AYURVEDA: AN ANCIENT MEDICINE FOR THE MIND & BODY

By Dr. Rosalie De Lombaert   Ayurveda is a traditional Indian medicine (4000BC) that predates even acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. It is based similarly on the five-element theory, namely using fire, water, earth, air, and space/ether as its basis. Recently it has gained awareness in North America primarily through the yoga community, and since … Continued

QiGong: Working with the Body’s Vital Energy

By Anna Recun, LAc   Qigong has been practiced by people of all ages and skill levels in China for centuries as a physical discipline, meditation technique and therapeutic activity. It helps to regulate health, decrease mental, physical or emotional stress and diminish physical pain. It is a great alternative therapeutic and preventative method to increase … Continued

Free Radicals and Anti-Aging

By Dr. Mohammad Shegeft As an integrative practitioner of family medicine, in addition to working with chronically ill people using IV nutritional therapy, I work with athletes to improve their performance and to speed their recovery and even to regenerate smoother and healthier skin. In today’s society, it feels like we are always on the … Continued

Kidneys: Not just for pies anymore!

by Dr. Brooke Azie-Rentz      This month we are focusing on the Kidney; 2 small bean shaped organs located next to your spine on either side.  I know what you are thinking: those 2 little organs, you can give one to another person and still go on living, how important could they be?  After recently … Continued

Skin Brushing, Friction, and Energy

by Dr. Bridgett Simon, ND LAc We often hear that our skin is our largest organ and it is true. It protects us physically from the elements as well as bacteria and microorganisms. Energetically and metaphorically skin also acts as a boundary.  During energy work, I am often creating protective boundaries for people’s energetic system. … Continued

Skin. Deep.

Do’s and Don’ts of Skin Care By Dr. Mohammad Shegeft   Our skin is a reflection of our overall health.  When we are at balance chemically, emotionally, and functionally, our skin glows and looks as healthy as it can be.  However when we are stressed, have hormonal imbalance or are overburdened with toxins from our … Continued

Hey Athletes: Let’s Kick it up a Notch this Spring!

by Dr. Brooke Azie-Rentz, ND Spring is in the air, the buds are coming out on the trees, the daffodils are peeking up through the soil, time to get outside, shake off the winter doldrums and start thinking about longer, dryer, sunnier days to come.  And with this, we all think about the 5 pounds … Continued

From the Vault: Self Care. Self Love.

By Chanda Joelle Zeigler, LMP, CSP   Massages are absolutely amazing right?! But how many of us are willing to commit or even have the extra time or money to add one more weekly appointment to our already packed schedules? I totally get it. The reality of our lives is that we are in constant … Continued

Good Fat v. Bad Fat: not all fats created equal

by Dr. Liat Engel   Too Fat, or not Too Fat? That is the question.  Well, not really.  The question is more likely: “what is the nature of your fats?”  In this article we will be reviewing both the bad fats, including what risks they pose, and how to avoid them, right alongside the good … Continued

Demystifying Detoxifications and Cleanses: What You Need To Know This Fall!

By Dr. Mohammad Shegeft   Detox. The understanding of what detoxification is and why you need to detox is not as easy as it seems.  First we need to go over some definitions.  1. Depuration; obsolete to promote the elimination of waste products from the body.  2. Detoxification; the metabolic process by which the toxic … Continued