Below you will find links to valuable health tips from our clinic practitioners.

B Vitamins:  Are you getting enough?

Foreword written by:  Dr. Susan Slipacoff, ND
#13 B Vitamins BApril 17, 2019

B vitamins are quite common supplements used by people to help with various concerns including:  Low energy, mood and hair loss among other benefits. They are water-soluble and thus very safe and can also be quite effective.  Sources of B vitamins include foods (beans, nuts, dark leafy green vegetables), supplements and also intravenous infusions. The latter method can be helpful if you experience poor digestion and absorption from the gut, have increased demands (athletes or patients diagnosed with some form of chronic illness) or your diet is simply lacking in the B vitamin containing foods. Read on to find out more...



Thyroid Disorders: How to Reduce Your Risk

#12 Thyroid AForeword written by:  Dr. Susan Slipacoff, ND
April 10, 2019

Are you frequently tired, depressed, experiencing dry skin and hair that brakes or falls out too much? You could have an overactive or underactive thyroid problem.  This is a very common concern that I see with patients on a regular basis; even with those who are already on thyroid medication.  The difficulty in diagnosing this problem is that blood tests are often the go-to method and often the results are not 100% reflective of what is actually occurring in the body from a physiological point of view.  Furthermore, there are optimal reference ranges that Canadian labs do not provide.  Read article...



What Your Stress Level Has to do With Your Sleep

#20 Sleep A IGWritten by: Dr. Polina Mak, ND
April 2, 2019


Both cortisol and melatonin are important hormones for regulating our natural body rhythms. 

What many people don’t realize is that cortisol and melatonin oppose each other. Cortisol, the so-called “stress hormone”, is elevated when the body perceives stress, leading to the rise of adrenaline in the body. Read article...

 


Candida:  Are you experiencing yeast overgrowth?

#15 Candida AForeword written by:  Dr. Susan Slipacoff, ND
March 20, 2019

There is a lot of information available these days on the microbiome as it relates to overall health and chronic disease.  Many of you may not realize it but candida is a microbe that is found in everyone’s digestive system, even the healthy ones.  The issue is when the proper microbial balance is disrupted by insults such as a poor diet, frequent medication including antibiotics, smoking or a depressed immune system,s that these uni-cellular organisms grow and multiply, creating a load that is outside of normal limits. Read article...

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#19 mind_gutThe Mind-Gut Connection

Written by: Dr. Polina Mak, ND
February 27, 2019

Does the gut have a role to play in mood disorders? Current research is showing that there is bidirectional messaging between the gut flora and our brain. We are on the cusp of research on probiotic application in depression and anxiety both as an adjuvant therapy but also as prevention in the healthy population.  Read article...


 

Stubborn acne that won’t go away?

#16 SKin AForeword written by:  Susan Slipacoff, ND
February 20, 2019

Hello!  Skin issues with adults are quite common and a problem I see often in my practice.  If you are being plagued by this concern then read this article for information on the potential causes (including stress, female hormones and food triggers) as well as at home treatments (such as skin-friendly nutrients, helpful lifestyle practices and creams) Read article... 

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4 tips inflammation4 Tips to Quench Inflammation

Written by: Dr. Polina Kapoustina, ND
February 13, 2019

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#14 Brain Health BTips for Optimum Brain Health

January 23, 2019

Everyone experiences some moments of “brain fog” from time to time, whether they’re trying to find their keys or are struggling to remember a name. As we age, these little moments of forgetfulness become more worrying. And in fact, the damage from Alzheimer’s can start up to 10 years before symptoms become troublesome. But stress, fatigue, and nutritional deficiencies can all contribute to cognitive issues, even without Alzheimer’s.   Read more...


 

What is All the Hype About Biohacking?

BiohackingJanuary 16, 2019

If you follow health-related news, you’ve probably come across the term “biohacking” recently. The word itself might sound intimidating to the average person, but the concepts behind biohacking are actually quite simple: The goal is to “hack” your body’s natural processes to improve your physical, emotional, and cellular health. Read more...

