Why am I so Tired? Could it be my Thyroid?

Thyroid health

I want to start this article off by saying that if you wondered if your thyroid was a problem, have already had it tested and you’ve been told “you’re fine,” keep reading! This article is for everybody with thyroid dysfunction, but especially for those of you who are tired and no one has been able to tell you why. It’s time to figure out if thyroid dysfunction is a piece of your puzzle once and for all. Hypothyroidism is a reason for fatigue, but realistically fatigue has many different contributing…

Continue reading

WANTED: Osteopathic Manual Therapist

Healthy By Nature is looking to hire an Osteopathic Therapist

Healthy By Nature is a multidisciplinary holistic health clinic located in Parkdale, NW Calgary. We believe in providing high quality care for patients, and fostering a dynamic, respectful, and collaborative clinic environment that practitioners enjoy working in. We are currently two Osteopathic manual therapists, two psychologists, an Acupuncturist/TCM Doctor, and a Naturopath at the clinic who very much want to welcome another Osteopathic manual therapist to our team. Our vision is for the clinic to be a place where patients are shared between the different practitioners and heal with the…

Continue reading

Digestive Health Promotion: on until March 14!

all clogged up and nowhere to go

After a holiday season filled with rich foods and celebrations, you might be thinking that it is time to prioritize your health in 2017. There’s no better way to improve the health of your entire body than by ensuring your digestive system is in good shape. If your guts are not in good order, you can manifest an array of health issues… Common symptoms of digestive disturbances: Digestion: feeling bloated or unusually gassy, constipation, diarrhea, and/or alternating between both Skin: eczema, psoriasis, acne, fungal infections, yeast infections, itchy ears, asthma,…

Continue reading

Tired all the time? Could you be Qi Deficient?

lacking motivation to get out of bed!

Let me start by answering the question: What is Qi? Qi is defined as the body’s life force, but can essentially be thought of as “energy”. Energy can be a bit of a confusing term when it comes to medicine. There is, however, no confusion when we experience a lack of energy: your body might feel heavy and tired, or you might lack motivation to get up out of bed or to start something new. How do I know if I’m Qi deficient? Qi deficiency is most commonly recognized with…

Continue reading

Mindfulness: More than just a Trendy Topic

mindfulness on the cover of TIME magazine (Feb 3, 2014)

Everywhere I go these days, I hear about mindfulness. Mind you, I do spend a lot of time around people who like to think about their thoughts and mental processes (“metacognition”) and expand awareness in their lives! But whether it’s magazine covers, social media posts, and even in my sessions with patients, people are talking about mindfulness and meditation (which is basically the practice of mindfulness). TIME magazine even released a special edition on mindfulness recently. I have come to realize that being mindful is stylish. And as a mental…

Continue reading

Are you Estrogen Dominant?

progesterone-balance-diagram-featured

Estrogen dominance is not a new concept, but it is something that many women are unfamiliar with. This topic is so important because it impacts a lot of women. Dr. John Lee MD has been educating women and physicians worldwide on the topic since the 1990’s and his work has since become an essential component of functional and naturopathic medicine. What is Estrogen Dominance? If you quickly read a bit about it on the internet, you might make the assumption that estrogen dominance means that you have too much estrogen.…

Continue reading

Scar Tissue and French Pastries have more in common than you probably think!

a french pastry is akin to skin, fascia, and organs!

During their life, women can have scars from a pregnancy: from a C-section or from interventions on there gyno system (cyst/fibroids surgeries, hysterectomy, or a mastectomy). Most of them will worry about the positive outcome of the surgery, and if it is the case, never worry about it again. The scars become a vague souvenir of a bigger battle they went through.
 One such patient–let’s call her Linda–came to the clinic for help resolving her chronic back pain that was causing nerve pain down her legs, as well as digestive…

Continue reading