Aspire Health Blog

Holistic Dentistry in the Junction

I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Shanny Chang and her team recently at Junction Family Dental Care. She shares a holistic view on oral health. She may likely recommend a probiotic once an antibiotic is prescribed. Forward thinking, check.  I am thankful that our offices are in the same neighbourhood. Dr. Chang shared with

The truth about detoxing

We currently live in a time where toxin exposure is highest than it has ever been before. We are chronically exposed to toxic and unhealthy substances in the foods we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe. Our cells lack the essential vitamins, minerals and enzymes that they need to be able

Biofeedback to reduce stress

Biofeedback as a Tool to Manage Stress   Stress, it’s not all bad. Stress is a physiological response that arises when we encounter a situation that we do not have the ability to manage.   How do we respond to stress? Let’s begin by understanding how our bodies function. Our thoughts and feelings towards situations

Feed on Fiber

Top Tips for Managing School Lunches

I have a confession… I don’t like back to school. Yes, by the end of summer the girls and I crave order and routine. But the first day of school brings the start of (insert dramatic music here) LUNCHES! Fear not, I still feed my children during the summer but there is an ease to summer lunches.

3 Simple Tips to Re-Establish Routine

It is that time of the year when the days get shorter and the nights become longer. This year, September 22, 2017 marks the Fall Equinox; the time in the Northern Hemisphere when summer comes to an end and autumn begins. The word Equinox is derived from the Latin word “equal night”, where the night

Unexplained Infertility: Biofeedback as a Tool

One of the most frustrating diagnoses I encounter in my practice is “Unexplained Infertility.” Most couples that come to my office with this new medical label are despondent and teary-eyed. My role as a Naturopathic Doctor is to inform them that besides ultrasounds and hormone tests, there are other ways to evaluate fertility. What about

The Art of Being Alone

On July 10th two of my Littles flew to Italy and on July 20th my eldest Little flew with her Pathfinder Unit to British Columbia for SOAR, a worldwide Girl Guide camp. It has been just me and William (my dog) for the past week. When people learn that I am an empty nester albeit

Fertility Acupuncture: How does it work?

Patients often tell me that they heard or read that acupuncture can improve fertility. Some patients ask how does acupuncture achieve this? This is an important question. I believe that when you understand the ‘why’, you can visualize the positive effects during the process. For first-time acupuncture patients this can also help promote relaxation and

Healthy Hydration this Summer

When I walk down the grocery aisle and spot the fluorescent drinks out of the corner of my eye I wonder how much colouring are added to those drinks. When drinks glow, they have to go! The concept of an electrolyte drink is a brilliant one. As we sweat we need to replenish are sodium

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