What’s Bugging your Gut? Causes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

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Cropped shot of a young woman making a heart shape on her stomach,highlighting IBS symptoms and causes

Have you been told you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome or “IBS?” You are not alone! Did you know 7.5 million people in Canada are affected by IBS? 50% of our patients who  come in with digestive complaints have been given this label by their medical doctor or gastroenterologist. But IBS is not really a clinical diagnosis. More accurately, this…

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Introducing Metabolic Balance

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top view of a bowl of nutritious metabolic balancing food including an avocado, spinach, eggs, radish, tomatoes and spiralized zucchini.

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 […]

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Don’t Suffer With SAD, Natural Medicine Can Help!

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Woman with shoulder length blonde hair and eyes closed sitting in bright light; relating to light therapy for SAD.

Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD for short, is a type of depression that is brought on by a change in the seasons. SAD begins around the same time each year. It starts in the fall as the days start getting shorter, and it is alleviated in the spring when the sun shines longer during the…

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Massage Therapy for Headache Relief

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Woman pressing on a trigger point on her back, highlighting massage therapy as a treatment for headache relief.

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…

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Nature-based therapy: Forest bathing for women with breast cancer

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Lush green forest trail with mountains in background and sun peeking through trees, highlighting the benefits of forest bathing and breast cancer

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women and the second highest cause of female cancer mortality.1 Nature-based therapies (NBT) such as forest bathing (aka forest therapy or FT) shows promising research in its ability to upregulate the immune system in women with breast cancer. While most of us intuitively feel better…

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Ease Winter Blues with Massage Therapy

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an illustrated molecule of dopamine; highlighting the treatment of winter blues with massage therapy

Massage therapy may be your solution for winter blues! One of the many effects that massage has on our bodies is stimulating the release of some key neurohormones. What are neurohormones you ask? They are simply hormones that are produced by our nervous system and secreted into our bodies for circulation. Let’s take a quick…

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Natural Solutions For Seasonal Affective Disorder

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woman walking in light snow with trees in the background on a grey day; highlighting Seasonal Affective Disorder

The Fall can mean hibernation for many with the dark and dreary days of winter approaching in the Okanagan. The lack of sunlight and colder weather can have a severe impact on our mood. It can leave us feeling tired, depressed, detached and unmotivated. Like everyone, you may notice a cooler night here, maybe a…

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Are Bacteria & SIBO Causing Your Tummy Troubles?

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Woman having stomachache, holding with hot water bottle on pink background; highlighting the symptoms of SIBO

Bacteria are found abundantly on our skin and in our digestive tracts. In most instances, this bacteria is beneficial to our health and well-being. However, when a large amount of bacteria overgrow in the small intestine, this can result in a syndrome known as Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO). SIBO is thought to be involved…

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April is Counselling Awareness Month

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Blossoms in April, highlighting that April is counselling awareness month

Spring has arrived! How fitting that a month of flowers blooming, sun re-emerging and birds singing, is the same month celebrating a profession that encourages growth and renewal. The American Counselling Association has appropriately named the month of April Counselling Awareness Month to celebrate this profession and bring awareness to the necessity and benefits of…

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IV Vitamin Therapy for Modern Times

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IV Vitamin Therapy Lounge at Mind Body Soul

IV Vitamin Therapy continues to gain traction in the news, with athletes and celebrities and individuals genuinely interested in improving their health. IV Vitamin Therapy has many different names from Vitamin Infusions, Myer’s Cocktail, IV Micronutrients, to even the “Hangover Drip.” IV Vitamin Therapy is a great way to revitalize your body, to boost energy […]

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