Jan 23

Go Ahead and Ditch the Scale this year!

weightlossI know itʼs a strong word but I HATE the scale! The scale can be extremely misleading and discouraging. I have had too many clients come see me after a great week where theyʼve lost multiple inches, but their weight doesnʼt change. In this situation itʼs easy to get down on yourself and think your efforts have gone to waste. This is NOT the case!!! Here are some reasons why…

Water weight: Drinking just one 16-ounce glass of water before jumping on the scale can translate to 1 lb of weight gain. This is of course temporary but gives us a reason not to trust the scale. The reverse of this is true as well. If you weigh yourself after in intense workout the scale may say youʼve lost an extra pound or two. Unfortunately this is also just temporary

Constipation: Being backed up for a couple days can add anywhere from 1-4 lbs to the number on the scale. Again, this is just temporary!

High sodium: Eating high sodium foods are not ideal for health or weight loss but on top of that they skew the number on the scale. Salty foods can cause your body to hold on to water, which temporarily causes the number on the scale to go up.

High carbs: When you consume more carbs than your body needs they get stored in your liver as something called glycogen. Glycogen attracts water, so ultimately this has the same effect as the high sodium meal -temporary higher weight on the scale, due to increased water.

These are just a few reasons that the scale can be skewed, the list goes on and on! Donʼt let the scale bring you down. If youʼre clothes fit you better and youʼre feeling great, than keep doing what youʼre doing!

Aly ShoomAly is a Certified Nutrition Practitioner (CNP) who specializes in weight loss. Aly graduated top of her class from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition and holds a BA from Western University. Aly’s warm and approachable demeanor empowers her clients to take control of their health. She uses a unique approach, with an emphasis on hormonal balance to personally address your weight loss and nutrition needs. Aly believes that eating healthy isn’t about being perfect, it’s about having a plan you can stick to that gives you energy while allowing you to eat the foods you love. Aly believes that with the right tools and guidance you can make positive lifestyle changes to enjoy a happier and healthier life!

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Jan 16

SMART Goals – Set Yourself Up For Success

CounsellingBy Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW

With each new year comes the annual mind game that is the New Year’s Resolution. Resolutions are usually just another way of saying goals; however, when we attach them to January 1st, they typically come loaded with emotion and an underlying notion that they will not be achieved. One major common denominator of unrealized goals is that they are not SMART. No, your goal doesn’t have to be a member of Mensa; I’m talking about S.M.A.R.T. goals: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely. Get ready to make over your goals and set yourself up for success! Lauren’s Top Tips for setting SMART goals are here:

S = Specific: Having too general idea of what you’d like to achieve (eg. “I want to lose weight.” “I’d like to change careers.”) makes for too vague a goal. When deciding upon your goal, be specific. I will lose 10 pounds. I will find a new full-time job in marketing. When you know exactly what you want, you can start finding your path to getting it.

M = Measurable: You should know when you’ve achieved your goal. In what ways can you measure your success? Using the example of weight loss, a scale can tell you if you’ve been dropping the pounds, and a tape measure can help you determine if you’ve lost inches.

A = Attainable: So, how are you going to do this?! Do you have the resources you need, such as access to great veggies and appropriate time to cook your own meals? If you have the goal of running a 5K, do you have good running shoes? A running buddy to stay motivated and accountable? A few days a week that you can spend time training? Figure out what tools/support you need, and make sure you’ve got it!

R = Realistic: If you’re hoping to lose 60 pounds in two weeks, you’re setting yourself up for disappointment. Same deal if you think you’ll land the perfect new job after one internet job search. Make sure your goals are within the realm of possibility. Don’t forget, when you achieve one goal – what an amazing feeling! – you can set another. Also, goals can change as you see them come to life; you may need to re-evaluate your needs and desires. Nothing is written in stone. Flexibility will help you reach your goal.

T = Timely: Without a deadline, a goal may never get achieved. Sure, you may want to lose 10 pounds…. But over eight weeks? Six months? Or… like… whenever? Having that deadline helps you stick to your plan and keeps you motivated.

And extra tip is to eliminate words like want – “I want to lose weight.” The word want sends the message to your mind that this is something desirable but perhaps out of reach, or something that you may or may not actually do. “I am going to lose weight” is much better language, and even serves as an affirmation. Bonus!

