Health Changing Magic of Tidying Up

2020-08-12T17:57:38+00:00By |Dr Carin, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

How tidying up clutter improves your health Professional organizer, Marie Kondo’s international bestseller The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up (2014) and Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo (2019) sent a shock wave through our consumer driven culture. Kondo’s signature “tidying up” process applies a sense of ritual and ceremony that we don’t [...]

Are You Stressed and Don’t Even Know It?

2020-08-04T19:42:36+00:00By |Applying the Wisdom of Chinese Medicine Series, Dr Jeff, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

The past few months have been incredibly challenging for me personally and to many of the patients I serve. The uncertainty around the Coronavirus, job loss, and financial challenges are on the top of everyone’s minds. So, the real question I keep asking myself and now you — are you stressed-out and don’t even [...]

Heavy Metal Toxicity: A Hidden Source of Hormone Disruption

2020-07-27T20:35:02+00:00By |Dr Vanessa, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

Are you aware of your environmental toxin exposure? What comes to mind when you hear the words ‘heavy metals’? No one living in the modern world is immune to toxins, including heavy metals. While heavy metals are naturally found in the Earth’s crust, most human exposure is through environmental contamination from a combination of [...]

Managing Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome the Natural Way

2020-07-15T17:55:31+00:00By |Dr Vanessa, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

Are you a woman that has irregular heavy bleeding or even absent periods? One common cause of absent menstruation (amenorrhea) is polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). PCOS impairs ovulation and causes infertility amongst a slew of other physical symptoms, which can affect how a woman looks and feels about herself. While there is no cure, [...]

3 Causes of Heavy Periods & Hormone Imbalance in Perimenopause

2020-07-08T15:19:45+00:00By |Dr Carin, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

Do you dread getting your period? For one or two weeks of the month, do you feel like someone else? Irritable, anxious, insomnia, headaches, bloated, heavy? Are you constantly fighting low iron and fatigue? Hormone imbalances can happen gradually over years but can eventually affect every part of our day from work to sleep. [...]

5 Unexpected Causes of Recurrent Headaches, Part 2

2020-07-07T22:17:24+00:00By |Dr Carin, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

Recurrent headaches are annoying at best and debilitating at worst. Understanding where your headaches are coming from can give you the tools you need to reduce the frequency and intensity of your future headaches. Over the counter and prescription medications for headaches can be helpful but they rarely address the underlying causes to our headaches [...]

5 Unexpected Causes of Recurrent Headaches, Part 1

2020-07-07T20:28:51+00:00By |Dr Carin, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

Headaches have affected my life since I was in my teens. In university, I had neck stiffness and headaches often. I could never find a comfortable position for my head and neck while studying at my desk, sitting in lecture halls or trying to fall asleep. Stress, long hours of studying, irregular sleep hours [...]

5 Signs of Stress Causing Hormone Imbalance

2020-06-30T18:39:14+00:00By |Dr Carin, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

Stress is the “response of the body to any demand for change” (as defined by Hans Selye).This describes how the stress response isn’t always a health threat and in fact, stress can be an important process in growth and development. For example, exercise temporarily activates the stress systems and over time the body responds [...]