• Acupuncture,  Allergies,  Allergy,  Eat Well,  Health Articles,  Live Well,  Nutrients,  SInus

    Acupuncture for Seasonal Allergy Relief

    Spring brings warmth, renewed growth, and unfortunately for many seasonal allergies.  About twenty to thirty percent of Canadians suffer from allergies with symptoms arising as early as March for those allergic to pollen. While most suffer from runny nose and sneezing, some of us may also experience itchy eyes, sore throat and even low energy.  Symptoms may be so bad that some confuse allergies with a head cold. As with all that ails us, Traditional Chinese Medicine views allergies as a sign of imbalance within the body. If you suffer from allergies the symptoms experienced will vary based on your individual constitution, as well as any underlying blockages, deficiencies or excesses…

  • Allergy

    Allergy, Sensitivity, Intolerance, Stressor, Trigger…

    Allergies and Behavioral issues? You could have an Intolerance… Allergy, Sensitivity, Intolerance, Stressor, Trigger. All of these words can be really confusing to figure out as they all tend to be used interchangeably. No matter what you call it – you don’t like the way you feel and you want a change!   In addition to nutritional counselling, my work includes Biofeedback Analysis (intolerance testing) and Natural Balance Therapy (BIE).  I use BIE to help many conditions including chronic migraines, digestive issues and skin rashes. Two of my favourite areas to work with are environmental/seasonal triggers and behavioral issues. I would like to address each of these as they are areas…

  • Allergy,  SInus

    Natural Health Tips for Sinus Congestion

    Are your Sinuses Bothering You? Here are some tips to help avoid sinusitis and to start breathing clearly! Use a humidifier. Don’t have one? Rest a washcloth (rung out with hot water) over your face for a few minutes to stimulate blood circulation, loosen mucus and relieve pain. Place pressure on the sides of your nose. Press the top of your nose on either side between two fingers for a few minutes and release. Avoid dairy, oranges, white sugar and foods containing white flour. They promote mucus formation! Add cayenne, garlic, ginger, horseradish, and onions to dishes to aid mucus drainage. Steam inhalation works directly on the sinuses, loosening thick mucus…

  • Allergy,  Cold & Flu Prevention,  Health Articles

    Beating the Cold and Flu Season For Back To School

    As the temperature begins to fall, many people find themselves feeling less than their best. Fall and Winter can be a challenging time of year with cold and flu season at its peak. Regardless of whether or not you decide to vaccinate against the flu, naturopathic medicine can help you ensure that your immune system is working at its best. This will help protect you and your loved ones from the cold and seasonal flu. Some of the most important things you can do to boost your immunity this season and ensure your family’s health are: 1. Wash your hands: We have all heard this over and over. That’s because…

  • Allergy,  Health Articles,  Homeopathy

    Be Allergy Free with Homeopathy: A Natural Treatment for Environmental Allergies

    By Andrea Hauser We are rapidly approaching the dreaded season of sneezing, runny noses, itchy watery eyes, throat irritation and a general low feeling despite the end of winter. Canadians are much too familiar with these “summer cold-like” symptoms and consequently are far too familiar with the allergy section at the drug store. Living with seasonal allergies and hayfever can be torture for many individuals especially when it impacts our ability to enjoy outdoor activities after a long winter of being cooped up indoors.  Many people are quick to reach for over the counter allergy meds that may provide temporary relief of symptoms but often reap havoc on the liver…

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