Do we REALLY need to supplement with Vitamin D?

By | 2018-01-31T15:43:49+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Categories: Conditions, Health Education|Tags: , |

The simple answer for most people is in fact yes. For many reasons, we are experiencing an epidemic of low vitamin D in the northern hemisphere.  Just like me, you must be wondering what could possibly have changed in recent history to cause such a drastic change? A combination of theories exist, and, in truth, all of them have ...

Food Pyramids Take a Tumble

By | 2017-12-22T22:50:41+00:00 October 15th, 2016|Categories: Health Education|Tags: |

Author: Brenda Wollenberg BSW RHN A Brief History on Food Pyramids: While having a shorter history than the Egyptian pyramids—as well as less tourist traffic and movie exposure—the USDA Food Pyramid and its Canadian counterpart food guide have definitely been around for awhile. Elementary schools prominently display large colorful food pyramid or food rainbow posters and ...

5 Day Detox @ Empower Health

By | 2018-03-22T15:17:13+00:00 September 2nd, 2016|Categories: Special Events|Tags: |

5 Day Detox: Sept 26-30th 2016 in the Empower Health Studio 5 Day Detox is a five day purification and detoxification process. The program includes 1 day of colon cleansing and daily morning yoga classes. The cleanse is designed to support the body to detox and at the same time allow emotions and feelings that arise ...

Fad Food Diets vs Custom Therapeutic Diets

By | 2017-12-23T10:41:40+00:00 July 15th, 2016|Categories: Health Education|Tags: |

You tell me your health condition and I'll tell you which foods to eat to improve it. One size fits all verses a custom made suit.  Custom therapeutic diets are just that, the tailored suit!  Food that fits you. They are created just for you so you can achieve the best health possible. A fad diet ...

5 Simple Tips to Beat Indigestion

By | 2017-12-23T11:02:03+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Categories: Conditions|Tags: |

Let’s face it, indigestion and digestive problems are one of the most common complaints everyone has. Be it indigestion, heartburn, diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating or some other symptom that you’re not going to talk about around the dinner table!   I have become very well educated on the subject of improving your digestion because of ...

Better Now Notes: Diet & Acupuncture for Arthritis

By | 2017-12-23T11:10:32+00:00 May 24th, 2015|Categories: Empower Team|Tags: , |

Arthritis is persistent joint pain, which comes with movement restrictions and trouble sleeping due to the pain and inflammation.  It isn’t one disease but is one of two very different disease processes called osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.  Osteoarthritis being caused from wear and tear of a joint and rheumatoid being caused by autoimmune reactions occurring ...