 


 

Alcohol for healthHow Much Alcohol is Safe to Drink?

December 19, 2018

A glass of wine with dinner. A beer after a hard day of work. It’s not hard to integrate an occasional drink with a healthy lifestyle. Or is it?  Read more...

 


 

#12 Healthy Holiday ATop 10 Tips for Healthy Holidays

December 5, 2018

Are you enjoying the final stretch of 2018? It’s a fantastic and fun time of the year. Unfortunately, it’s also a difficult period for maintaining healthy habits. Check out our list of the top 10 ways to stay healthy and happy over the holiday season. Read more...

 


 

 

Is Your Food Making You Sick?

Food SensitivitiesNovember 21, 2018

You’re careful about your health. You do your best to eat well, and you pay attention to the ways that your diet affects your energy levels. But something seems off. You’re experiencing annoying symptoms that you can’t explain. You’re often gassy and bloated, your skin may not be clear and glowing anymore, you may be ready for a nap after a meal and you wish you could remember where you put your keys. Why does your memory feel so foggy? Read more...

 



 

Chiropractors Role in Concussion Rehabilitation

Written by: Dr. Daniel Corallo, DC
Concussion RehabilitationNovember 14, 2018

Chiropractors have the skills and expertise to recognize cognitive impairments and screen for concussion-like symptoms. In addition, chiropractors can treat the other issues that are usually associated with concussion injuries, such as: whiplash, neck strains, headaches, and muscle spasms. Chiropractors can play an integral role within the patient’s health team to not only reduce their symptoms but for the betterment of their life. Read more...


Are You Estrogen Dominant?

High Estrogen

November 7, 2018

Estrogen plays an important role through the course of our reproductive lives and beyond. It regulates our menstrual cycle, strengthens our bones, controls our cholesterol, and much more. When our estrogen levels drop, we experience menopausal symptoms. But even before menopause, varying levels of this vital hormone can wreak havoc. That’s because estrogen requires a delicate balance with other hormones. When that balance is disturbed, we can experience a wide range of frustrating symptoms.  Read more...


Ready to Stop Your Headaches?

HeadachesOctober 17, 2018

What gives you a headache? I’m sure any number of factors come to mind. The most common type of headaches are tension headaches which are often brought on by stress. And who hasn’t felt the stuffy sting of sinus pain? Then there are those awful migraines, the angriest of the headaches, accompanied by a suite of symptoms including nausea or vomiting, stomach pain, and/or sensitivity to bright lights, loud noise and strong odours. Sometimes smells can even trigger a migraine! Read more...


Acupuncture and Soft Tissue Pain

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Written by: Dr. Daniel Corallo, DC
October 10, 2018

Can acupuncture really help you with your soft tissue pain?!

The simple answer is YES! Read more...


Low Libido? What Went Wrong and How to Fix it!

Low Libido SolutionsOctober 3, 2018

You love your partner, but your libido is low. Between late nights, early mornings, work stress, family obligations, and a million other balls in the air, there is little time and energy left for sex. But relationships change, and sex drive softens as we age… so, it’s perfectly normal, right? Read more...



Organic Food - Is it Worth the Cost?

Is organic food worth the costSeptember 19, 2018

How would you describe “organic food” quickly in three words or less? Good for you? Or expensive? Neither is a wrong answer. We often hear in broad terms about how organic food is good for you and good for the environment. And, although we want to do the right thing for our bodies and our planet, the premium prices hardly seem fair. Walk into any grocery store, and you’ll see how organic food is priced significantly higher than conventional produce. Sometimes nearly double! So, why is that?  Read more...


Morning Shower VS Evening Shower

Morning ShowerWritten by: Dr. Daniel Corallo, DC
September 12, 2018

Have you ever thought about what time of day is best for your body to have a shower? Let's review the options to see what's best for you. Read more...

 


 

Intermittent Fasting for a Longer, Healthier Life

Intermittent FastingSeptember 5, 2018

Fasting is one of the oldest therapies in medicine, recognized for its ability to help heal and prevent disease. When done under the proper guidance of a healthcare professional, intermittent fasting can lead to effective weight loss and long-term health benefits. Read more...

