category: Mind-Body Medicine

Racism & Me

June 24, 2020

By Dr. Tabrizi BA, DC, DO As someone who likes to make sense of things, the world is a difficult place right now. On the topic of systemic racism, I neither want to preach nor project, but can only speak from my own experience. I could easily be accused of making a judgement error. That […]

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Keep Calm, Wash Your Hands, and Clean Your Cellphone

April 13, 2020

Our brains are primed to notice everything going wrong. The diagnosis of athletes and celebrities, and being out of toilet paper. In times of fear, our brains like certainty and can send us on the search for more information. Yet research shows that being obsessed with the news can create anxiety and stress that can […]

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Soothe Your Stress Levels in an Epsom Salt Bath

April 13, 2020

As we work together in our time of self isolation to flatten the curve,  I invite you to consider an Epsom salt bath is one simple solution to help ease heightened stress levels for you and your loved ones! Heightened stress levels in the body causes a depletion of the body’s magnesium levels.  An Epsom […]

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Successful Life and Aging Starts With Movement

March 02, 2020

Movement is medicine. Wrong. Movement is life. Movement is what separates us from plants. While they exogenously produce chemicals to keep predators away, we have the freedom to move. In our most primitive form, we had the flight or freeze response—that is something that we share with other mammals. The fight response emerged later as […]

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Health is a State of Action

December 30, 2019

In saying ‘when you do better, you know better’, there must be an acknowledgement that doing requires an expenditure of energy. As we head into resolution season, there are some important things to know about the brain and its correlation with energy if we are to maximize and properly allocate our energetic resources. First, the […]

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The Lens and Aperture of Depression – Mind and Body

November 29, 2019

Depression is multi-faceted in how it affects our bodies and lives. It affects our mood, our cognition, our relationships, and our pain, and generally affects our desire to move and participate in our environment. While I think it is important to understand that sometimes depression is a normal reaction to a life challenge, it occurs […]

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Don’t Jump Outside Your Comfort Zone, Expand It

May 22, 2019

There is an interplay between how our brain functions and how we experience the world. We are complex beings whose genes, history, and culture are in collaboration with the complex structure that is the brain. Learning how our brain works and how to best leverage its strengths is key to how we perceive, and therefore […]

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Own Your Brain

March 29, 2019

Nothing worthwhile or interesting happens with knowing. As I have been learning through orchestrating and conducting the first of my Brainfullness Experiment workshops, as well as noticing the effects of the practice on my own life, I have continued to find things to clarify and helpful tips to share. While we often wonder ‘why’ we […]

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When do people decide to see a counsellor or psychotherapist?

January 30, 2019

I just ended a meeting with one of my clients, someone who has a bundle of things going on in life and who could very well deal with it by themselves. Instead, they decided to seek help and use my services to help align their life with their goals. It got me thinking about how […]

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A Session With Dr. T—The Chiropractic Magician

January 16, 2019

Being a Yoga Instructor you’d probably assume I have a perfectly healthy and mobile body—and while that’s partly true, I’m also at great risk of injury due to popping in and out of poses to demo for students and going to my max for photo shoots (damn you Instagram)! The thing that I found frustrating […]

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