Aug 25

Medihoney: The little miracle in your summer first aid kit!

3_Mile_LakeBy Dr Erin Wiley, ND

The cottage season is my favourite time of year. Traditionally my friends and family gather together to celebrate. The cottage is packed and teeming with excitement. We play hard, eat well and generally enjoy the company and the beautiful scenery. It is also a place where mishaps are bound to occur. This year the Medihoney in my first aid kit that was a little miracle that kept the cottage magic alive and well. Medihoney is well researched and known to help speed the healing of burns and ulcers. It is anti-microbial and speeds recovery time by optimizing the pH of the wound. It is anti-inflammatory which decreases any itchy sensations and helps to create a protective barrier that keeps the wound moist yet microbe free. While Medihoney has many clinical uses, don’t let the best everyday uses for this little powerhouse get overlooked.

1. Mosquito bites

Since I avoid the use of chemical bug spray, I suffered quite a few bites this year. The Medihoney was huge relief. The barrier cream stayed in place and soothed the itch almost instantly. It is safe for children and worked really well for my little daughter too.

Medihoney-Medical-Honey2. Sunburn and cooking burns

Although we really believe in safety first, this years tally for burns was one sunburn, one cooking burn and one burn from a ‘sparkler’. Thankfully they were all very mild. Across the board the Medihoney seemed to bring relief and I was impressed with the healing time on the sunburn.

3. Shaving rash, nicks and scrapes

Let’s admit it, bathing suit season means more personal grooming. The Medihoney barrier cream worked really well for shaving rash and minor nicks and scrapes in my cottage pool of test subjects.

4. Athletes foot and chapped skin

The cottage has many windy dirt roads great for running. The barrier cream did a great job in between sweaty toes during the long hot distance runs. As well as supporting the kiddo’s who spend all their waking hours in the lake, and let’s not forget the dishpan hands from the epic cottage dinners. It works best if also applied at night.

5. Wounds

Thankfully there were no wounds this year, but we did test the wound gel on a post surgical biopsy site, which healed really well without any scab, or irritation and only a very mild redness at the site.

Clearly this little remedy was a big hit in the cottage safety kit. I hope your summer season was filled with as much fun and excitement as mine was. If you are using Medihoney for new and novel applications please let us know how it is working for you.

Here’s the research behind this little first aid superstar!

  • Gethin G, Cowman S. Manuka honey vs. hydrogel – a prospective, open label, multicentre, randomised controlled trial to compare desloughing efficacy and healing outcomes in venous [2008]. J Clin Nurs. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2008.02558.x.
Click to view this abstract
  • Robson V, Dodd S, Thomas S. Standardized honey (Medihoney) with standard therapy in wound care: randomized clinical trial.
J Adv Nurs. 2009 Mar;65(3):565-75.
Click to view this abstract
  • Smith T, Legel K, Hanft J. Topical Leptospermum Honey (Medihoney) in recalcitrant venous leg wounds: A preliminary case series. Adv in Skin & Wound Care. 2008;22(2):68-71.
  • Regulski, Matt. A novel wound care dressing for chronic venous leg ulcerations. Pod Mgmt. Nov/Dec 2008: 235-246.

For more information please visit Derma Sciences Learning Portal: http://www.dermasciences.com/products/advanced-wound-care/medihoney/inside-the-u-s/abstracts/

Medihoney is available from our dispensary at the Integrative Health Institute.

Dr. Erin Wiley is a naturopathic doctor with a strong focus on preventative and integrative medicine. She is the Co-founder 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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Aug 18

Stand Up for Health

SUP2By Dr Jen Newell, ND

Last year I tried stand up paddling (SUP) with the awesome ladies at SUPGirlz in Qew Beach, Toronto. This year I dove even deeper into SUP and have been getting a great workout learning more advanced paddling techniques and how to surf on a SUP board. Stand up paddling is growing in popularity and, as I can attest to, offers amazing health benefits.

Health Benefits of SUP:

Fun activity/exercise

Stand up paddle boarding offers a family-friendly and fun form of exercise. In order to remain upright, you engage your balance and strength to propel yourself through the water.

SUP is a great activity for all ages. It’s a low impact activity and puts very little stress on joints and tendons.

Core and Muscle Strength

SUP is a great workout for building core strength. As you maintain you balance on the board you activate your core and stabilizer muscles. Your legs will also get an amazing workout!

Your arms, back, and shoulders work hard as you paddle. You will definitely feel your lats after a good day out on the water.

