The Importance of Self-Care

The Importance of Self-Care

Over the past week I’ve been suffering from a sinus cold. It’s been an unpleasant flashback to just over a year ago when I ended up in an autoimmune crisis from too much stress, not enough sleep, poor nutrition and, ultimately, a severe lack of self-care. I’ve been...
Reasons to Love Your Bugs

Reasons to Love Your Bugs

More and more, we are hearing about the benefits of probiotics for immune and digestive health. What we don’t hear about as much though, are the many other ways a healthy microbiome supports us. When choosing a probiotic, it’s really important to be aware of...
The IV Welcomes Dr. Brett Simpson ND

The IV Welcomes Dr. Brett Simpson ND

Hello to all The IV readers! I’m really excited to be working with the team at The IV Wellness Boutique, and becoming part of the wonderful community they have created. I grew up here in Vancouver, hearing stories of the challenges my own parents faced moving into an...
Prevent Allergies: Now is the Time to Start

Prevent Allergies: Now is the Time to Start

1 in 5 Canadians suffer from seasonal allergies but up to 75% of those can be prevented. The key is starting the fight before the season hits! Here are 5 Tips to Fight your Allergies before they get you! 1. Desensitization: getting ahead of your allergies is key to...
Insomnia: The How, What, When and Why

Insomnia: The How, What, When and Why

Both physically and mentally, we need sleep for health restoration. As well as feeling tired after a sleepless night, long periods of poor sleep can predispose us to illness. In Chinese Medicine, the amount and quality of sleep depends on the state of Mind and rooted...