Breathe Easy… today!
Every year for thousands of people the sight of cherry blossoms and budding trees means the start of allergy season. If you are one of those who suffers you know only too well that without treatment your next few months will be wrecked with itchy eyes and a runny nose. What you may not know is there are treatment options alternative to anti-histamine medications.
Vitamin C is a naturally occurring anti histamine that not only blocks the release of the agent in your body responsible for the symptoms of allergies but rather than unwanted side effects it is packed with other beneficial actions. The benefits of vitamin C include protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even has anti aging effects against wrinkles. There are other vitamins and minerals that can be used to prevent and treat allergies including magnesium, zinc, selenium and of course the B vitamins.
Add all these allergy-fighting agents together at mega doses and you have what we call at the IV Wellness Boutique: the Breath Easy IV Vitamin Drip. Call and book your IV treatment today.
Dr. Nicole ClementNaturopathic Physician
A Surprising Reason for Stubborn Weight Gain
We live in a toxic environment, this fact is unquestionable, but could this be the reason you’re not losing the weight? Have you tried everything from eating kale smoothies, hot yoga, alkaline water and still your weight does not move a pound. Well a new study has linked persistent organic pollutants (POPs) found in your water, food, personal care products and so on to individuals with higher fat mass. POPs include chemicals like dioxins, PCBs, PCP and DDT which persist in the environment and when consumed they accumulate in the body. The body’s way of protecting itself from these poisons is by storing them in your fat. This is often one reason why people can’t lose weight, but things get even muddier. These toxins also have endocrine disrupting properties, causing hormonal related symptoms like depression, hypothyroidism, PMS, migraines, anxiety and early menopause. So can you rid of your body of these harmful toxins? 75,000 chemicals are regularly manufactured which makes avoidance practically impossible. By optimizing your diet and ensuring your detox pathways are working at their maximum, this can go a long way to prevent more toxic build up. But what about the toxins stored in your fat now? A useful strategy can be using infrared saunas a few times per week to get those deep fat cells detoxifying. Paired with targeted nutritional support, will give your body the essential nutrients it needs to ensure those toxins are dumped for good. When properly applied, it can improve just about anyone’s health and weight. How do you know if your levels are too high? Dr. Clement offers safe and effective ways of testing these toxins, call and book your appointment today.
Dr. Judith CanlasNaturopathic Physician
Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture
A non-surgical method of slowing down the signs of aging, the Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture system rejuvenates facial tissues and restores balance to the body. “Mei Zen”, which translates to “Beautiful Person”, uses an ancient needling technique that is very superficial. The insertion of tiny hair-thin needles on distinct points of the face increases the flow of Qi (energy) and blood to the area; and stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. Results people may expect from the Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture are:
- A reduction in fine lines and wrinkles; they may even disappear
- A leveling of deeper lines. Deeper lines may never go away completely but they appear less severe and softer
- An improvement in complexion – skin appears vibrant, brighter and softer
- Fading of age spots
- An improvement in acne and rosacea
- The beginnings of jowls can be minimized
- The jaw line in women who are just starting to get saggy there becomes more defined
Book with Dr. Canlas today and receive a complimentary consultation with your treatment.
Richard DorstRegistered Massage Therapist
Massage Therapy and Seasonal Allergies
AAACHOO!!!…Yup, spring has sprung, complete with the Daffodil &Tulip blooms, Cherry blossoms aaand pollen…..everywhere!
Seasonal allergies are a combination of the immune system mistaking pollen as an antigen and then having an exaggerated adverse physiological reaction to the pollen. As antigens are destroyed, histamines trigger a migration of fluid into the tissue from the circulatory system. This extra fluid is part of the body’s inflammatory response. Just for fun, stress joins the party and amplifies the reaction by releasing histamines of its own. These responses are usually centered around the sinuses, eyes and breathing passageways causing the red/ watery eyes, swollen sinuses and breathing difficulties. So, what to do about this assault. Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a very light technique designed to assist our lymphatic system in drawing excess fluid from inflamed tissues and depositing them back into the circulatory system where it is either redistributed or eliminated via the kidneys. Combining MLD with massage’s ability to reduce stress, increase circulation and reduce muscle tension, is an effective means of achieving symptomatic relief as well as improving the efficiency of immune system in regulating the body’s defenses. Book your treatment today with Richard Dorst, RMT.
Sarah McGuireRegistered Acupuncturist
Detox with a Successful Skin Strategy
Lymph drainage with biopuncture is an excellent strategy to the success of your facial treatment. It is important to clean toxins from your body, especially when you have exposure to environmental toxins, poor nutrition, certain medications, lack of exercise, smoking and/or alcohol use. Toxins interfere with your body’s normal healing response and the functioning of your immune system. Elimination of these toxins is essential when dealing with chronic pain, optimizing peak performance, and the improvement of your skin from the inside out. It is often used before and after a cosmetic procedure. When the skin ages or is damaged there is a reduced supply of oxygen and nutrients to the cells. This causes wastes to be deposited in the cells’ matrix and undrained toxins can cause a slowdown in cell function and subsequent enzymatic damage. This results in reduction of important components like collagen, elastin fibres and hyaluronic acid which keep the skin young looking. Improving the function of the lymph system with Lymphoyosot is considered a very important component in biopuncture. Detoxifying the cellular matrix of the skin thereby improves skin circulation, nutrition and hydration. How to tell if you can benefit from Lymph drainage with Biopuncture:
- Bumps under the surface of the skin
- Sensitive, reactive and allergic skin
- Premature aging
- Acne breakouts that are slow to heal
- Puffy eyes and face
- Chronic tight shoulders
Book your treatment today with Sarah McGuire, Registered Acupuncturist.