SUP3Relaxation and Stress Relief

SUP offers relaxation. Spending time on the water is soothing and the gentle sound of the waves lapping on the shore is meditative. To add another layer of relaxation to SUP, it is now becoming trendy to practice yoga on a SUP board out on the water. This adds another level of complexity and challenge to yoga as you stretch and move while also remaining balanced on the board.

I highly recommend SUP to those looking for new activities to incorporate into their life for both health and pleasure. Check out SUPGirlz for great introductory instruction as well as a number of unique classes and workshops. SurfOntario also offers great information and assistance to those interested in taking up SUP or lake surfing.

 

Dr. 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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Aug 11

Recipes for a Summer of Health: Tortilla Soup

tortilla-soupWe have asked our foodie and nutrition friends to share their recipes to keep your health and wellness goals on track all summer long! This wonderful Tortilla Soup recipe comes courtesy of the Hacienda del Sol.

Tortilla Soup

2 large tomatoes
3-4 cups potassium broth
1 red pepper
3 cloves garlic
½ cup sundried tomatoes
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp hot sauce
2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
2 tsp cumin
½ tsp turmeric
½ tsp cayenne
3+ tsp salt (to taste)

Blend in a vitamix or high powered blender until warm Garnish with diced avocado, fresh tomato cubes, cilantro and crispy tortilla strips (optional).

Hacienda del SolHacienda Del Sol is an Eco Wellness Retreat and Spa oasis, which focuses on detoxification and rejuvenation. Our ongoing 7 to 21 Day juice cleanses, detox, fitness, yoga and spa retreats aim to renew you from the inside out. Visit them on facebook or twitter for more info!

 

 

 

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Aug 5

How Many Days Could YOU Go Without Sugar?

Sugar LoopsBy Dr. Marc Bubbs ND, CSCS

This article really peaked my interest this morning. It’s about a man named Jason Holborn who realized – after reading an insightful article by Gary Taubes – that he had an addiction to sugar and no matter what he tried to do he just couldn’t give it up. So, as a last ditch effort he decided to post the number of days he was off sugar in BIG LETTERS outside his house. Impressively… he made it up to 574!

This made me start to think, how long have I gone without any sugar? As an athlete, sugar finds it’s way into your diet from supplementation during exercise and recovery shakes afterwards. I would have to guess that the longest I’ve gone without sugar is probably only a month!

The latest statistics on sugar put the current consumption at 160 pounds per person, per year. That is an incredible number. It’s no wonder ¾ of the population in North America are either overweight or obese. We’ve seriously altered the food system and it seems we are left with convenience foods that are HIGH in sugar and LOW in nutrients. Not a great recipe for health, performance, and ideal body weight.

For Jason, he is allowed to eat fruit… natural sugars. He states in the article that since giving up candies, pies, and sweets he really appreciates just how naturally sweet fruit truly is. He said before kicking his sugar habit, he thought bananas were tasteless and watermelon bland. Now his palate explodes with flavour when he eats these foods.

The tenets of Traditional Chinese Medicine state humans were intended to consume foods with lots of different tastes; sweet, sour, bitter, spicy, and salty. This allows for a natural balance to occur in the body and for all systems to run effectively.

Today, everything is just a varying degree of SWEET, SWEET, and MORE SWEET! So, my challenge to you is to see how long you can go without sugar? Do you think you could last a week? Two weeks? A whole month? If you are looking to improve your health, lose weight, or improve your performance/recovery than this challenge is for you!

 

Dr. Marc Bubbs N.D. has been working with athletes and active people for almost a decade. As a Naturopathic Doctor and Strength and Conditioning Coach, Marc focuses on the integration of health and exercise, believing that movement is the best medicine. He focuses on a holistic approach, using a combination of traditional Eastern and cutting-edge Western medicine to meet his client’s health and performance goals. Marc spent several years working in London, England as a personal trainer and strength coach for business executives and competitive athletes. He currently works as a sports medical consultant at Laylor Performance Systems and Canada Basketball. Dr. Bubbs practices at the Integrative Health Institute in Downtown Toronto.

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Jul 28

Health at Your Finger Tips: What Your Nails are Telling You

 

By Dr. Jen Newell, ND

Take moment to really examine your nails. The nails offer many small and sometimes subtle clues about your overall health. Listed below are a few health concerns that may be reflected in the appearance and health of your nails. If you notice any of these changes to your nails please bring them to the attention of your healthcare provider and Naturopathic Doctor.

