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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. […]

Chocolatey Chia Immune Smoothie

By Dr. Kathleen Regan, ND Looking for a change from your fruity, summer smoothie? This chocolatey, chia blend can be eaten warm or cold and combines the perfect winter ingredients. The combined antioxidants, protein, vitamin A, vitamin D & probiotic will help to boost your immune system during the busy holiday season and all winter long. It also contains a balance of carbohydrates, fat, protein and fiber that make for a balanced meal replacement. […]

By |2019-12-18T15:58:49-04:00December 18th, 2019|Cold and Flu Season, Nutrition, Recipes, Self Care|0 Comments

Recipes & DIY Remedies for Cold & Flu Season

With Kerri Lambie, Homeopath & Holistic Nutritionist Kerri will be sharing her How-To guide on home remedies for the cold &flu: The differences between broths & stocks Homemade Elderberry Cough Syrup Making a natural 'Vics' chest rub with essential oils and beeswax Top 5 Homeopathic remedies for cold & flu WHEN: Thurs, November 7th, 7:30-8:30 WHERE: Innate Wellness, 5 Quebec Avenue COST: Free  

Spice Up Your Health!

By Dr. Kathleen Reagan, ND The holidays are around the corner and we are starting to think about how to manage through all the festive excess. Sometimes it is easier to add foods to our daily routine than it is to restrict. What is easier to add to a meal than a spice? Spices have a long tradition of pulling meals together for taste but they also have a history of medicinal use. Here are some spices you can add to bring a bit of health to your holiday. […]

Things You Need To Know About The Immune System

By Dr. Kathleen Regan, Naturopathic Doctor We are coming up to that time of year, the dreaded cold & flu season! Staying healthy can be simpler than you think with a few small lifestyle changes. […]

Prevention Acupuncture

By Xianmin Yu, R.Ac Have you considered starting off the year with some acupuncture? Preventative acupuncture treatment is one way to prevent illness throughout the year. What is prevention treatment? The conception of prevention has been raised in the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) classic more than 2000 years ago. This prevention treatment idea is composed of two important meanings. First, it stresses the important notion of dealing with any potential or foreseeable illness by applying acupuncture, moxa, herbs in advance on your healthy bodies to prevent them from taking place. Second, it stresses an important notion of stopping the existing illness from transforming and transporting to other parts of your bodies by applying TCM treatment methods. A metaphor that could be used here is to prepare weapons ready before the war starts. […]

Homeopathy for Cold and Flu Season

By Quinn McCutcheon, Hom With the winter months, comes cold weather, and with that comes cold and flu season. Cold and flu viruses thrive with less humidity and in cold weather. When this season is in effect, think Homeopathy. Homeopathy helps assist the body to relieve symptoms and support the immune system to return back to optimal health. […]

By |2018-01-09T18:15:52-04:00January 9th, 2018|Cold and Flu Season, Homeopathy|0 Comments

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 |2017-11-14T14:33:50-04:00November 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 |2017-11-16T09:46:00-04:00November 14th, 2017|Cold and Flu Season, ND Editorial, Self Care|0 Comments