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Chinese Herbal Medicine & Weight Loss

By Xianmin Yu, R.TCMP & R.Ac   What can herbs/formulas do to help with obesity? The goal of Traditional Chinese herbs/formulas in weight loss is to help speed up metabolism and thus reduce weight. With the combination of acupuncture, it is expected to: Suppress your appetite Increase your feeling of fullness Reduce triglyceride and LDL cholesterol level in plasma. You may have more bowel movements and urination than before. This is a sign of the body speeding up metabolism and detoxing. […]

By |2019-11-13T15:12:49-05:00November 13th, 2019|Acupuncture, Weight Loss|0 Comments

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. […]

Train Your Brain to Lose Weight

With Monica Grainger, Registered Social Worker An introductory workshop to cognitive behavioural weight loss: Learn how to change your thinking to change your actions Counteract your thinking errors such as sabotaging thoughts Identify your Triggers: Biological, Environmental, Mental,Emotional Gain useful tools to complement your naturopathic program WHEN: Monday, October 21, 7:30-8:30 **NEW DATE ADDED!** Monday, November 18th, 7:30-8:30 WHERE: Innate Wellness, 5 Quebec Avenue COST: Free RSVP: Spots are limited

By |2019-10-30T12:17:24-04:00October 7th, 2019|Weight Loss, Workshops|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.  […]

3 Simple Steps to Weight Loss

By Dr. Kathleen Regan, ND 1. Choose a weight loss goal that is realistic for you. Bring into mind your ideal weight. Or, use a Body Mass Index calculator to determine your healthy weight. Remember that lasting weight loss occurs at about 1 pound per week. If this seems like it will take too long, plan your weight loss goals in steps. If your healthy weight is 150 and you are currently 200lbs – this could take 50 weeks. So set your first goal at 190 for 10 weeks and when you reach this goal – celebrate! Our best achievements in life do not happen all at once. They are the accumulation of many small victories. 2. Identify the habits that are holding you back BEFORE you choose a weight loss plan. Bad habits are one of the biggest barriers to weight loss. They say it takes 21 days to change a habit. Pick a habit that needs to change and work at it until you can maintain the routine for a month. Yes, this may delay your weight loss plan but it will make you more successful in the long run. ‘Slow and steady wins the race.’ What kind of habits are we talking about? TIME MANAGEMENT. Eating well means planning well so that you can prepare meals at home or at least plan for healthier options. Taking some time on Saturday or Sunday to grocery shop & cook can set you up for the week. Or in today’s world, we have services like Grocery Gateway that bring the groceries right to you, or Blue Apron that bring you the prepped food for healthy meals. There are also healthy meal delivery services that provide you [...]

Porridge Two Ways

By Dr. Angelina Riopel, Naturopathic Doctor Porridge is a delicious and healthy winter staple. It is rich in fiber and a great way to balance blood sugar and help keep your appetite and cravings under control throughout the day. The health benefits of porridge can vary depending on the type of oats we use and what we serve it with. The traditional milk and brown sugar, although delicious, can have a negative effect on blood sugar and digestion. Oats are naturally gluten free, although can become contaminated during processing, so it is best to choose a gluten-free brand. Whole oats are preferable to quick oats, as they are lower on the glycemic index, meaning a more favorable effect on blood sugar levels. Try adding different combinations of the following power-foods to improve the nutrient content and flavor of your porridge. Oats themselves are a medicinal food known to strengthen and calm the nervous system. Cinnamon to help balance blood sugar Chia or flax seed will increase the fiber content Dried fruit (organic and sulfite –free) such as apricots, dates, prunes or raisons or Fresh fruit such as berries or bananas for flavor, fiber and nutrients Unsalted, raw nuts and seeds will increase the protein content of your porridge. You can also mix nuts and seeds together, in equal parts, and grind in a coffee grinder, then store in the freezer. This is an easy way to have all that nutrition ready to go! Try nut milk such as almond milk or coconut milk (I prefer canned), as a dairy alternative […]

By |2017-02-13T13:51:15-05:00December 13th, 2016|Nutrition, Recipes|0 Comments