Acupressure for Detoxification

By Kathleen Regan, ND Spring is a natural time for detoxification. The warming weather provides a supportive environment to detoxify without putting too much strain on the body. The natural warmth in the spring/summer environment supports the organs of detoxification especially the digestive system and kidneys that are most sensitive to cold temperatures. Detoxification in the spring and summer rather than the winter prevents injury to these systems according to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) theory. The internal organs that are most responsible for effective detoxification are the liver, kidneys, digestive system, lungs and skin. While nutrition and supportive supplements are the mainstays of most detoxification programs, lifestyle choices and supportive therapies are also important to help the body flush toxins. For example, TCM cupping and acupuncture can be helpful in supporting the removal of toxins from our bodies. Where daily acupuncture is not be possible during a detox program, acupressure may be used. Acupuncture and acupressure are both techniques rooted in TCM that involve stimulating specific points on the body to promote healing and well-being. While acupuncture requires a registered provider, acupressure can be done in the comfort of your own home and is a great addition to self-care in detoxification programs. […]

By |2024-05-07T13:06:41-04:00May 7th, 2024|Acupuncture, Detoxification/Cleanse, Energy Medicine|Comments Off on Acupressure for Detoxification

The Benefits of Cupping Therapy

By Elizabeth John, RMTThe benefits of cupping therapy are numerous, as this ancient healing method is used to ease back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other issues. Cupping therapy uses suction to pull on your skin and increase blood flow to the affected area. It can ease scar tissue deep within muscles and connective tissues, and reduce swelling and muscle knots.Types of CuppingTwo popular types of cupping are: stationary and sliding. Stationary cupping therapy uses suction only, keeping the cups in place for a set time, usually 5 to 10 minutes. Sliding cupping therapy is a traditional therapy that has been used for centuries to manage pain and promote relaxation. This therapy involves applying suction cups to the skin, which are subsequently moved around the body to promote blood flow and relieve muscle tension. Sliding cupping is more like a deep tissue massage where the provider moves the cups over the area of pain or concern. […]

By |2024-06-07T10:04:17-04:00April 30th, 2024|Acupuncture, Detoxification/Cleanse, Massage Therapy, Pain and Fatigue, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture|Comments Off on The Benefits of Cupping Therapy

5 Tips to MAINTAIN Weight Loss

By Monica Grainger, MSW, RSW Establish a regular eating schedule. Plan when you are going to eat and what your meals and snacks will be ahead of time. You are less likely to be tempted by unhealthy food. Know your triggers. Do you tend to eat when you are bored, anxious, or excited? Do you succumb to your cravings? Are you in social situations where you are offered food? Do you think about food, imagine having your favourite dessert? Being able to predict what will trigger overeating or grabbing junk food will help you reduce your exposure to it. […]

By |2023-04-21T02:38:44-04:00November 13th, 2019|Anxiety, Detoxification/Cleanse, Mental Clarity, Mind Body Medicine, Nutrition, Self Care, Weight Loss, Women's Wellness|Comments Off on 5 Tips to MAINTAIN Weight Loss

Fall Refresh & Detox Kit

Now is the perfect time to REFRESH your eating habits to support your health and wellbeing! Ask about our Fall Refresh & Detox Kit for DIY Home Detox by Dr. Keara Taylor The Refresh & Detox Kit by Dr. Keara Taylor, ND includes: 14 day seasonally inspired meal plan with nourishing recipes that are anti-inflammatory and blood sugar balancing Recipes created to support your body's natural detoxification processes and immune system Learn how to prep and cook simple yet satisfying meals that will set you up to feel deeply nourished A detailed dietary and lifestyle practices guide to support your detox and create lasting habits Guidelines on how to re-introduce foods eliminated during the refresh to determine which foods help you thrive Option to add a Naturopathic consult to personalize the program to address your specific health concerns Investment: $49 for the 14 day meal plan specifically curated to be anti-inflammatory, blood sugar balancing & supportive of your body's immune and detoxification systems and the detox lifestyle guide. OR $190 for the above plus a 75 minute Naturopathic Consult with Dr. Keara Taylor, ND to personalize the detox to your health concerns. [contact-field label="Name" type="name" required="true" /][contact-field label="Email" type="email" required="true" /][contact-field label="Website" type="url" /][contact-field label="Message" type="textarea" /]

By |2019-10-07T16:59:39-04:00October 7th, 2019|Detoxification/Cleanse, Digestion|Comments Off on Fall Refresh & Detox Kit

Detoxification with MORA Bioresonance Therapy

By Dr. Angelina Riopel, ND Many common health concerns can be associated with toxin accumulation within the body.  Our everyday lifestyle exposes us too many types of toxins including pesticides and preservatives in food, air pollution, metals and chemicals in our drinking water and a plethora of toxins are found in our cosmetics and body care products. Toxins must be processed and eliminated, but when our exposure becomes more than what our body can deal with and eliminate we develop symptoms from a build up of toxins. Common health concerns that can be associated with toxicity: […]

By |2023-04-20T10:32:58-04:00July 2nd, 2019|Allergies, Detoxification/Cleanse, Digestion, MORA Treatment, Naturopathic Medicine, Nutrition, Pain and Fatigue, Self Care, Skin Hair & Nails, Women's Wellness|Comments Off on Detoxification with MORA Bioresonance Therapy

Summer is a great time to detox!