 

 

 


How Your Thoughts Affect Your  Health

Change Your Thinking

August 15, 2018
Our mind-body connection is far more powerful than we realize. Our thoughts influence our emotions by the way we experience the world around us. Even when we imagine future situations or visualize potential outcomes, our bodies physically respond to our thoughts. Read more...

 

 


SIBO May Be the Cause of Your Gut Problems

SIBOAugust 1, 2018

Despite its name, the small intestine is actually a whopping 20 feet of very important business. Working alongside your stomach and large intestine, the small intestine has the important job of digesting food and absorbing nutrients to keep us in good health. As if that wasn’t significant enough, it’s our little intestinal friend is also a key contributor to a healthy immune system. Read more...

 


 

Putting the Pieces Together After A Concussion

Concussion

Written by: Dr. Daniel Corallo, DC
July 25, 2018

Having experienced five concussions in my life, there were many missing pieces that I did not understand when it came to the unbearable symptoms associated to concussions and why it was happening.  Read more...

 


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Dealing with Depression?

July 15, 2018

Have you ever suffered from depression? If so, you’re not alone. The World Health Organization estimates that 350 million people suffer from depression worldwide and that it is a leading cause of disability. Fifteen percent of adults will experience depression at least once in their lifetime. Depression knows no bounds. It can impact anyone at any point in their life, regardless of age, gender, medical history, or socioeconomic status.  Read more...


 

Chronic Sitting

Is Binge Watching Doing You In?

July 1, 2018

On average, how many hours a day do you spend sitting, uninterrupted? One hour? Two hours? Three…or more? Our ancient ancestors spent much of their time on the move, hunting and gathering to serve their basic needs. Obviously, the balance between movement and fuel has shifted dramatically over time, most notably since the technological revolution. Read more....


 

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Conquer Inflammation Naturally

June 15, 2018

Pain, swelling, redness, immobility and heat - these are all common signs of inflammation, and these signals only go skin deep. Chronic inflammation also occurs on the inside of our bodies and can present itself in other ways. When inflammation triggers sensory nerve endings, it can result in symptoms such as fatigue, rashes, and chest, abdominal and joint pain. Read more...


 

Is Your WiFi Making You Sick?

June 1, 2018

Effects of Electromagnetic Radiation

Understanding the effects of Electromagnetic Radiation (EMF)  and Radiofrequency Radiation (RF) on Your Health.

Our health is directly affected by a variety of things we cannot see but know to be true. We don’t see the air, but we are sensitive to air quality on a smoggy day. We cannot see UV rays, but we can certainly feel their effects while baking at the beach. And while we cannot see electromagnetic radiation (EMF), a growing number of people are reporting symptoms that directly correlate to electrical hypersensitivity (EHS) and radiofrequency radiation (RF). Read more....


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Top Tips to increase your daily energy

May 16, 2018

One of the best indicators that you’re having a great day is the feeling that your energy is high, steady, and that overall you feel good and can enjoy accomplishing the tasks at hand.

Maybe it’s that you bounced out of bed that morning, or sang in the shower. It could be that you didn’t need that extra cup of coffee at 3pm, or that you were able to sustain a solid conversation or play games with the kids after dinner. Read more....


Chronic Pain can change the way we interpret pain

Written by: Dr. Daniel Corallo, DC
May 9, 2018

Chronic Pain can change the way we interpret pain. It can make us more sensitive to non-painful stimuli and can exaggerate the pain we feel. During periods of pain/stress the brain repeatedly releases hormones into the body and produces cortisol. Read more...


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Is your thyroid working properly?

May 3, 2018

Did you know that a tiny, butterfly shaped gland nestled in your throat is responsible for producing and regulating some of the most important hormones in your body? This mighty gland is called the thyroid, and while it’s relatively small in size, it plays a large role in our endocrine (hormone) systemRead more...

