category: Mind-Body Medicine

Mind Your Media – Are You Hooked?

December 03, 2018

Writing this was hard because I felt that discussing how media can be addictive would put me in the position of ruining something that is fun for others. However, the reality is that many of us have fallen prey to the addictive nature of social media. These days, we have become the lab rats of […]

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Your Crohn’s and Colitis Coping Cheat Sheet

November 12, 2018

Welcome to a special edition of Lauren’s Top Tips! November is Crohn’s and Colitis Month and, as someone who was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease at 10 years old, I’ve learned a thing or two about how to cope when the going gets rough.  The best part about these tips is that they are absolutely not […]

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Brainfullness Experiment

October 24, 2018

All of us are looking for magic, with a culture that reinforces it. A partner, a degree, a job, a new stress management tool that will take us to a better place. Our brains are continuously being hacked by media and advertising, and every other external source that profits from our fear. In addition, we […]

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‘Keep Calm and Go To Dr. T’

September 25, 2018

“Keep Calm and Go To Dr. T”. This phrase is actually how a client got referred to me. Your pain is complex, but the solutions shouldn’t be complicated. The health and wellness ecosystem is complicated—even for those of us who are practitioners within it. There are no factual statements; it’s not math. Everything in biology […]

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Integrate Your Wellbeing

September 19, 2018

At the Integrative Health Institute, we see the value in working together to get optimal results for our clients. “Two heads are better than one” is an idea that helps us see a client as a whole person (because you are a whole person, not just a sore back, an anxious socializer, or a blood […]

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When Soccer Imitates Life: Diving in Soccer through a Nuanced Lens of Neuroscience

July 11, 2018

In the midst of World Cup fandom, a number of interesting human behaviours come to light—both amidst players and fans. In watching how it all plays out, I have come to notice and try to explain some of the reactions and tactics that I have seen unfold. One of the main issues that tends to […]

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NSAID Overuse

June 25, 2018

The things you didn’t know about your pain medication that could hurt you. After winning a 24-hour track run in record time, Stephanie Ehret should have been celebrating. Instead she was in the hospital being treated for rhabdomyolosis[i]. This is a dangerous breakdown of muscle that can damage your kidneys. Turns out she wasn’t following […]

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The Ultimate Orgasm: A Guide to Inhabiting the Flow State

June 22, 2018

We have about 28, 000 days in our lives, on average…give or take. We have 60,000 thoughts a day. “No wonder we feel like we’re going nuts!” Many of us may go through phases of feeling stuck in the repetitive nature of our days, wondering what it is all for, trying to navigate either situations […]

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Social Media? Who Are You Following?

May 22, 2018

Gone are the days when being followed was a creepy event. With the advent of social media, being “followed” is now a desirable feat. While most people agree that the growth of social media isn’t slowing down any time soon, many also agree that it has the potential to wreak havoc on your mental health. […]

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The Fix: Own Your Brain

April 03, 2018

The Danger of Assuming Potential Experience The fundamental issue we are all facing is the assumption we make about our potential. We think we have this massive amount of potential and, whether that is true or not, the assumption of it is not helpful in attempting to actualize it. In assuming that anything is unlimited, […]

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