Understanding Concussions and Your Brain Health

By |2019-06-27T15:15:15-07:00June 27th, 2019|Categories: Conditions, Health Education, Therapies|Tags: , , |

Concussions can take a toll on our brain health at any age. A concussion is defined as a traumatic brain injury caused by a direct blow to the head, face, neck or body with an impulsive force transmitted to the head which impairs neurologic function. While this may be physically seen in terms of a ...

5 Tips to Naturally Increase Testosterone Levels

By |2019-06-12T14:20:44-07:00June 12th, 2019|Categories: Conditions, Health Education|Tags: , , |

How do you know if you have enough testosterone? The most common presentation of low testosterone (or at least the one most men seem to pay most attention to) is low libido. While there are many different reasons for having a low libido such as physical, psychological and relationship related stressors or imbalances, low testosterone ...

How to Protect Your Prostate from Enlargement and Cancer

By |2019-05-30T14:52:42-07:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Conditions, Health Education, Therapies|

Are you having difficulty peeing or getting an erection? It’s a good chance that your prostate is the cause. The prostate really needs to come with a lifetime warranty. However, the prostate tends to enlarge as we age, and is prone to prostate cancer. In Canada, 1 in 7 men will develop prostate cancer in ...

Empowering YOUR Period

By |2019-05-16T14:38:44-07:00May 16th, 2019|Categories: Conditions, Health Education, Therapies|Tags: , |

As women, our menstrual cycle can be crucial to understanding and monitoring our health.  The length and quality of our cycle can give us insight into our stress levels, hormonal rhythms, gut health and detoxification efficiency. Each month menstruating women are given the opportunity to connect to their bodies and take note of anything out ...

What Is Going On In Your Body During Allergy Season?

By |2019-05-15T15:41:08-07:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: Conditions, Health Education|Tags: , , |

Sneezing, itchy crusting eyes, runny nose and a mountain of used Kleenex in the garbage can? With pollen being the most prevalent, allergies can really give us a love-hate relationship with the sun that’s finally come out. Allergies can also cause associated symptoms that dampen our quality of life including but limited to the following: ...

Lyme Disease: Should I get antibiotics after a tick bite?

By |2019-05-08T11:10:51-07:00May 8th, 2019|Categories: Conditions, Health Education|Tags: , |

Should I get antibiotics after a tick bite? Answer: it depends who you ask… Ticks can transmit bacteria when they bite us. This bacteria can cause Lyme Disease. If not treated promptly and adequately, Lyme often progresses to become a degenerative disease that leaves many severely debilitated. With Lyme disease on the rise in BC ...

Chelation: Removing Toxic Metals From Your Body

By |2019-03-02T12:40:30-07:00March 2nd, 2019|Categories: Conditions, Health Education, Therapies, Uncategorized|

You are exposed to toxic metals every day through food, water and air. The most common toxic metal exposures we see in Vancouver are mercury, lead and arsenic. Your specific exposure to these metals depends on where you work because a factory or garage will have higher levels than an office. Also what you eat ...

Opening to love: Role of body-based therapies in healing early attachment wounds

By |2019-02-09T16:15:56-07:00February 9th, 2019|Categories: Conditions, Therapies|

How can we attract the joy and relaxation of stable, fulfilling and loving relationships? Unfortunately, love relationships seem to dissipate faster than ever into divorce or separation. I believe we all deserve to experience healthier, more resilient, relationships. To achieve that we need to look into our belief system and behaviour patterns around love and ...

Is Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) a real thing?

By |2019-02-08T19:45:33-07:00February 8th, 2019|Categories: Conditions|

What is a Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)? Basically, it’s the type of depression related to the amount of exposure to sunlight. SAD gets worse during the fall and winter season, but also possible to have during the late spring/early summer months. Episodes of depression that recur at the same time every year for more than ...

Osteopathy and Pregnancy

By |2018-09-06T07:15:35-07:00September 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, ...