There is no denying it, the medical system has a long history of racism and mistreatment. From the overt, like medical experimentation on slaves in the U.S and indigenous children in Canada, to the more subtle, like lack of representation of a variety of ethnicities when creating and testing the safety of new drugs. While these disparities cannot be dismantled in a week (or apparently hundreds of years), we can and must take action through small steps every day. First, acknowledgment. Second, education. Third, action.
A few years ago I wrote a blog describing 5 fantastic ways to treat endometriosis. I wanted to take some time to revisit this blog post and create 4 Natural Ways To Treat Endometriosis. I will update this blog with more information and a few clinical experiences that I have gained since first writing that blog post. You can read the original here - Top 5 Ways To Treat Endometriosis
It’s not uncommon for me to get an increase of patients complaining of sadness and depression around this time of year.
With the summer events wrapping up and the cold mornings letting us know that the rain is coming soon, it’s no surprise that many people start to feel the effects in their body and mood.
Hello, my name is Renee Warner and I am thrilled to be joining the amazing team at Acubalance. I am a Registered Nurse with many years experience in the area of women’s health and midwifery. I am passionate about my work and am very pleased to offer some very specific and powerful bodywork techniques that can help with a variety of health issues.
I had an enlightening discussion with a fellow naturopathic physician the other day that got me thinking about the phrase less is more. She and I were out for a friendly chat over a glass of wine and (of course) the discussion turned to our practices and patients.
October is breast cancer awareness month – and as breast cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian women, with 26,300 women diagnosed in 2017, it’s important to consider that we’re all at risk. Rarely, breast cancer is also diagnosed in men – there were 230 new cases in Canada in 2017. Chances are you know and love someone who has, or has had, breast cancer. In honor of this, I’d like to share some strategies to proactively reduce your risk.
It’s safe to say the docs here at Acubalance are pretty obsessed with hormones. The endocrine system (all of the glands in the body that produce hormones) is crucial for a plethora of functions in the body including metabolism, growth and development, fertility and sexual function, sleep, mood and emotions, respiration, digestion, and more. It’s no wonder we preach hormone balance as a crucial aspect of every one of our patient’s treatment plans. The hormonal system in the body requires delicate balance for these various actions to take place.
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.