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 ...

Your Best Summer Skincare Tips From The Inside Out!

By |2019-05-17T15:25:28-07:00May 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 |2019-05-16T14:38:44-07:00May 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: ...

Jessica’s Journey to Becoming A Naturopathic Physician

By |2019-05-13T13:55:24-07:00May 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 |2019-05-08T11:10:51-07:00May 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 ...

Everything you need to know about Botox® and Xeomin Cosmetic

By |2018-12-11T16:44:01-07:00December 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 ...

Naturopathic IV therapy – What is it?

By |2018-10-03T20:39:43-07:00October 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 ...

Do we REALLY need to supplement with Vitamin D?

By |2018-01-31T15:43:49-07:00January 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 ...

How long does influenza last?

By |2017-12-22T21:42:22-07:00September 26th, 2016|Categories: Conditions|Tags: , |

Flu, influenza! Need remedies? Got questions? The Empower Health team can help you. Getting the Flu, also called influenza, we all dread this, and when it happens our first question is: How long is this going to last!? The flu can make you uncomfortable and often bed ridden.  Influenza usually lasts between 7 and 14 ...