Still need help reaching that goal? Check in with your counsellor for personalized ways of staying on track, accountable, and motivated with someone who is always on your team.

CounsellorLauren Berger is a Registered Social Worker providing counselling and psychotherapy at IHI. Check her out at www.laurenberger.ca, drop her a line at lauren@laurenberger.ca, follow her on Twitter: @LaurenBergerMSW, or sneak a peek at her Instagram: laurenberger_msw.

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Jan 9

Running for weight loss with Dr. Jennifer Tanner

running-forweight-lossBy: Dr. Jennifer Tanner, ND

When I started running my goal was to cross the finish line. I didn’t realize that I was going to leave about ten pounds behind too! I have tried weight lifting, aerobic classes, Zumba and the list goes on but nothing has been able to reduce those muffin tops like running!

When you look back into the history of man, walking and running were the activities of choice in order to survive. Flash forward to 2017, not much has changed. Our bodies still thrive on full movement. Walking and running engages upper and lower body musculature while activating the core.

The great thing about running is it is not an exclusive club. Anyone with a goal and a pair of sneakers can do it. To get started, set a goal – 1km, 5km, 10km, half or even a full marathon. Then set a realistic time and compete against yourself. I used an app called Run Keeper to keep in line with my distance goals when training for Toronto’s Scotiabank Marathon. If you are new to running, you might want to check out the app Couch to 5k. Still not sure? Set your alarm for 30 minutes earlier and get outside for 25-30 minutes 3-4 times per week. Sticking to a training schedule will help you stay motivated. If you thrive in a crowd, you might want to consider joining a group such as the Running Room.

Physiologically, what is happening? You need to burn approximately 3500 calories to lose one pound (which is probably what I consumed at my Moms Christmas feast!). With this type of exercise, your resting energy expenditure will stay elevated even when you have stopped running. In other words, you burn fat while sitting at your desk post run! Running can be addictive. Not only physically but mentally as well. Studies show an increase in serum concentrations of endorphins and endocannabinoids leave you feeling happy, less anxious and itching for another run! These changes can contribute to analgesic affects and may be attributed to a sounder sleep. When you find an activity that resonates with you, the weight will begin to drop off. So, take control. Drop the left-over holiday treats and go for a run!

Pair your training with a personalized nutrition plan for optimal weight loss results. Turn your New Years Resolution into a reality so you can add something different to next years’ list!

See next months’ addition: When you’ve HIIT the wall. What to do when your training and weight loss programs plateau.

Dr. Jennifer Tanner, has a broad, evidence based practice with a focus on sports and performance based medicine. Being a marathon runner and having been a competitive equestrian, an active lifestyle is important. Dr. Tanner uses a variety of tools including Acupuncture and Clinical Nutrition, putting an emphasis on “food as medicine” and addressing the root causes of inflammation . In conjunction with the Integrative Health team, Dr. Tanner is thrilled to help people achieve an optimal state of health and pursue their performance based health goals!

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Jan 2

Make a Statement – Goal Setting in 2017

Dr. Tabrizi ChiropractorBy Mehran Tabrizi

It’s a common way of thinking to set goals based on measurables: how fast you want run, how much you want to lift, how much weight you want to lose. But how much of that is contributing to your actual well-being?

The purpose of life is discovery of self, with all of its glories and shortcomings. Yet on the path we make the mistake of falling into the traps of identifying with our egos and external drivers, striving to fit in—whether it be into a pair of jeans or into a subset of society. The ‘strong cross-fitter’ or the skinny archetype of the ‘yoga body’. In the process we lose sight of the process, succumbing to the external perception versus looking at the internal production—which is the true key to personal growth and sustainable health.

Health is focused attention on the right problem. We tend to break it down into simply ‘feeling better’ or eradicating pain, but minimizing injuries is only part of it. It is also about emotional stability and anti-fragility—learning how to understand ourselves and not only withstand the pressures of this life, but to thrive in it. To set not only physical goals, but goals for life achievements and the legacy we want to leave.

The role of your health care practitioner is not to be your guru or even your teacher, but more to act as your concierge guide, providing you with the latest evidence-based skills to earn your achievable goals; helping you to see your vision and plan in the execution, navigating the barriers and giving you tools for success.