2014 - Health at Your Finger Tips

 

Dr. 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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Jul 21

Recipes for a Summer of Health: Puttanesca Sauce over Zucchini Pasta

raw+zucchini+pastaWe have asked our foodie and nutrition friends to share their recipes to keep your health and wellness goals on track all summer long! This wonderful recipe comes courtesy of the Hacienda del Sol.

Puttanesca Sauce over Zucchini Pasta

Yield: 5 servings

Recipe created by Crystal

This is a delicious detox friendly recipe and you’ll be amazed how much the texture of the zucchini pasta resembles real pasta! If you are used to eating heavy wheat pasta…..you won’t miss it at all! Above all this pasta is easy to digest, which is what makes it such a great detox recipe. The more easily a meal can be digested the less energy and resources the body has to waste on digestion, rather then helping your body renew and cleanse.

1 cup sun dried tomatoes, soaked in one cup of water for 20 minutes

2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

1 tablespoon red onion, finely chopped

½ cup fresh basil, finely chopped

1 cup pitted kalamata olives

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons maple syrup

1/2 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning

1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half or quarters

½ teaspoon fresh sea salt (or to taste)

To make the Puttanesca Sauce: Empty the sun-dried tomatoes from the soak water. Roughly chop the sun dried tomatoes. Place them in a large mixing bowl and add the rest of the ingredients. Mix thoroughly, and let the juices marinate together for at least 30 minutes. Serve over the Raw Zucchini Pasta!

Raw Zucchini Pasta

5 zucchini

2 tablespoons of olive oil

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

To make the Zucchini Pasta: Cut ends off zucchini then cut in half. Sandwich 1 segment of zucchini between the metal nose of your spirooli and spiked handle; start spinning. Repeat with the remaining zucchini segments. Voila, instant pasta! Toss the spaghetti in the olive oil and the lemon juice. Allow the spaghetti to sit at room temperature for at least one hour. For best results spoon out the marinated zucchini onto non-stick drying sheets and place in your dehydrator for one hour before serving.

 

Hacienda del SolHacienda Del Sol is an Eco Wellness Retreat and Spa oasis, which focuses on detoxification and rejuvenation. Our ongoing 7 to 21 Day juice cleanses, detox, fitness, yoga and spa retreats aim to renew you from the inside out. Visit them on facebook or twitter for more info!

 

 

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Jul 14

Chaga Mushroom Magic

http://images.cdn.fotopedia.com/flickr-5075189902-hd.jpgBy Dr. Jen Newell, ND

I love adding medicinal foods into the treatment plans of my patients. I strongly believe that food should be the foundational medicine and can really contribute to great health. One of my favourite superfoods for health is the Chaga mushroom.

Chaga is a wild mushroom that grows on birch trees in Scandinavia, Siberia, Alaska and Canada; it thrives in harsh winter environments. It appears as a hardened, blackened, crusty formation like a bursting tumor on the trunk of a birch tree.

Health Benefits of Chaga Mushroom:

ORAC Value and Antioxidant Status

The ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) scale designed by the USDA, measures the amount of free oxygen radicals that a food, or supplement can absorb in your body. Chaga has the highest ORAC score for natural foods or supplements as tested by the USDA and Tufts University in Boston, MA.

ORAC values are associated with the ability of a food to neutralize free radicals. Free radicals contribute to age related degeneration and disease, inflammation, and some cancers. Foods with high ORAC values are considered antioxidants and protect against the effects of free radicals.

Top ORAC fruits and vegetables per 100 g ~ Tufts University

FOOD ORAC VALUE
Chaga 365,570
Acai berry, freeze dried 41,000
Cacao, raw (also contains caffeine) 26,000
Tibetan Goji Berries 25,310
Prunes 5,890
Purple cabbage 4,200
Pomegranate 3,370
Raisins 2,890
Blueberries 2,450

Immune Support

Increased research is exploring the benefits of chaga mushroom extract on immune function. Animal studies have successfully shown that chaga mushroom extract improves immune response by stimulating IL-2 cytokine expression (regulates both immune activation and homeostasis)and increasing T cell (white blood cell important to adaptive immunity) population.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis)

Chaga mushroom extract may be beneficial in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. Oxidative stress (free radical damage) to cells lining the gastrointestinal tract may contribute to the development of inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis. Chaga mushroom extract suppresses edema (swelling) and mucosal damage within the gut and has an anti-inflammatory effect at sites in the colon and rectum.

