Category: Mental Health

October 11, 2018

Traumatic Brain Injury: Long-term effects, management and treatment options

Dr. Arezou Babri, ND Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) most commonly include concussions, closed head injuries, or penetrating injuries. These injuries can result from anything between a simple blow to the head to a significant external trauma that can impact the normal function of the brain. A TBI can have long-term physical, cognitive, behavioural, and psychological […]

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Citicoline Nootropic Use for Traumatic Brain Injuries

Dr. Erin Crossman, ND Citicoline (also known as cytidine diphosphocholine or CDP-choline) is an essential compound found in our bodies which has been shown useful in the treatment of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and other neurologic disorders. It is considered a nootropic. The term nootropic is less than 50 years old but is growing in […]

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December 20, 2016

A Holiday Treatment Plan

Dr. Preet Khangura, ND Our health is something that should be maintained and kept as a priority all year long. However, the holiday season may be the most important time of the year to focus on the imbalances and deficiencies in our health. The excessiveness of the holidays can push our physiological processes beyond their […]

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November 22, 2016

Brain Fog: Time to burn it off and reclaim your brain

Dr. Miranda Wiley, ND Have you ever found yourself stuck mid-sentence trying to find the right word? Or any word for that matter!? Do you ever walk into a room for “something” only to stand there blankly, trying to remember what on earth you were supposed to do or supposed to get? Do you find […]

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October 19, 2016

Supporting Life’s Transitions with Bach Flower Remedies

Dr. Miranda Wiley, ND “A change is as good as a rest”, or so the saying goes, and yet there are times in our life when change is nerve-wracking, exciting to the point of stomach butterflies, or downright scary. You may be facing a new career, a change of relationship, a metamorphosis within your own […]

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Self Care Practices for Grounding through Transition and Change

Dr. Julia Christensen, ND Fall is upon us and while this signifies the cooling of the air and an array of colour in the trees, for many it can be a significant time of transition and change. Perhaps you have a child going to school for the very first time whether that be kindergarten, high […]

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November 9, 2015

Herbs and the Microbiome

Dr. Natalie MacIsaac, ND The microbiome in our gut is a dynamic environment that shifts in response to our diet, our hormones, and our stress levels. Studies have linked the microbiome to mood and behavior, gut disorders, eczema, asthma, chronic sinusitis, and obesity. The most popular and well known treatment to support gut and immune health is […]

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January 13, 2015

The Brain-Grain Connection

How Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity Can Harm Your Nervous System Dr. Arjuna Veeravagu, ND RAc Celiac disease is an inherited autoimmune disease that affects the digestive process of the small intestine in around 1% of the population.  When a person who has celiac consumes gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye, the individual’s […]

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February 5, 2014

NET – Neuro Emotional Technique

N.E.T. is a gentle technique that helps to relieve stress by releasing emotional patterns.  While emotions are an essential part of life, at times an emotional experience may become conditioned and “stuck” in the body.  Like a Pavlovian response, events and situations in life may become associated with emotions and sensory perception.  Later that feeling […]

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Mind and Matter

Dr. Miranda Wiley, ND Mental and emotional states can be just as influential on our health as physical trauma, pain, or infection.  There is an increasing amount of research exploring the connections between of mental/emotional stresses such as grief, anxiety, depression, anger, and fear and their effects the physical body.  And it can go both […]

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