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Everything you need to know about Botox® and Xeomin Cosmetic

By |December 6th, 2018|Categories: Therapies|Tags: , |

What is it? Botox® and Xeomin Cosmetic are neuromodulators that relax the muscles. A neuromodulator is a purified, natural protein (Botulinum Toxin Type A) that relaxes wrinkle-causing muscles, creating a smoothed and improved appearance. It is a novel therapeutic protein derived from the Bacterium Clostridium botulinum allowing to block the message from the nerve to the muscle which results in muscle relaxation to create a ...

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Pure Integrative Pharmacy: traditional pharmacy services with alternative solutions

By |November 8th, 2018|Categories: Community Partners|Tags: |

Pure Integrative Pharmacy strives to redefine what it means to be a community pharmacy. To better understand what makes Pure Integrative Pharmacy different, we sat down for a Q&A with Ying Wang, pharmacy manager of our West 4th Avenue location. Q: What does it mean to be an integrative pharmacy? A: The goal of an integrative pharmacy is to integrate ...

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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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