 


Worried You'll Gain Weight From Eating Fat?

Good_fats

April 18, 2018

If you believe that eating fats and oils is a no-no, you might be in for a surprise. Fat is a vital component to a balanced diet and is a requirement in order for the body to function properly. But TOO much or the WRONG fats can be a problem. With all the information out there on how to eat, it’s important to understand not just fads, diets, and tips but the actual needs of your body. Read more...

 


 

Is Sitting The New Smoking?

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Written by: Dr. Daniel Corallo, DC
April 11, 2018

Sitting has become the common denominator in the modern workday. On average, the majority of workers sit 9.3 hours a day, compared to 7.7 hours of sleep. Sitting has become so ingrained in our way of living that we don’t even question how much we’re doing it. Read more...


How to Know if You are Overloaded with Toxins

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April 2, 2018

The body is a miraculous thing. For all the body’s parts and abilities there are corresponding systems designed to monitor what they’re experiencing and then decide whether what the body is experiencing is beneficial or detrimental so that it can function well and without interruption as a whole. Read more...


Lectins - What Are They? Love Them or Leave Them?

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March 21, 2018

Turns out that most of our foods contain certain compounds that, by nature, are difficult on our digestive systems - because they’re not really meant for our digestive systems at all! Now, that doesn’t mean we can’t tolerate them but more and more research is helping us learn the reasons why some foods can be tough on our systems, and what the implications are of consuming them.

In the case of beans and legumes, amongst other foods, the main culprit we’re learning more about is lectins. Read more...


Living an Anti-Inflammatory Life

Written by: Leora Barak, RHN
March 14, 2018

anti-inflam-article.jpgINFLAMMATION is part of the body's immune response, the body's attempt at self-protection. Although initially it is beneficial, it may become self-perpetuating. Chronic inflammation, a prolonged state of inflammation, is associated with all the '-itis' diseases, such as colitis/crohn's, arthritis and gastritis, but it has also been linked to many seemingly unrelated conditions/disorders such as heart disease, cancer, depression, diabetes, hormonal problems, psoriasis, ADHD, Alzheimer's, IBS, GERD, allergies, asthma, just to name a few. Read more...


How to Avoid Getting Sick on Holiday

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March 7, 2018

With winter in full swing now is the time our minds wander to warmer climates - and the opportunity to travel to them isn’t far behind! While we often seek out sunny destinations for a brief reprieve during these colder months, some aspects of travel can cause a pause in the fun. While we look forward to being whisked away to somewhere new, we often forget that drastic shifts in climate can open us up to attacks on our immune systems, new environments hold a variety of unexpected flora and fauna, and experimenting with local cuisines can play roulette with our digestive systems. Read more...


How to Get Glowing Sking from the Inside Out

February 2018

#13.pngBeautiful, healthy, glowing skin - is there anyone who doesn’t want that? A balanced complexion isn’t just beautiful, it can also signify the state of your health, youthfulness, even your happiness or stress level. Of course, these messages are happening on a subconscious level, but they are so pervasively accepted, that taking care of your skin is a drive that’s become a billion dollar industry - all working from the outside in, and not always working well at all. Read more...


Do you have a Leaky Gut?

February 2018

#17.pngIf you’ve been searching for the root of on-going health issues that just won’t go away, the kind where your doctor - and maybe even your second and third doctor - have tried everything in their arsenals but have come up with only prescriptions that ease symptoms but don’t solve the underlying problem, it’s easy to feel discouraged. Read more...


WALKING for Prostate Health!

Written by: Dr. Daniel Corallo, DC
February 2018

Going for walks or engaging in any aerobic exercise three times a week has been shown to have significant benefits to maintain a healthy prostate. A recent study from Harvard University showed that men with prostate cancer who walked 3 hours/week were 57% less likely to have their cancer progress compared to those who walked less often. Read more...


Happy Movember!