 

How to Consume Chaga Mushroom:

Tea – Chunks of chaga can be boiled in water for 15-30 minutes to create a dark decoction that you can drink as a tea or use a base for soups of smoothies. You can also boil the chaga with other herbs or spices to create customized tea blends. It mixes well with chai spices (cardamon, ginger, cloves, anise, fennel, etc.) or with cacao, chickory and dandelion root.

Tincture/Supplement – A few supplement companies have created really fantastic liquid chaga extracts as well as included chaga in their supplement formulations. These can be recommended by a Naturopathic Doctor and integrated into a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan.

Powder – Chaga mushroom powder can easily be added to soups, smoothies, and teas. It has an earthy, slightly vanilla-like taste.

 

Resources

(n.d.). Retrieved from Natural News: http://www.naturalnews.com/036974_chaga_mushroom_anti-cancer_tonic.html#

Enkhbaatar Batjargal, H. H. (2009). Effects of Korean Chaga mushroom extract on stimulation of immune response in mouse splenocytes. The Journal for the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology .

Lemieszek MK1, L. E.-S. (2011). Anticancer effects of fraction isolated from fruiting bodies of Chaga medicinal mushroom, Inonotus obliquus (Pers.:Fr.) Pilát (Aphyllophoromycetideae): in vitro studies. Int J Med Mushrooms

Najafzadeh, M. R. (2007). Chaga mushroom extract inhibits oxidative DNA damage in lymphocytes of patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Mol Cells , 31 (2), 165-73.

ORAC Results Fruits and Vegetables per 100g / 3.5oz (Conducted by Tuffs University Dept. of Health Sciences Boston, MA:U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Health Project Expo 2003)

 

Dr. 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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Jul 7

Fish Consumption During Pregnancy

Fish and PregnancyBy Dr. Lisa Watson, ND

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency made headlines this month when they released guidelines on how much fish pregnant and breastfeeding women should consume

While previously both the FDA and EPA recommended maximum amounts of fish that should be consumed by pregnant women, no minimum has ever been established.

The new recommendations are based on emerging evidence that fish are an abundant source of omega 3 fatty acids, and that these nutrients can have a “positive impact on growth and development as well as on general health” (Stephen Ostroff, MD).

Pregnant and breastfeeding women are now recommended to eat at least 8 ounces, and up to 12 ounces (2-3 servings) per week of varieties of fish that are low in mercury.

Fish that are known to be high in mercury and should be avoided by pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as children are:

  • Tilefish
  • Shark
  • Swordfish
  • King mackerel
  • Albacore tuna (“white” tuna)
  • Marlin
  • Orange roughy
  • Escolar

Fish that is encouraged due to lower levels of mercury include:

  • Shrimp
  • Pollock
  • Salmon
  • Tilapia
  • Cod
  • Light tuna

Fish oil supplements that are analyzed for mercury levels are also safe for consumption in pregnancy and offer the same benefits as eating fish.

Selected references

FDA Press Release: FDA and EPA issue draft updated advice for fish consumption

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm397929.htm

Sea Choice: Healthy Recommendations

http://www.seachoice.org/seafood-recommendations/health-recommendations/

Health Canada: Mercury in Fish

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/securit/chem-chim/environ/mercur/cons-adv-etud-eng.php

Health Canada: Fish Consumption Advisories

https://www.ec.gc.ca/mercure-mercury/default.asp?lang=En&n=DCBE5083-1

 

LwatsonDr. Lisa Watson delivers health care that supports balanced and attainable health at all ages and stages of life. Of primary importance is health care that nurtures the body, mind, spirit, family and community.  As a Naturopathic Doctor and mother, Lisa believes that health care and a healthy lifestyle are intrinsically linked and that each serves to support the other. Dr. Watson practices at the Integrative Health Institute in Downtown Toronto.
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Jun 30

Nourishing Faith in Your Pregnant Self

her kiss by Crescence Krueger, BA

It’s common knowledge that a major factor in realizing a healthy outcome for yourself and your baby is determined by something quite simple: what you eat. When the time is right, a well-nourished body has the power to bring new, strong life into the world. What is much less recognized is the role a well-nourished mind and heart play in the birth process. I place all three aspects of nurturance on equal footing. When you have a clear, calm mind, it follows that your heart is clear too; you are able to love and it is love that gets a baby born. In the absence of fear, oxytocin and endorphins flood a woman’s body. They are called the “hormones of love” and without them, a spontaneous birth is impossible. With them, like the beating of your heart and the breathing of your body, your uterus pulses, contracting and opening in ever increasing rhythm, spiraling your baby through you, as your mind comes fully into your experience, neither concerned about the past, nor worried about the future. This is the natural meditation, the ecstatic state, life brings you into, when you give birth in circumstances that feel good. You are an embodiment of love, as is your baby, and in love, the two of you will flourish; having given birth, your milk flows and all is well. Two become one again.