In my eclectic experience and research, the most significant variables for goal attainment would be as follows:

  1. neurological readiness
  2. structural and physiological alignment
  3. technique and recovery

This seems like a huge task, but it begins with being honest about your motivation, getting real with your ‘why’, and assembling the right team to support and challenge you.

Be broad in your ideas of health and happiness. Allow yourself to be more imaginative and expansive in the measures you use and the goals to which you strive. Measures like kindness and the courage to be more curious about life are just as important as heart-rate variability or other bio-markers. Appreciate the opportunity for health and embrace the adventure of achieving self-mastery, with the goal to not only feel better but to be better.

What is your statement in 2017?

ChiropractorDr. Tabrizi is a chiropractor, osteopath and a passionate member of both the local and scientific community, whose goal is to teach that the pursuit of optimal health and wellness is much more than being symptom-free. His practice is rooted in the philosophy of treating the person rather than just treating the illness or ailment. As a result of his interdisciplinary training, Dr. Tabrizi has developed a neuroscience-based therapeutic education approach to treating his patients, focusing on healing illness from a wider perspective, placing equal responsibility on patient as well as practitioner. Dr. Tabrizi aims to educate his patients and provide them with the tools and framework needed to integrate pain management and healthy living into the fabric of their everyday lives.

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Dec 20

Get Fit Summit with Dr. Marc Bubbs

Get Fit SummitAre you ready to achieve your New Year’s resolutions in 2017? Regardless if you’re trying to lose weight or improve your health and fitness, it helps to have tips and secrets from the experts to guide you along the way. Good friend of the IHI clinic Dr. Marc Bubbs ND, CISSN, CSCS is giving away a FREE weight loss eBOOK as part of his interview for the Get Fit Summit hosted by Ash Ghandehari (7x Ironman Athlete), which starsts December 26th. The Get Fit Summit will bring together 25-top experts from across North America to give the inside tips and tricks to finally achieve your goals in 2017. Best of all… the summit is absolutely FREE! What will your legacy be in 2017? Start the year off right with a few tips from the pros to achieve your goals in the New Year. Click here to learn more.

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Dec 19

The Coffee Substitute Sleep Solution?

2If you suffer from insomnia you may want to consider cutting your coffee consumption. I know, easier said than done, but to see and feel a change you have to make a change.

How can coffee lead to insomnia?

Whether youʼre stressed or not, cortisol, your stress hormone, is released after consuming coffee. This plays with the natural rhythm of your cortisol levels. For example, in the morning, cortisol should naturally be high to help you wake up and get ready for the day ahead. But, if youʼre consuming coffee the inverse can happen where cortisol levels are low, causing you to reach for that cup of coffee to get you going.

At night cortisol levels should be low, allowing you to enter the deepest and most restful level of sleep, stage four. But, if youʼre consuming coffee, cortisol levels may be high at night, which can lead to your insomnia and prevent you from reaching stage four sleep.

So, how do you kick that coffee habit? Start with subbing out your coffee for one of these beverages below. Donʼt worry, thereʼs options that will still give you that caffeine kick but without the negative consequences associated with a straight cup of Joe!

1. Halfcaf or Decaf: Switching to halfcaf or decaf is a good way to help transition into one of the tea alternatives Iʼve listed below. This way you can still have that coffee taste you crave with enough caffeine to take the edge off. I want to emphasize that this is a great starting place, but after a few days to a week I would suggest switching to a non- coffee alternative to really see a difference with your insomnia.

2. Matcha or Green Tea: These are both great options!

3. Licorice tea: If youʼre ready to cut the caffeine out all together, licorice tea is a great alternative for you! Licorice tea is herbal and supports overburdened adrenals and naturally increases energy. Licorice tea has loads of other benefits, such as soothing an upset stomach or sore throat.

If youʼre a true coffee addict you may have some withdrawal symptoms – but if youʼre at this stage than you have all the more reason to consider quitting!

Matcha is a finely ground powder of specially grown green tea. Matcha is made from high quality tea, and the whole leaves are ingested, not just steeped. This makes it a more potent source of nutrients than regular green tea. Like green tea, matcha still contains caffeine, but the caffeine acts very differently in your body than the caffeine in coffee. Unlike the buzz we get from coffee, matcha and green tea cause more of an ʻalert calmʼ, due to the natural substance, l-theanine, which creates calmness without drowsiness, so it does not over stimulate like the caffeine in coffee.

