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Nourish Your Blood Pressure

February 24, 2015

By Guest Blogger: Danielle Lebon, Registered Massage Therapist, Acupuncturist, & Nutritionist Candidate High blood pressure affects 7.4 millions of Canadians, according to Hypertension Canada. The great news is you can take control with diet and exercise! I want to share some simple and easy tips to help you improve your blood pressure or, if you […]

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What Can Lobsters Teach Us About Stress?!

November 23, 2012

I recently attended a conference on stress and during one of the talks, we were shown a video in which a rabbi compared stress and adversity to a lobster and its shell. Lobsters continually grow and shed their shells. When their current shell gets too tight and uncomfortable, they know that it’s time to shed their […]

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Our Guts Have a Brain Too!

September 17, 2012

Did you know that our guts have the second largest collection of neurons in our body? Our brains come in first, and are guts are second. Meaning, there are in fact more neurons in our guts than our spinal cord! Scientists coined the term the “second brain” for this collection of nerve endings which gives […]

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Swim Yourself to Health!

June 5, 2012

Looking for a sport that maximizes health and wellness? Swimming is an activity packed with multiple health benefits:  Swimming is a low-impact sport, meaning it does not put stress on your joints, making it an excellent activity for people suffering from arthritis and joint pain. The pressure that the water exerts on your body also helps improve lymphatic […]

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Put a STOP on Stress!

May 8, 2012

It often feels like stress is all around us! It comes in many forms, such as alcohol, tobacco, recreational drugs, poor nutrition, working too much, getting too little sleep, financial stress, worrying about your kids, bad relationships, cold weather, thinking about the future and so on. Many of us are constantly in the “fight or flight” mode that […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Drink Chamomile Tea

April 1, 2012

Chamomile tea is a pleasant tasting, caffeine-free, herbal tea with numerous health benefits. Need more convincing? Here are some of the top health benefits of one of my favourite teas: 1. Digestive aid. It helps soothe upset stomachs and muscle cramping associated with indigestion. 2. Anti-microbial. This tea is packed with anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties, which […]

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“One-Moment Meditation”

February 20, 2012

A large part of my naturopathic practice includes reducing stress and helping others find a sense of calmness in their daily lives.  Meditation is one of the key tools that helps address these concerns. Check out this brief meditation by Martin Boroson and see how easily you can bring peace and stillness to your life! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6eFFCi12v8

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