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… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Vancouver Naturopathic Medicine
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… Read more »
Adrenal fatigue, also known as non-Addison’s hypoadrenia, sub-clinical hypoadrenia, neurasthenia, adrenal neurasthenia, and adrenal apathy, is a syndrome (a collection of signs and symptoms) that results when the functioning of the adrenal glands perform below the necessary level. Adrenal fatigue is most commonly associated with stress, but can also emerge during or after chronic infections,… Read more »
Have you ever stepped foot in a beautiful grove of tall trees, and noticed a sense of calm? You wouldn’t be wrong. Scientific studies have proven that even as little as 20 minutes in a forest is enough to noticeably reduce both cortisol levels, and stress and anxiety inducing excitatory neurotransmitters levels.
Are you a commuter? Chances are you’ve thought of and tried all kinds of things to help pass the time – music, video, podcasts, books – but, how about mindfulness? Sure the commute is a great time to feed the Netflix binge watching urge but it is also a good time to check in with… Read more »