Aly ShoomLet’s see if we will make a great team? Book your free 15- minute consultation here. Bring your questions and concerns and see if sheʼs the right match for you!

Aly is a Certified Nutrition Practitioner (CNP) who specializes in weight loss. Aly graduated top of her class from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition and holds a BA from Western University. Aly’s warm and approachable demeanor empowers her clients to take control of their health. Aly believes that eating healthy isn’t about being perfect, it’s about having a plan you can stick to that gives you energy while allowing you to eat the foods you love. Aly believes that with the right tools and guidance you can make positive lifestyle changes to enjoy a happier and healthier life!

 

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Dec 12

What I Learned About Resilience When the Shit Hit the Fan

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By: Dr. Jen Newell, ND

What Bob Marley said is true – “You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have”.

This summer I learned just how strong I could be when the only choice was to push through or curl up in the fetal position and fall apart. As tempting as that fetal position was, it wasn’t really an option. My fiancé, Greg, fell very sick at the beginning of July with an autoimmune disease where his immune system was attacking the blood vessels throughout his body. This condition is a type of vasculitis known as Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Churg-Strauss Syndrome). Because of the severity of this disease, Greg was admitted to the hospital for 4 weeks and now that he has stabilized is now being treated with a chemotherapy drug known as cyclophosphamide once a month in hopes of maintaining remission.

It can be devastating to watch a loved one suffering with health concerns and exhausting to try to balance work, home and hospital visits but I learned a great deal about resilience from this experience. Here are the top 5 lessons I learned when my life was turned upside down:

  1. Look for the silver lining of the really dark cloud

Finding the silver lining and remaining positive during potentially devastating times may seem impossible but having an optimistic outlook can help to deflect the stressors. A positive outlook is a choice and you are in control of whether the glass is half-empty or half-full. You may have days where you have to search high and low for those little nuggets of positivity but they are there. Methods of honing a positive outlook is a whole article in itself but the most helpful method I found through all this was to be playful and express gratitude for all the little things. I made it my job to make Greg crack a smile when he was feeling his worst and in that playfulness that I brought with me to the hospital I found strength and the ability to get through each day.

  1. Self care is health care

To survive the last few months, I made my own self-care practices a priority – I booked myself a pedicure, grabbed coffee (and wine) with girlfriends, binge watched Netflix in pyjamas and exercised. The treatment plans I create for patients always include encouragement to take time for themselves and to set aside time for those practices that help them feel fulfilled but that can be easier said than done. The easiest way to prioritize your self-care is to actually schedule it into your calendar just like you would a dentist appointment or important meeting. Another common barrier to prioritizing self-care is the feeling of guilt but self-care is not selfish. You need to take care of yourself to be able to serve others in the way that you want.

  1. Honesty is the best policy

It is important to understand the situation you are experiencing, as it really exists; to have an honest view of it. During times of stress, tragedy or trauma a state of denial is the common default response that is only beneficial for a very short period of time. Being honest with yourself about the situation allows you gather resources and create an appropriate plan of action. Acknowledge your reactions and emotions rather than numbing yourself to the pain or overreacting to the experience and at the end of the day you will be better able to deal with whatever life throws at you.

  1. Make connections and lean on others

If there’s ever a time to ask for help, this is it!

It can be scary to admit that things aren’t going well but your relationships with those around you offer a reservoir of strength when life gets hard and you aren’t sure how you will keep all the balls in the air. This is the time where it’s in your best interest to pass some of those balls you are juggling to others and not feel like a burden to them. People want to help during times of crisis and often don’t know what to do so giving them something to do is not something you should feel guilty about. I am someone who doesn’t like to ask for help but during Greg’s time in the hospital I found it really hard to keep up with household chores and our poor dog wasn’t getting the attention he needs but when I started to ask for support and help, people really stepped up and everything became easier to handle.

  1. Celebrate the small victories

When trying to survive when your life is in turmoil and the chaos feels insurmountable, measure your successes. Set small goals (like going to bed early or fitting in exercise) and congratulate yourself when you reach them. These small victories remind you of the progress you are making and progress makes you feel happier and more satisfied. Don’t wait for “someday” to be happier. If you dwell on your shortcomings or the tasks ahead you may feel like just giving up…or giving into the temptation to curl into the fetal position. Celebration of successes gives you the boost to keep persevering. How did I celebrate while Greg suffered at the hospital? I congratulated myself for every workout I completed and made sure to enthusiastically cheer Greg on through his treatment.

