Spotlight: Flourish Naturopathic

What and when was the beginning of your collaboration for creating Flourish Naturopathic? Dr. Alexis: We met at Naturopathic school, though we hadn’t gotten to know each other well yet. When Dr. Shannon made the decision to move to Victoria she contacted me with the idea of a women’s health focused clinic. Shannon came to […]

How Many Feet are in Your Family?

Can we make our favourite shoes (and therefore our feet!) more functional? When you think about it, humans are the only animals who have chosen to wear restrictive traditional shoes and boots on their feet. We also spend most of our day walking on artificially flat surfaces. We wear these shoes so we can get […]

The Benefits of Massage During Winter (Like you needed a reason!)

It’s no secret that Massage Therapy is beneficial year-round. Here are four extra reasons why a winter massage might be just what the doctor ordered:   Fighting the Winter Blues Massage creates a positive effect on the endocrine system – a chemical messenger system consisting of hormones. The balance of hormones is very important for […]

8 Reasons You Can’t Sleep and How To Cope

A good night’s sleep is crucial to your health and wellbeing. If one or more of these eight culprits is to blame for your lack of sleep, find out how to cope! Stress: Chronic stress disrupts nearly every system in your body. It can suppress your immune system, upset your digestive and reproductive systems, increase […]

Wondering What To Give That Special Person In Your Life?

Gifts of Wellness Are Always Appreciated and Show How Much You Care You’ve wandered through the mall, popped into shops that looked promising or scrolled through dozens of websites looking for something meaningful and personal. And come up dry. What gift could you give that will show your love and caring? When it’s this challenging […]

Acupuncture Facts and Myths

3500 years of Facts, Myths & History Acupuncture has been in use for over 3500 years and today provides relief to more than 20 million people worldwide.Stanford, John Hopkins, UCLA, and Harvard Universities, as well as other advanced medical centres around the world employ acupuncture in treatments. Contents CHAPTER 1 Acupuncture Facts CHAPTER 2 Acupuncture […]

Mindfulness Training for Student and Family Members

Goal: Improve participants’ cognitive control, emotional regulation and self-awareness. Benefits of mindfulness : Higher performance in terms of efficiency, quality and creativity… when writing papers, preparing an exam, performing on stage… with more willingness and enjoyment Other benefits of mindfulness and meditation: (for participant’s other concerns) Physical: whole brain synchronization, Master stress, more energy, better […]

Your Guide To the Ultimate, Holistic Makeover

Timeless, Proven, Everyday Practices That Will Rejuvenate Your Mind, Body and Spirit and Make You Feel (and Look) Like a Superstar! “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” – Rumi Looking and feeling our best is, for most of us, a constant […]

How Custom Orthotics Can Help You Live a Better Life

Work, play, and everyday living keep you on your feet so why not be as comfortable as possible? The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines recommend 150 minutes per week of exercise, but most of us do much more than that when we include shopping for groceries, gardening, housework, childcare, and all the walking and standing we […]

Sedation Dentistry Helps You Relax During Your Dental Treatments

“Sleep dentistry” prevents discomfort during dental procedures. Many people fear or are nervous about dental procedures, but there is a solution. Sedation dentistry can help you feel relaxed. Sedation dentistry is also a solution for patients who: Are unable to sit still in the dentist chair Have acutely sensitive teeth Need lengthy and complicated dental […]