Yes, summer is a great time to detox! The arrival of summer brings warmer temperatures, sunshine, and longer days, which lends itself to us wanting to get the most out of the season.  While detoxes are usually thought of as a springtime endeavour, summer can be a fantastic time to reset your health and build some positive habits to support your wellness. The summer season is the time our bodies feel most resilient.  In Traditional Chinese Medicine, summer is the most yang of all seasons – a positive force characterized by light, warmth, dryness, activity, etc.  Because of this, it’s easier to make changes in our life during the summer, where we may experience more resistance at other times of the year.  Likewise, it’s easier to choose the food that is going to leave you feeling light and energized instead of heavy and weighed down. […]

By |2019-06-17T14:47:36-04:00June 17th, 2019|Detoxification/Cleanse, Naturopathic Medicine, Nutrition|Comments Off on Summer is a great time to detox!

Spring Detox Smoothie

By Sonja Smiljanic, BA, NNCP Prep time: 5 mins Serves: 1 1/2 cup coconut water 5 ice cubes 1 cup raw baby spinach 1/2 green apple peeled and chopped 1/4 small avocado (for a bit of smoothness) Freshly grated ginger to taste (1/2 to 1″ is recommended) 1/4 freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 tsp. chia seeds Optional: unflavoured protein powder of choice and a dollop of cultured coconut yogurt to top […]

By |2019-04-26T11:50:56-04:00April 11th, 2019|Detoxification/Cleanse, Recipes|Comments Off on Spring Detox Smoothie

Start Your Spring Detox With These 3 Simple Steps

By Dr. Keara Taylor, ND Detox, cleanse, reset – these are words that frequently pop up at this time of year.  Are you curious about what a detox actually is and whether it is appropriate for you? First of all, detoxification is a metabolic process that the body undergoes to clear out toxins; those created within the body (endogenous toxins) and those coming from outside of the body (exogenous toxins).  The process includes mobilization, biotransformation, and ultimately the elimination of these substances.   Many of our organs are involved in this process, including the skin, liver, kidneys and intestines.  The liver is where phase I and phase II detoxification occurs, which is essentially the biotransformation of toxins so they can be eliminated safely from the body through the intestines and kidneys.  Phase I and Phase II detoxification require specific nutrients in order to occur, for example, B vitamins and antioxidants like vitamin C, vitamin E, CoQ10 and bioflavonoids, as well as nutrients like glutamine and N-acetyl-cysteine. […]

By |2021-06-01T01:14:41-04:00April 8th, 2019|Detoxification/Cleanse|Comments Off on Start Your Spring Detox With These 3 Simple Steps

Sustainable Nutrition Resolutions

By Sonja Smiljanic, BA, NNCP, Holistic Nutritionist As a Nutritionist I often get asked about what people should avoid or restrict in order to feel better. I do think there is an important and necessary place for restriction, but I believe that to implement sustainable change when it comes to nutrition and to feel positive about the changes the lens has to be shifted to what can and should be incorporated, more so than what needs to be restricted. Language plays an integral role in how we think about food, our nutrition goals, and our health in general, and thus I believe it’s important to use positive language as much as possible when talking about our relationship with food. This approach is sustainable, positive, and empowering and supports a sense of trust between a person and their body. I will eat more vegetables Whatever your base line, try and add a little more. Vegetables nurture our bodies so nicely with an abundance of vitamins, minerals, fibre, and complex carbohydrates that energize us. Whether it’s adding a cup more of frozen veggies to your stir-fry, a handful of spinach to your smoothie in the morning or opting for a salad at lunch time these are little ways to incorporate more vegetables into your personal menu! […]

By |2019-04-08T19:51:28-04:00March 19th, 2019|Detoxification/Cleanse, Digestion, Nutrition, Weight Loss, Women's Wellness|Comments Off on Sustainable Nutrition Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

By: Dr. Keara Taylor   The new year brings with it great intentions of sticking to our resolutions of losing weight, getting back into exercise, cutting out sugar, and the list goes on. While the practice of thinking about what we want to change in our life and the desire to feel better and healthier in our bodies is great, research shows that most resolutions are abandoned by the time February or March rolls around.  Why?  Often we take extreme action, which turns out is not very sustainable. If weight loss is your goal, or even if it isn’t and you just desire to feel more energized and focused, the following daily habits will help support you to feel better than ever in 2019. […]

By |2018-12-20T18:20:46-05:00December 19th, 2018|Detoxification/Cleanse, Digestion, Naturopathic Medicine, Nutrition|Comments Off on New Year’s Resolutions
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