Caring for a loved one strains even the most resilient people but small practices can help maintain that resilience and help you come out the other end of the turmoil stronger. If you are struggling with the stress, do not hesitate to reach out for support. It is critical to take care of your own health during times of stress and Naturopathic Medicine is the perfect complement to your self-care practices.

 

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Jen NewellDr. Jen Newell is passionate about helping people embrace health, feel amazing and easily incorporate “real” food into their busy lives. Her mission is to make health accessible and achievable, and to inspire patients to live an active, vibrant and healthy life.

Jen has a clinical focus on digestive health, food sensitivities and healthy nutrition; mental health and stress-related illness; women’s health, hormone balance and fertility; optimal aging; and dermatology. She focuses on integrating healthy foods into one’s diet in a medicinal and therapeutic capacity and providing individuals with nutritional support that is easy to incorporate into a busy day. Dr. Newell practices at the Integrative Health Institute in Downtown Toronto.

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Dec 5

Manage Holiday Stress with 3 Acupressure Points

AcupunctureBy Jonathan Handel, R.Ac R.TCMP

The holidays are a stressful time for many, with family and work obligations coming together to make a perfect storm. At this time of year we don’t generally have the time to do our normal stress relief activities, and therefore things add up. Elevated or prolonged periods of stress will begin to effect other aspects of our health, causing issues ranging from anxiety and depression, to difficulty falling and staying asleep, digestive problems, and body tension.

There’s no need to not wait until the new year to start resolutions for better health, here are a few great stress relief techniques to help you make it through holiday season. And while they may not relieve your stress entirely, they are a great tool to help take the edge off, so you can end the year feeling a little more relaxed.

Acupressure -Point #1: Yin Tang (or the “Third Eye”)

 The “Third Eye” is located between the eyebrows, right were the nose and forehead meet. In Chinese Medicine we call this point Yin Tang, which translates to “Hall of Impressions,” alluding to the fact that this point helps calm the mind. Massaging this point can help with overthinking and settle down an overactive mind.

To activate this point press and massage with a circular movement, going equal times in both directions. Also try grasping at the area with your thumb, index and ring fingers and kneading. Both of these techniques will help with anxiety, insomnia, and headaches.

Acupressure -Point #2 – REN17 (Chest Centre)

This point is located on the sternum, along the front midline of the body, directly between the nipples. It is a great point when stress causes symptoms such as shortness of breath, heart palpitations, or tightness of the chest. In other words, use it to help lift the emotional weight off your chest.

Massage this point both clockwise and counter-clockwise using either the pads of your three middle fingers. Alternatively, make a fist and place it on your chest at REN17, use your other hand to support the fist and again massage in a circular movement, making sure to go in both directions.

Acupressure-Point #3 – Pericardium 6 (Nei Guan or “Inner Gate)

Nei Guan is one of my favourite points because it is able to help with so much! Locate this point three finger widths from the inner wrist crease between the two tendons. This point is able to help deal with what both of the last did, including anxiety, insomnia, chest tension and palpitations. What it is able to do on top of that is deal with nausea, vomiting, and emotional irritability.

To activate this point grip one wrist with the other hand and use you thumb tip to press between the tendons. Hold it for 30 seconds up to 10 minutes, and see how you stress and other symptoms begin to melt away.

Jonathan HandelJonathan is a acupuncturist and practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine. He values a holistic approach, and seeks to treat the root causes of illness and provide symptomatic relief for people seeking to better their health and quality of life. As a practitioner, Jonathan seeks to create a positive healing environment, where patients can step away from their daily stresses. Through creating a safe and comfortable space, patients can look forward to coming in for treatment as an opportunity to seek relief and get the support they need.

 

 

 

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Nov 30

Pumpkin Spice With Out The Nasty Side Effects.

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By Aly Shoom, Nutritionist

It’s a sure sign of the cooler weather when your favorite coffee shop starts serving pumpkin spice lattes (PSL’s). Unfortunately, although pumpkin can be healthy, these lattes are far from it! Starbuck’s PSL doesn’t actually contain any real pumpkin and is loaded with sugar – made of sugar, condensed milk, sweet condensed nonfat milk, coloring, artificial flavors, and a few other ingredients.

