Inflammatory bowel disease is an umbrella term for an array of digestive complaints involving inflamed intestines such as irritable bowel syndrome, crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis. Symptoms of these conditions can range from mild to severe, and often involve excessive bowel movements,...
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If you’ve ever suffered from nerve pain, you know exactly how much it can interrupt your normal life. Not only are you in pain, but your daily activities are limited, potentially leading to a more sedentary lifestyle. Such was the case with my patient who came in with Morton’s Neuroma, a painful condition of the foot which effects thousands of people every year.
When I was asked to share our story, I didn't even hesitate. But now that it's out there, I am feeling shy about it. I guess that's what Infertility Awareness Week is all about. So with a deep breath, and with my partner's permission, this is an offering to honour all the other #1in6.
I feel the most in balance and at home when I am surrounded by Nature. There is no greater medicine than laying back in the earth with the trees above me, my dog next to me, the ground below me and a stream running beside me. This deep gratitude and connection that I have to Nature inspires my clinical work as a Five Elements Acupuncturist.
Have you ever sat around with a group of other women and compared notes on your periods? Someone might say they get the craziest cravings while on their period. Another says that they can’t believe how much blood she can lose without passing out. The woman sitting next to you may say that she misses out on an entire day and a half because she can’t even muster the energy to get out of bed.
Micronutrient injections, also known as vitamin injections, were designed to deliver high dose vitamins that many people are lacking.
In a perfect world, we eat healthy food, digest it properly, assimilate and absorb all of the nutrients that we need, and get those nutrients to the cells that need them. Unfortunately, many of us suffer from micronutrient deficiencies.
Research suggests that up to 30% of the worldwide population suffers from some type of anxiety, ranging from mild symptoms such as changes in breathing and heart rate to full blown panic attacks. Anxiety is a complex disorder typically treated with prescription medications (benzodiazepines, serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRI’s), tricyclic anti-depressents) and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Are you someone who lives in service of others? Perhaps you are someone who will skip a meal to make sure that project gets done at work. Perhaps you are the kind of person will walk out the door and forget your shoes but you will always make sure your kid gets to school dressed and on time. Perhaps you are someone who will drop your own errands to give your friend a ride to their appointment they should have arranged ahead of time.
Whether due to autoimmune inflammation or bad genes, hair loss and alopecia can be an extremely uncomfortable and frustrating condition. The most common type of hair loss is androgenic alopecia (affecting up to 50% of the male population), and is commonly due to aging and genetics. There is also alopecia areata, an autoimmune inflammatory condition that causes “spot baldness” throughout the scalp.
March is endometriosis awareness month, and before it draws to a close, I want to acknowledge the courageous and resilient women I know and don’t know who struggle with this condition.
Once in awhile I will encounter a patient who endures being on the very severe end of the spectrum of endometriosis...