Session Three: Intention Meditation Workshop, Shifting Patterns.

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Session Three: Shifting Patterns – Through intention setting & visualization!
Our lives are busy. We are inundated with stimulation and yet despite the busyness we can feel alone and separate from the world. Feelings such as overwhelm, anxiety, irritability and sadness are often indications that we are out of alignment with our own innate wisdom.
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By |July 19th, 2018||0 Comments

Dr. Angelina Riopel’s Bioresonance Therapy

Q&A on BioResonance Therapy with Dr. Angelina Riopel

Over the past four years Dr. Riopel has begun working with BioResonace as a means to treat her patients. BioResonance is a unique therapy that is able to assess and treat the underlying causes of common health concerns. Specifically, Dr. Riopel practices with the MORA Nova, developed in Germany. Specifically, the MORA is able to identify the underlying cause of common health concerns such as allergies, digestive concerns and skin irritations.

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By |May 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meet Dr. Alexia Georgousis, Nautropathic Doctor

Q&A with Dr. Alexia Georgousis, Nautropathic Doctor

Dr. Alexia is joining the Innate Wellness Team in the Annex. She is a naturopathic veteran with 20 years of experience! Visit her bio to learn more about her experience and read our interview below to learn more about her style of practice!

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Innate Wellness Holiday Picks!

Top 2017 Holiday Favourites!

Reve Blanket by Stray & Wander – this cozy Turkish blanket can be used as a throw on your bed or couch, and also doubles as a jumbo beach blanket.  It’s 100% Hand Loomed Turkish cotton, ethically sourced, and the more you wash it the softer and more lovely it gets – […]

By |November 14th, 2017|Gift Ideas, Monthly Features|0 Comments

How to Get Enough Calcium

By: Andy De Santis, RD and Dr. Kathleen Regan, ND

Andy De Santis is a Registered Dietician practicing at Innate Wellness High Park. He focuses on creating diet plans for patients of Innate Wellness. If you are interested in having a customized nutrition program created for you, please call the High Park Clinic. 

Calcium is one of the most abundant minerals found in the human body. Most calcium is stored either in our bones or our teeth, leaving a small amount found in other tissues or circulating through our blood. The way our bodies use and absorb calcium depends on the presence of specific nutrients, such as Vitamin D, and specific hormones, such as parathyroid hormone and calcitonin. Calcium levels are also influenced by specific female hormones such as estrogen (which increases calcium absorption).

Declining levels of estrogen as women age, through menopause, after hysterectomy, or via estrogen reducing drugs such as Tamoxifen (post-breast cancer treatment) can dramatically affect calcium levels. Individuals who don’t consume dairy can also be at risk for calcium deficiency but they can obtain more than enough calcium from their diet if they know other calcium rich foods! What is most important to know is that supplementing with high levels of calcium can be unhealthy and even dangerous for the body. So if you are low in calcium or suffer from low bone density – you need a balance of diet and supplementation to achieve your daily intake.

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Bach Flower Essences for Children

By Dr. Angelina Riopel, ND

Bach Flower Essences are gentle yet very effective remedies to help support the stages of development and emotional difficulties with children. Flower Essences are prescribed based on the child’s state of mind, which may include their worries, fears and mood. They work on an emotional level, helping to balance these emotional states, which can help support their mood, behavior as well as physical symptoms.

“…the mood of the little one is the most sensitive guide to show what that particular patient needs” – Dr. Edward Bach

Children do not conceal their emotions and their behavior typically reflects their feelings, so determining which Flower Essence is needed can be quite simple. Physical symptoms such as illness or an injury can bring about a change in mood or disposition, and this mood is how we would determine which remedy is right for them at that time.

Flower Essences can be given as individually or in combination.   I love them and use them often in my practice. I make remedies in specific combinations based on the current emotional state, situation and constitution of the individual.

Flower Essences can be used in many different circumstances and are very helpful as support for new events like starting school, difficulties with others or fears. Here is a simple guide for using Flower Essences that is specific to Children.

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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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By |March 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 & […]