There’s still hope! It’s easy to make your own PSL filled with wholesome ingredients with loads of health benefits.

Pumpkins are full of wonderful nutrients. They contain antioxidants, carotenoids, vitamin C, and gut-friendly fiber. Pumpkin spice is made up of a few different spices, each with their own nutritional benefits. One of these spices is cinnamon, which has the ability to help regulate your blood sugar levels. Ginger is another spice in the mix. Ginger is anti-inflammatory and is great for indigestion and nausea.

How to make your own (healthy) PSL:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup brewed Coffee or 2 espresso shots
  • 2 Tbs Pureed Pumpkin
  • 1.5 Tbs Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 3/4 cup Unsweetened Almond or coconut Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Directions:

  1. In a small pot over medium heat, stir the pumpkin puree, maple syrup and pumpkin pie spice until combined. Slowly whisk in milk of choice. Bring mixture to a low simmer, stirring occasionally and remove from heat. Stir in vanilla extract.
  2. Transfer milk mixture to a blender. Add in brewed coffee and pulse several times until foamy and frothy.

 


Aly ShoomLet’s see if we will make a great team? Book your free 15- minute consultation here. Bring your questions and concerns and see if sheʼs the right match for you!

Aly is a Certified Nutrition Practitioner (CNP) who specializes in weight loss. Aly graduated top of her class from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition and holds a BA from Western University. Aly’s warm and approachable demeanor empowers her clients to take control of their health. Aly believes that eating healthy isn’t about being perfect, it’s about having a plan you can stick to that gives you energy while allowing you to eat the foods you love. Aly believes that with the right tools and guidance you can make positive lifestyle changes to enjoy a happier and healthier life!

 

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Nov 28

Headaches – A Naturopathic Approach

headaches NaturopathBy Dr. Erin Wiley Naturopathic Doctor

 Headaches can be debilitating and costly to our performance and productivity.

They can strike when you least expect it, and the anticipatory anxiety and fear about how your headache is going to interfere with your next project or adventure can feel very limiting. The suffering and side effects not only affect the individual but also their loved ones.

 It is important to understand the influencing factors and causes of your headaches so that the appropriate treatment can be recommended.

While most treatments aim to treat the headache when it is happening by blocking the associated pain and symptoms, an integrative approach with the support of your Naturopathic Doctor (ND) supports the brain and nervous system as it relates to the entire body as the primary focus for prevention.

 Your ND understands the “Brain-Gut” connection.

The ecosystem of bacteria living in the digestive tract (your micro-biome) communicate directly with your DNA, which affecting your brain. A gut that is out of balance produces signals in the body that promote pain and inflammation. For many people, this is the root cause of their susceptibility to headaches.

 Your ND will likely make diet and lifestyle recommendations that support the growth and development of a healthy micro-biome.

Your ND may also recommend food sensitivity testing. As a result of damage to your digestive tract over time, you may have developed an immune reaction to some of the foods you are eating. Eating these foods can produce low grade inflammation, which often presents as a headache. Identifying and removing your food sensitivities is an essential step towards healing your micro-biome and preventing your headaches.

 Your ND may recommend supplements or IV micronutrients to replace lost nutrients.

When the digestive system is inflamed and out of balance, you cannot absorb nutrients optimally. This can lead to nutrient deficits over time. Delivering nutrients like magnesium and trace minerals directly into the blood stream through an IV helps to bypass this damaged system and heal the body from the inside out. IV nutrients such as magnesium have been used to address and prevent headaches including migraines.

Correcting your physiological nutrient deficiencies and calming inflammation in the body can often be the key to addressing the underlying susceptibility to headaches.

This type of therapy can also complement any type of manual therapy for headaches. So if your chiropractor, massage therapist, physiotherapist or acupuncturist has not yet recommended an assessment from a Naturopathic Doctor, it’s time to get one.

The next step is to book your consult here.


Naturopath TorontoDr. Erin Wiley is a naturopathic doctor with a strong focus on preventative and integrative medicine. She is the Owner and Clinic Director of the Integrative Health Institute, an integrative medical clinic located in downtown Toronto. Erin has a strong clinical
emphasis on stress related illness, anxiety, depression and hormone balance. As a naturopathic doctor, Erin is passionate about working with people to help them better understand their health and achieve their health goals.

 

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