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Blog 2017-09-23T14:28:07+00:00

Crows Nest Barbershop on the Drive

By | October 5th, 2018|Categories: Community Partners|

- Where did the idea come from? The idea for Crows Nest was born out of a passion for the trade and a desire to give the customers what they deserve within the service we provide. Crows Nest Barbershop is a community barbershop with 6 locations across the country. Crows Nest was born in a Kensington Market basement in Toronto. ...

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Somatic Experiencing Touch (SE Touch) Sessions at Empower Health

By | October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Health Education, Therapies|

Touch is a language of compassion, helping us bond and connect with other humans. It activates the orbitofrontal cortex in the brain, with is linked to feelings of reward and empathy. Tactile stimulation helps to trigger oxytocin, twelve hormones. It lowers cortisol levels, reduces anxiety and stress. It alleviates depression, improves immune function, reduces pain, enhances attentiveness, decreases blood pressure and ...

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Naturopathic IV therapy – What is it?

By | October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Health Education, Therapies|Tags: , , |

Naturopathic IV therapy consists of intravenous administration of nutrients, including vitamins and minerals. This type of therapy can serve anyone from professional athletes to people with acute and chronic illnesses. It can be used to optimize health, prevent sickness, as well as correct nutrient deficiencies. Through IV therapy, it is possible to achieve concentrations of nutrients in the blood that ...

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Exploring New Frontiers in Psychedelic Medicine and Education

By | September 12th, 2018|Categories: Community Partners|

The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies - MAPS Canada We are delighted to feature our long-standing community partner, the Canadian chapter of  Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies or MAPS Canada for short. At the vanguard of what has been termed the psychedelic renaissance, MAPS Canada and its affiliate and founding organization, MAPS, based in Santa Cruz, California are non-profit research ...

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Osteopathy and Pregnancy

By | September 6th, 2018|Categories: Conditions, Health Education, Therapies|

The women’s body faces huge changes during the pregnancy. That is not a secret! The enlargement of the womb imposes some variations in the posture and the body mechanics, especially in the lower back and pelvis. Some other areas can also be affected while the battle for room between your baby and your bowels, stomach, liver, and bladder increases. To ...

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Back to School: an Assignment in Self Compassion and Understanding

By | September 6th, 2018|Categories: Conditions, Health Education|

It’s that time of the year again when students of all types start or go back to school after a working or time-off break in the lazy hazy days of summer! For some It can be a time of excitement and fun as they look forward to connecting with old friends, making new ones and enjoying another year of discovery ...

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