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At Innate Wellness we bring you a fresh Health Shop experience with professional naturopathic advice and in-store naturopathic or nutrition consults. We are committed to bringing you the best of natural medicine, whole foods, clean beauty and lifestyle products.

Tales of Family Travel

Planes, trains and automobiles can be difficult with little kids! From backpack meal planning to travel highlights, holistic nutritionist Liane Wansbrough has seen it all. This year she packed up her family of 4 and backpacked through South East Asia. We sat down to ask her how she did it…

This holiday season you did what many parents would love to do – you packed up your whole family and traveled through Southeast Asia. What did you learn about family travel planning on this trip?

On a trip that takes you this much into the unknown, travel planning falls by the wayside. It was interesting because usually I spend way too much time thinking about and planning healthy snacks for long car trips and flights. I’ve always assumed that the kids need to eat every couple of hours or they would get harder to manage. I had to let it all go because, aside from what we could buy in one of the outdoor markets (fresh fruit), I didn’t have access to grocery stores or a kitchen/refrigerator on this trip. I realized that my kids don’t really need snacks. On the trip we mostly ate only at meal times. The complete change of routine forced me to let go and the kids were fine.

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Naturopathic Travel Essentials

By Dr. Angelina Riopel, ND

When travelling, the last thing you want to do is spend your vacation recovering from sleep deprivation, an injury or illness. With foreign destinations where first aid, herbs and drug accessibility may be limited, it’s wise to take along some first-aid basics, including band-aids, tweezers, Polysporin, hydrogen peroxide, anti-histamines, etc. Beyond the basics there are a number of naturopathic remedies I find indispensable when travelling.

The following are three common health concerns that many people will encounter while travelling and naturopathic remedies that are helpful in both prevention and treatment. […]

Achieve Your New Years Resolutions with Acupuncture

By Laura Shin, Registered Acupuncturist

It’s a long-standing tradition to make resolutions at the dawn of the new year. For many, the urge for change comes with the desire to see a better version of themselves, and that means a focus on healthier living. Year after year, the top resolutions are lose weight, exercise, and eat better. But those goals are easily derailed by cravings and a lack of willpower or energy. One or two cheats have people saying, “next year” before falling back into old habits.

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Interview: Meal Planning & Weight Loss with Liane Wansbrough, CNP

Making lifestyle changes doesn’t happen over night. It takes thought and planning. When it comes to making dietary changes, having a nutritionist by your side can make a big difference! So you are cutting out gluten? What will you eat instead? How will you overcome food cravings? We sat down with Innate Food Expert & […]

Craving Something Sweet? The Reason May Lie in Your Genes

By Liane Wansrough, CNP

The holidays always seem like an excuse to splurge – but do you feel like you can’t come out from under a food hangover? If you can’t stop eating – in particular, if sugar has you in its grip, the reason may very well lie in your DNA. […]

Facial FACTS

By Daniela Grima, Holistic Esthetician

Facial FACTS:

Maintaining the beauty of your face is not being indulgent or a quick fix for a night out. Looking and Feeling healthy all year round comes with care and time.

Let’s rethink facials.  […]

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HOLISTIC ESTHETICS MENU

HOLISTIC ESTHETICS MENU

Initial Customised Facial – 75 min / $130
For clients who want a customised approach to treat specific skin concerns, this is the perfect treatment. This facial, is specially customised for your skin to suit your personal concerns. For first time clients, your treatment begins with a 15 minute consultation to discuss your current […]

Introducing Daniela Grima, Advanced & Holistic Esthetician

We are very excited to introduce Daniela Grima, the new esthetician at Innate Wellness. Daniela is certified in Advanced Esthetics along with Medical Esthetic treatments.  Her passion is in Holistic Skin Care using Aromatherapy and Reflexology. She is a professional at the art of skin and beauty within. She has been in the industry since 2005. You can feel confident knowing that you are receiving the best treatments and products backed by knowledge, experience and ongoing education. She is certified in Advanced Esthetics along with Medical Esthetic treatments.  Her passion is in Holistic Skin Care using Aromatherapy and Reflexology. She is a Certified Fitness Instructor and a healthy lifestyle addict. She continues to educate herself in Holistic Health treatments. She is personable and dedicated to encouraging her clients to maintain a healthy mind, body and soul at every age and stage.   She will be joining us every Friday at our Dupont location. See her list of services below!

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Immune Broth Recipe

By Liane Wansbrough, Holistic Nutritionist

This is the perfect go-to broth if you are feeling sick or looking for an immunity boost. The combination of shiitake mushrooms, ginger and garlic create a delicious, comforting broth that’s a powerhouse of antiviral and anti-inflammatory nutrients. Drink it warm like a tea.

Immune Broth

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Heart Qi, Stress & Acupuncture

By Laura Shin, Registered Acupuncturist

 

Acupuncture is probably best known for its ability to reduce pain and speed healing. Perhaps less well known is its effectiveness at helping control the body’s response to stress. While in ancient times stress came from the constant search for food, shelter, and safety; today, it more likely comes from work, traffic, financial pressures, and relationships. Our nervous system evolved, however, to allow us to respond to stressful situations. First, by helping us confront any challenging situation with the sympathetic nervous system’s fight-or-flight reaction and then by returning the body to balance or homeostasis with the parasympathetic nervous system, which is commonly called the state of rest-and-digest. We are meant to spend more time in homeostasis, but it seems that nowadays we are far too often subject to constant levels of stress that don’t allow us to relax. […]