• Blog,  Stress Management,  Yoga

    5 Benefits to Journaling

    In the past, I didn’t think journaling was for me.  However, I gave it a-go, tried it out, and it has shown to be such a beneficial and enjoyable piece to a healthy and purposeful lifestyle! My journaling is completely unfiltered, unedited pen to paper. It’s vulnerable and abstract, and provides meaning for me. It’s not about eloquently constructing a polished piece of writing, the purpose of my journaling is free, in-the-moment expression. So here they are: my 5 Top Benefits To J-O-U-R-N-A-L-I-N-G.…

  • Blog,  Features,  Weight Loss

    Healthy Weight Loss Preserves Muscle and Bone Mass

    We all know the benefits of weight loss.  Not only does it makes us feel great and boost our confidence, but the loss of weight has been linked to improved glycemic and cardiovascular markers as well as reduced inflammatory markers. Since inflammation is at the root of all chronic disease this is a very beneficial thing to reduce.   What a lot of us don’t know is that how you lose this weight is also important. With weight loss being…

  • Accupressure,  Blog

    The Importance of Acupuncture Front Mu Points

    What some of the research has to say: Excerpts from: Neurophysiologic Basis of Front-Mu Points from the Journal of Neuroanatomy "The Front-Mu points are closely correlated to the dermatomes of spinal nerves supplying autonomic innervation to the related organ." (3)   This means, as far as the nervous system goes, there is an association between the location of the Mu points and our body’s sense perception of those areas and the connection to the related organs, through autonomic nerve communications.  …

  • Blog,  Features

    Ditch Perfection and Embrace Self Love

    I have been on a little journey lately of working on ditching my need for perfection.  I have always had it, but after turning 40 I realize that I am sick of it. Not that I am going to bore you with the details of my journey but I realized after reading more about this that most of us have some degree of this. Not only that, but it is mostly likely one of the root causes of sabotaging our…

  • Blog,  Features,  Sleep

    Migraines and Sleep

    When a patient first visits a Naturopathic Doctor regardless of what the presenting complaint is, one of the first items to be addressed is their quality of sleep. Sleep has such a critical role for repair and regeneration the body.  Poor sleep quality has been linked to poor immune function as well as inflammation and weight gain.   When it comes to migraines, there is very consistent and compelling research to link poor quality sleep as a huge trigger for…