Category Archives: Depression & Anxiety

Take 4 Steps Toward Love

A Simple yet profound article on steps to living a more fulfilling, purposeful life: “When we react from a fearful instead of loving place, we make poor decisions. What can we do to combat our tendency to view others and the … Continue reading

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Acupuncture: Therapy without Therapy

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Heart rate variability (HRV), a term used to define the extent of variation in your heart rate from its lowest beating speed to its fastest has been shown to influence our emotional health. In other words, the wider the range … Continue reading

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Mindfulness & Your Health

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Another supportive evidence to the holistic functioning of the body and it’s systems is the effect of thoughts and mental processes on not just one’s moods and emotional state but also our physical well-being. Below is an article describing the … Continue reading

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Our SECOND brain!

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We feel no differently with our second brain than we do with our heads! Not only that, but these two ‘brains’ communicate with one another in such a way that the term Brain-gut Axis was coined by scientists. That is, the … Continue reading

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Vitamin D: Case of a Mistaken Identity!

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Breaking news in vitamin world: a vital hormone has been mistakenly known and referred to as a vitamin for years! It has been receiving huge claim in recent years as more and more studies point to its necessity in the prevention … Continue reading

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Best to Sleep less…

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…in some cases! From our doctors, to the media and our caregivers, we are constantly bombarded by reminders of the importance of adequate and restful sleep. Through these same sources, we know that an adult requires between 7-9 hours of … Continue reading

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Our Genetics Necessitate Consumption of Omega 3’s!

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Fish oils are a source of omega 3, a fatty acid considered essential for the proper functioning of your body. It is considered essential because your body does not have a way of manufacturing this oil from other dietary nutrients. … Continue reading

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A commonly missed diagnosis: Thyroid dysfunction

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Traditional Methods of detecting thyroid abnormalities and diagnosis based on laboratory analysis are not sufficient in most cases of subclinical hypothyroidism. Upon suspicion of hypothyroidism (based on symptoms such as low energy and moods, weight gain, cold intolerance and low … Continue reading

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The problematic protein in wheat!

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Everyone is jumping on the gluten-free bandwagon with gluten-free products becoming more and more available with increasing variety. From gluten-free pizza dough to gluten-free breads and cereals of all varieties, rice, amaranth, buckwheat, millet, and quinoa have become kings of … Continue reading

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Licorice for Spasmodic Coughs, fatigue & …

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The history of licorice as a medicinal plant dates back thousands of years. From treating gastric ulcers to stopping a coughing fit to raising your blood pressure and boosting your exhausted adrenals, licorice does all that and more. The name … Continue reading

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Chronic Fatigue & Fibromyalgia: a medical overview

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and Fibromyalgia (FM) are debilitating and complex disorders characterized by persistent fatigue and widespread pains not improved by bed rest and worsened by physical or mental activity. Sufferers often function at a substantially lower level of … Continue reading

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Self-Compassion -a Determinant of Health

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In a recent article in Well, a health blog on The New York Times website, Tara Parker-Pope writes that “research suggests that giving ourselves a break and accepting our imperfections may be the first step toward better health. People who … Continue reading

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Hibernation-Free Winters, the Why & How

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Low moods, sweet cravings, increased appetite, fatigue and increased need for sleep occurring for some during the fall/winter months is a phenomena termed Seasonality. These symptoms which are similar to seasonal changes in behaviour shown by many mammals in response to winter, … Continue reading

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Why Taking a Week’s Dose of Vitamin D in One Go is O.K.!

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 I’ve often struggled in trying to explain to my dear patients that it was ok if they chose to combine a weeks dose of Vitamin D and take it once every week. Turned out, that choice, made things slightly complicated! … Continue reading

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