Depression & Anxiety

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Many think self-love is selfish or egotistic but on the contrary love for your Self is healthy! The greater the love for yourself, the greater your ability to love others. Love requires: understanding, respect, acceptance, responsibility and compassion. According to Darlene Lancer, these virtues cannot be compartmentalized and hence if […]

What is Self-love and how exactly do you?

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T H E   V A G U S   N E R V E ? WHAT  |  WHY  |  HOW Many common diseases and disorders that plague us today have their roots in a nerve called the vagus nerve, and it plays a role in everything from obesity to heart […]

Fibromyalgia & The Vagus Nerve

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Anxiety -as with any other health condition- could arise from one or more causative factors. Be it physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. Likewise, its treatment also requires a holistic approach. Naturopathic Doctors are in a unique position in helping their patients address their anxiety; they are trained not just in […]

Naturopathic Treatment of Anxiety

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If you’re wondering about the effects of beneficial bacteria on the brain, the connection between your emotional health and your gut, and how probiotics influence your autoimmune disease, read on… Western medicine is considered to be in its infancy and so it’s of no surprise that researchers are making new […]

Brain Maker Review

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Research out of Japan suggests that over and beyond the benefits provided by the exercise of walking and the stress relieving aspects of walking in the woods that can boost the immune system, a walk in the woods may also provide protection against cancer! Plants emit a chemical called phytoncides that protects […]

The protective effects of taking a walk in the woods

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A Simple yet profound article on steps to living a more fulfilling, purposeful life: “When we react from a fearful instead of loving place, we make poor decisions. What can we do to combat our tendency to view others and the world with fear? We should recognize that fear is, of […]

Take 4 Steps Toward Love

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Heart rate variability (HRV), a term used to define the extent of variation in your heart rate from its lowest beating speed to its fastest has been shown to influence emotional health. In other words, the wider the range of your heart rate, the higher and better your emotional resilience. […]

Acupuncture: Shrink Therapy without a Shrink

Another supportive evidence to the holistic functioning of the body and it’s systems is the effect of thoughts and mental processes on not just one’s moods and emotional state but also our physical well-being. Below is an article describing the different practices studied and the many resulting health benefits. Evidence […]

Mindfulness & Your Health

Cortisol, the wonderful hormone that wakes you up every morning can also potentially put you to your eternal sleep. This latter effect however is insidious and not only does it fulfill this function very slowly but it works completely under the radar. Let’s not forget however that cortisol is an […]

Ability to balance this hormone affects all aspects of health!

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We feel no differently with our second brain than we do with our heads! Not only that, but these two ‘brains’ communicate with one another in such a way that the term Brain-gut Axis was coined by scientists. That is, the direct link between the nervous system and the digestive system […]

Our SECOND brain!

Breaking news in vitamin world: a vital hormone has been mistakenly known and referred to as a vitamin for years! It has been receiving huge claim in recent years as more and more studies point to its necessity in the prevention and treatment of many of today’s chronic diseases including cancer! […]

Vitamin D: Case of a Mistaken Identity!

…in some cases! From our doctors, to the media and our caregivers, we are constantly bombarded by reminders of the importance of adequate and restful sleep. Through these same sources, we know that an adult requires between 7-9 hours of sleep a night. But, while bringing awareness to the many […]

Best to Sleep less…

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Fish oils are a source of omega 3, a fatty acid considered essential for the proper functioning of your body. It is considered essential because your body does not have a way of manufacturing this oil from other dietary nutrients. Except for the essential fatty acids (omega 3 and 6), […]

Our Genetics Necessitate Consumption of Omega 3’s!

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Traditional Methods of detecting thyroid abnormalities and diagnosis based on laboratory analysis are not sufficient in most cases of subclinical hypothyroidism. Upon suspicion of hypothyroidism (based on symptoms such as low energy and moods, weight gain, cold intolerance and low body temperature, constipation, and dry skin) the diagnosis of hypothyroidism […]

A commonly missed diagnosis: Thyroid dysfunction