Fear is junk food for your heart and soul and it is freely available. It withers your trust in yourself and poisons your mind. Fear tells you you know nothing and should therefore rely on others. Fear doubts life’s intelligence and says expecting the worst is rational and controlling the birth process will keep you safe. Fear is the darkness born out of generations of women who experienced giving birth as a profound separation from themselves and those they loved. Many of our grandmothers and great grandmothers gave birth while unconscious and alone, save for some strangers who thought that a woman was a hazard to her baby and so treated her as such. After birth, babies were kept away from their mothers as much as possible; formula feeding made this separation easy. The result was at least a few generations of women who really didn’t know much about their own inherent wisdom. They had experts instead.

As a society, we are still in the midst of healing our ignorance, and each of us has the task of deepening our intimacy with ourselves, embracing our fear in the larger arms of our faith. How many hours do we spend searching the Internet for what we’ll never find there? Immersing your mind in sensation, rather than information, will give you the vital knowledge you need to stand in your own ground as the source and force of life. I am part of a lineage of Yoga teachers, which knows this and has the practical tools to nourish relationships, beginning with your relationship to yourself. As a Doula, I use my skills of intimacy with the birthing women I work with. To know how your body feels, how it breathes, what it needs and desires, is to know your reality; then you can take intelligent action. Yoga is relationship and it is relationship that moves the life force, nothing else.

I’m so happy to have joined the team at the Integrative Health Institute because everyone here understands that nothing and no one is separate. Our body works as a whole, just as each of us is part of the whole of life. As a pregnant woman, the power of life is literally within you. True intelligence isn’t distinct from great love; the two are one. In a culture of fear, something simple you can trust.

Crescence Crescence Krueger has a deep understanding of what women need in order to give birth. Over the last twenty-one years, her work as a doula has brought her again and again into the heart of women’s authentic power, as they give birth not only to their babies, but also to themselves as mothers. Crescence practices at the Integrative Health Institute in Downtown Toronto.

To learn more about Crescence and her services as a doula, take a look at her website, follow her on twitter, or email her at ckrueger@integrativehealthinstitute.ca

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Jun 23

Green Beauty Review: Hurraw! Lip Balm

Hurraw! Lip BalmBy Dr. Jen Newell, ND

I love beauty products and am constantly on the hunt for the perfect lip balm, one that nourishes, moisturizes and provides a subtle shine without being sticky, greasy or waxy.

I was recently introduced to Hurraw! Lip Balm by the lovely ladies at the Integrative Health Institute. We sell this very popular lip balm at the clinic in a variety of flavours and the team and our clients had nothing but great reviews so I hopped on the band wagon and gave the chai and black cherry flavours a try.

Description of Hurraw! Lip Balm:

All natural, vegan, made from premium raw, organic and fair trade ingredients…complete with a bunch of natural and fun flavor options! It also had to meet some tough criteria… Super smooth, not draggy, not sticky, not sweet, not too glossy, not too smelly, never grainy, long lasting; plus, it had to hold up to being in a back jeans pocket all day without melting!

My Thoughts:

This lip balm is amazing! It completely lives up to the company’s description. The scent is subtle and there is no discernable taste or sweetness to the balm. The texture is smooth, creamy and non-sticky. It provides lasting natural moisture to the lips. The chai flavour was warm, spicy and smelled amazing! The black cherry balm had a tint of sheer red and brightened up my post-winter complexion. I couldn’t pick a favourite and have been taking both with me everywhere.

I really love the oval shaped tube that Hurraw! Lip Balm uses. It fits nice into pockets and is really unique. Added bonus: the tubes are made from 50% recycled plastic materials.

I highly recommend Hurraw! Lip Balms. They are a great product made from natural and nourishing ingredients created by an environmentally conscious and ethical company.

Pick up a tube…or 2 at the Integrative Health Institute for $3.79.

Dr. 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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