Posts Tagged: running

Postpartum Running and Exercise: When can I REALLY return?

May 24, 2019

“When can I start doing “x” after I’ve given birth?” Up until just recently this question was only answered at the 6-week postpartum check-up.  After some quick questions and *possibly* a physical exam, new Mamas are cleared for activity or told to return when they feel ready using the common refrain, “listen to your body”.  […]

Six Nutrients Runners Need to be Aware of

February 19, 2019

Running. Is. Awesome. It releases endorphins. It takes us to our happy place. It gives you a sense of purpose and accomplishment. But when we are tired and stressed, getting to this place of freedom can seem like a constant uphill run.  It’s not you. You may be suffering from Nutrient Deficiencies that can leave you feeling like […]

Runners – Are you Killing your Immune System?

November 29, 2018

Are you catching every cold that comes your way, yet determined to keep running?   Continue reading to learn how to Beat the Immune Battle. Exercise, particularly running longer distances or intense work outs, can be a stressor on your system. The recovery phase from intense exercise has shown lower levels of lymphocytes in the blood. […]

RUNNING OVERTIME – Runners who work LONG Hours

September 19, 2018

Strategies to REVERSE YOUR PYRAMID, Support your Immune System and Stress Response when under Pressure to Perform Anyone who works long hours has the potential for burn out. Runners, athletes and those who are trying to whip themselves into shape who work long hours AND train in their spare time are at a higher risk […]

Is your energy gel actually slowing you down?

August 24, 2017

As an active runner and Naturopathic Doctor, I hear a lot of talk about energy gel and goo’s especially from my running and cycling clients. The challenge they find is that there is so much information and marketing out there, they don’t know which ones to choose? And what if that little package of power […]

When to start your race training for running.

April 10, 2017

The weather is nice and we Canadians are peeling off the layers!  We all have the urge to get outside and move.  Motivation tends to be high this time of year. As a Naturopathic Doctor I want to help you capitalize on this momentum and help you plan your spring and summer race training for running programs.  […]

Running for weight loss with Dr. Jennifer Tanner

January 09, 2017

By: 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 […]

“I’ll wear boots instead of high heels” – Heel Pain

August 24, 2015

“I’ll wear boots instead of high heels” – Heel Pain Song Lyrics Courtesy of Tom Waits “Pay Me” By; Dr. Jen Newell.   This morning I woke up with excruciating heel pain and realized how common this is in my practice. I regularly see people complaining of heel pain and wanted to share a few […]

Exercise – The Best ‘Pill’ You Can Take!

June 08, 2015

By Dr Marc Bubbs, ND, CSCS The idea that exercise is the best ‘pill’ you’ll ever take to promote a healthy heart and blood vessels is consequently gathering steam in the medical community.  World leaders in cardiovascular medicine gathered last summer at the 2010 European Society of Cardiology Congress Conference in Stockholm, Sweden.  The main […]