Naturopathic Cancer Care That Works

By |2019-08-29T14:49:56-08:00August 29th, 2019|Categories: Conditions, Health Education, Therapies|Tags: , , |

Cancer is the number one killer of Canadians. Nearly everyone has a family member or friend who has been affected by cancer. In this article, we will discuss the latest and greatest in naturopathic remedies for cancer care. Cancer is not a single disease, but a group of diseases that share a couple of common ...

Oxygen Debt: How Medical Ozone Can Rejuvenate You

By |2019-07-30T18:44:05-08:00July 30th, 2019|Categories: Health Education, Therapies|Tags: , , |

Why Do We Breathe Oxygen? The main goal is to produce energy so your body can perform the millions of functions it does every day and you can stay alive. Specifically, in your body, oxygen and sugar are used to make energy (ATP), carbon dioxide (CO2), and water. There are many steps to this process. ...

Ever Wondered Why You’re So Tired?

By |2019-07-04T17:53:34-08:00July 4th, 2019|Categories: Health Education|Tags: , |

Feeling tired all the time? The stressors in your everyday life do not necessarily help you constantly feel vitalized. However, there is more to just not getting enough sleep, nutrition, and stress that makes you feel tired. In this post, we are going to uncover some of the physical reasons as to why you might ...

5 Tips to Naturally Increase Testosterone Levels

By |2019-06-12T14:20:44-08:00June 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 ...

Your Best Summer Skincare Tips From The Inside Out!

By |2019-05-17T15:25:28-08:00May 17th, 2019|Categories: Health Education|Tags: , , |

Summer is just around the corner with temperatures rising and the sun shining. With more time spent outdoors, We are at risk of skin damage from prolonged UV exposure. The sun can be aesthetically damaging causing premature wrinkles, or worse, increasing our risk of skin cancer. Damage can occur in as little as 15 minutes ...

Empowering YOUR Period

By |2019-05-16T14:38:44-08:00May 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 |2019-05-15T15:41:08-08:00May 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: ...

Jessica’s Journey to Becoming A Naturopathic Physician

By |2019-05-13T13:55:24-08:00May 13th, 2019|Categories: Empower Team, Health Education|Tags: , |

Happy Naturopathic Medicine Week (May 13-19 2019)! This week is truly important to raise awareness of the naturopathic profession, but have you ever considered becoming a naturopathic doctor as your career? I’m currently studying to become a naturopathic doctor and I am doing my internship at Empower Health Clinic. I am excited to share my ...

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

By |2019-05-08T11:10:51-08:00May 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 ...

Everything you need to know about Botox® and Xeomin Cosmetic

By |2018-12-11T16:44:01-08:00December 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 ...