Posts Tagged: sleep

Can Acupuncture Help Your Sleep?

April 15, 2019

One of the most rewarding things as an acupuncturist is hearing your patient snore. It might seem counter intuitive, but people falling asleep during their acupuncture treatments is very common. So common in fact, that many of my clients refer to their time on the treatment table as “Acu-Naps.” And while it is not essential […]

When should someone else get help?

February 25, 2019

By: Ariel Blau, MSW, RSW, LCSW Very often a client comes seeking my services because they are worried about someone else who has depression. This client finds that they are worrying enough about another person, to go seek help themselves. How does one decide what to do? The answer is a mixed “depends”, because everybody goes […]

Assessing Your Summer Mood

July 04, 2016

  By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW It’s finally here! Patio Season! So you’re gonna round up a group of friends and do margaritas this Friday at five o’clock on the dot, right? Right?! Well, maybe not. What happens when Spring has sprung but you still don’t feel like getting out with pals, preferring instead to […]

Your Brain on Sleep: A DIY Guide to a Better Night’s Sleep

October 26, 2015

Your Brain on Sleep: A DIY Guide to a Better Night’s Sleep Dr. Shannon Vander Doelen, Naturopathic Doctor We all have experienced the way sleep affects our brain. When we get a good night’s slumber and we feel alert and full of energy the next day. Our mood is more stable, and we’re able to […]

5 Simple Steps for a Fresh Health Start

August 31, 2015

  By Dr. Shannon Vander Doelen, ND September is associated with back-to-school for the kids, which means both new books and new beginnings. I propose that we should all take advantage of this symbolic time of year to kick the bad habits of summer aside and focus on how we can give our health the […]

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 […]

The Afternoon Energy Slump

March 09, 2015

By Dr. Shannon Vander Doelen, ND   We’ve all been there. 2pm rolls around and you start to feel yourself dragging mentally and physically. Your eyelids might feel heavy, your vision isn’t clear, even the thought of your next meeting is exhausting. You feel like taking a quick nap at your desk (please, just 10 […]

Menstrual Cramps – A Real Pain in the… Uterus

February 09, 2015

By Dr. Shannon Vander Doelen, ND One of our favourite sayings here at IHI is “just because something is common, doesn’t mean it’s normal.” This statement is definitely applicable to dysmenorrhea, which is the medical term for painful menstruation. If I were a betting kind of gal, I would bet that you know a few […]

After-Hours Emails Ruining Your Sleep?

September 02, 2014

By  Dr. Marc Bubbs ND, CSCS Almost every person that walks into  our clinic has some sort of sleep  concern; inability to effectively fall asleep, stay asleep, or achieve deep restful sleep. The topic of sleep and recovery is a very rapidly growing area of research at the moment.  A growing epidemic of sleep disorders […]

Sleep & Circadian Rhythms

November 04, 2013

By Dr. Marc Bubbs ND In the Paleolithic or ‘hunter-gatherer’ era more than 10,000 years ago, our ancient ancestors woke up with the rising sun in the morning and rested for a good nights sleep not long after sundown.  Scientists believe that our hunter-gatherer ancestors averaged about 10 hours of sleep per night.  Of course […]