canada! Anecdotally, from my clinical practice, many patients speculate that dairy is a trigger for their health concerns. However, they are often told that ‘there is no evidence’ that milk or dairy-based foods is an inflammatory or immune-triggering food – and so they don’t eliminate dairy. I am always surprised to hear this as there is plenty of evidence that milk is problematic. Here are a few reasons why:  […]