Posts Tagged: sleep

Sleep vs Problems

November 01, 2019

Like Frodo in the Ring trilogy, we Toronto dwellers are constantly fighting problems that come up like orcs. They show up so fast and so many that it can get overwhelming. Right when we are supposed to be getting a good night sleep, these monster problems keep appearing in our minds, making us restless and […]

Top 3 Supplements to Get You Sleeping Like a Pro Athlete

November 01, 2019

If you don’t think sleep is important try not having it and you’ll realize just how critical sleep is!  I have 3 kids, so trust me, I have had my fair share of sleepless nights and not only is the next day a train wreck but so are the next few days! If you are […]

Self-Hypnosis for Zzzzzz

November 01, 2019

By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW Hi, my name is Lauren and I’m a hypnosis junkie.  I’ve been using hypnosis for myself since I was 10 years old, and let me tell you, the uses are endless.  When my clients express interest in hypnosis, at the top of their list of issues is “poor sleep”.  When […]

Sleep Guide for Superior Sleep

October 31, 2019

When you wake, do you feel refreshed and ready to tackle your day? Or, do you wake up feeling exhausted? Do you toss and turn at night, waking at the slightest noise or movement? If so, you might be a light sleeper. Not getting the recommended amount of sleep can have serious short and long-term […]

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 […]