A New Approach to Weight Loss “I think my metabolism is slow” is a phase we hear often from patients who are coming to see us for weight loss struggles. The concept of a slow metabolism is not something new, but do you know what a “slow metabolism” really means? How do the inner workings […]Read More →
The ‘mind body soul’ belief is that your health and well-being are a result of integrative health, including mental, spiritual, and physical health. Mainstream medicine is very focused on the physical health part, often providing band-aid solutions for direct symptoms. At Mind Body Soul, we practice a more holistic approach to health. Our naturopathic practice and therapies work to serve the person as a whole, improving overall health.
Focusing on the Body portion of the Mind-Body-Soul triad, we’ve designated a section of our blog to physical health. From common diseases and disorders to physiological symptoms and concerns, this section of the blog covers all things physical.
Many of the mind-focused therapies at Mind Body Soul benefit the body, and vice versa. Physiological symptoms are often the result of hormone imbalances in the body, making the two naturally connected.
Learn more about what we can do for your body at Mind Body Soul!
For most of our patients, chronic stress is a major component of what we work on. Stress plays such an important role in the maintenance of proper health, and when we are exposed to chronic stress, we can cause disruption in what is called the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. The HPA Axis The HPA Axis is […]Read More →
Experiencing pain, whether it’s from an injury or a repetitive posture, can be a complicated and frustrating process. Although there are similarities in the expression of pain, every individual’s encounter with pain is unique to them. Massage therapy can be applied using a variety of techniques to help reduce pain and educate the client about…Read More →
What if I told you that there is a very effective treatment for chronic pain that has been around since the 40’s, that can correct pain in as little as one treatment, and is taught around the world… but you likely have never heard of it? Intriguing, right? The treatment that I am referring to…Read More →
With suspended international travel, school closures, even Disneyland shutting its doors, some of you may be wondering what can be done to protect yourself from COVID-19. Today, we have 73 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in British Columbia, 304 confirmed cases across Canada and one fatality. COVID-19 is a dynamic situation as cases, countries and recommendations…Read More →
In advanced massage training, such as neurokinetic therapy, scars are always prioritized by experts in the field. A metaphor used to describe scars are that they are similar to icebergs: you can see the top 1/3 and the bottom 2/3’s are held deep within. No matter the causation, location, age or size – the scar…Read More →
It is refreshing when mainstream medicine starts to catch up with integrative and preventive medicine practices. If you listen to CBC Radio you may have recently heard about how an incidental finding of low white blood cells can actually be a cause for concern: a lowered immune system can increase your risk of all-cause death.…Read More →
Canada has one of the highest prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in the world, with an estimated 18% of the population affected. This means that close to 1 in 5 people are struggling with symptoms like diarrhea, constipation, bloating, abdominal pain, and nausea. The effects of irritable bowel syndrome are not confined to the…Read More →
Neurokinetic therapy is offered in the realm of registered massage therapy and provided to patients by RMT’s with extra certification in this area. NKT is a specialized testing and treatment technique that looks to get to the root cause of compensatory patterns that a person is stuck looping on. The human body (specifically, the peripheral…Read More →
Your thyroid test is normal, so now what? If you continue to feel unwell, press on and seek a second, or even third medical opinion. You know your body best. You need a doctor who takes you seriously. Talking to a doctor who takes into account ALL your health concerns in combination with clinical judgement…Read More →