Get Better Sleep

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Sleep is one of the most important things a body needs. Sleeping poorly can affect your mood and general health. This is one of the easiest things to change to improve your health and reduce pain. These changes can be anything from your sleeping position, to your nighttime snacks. (more…)

The Dirty Dozen in your Local Grocery Store

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Vancouver Naturopath Article of the Week

There’s the produce section and then there is the organic produce section. They include many of the same fruits and vegetables, so which section do you buy from? While the movement to exclude certain pesticides has started across the board (even in farms that are not certified organic) there are some foods that absorb these chemicals differently. Natural Society published, here, what they call the “Dirty Dozen” – with two new additions to become the less eloquent “Dirty Fourteen”? These are the 14 foods that score the worst on pesticide and residue test. These are the ones that may make the trip to (and the extra cost of) the organic section worth your while. They have also included a list of foods that hold on to a very small amount of chemical, if any- these ones are fine as non-organic, if you’d prefer.

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Migraine Tips

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The topic of migraine headaches is vast.  Anyone who suffers from migraines on a regular basis – knows they cannot be summed up in sentences and words.

Triggers and underlying causes can be many: hormonal and cyclical shifts; caffeine and alcohol; strong perfumes and odors; foods like baked yeast, strong cheeses, and nuts; changes in weather; mental and emotional tension and stress; – sometimes the cause seems to be idiopathic and unknown. (more…)

Protecting Yourself From Sunburn

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So, the sun is out and we want to spend as much time outdoors as possible. The warmth and the bright blue sky are what we have been waiting for but we often forget is how strong the sun becomes on days like this. We also forget to protect ourselves adequately from the harmful rays that can cause sunburn. Our Vancouver Naturopathic Doctors at Broadway Wellness want to remind: – Read the labels!- the same applies when you are buying sunscreen. (more…)

Home Care: Trigger Points + Foam Rolling

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Massage therapy treatment plans differ from person to person depending on many factors such as pain level, schedules, and budget. All of these factors have to be taken into consideration to create a treatment plan that feels  effective. Tips for home care can be invaluable when we can’t schedule massage therapy as often as we may want but still have a persistent muscular- related problem we hope to address. (more…)