Acupuncture for Pregnancy Part One: Conception and Fertility

A great many people like to think of this stage as the “fun” part of trying for a baby! However, for a lot of soon-to-be parents, this phase can be the most challenging and frustrating part of the baby-making cycle. There are, of course, various reasons as to why oftentimes couples find themselves feeling stressed and overwhelmed while trying to conceive.  It could be that they simply have not fallen pregnant as quickly as they would have imagined, and become nervous as they start to wonder … [Read more...]

Curried Lentil, Wild Rice and Orzo Salad

Here's our healthy meal for the month of November. Try it out and let us know what you think in the comments below. Ingredients 1/2 cup (125 mL) wild rice 2/3 cup (150 mL) green lentils or brown lentils 1/2 cup (125 mL) orzo pasta 1/2 cup (125 mL) currants 1/4 cup (50 mL) finely chopped red onion 1/3 cup (75 mL) slivered almonds, toasted Dressing 1/4 cup (50 mL) white wine vinegar 1 tsp (5 mL) ground cumin 1 tsp (5 mL) Dijon mustard 1/2 tsp (2 mL) granulated sugar 1/2 tsp (2 mL) … [Read more...]

The wonders of traditional chinese medicine

Are you looking for a safe, easy, effective and FREE way to treat high levels of stress, anxiety and panic on the spot? Well, you've got it, thanks to the wonders of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Here’s how… Step 1: Turn your wrist so that it is facing you with the palm up. Step 2: Place the middle finger of your opposite hand in the middle of your wrist crease. Step 3: Drag your middle finger towards your body about 2 inches, staying in the middle of the wrist until you feel a tender … [Read more...]

Acupuncture Basics: What you need to know.

How does acupuncture work? From an Eastern perspective, acupuncture is meant to encourage the smooth flow of qi (energy) through the 14 channels (meridians) which surge through the body, each relating to a particular organ and/or bodily function. When this flow of energy is blocked somewhere along one or more of the channels, this obstruction is thought to manifest itself as illness or pain within the body. From a Western perspective, acupuncture works via the nervous system. When a needle … [Read more...]

The 10 Super-Foods You Should Never Be Without!

Garlic Safe, easy and effective, garlic is considered one of Mother Nature’s antibiotics because of its antimicrobial effect within the body. Thanks to a compound called allacin, this smelly little powerhouse proves effective in killing off a variety of bacteria, viruses and parasites. Garlic is also known as a carminative, meaning that it stimulates digestion and absorption of nutrients by warming the digestive tract. Chalk-full of antioxidants such as vitamin c, flavoniods and sulphur, garlic … [Read more...]

The 3 A(s) of Problem-Solving

Faced with a challenge? Try using the 3 A(s) Approach to Problem-Solving! Awareness Are you aware that there is something brewing inside you? Can you identify what it is that you are feeling and why you are feeling this way? Is the issue resulting from your own perceptions, feelings or reactions? Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed or disappointed? Have your boundaries been crossed, or are you feeling disrespected? Are you upset with another person? *Helpful Hint during this step: Use the … [Read more...]