Aging and Weight Loss

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March 14th Acubalance is open this week during Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak

Remember, we are NOT equipped to screen or test for COVID-19 at our clinic. If you have any infectious symptoms (cough, cold, runny nose, sore throat, gastrointestinal symptoms, fever, chills) we would ask that you do NOT come into the clinic to reduce the risk of exposure to others.

3 Steps To Follow Over The Holidays - Make 2020 Your Healthiest Year Ever!

Most people feel it is a rule that we all need to gain weight over the holidays in order to enjoy ourselves. We overindulge in too many foods and too much drink.  We are too busy to stay active and exercise.  When we look around us everyone else is doing the same thing. We feel comfortable in our poor decisions as it is socially acceptable. Most of us enter into January feeling tired, depressed and a few pounds heavier. This year you can choose to be different!  

Less Really Is More

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.

Guide to Sugar #3: Insulin Resistance and Inflammation

We live in an inflamed world. Inflammation has a crucial and naturally beneficial process in our bodies, as I’ve previously talked about here, but nonetheless can give rise to a host of issues when chronic and rampant. Uncontrolled inflammation can cause cellular damage, disrupt hormone levels, and cause premature aging. One of the most important ways to regulate inflammation is through the diet, specifically through balancing blood sugar.

A Recipe for Cool

Sometimes during a treatment, a patient will ask me what a particular point does. This is a tricky question, because typically we use acupuncture points not for their individual properties, but as a prescription. I usually explain that they work together as a whole. The same can be said of the herbs (which are rarely prescribed in isolation but rather in formulas), and also foods. For example, I don’t say “eat beets because they have lots of iron”, or “eat lemons because of the vitamin C”.

A Gentle 10-Day Staycation Detox

Spring is in the air! And so is spring detox season. We loved this post in 2014 so are revising it and re-sharing it! Speaking with patients over the years, I’ve been reminded that ‘detox’ or ‘cleansing’ can involve many different things, depending on who you ask. I wanted to write a blog post for those people who’d like to do a very gentle, supportive, spring detox that wouldn’t require medical supervision.

Laser and Acupuncture Soothe Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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, malnutrition, weight loss, fatigue, abdominal pain, and bloody stools. Causes of the various forms of inflammatory bowel disease are complex and can include a variety of factors from genetic and environmental to immune and diet related.

Repairing Your Health Or Preparing Your Health? The Fastest Way To Feeling Great!

It's human nature to push the limits of abusing our health. We walk on the edge of dis-ease in so many aspects of our lives. We can "get away" with only 5 hours of sleep or we know that if I have one more glass of wine I should still wake up feeling not "that bad". We are always looking at toeing the line of not feeling sick or unwell which keeps us in a state of repair. What if we begin to toe the line of feeling great? Making choices that takes us one step closer to feeling amazing instead of pulling us back down to mediocrity.

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