Written by: Dr. Daniel Corallo, DC
November 2017

Movember is a time to raise awareness about a pressing issue in men’s health. Each year, thousands of fathers, brothers, sons, partners, and friends, lose their lives because of prostate cancer. Once diagnosed, these men are faced with various medical treatment options, depending on the severity/progression of the cancer.

Each week during the month of November we will speak about some of the dietary and exercises to help with prostate health.

To start here are some Basic Dietary Considerations: Read more...


Weight Loss Beware:  The Truth About Weight Loss

Written by: Dr. Jessica Cardona, ND

With the growing concern of obesity, body image, and overall health and well-being, weight loss has become the focus of common marketing tactic in today's society. Many Canadians have concerns with their weight and with the number of diet programs, fad diets, and supplements on the market and in the media, it is no wonder that Canadians have become more confused than ever when trying to determine the right approach. Read more...


 

Naturopathic Doula Care Q&A

Written by: Dr. Daniella Perri, ND

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 Can I use Naturopathic Medicine while I am pregnant?

Yes! Naturopathic medicine can be used at any stage of your pregnancy, from prenatal care to natural labour induction to labour and delivery support. Labour and delivery is an especially exciting and overwhelming time for a mom, her partner, and her family. If feel that you need more guided support, consider having a naturopathic birth doula with you as you welcome your new baby into the world!

What is a birth doula?

A birth doula is someone who is trained to support a mom during her labour and delivery. She also provides emotional support to the mom’s partner and family members. She is present while the midwife or obstetrician provides clinical care to the laboring mom.

What is a naturopathic birth doula?

A naturopathic birth doula is a licensed naturopathic doctor who has been trained as a birth doula. She can provide both emotional support as well as pain management using naturopathic modalities. These include homeopathic remedies, acupuncture, massage, and hydrotherapy. She is present while the midwife or obstetrician provides clinical care.


Healthy Holiday Eating

Written By: Leora Barak, BA (Hons), RHN

  1. Mistletoe1.jpgEat something small before going to a party - Before going to a party, fill up on healthy snacks, such as veggies dipped in hummus or an apple dipped in almond butter, so you don’t arrive to the party so hungry and likely splurge.
  2. If you don’t absolutely love it, don’t eat it - Many holiday dishes are filled with tons of calories, fat and sugar. Make wise choices in terms of which foods you really want to eat and which ones you can skip on.
  3. Always start with vegetables - Make sure to always start with whatever vegetables being served. This will help take the edge off your appetite.
  4. Keep a balanced plate - Your main dish should be a plate with 75% cooked/steamed/roasted colourful vegetables PLUS a portion of protein. Your dessert plate should emphasize on fruit. No need to stay away from your favourite foods or desserts. Just take really small portions and eat slowly. This will help you savour the foods that you love much more.
  5. Watch out for holiday drinks - Drinks like eggnog, hot chocolate and alcoholic beverages pack a lot of calories. Drink water. Water will fill you up and make you gravitate less towards these drinks. Also, if you are right-handed, always hold your drink in your right hand. This will make it more difficult to reach for food on impulse.
  6. Enjoy - Most importantly, just enjoy time spent with all your loved ones during this jolly season. Happy Holidays!!


Cleaning Our Bodies From the Inside Out

Dr Daniella Perri HBSc, MSc, ND & Birth Doula

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Our bodies are constantly being exposed to toxic chemicals. These compounds can be found in the food we eat, the products we used on our bodies, such as shampoo, and even in the air we breathe. Many of these toxins are fat soluble, meaning they are able to dissolve in our fat tissue. However, the toxins don’t just reside there. They can make their way into any cell within the body. As a result, people may suffer from ailments such as headaches, arthritis, IBS, and eczema. The list can go on.

Biotherapeutic Drainage is an effective way to help your body detoxify on a deep, cellular level. The remedies that are used are organ and body system specific. By eliminating toxins from particular body parts, symptoms can significantly improve. When we detox on a cellular level, our organs and body systems are better able to function at optimal levels, which allows the positive effects to last longer.

If you would like more information on how you can start detoxifying your body, call Daniella Perri, ND at 905-893-2898 and book an appointment.