The Effectiveness of Orthotics

Posted on Nov 18, 2015 in Release, Realign, Relieve | No Comments

By Dr. Aliya Visram DC Think of your feet as the foundation of your whole body, similar to the foundation of a house. Your feet support the weight of everything above them. If the foundation is cracked or unstable in any way this could affect the structure all the way up! The primary goal of […]

Preventing the Post-Holiday Party Hangover

Posted on Dec 9, 2014 in Recharge, Rebalance, Restore | No Comments

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – with plenty of food, drinks, parties and late nights, it’s not surprising that many of us need a vacation after the holidays.  Here are our top 3 tips to help prevent writing-off your day after a holiday party and get the most of your time off […]

Spring is in the air…and so are ALLERGIES!

Posted on Mar 26, 2014 in Recharge, Rebalance, Restore | No Comments

As we emerge from the coldest winter in 20 years, it’s a perfect time to start thinking about getting our bodies and minds ready for a happy and healthy spring and summer. As Naturopathic Doctors, from a Chinese Medicine perspective we think of spring as a time to support the Liver, an essential organ system […]

3 Things I Wish I Had Known as a New Runner

Posted on Aug 9, 2013 in Release, Realign, Relieve | No Comments

by Dr. Aliya (chiropractor, acupuncture provider, yoga instructor and running enthusiast!) This year I celebrated my 10 years of running anniversary! 10 years of countless early morning or late evening runs, heaps of races and a handful of injuries. As I look back over the the last 10 years, there are things I wouldn’t change […]

Spine Strengthening with the Locust Pose

Posted on May 29, 2013 in Release, Realign, Relieve | No Comments

By:  Dr. Aliya Visram DC, Bikram Yoga Instructor Full expression of this posture (see picture below) may mimic a locust at rest, however there really isn’t anything “restful” about this pose.  For yogis, this pose encourages mental focus and determination as well as upper and lower back strength and core stability.  It also helps to […]

Spine Strengthening with Yoga

Posted on Mar 19, 2013 in Release, Realign, Relieve | No Comments

By: Dr. Aliya Visram, DC If you are a Bikram Yoga practitioner, you know what I mean when I say “Spine Strengthening Series”. However, for the non-Bikram Yogis, here’s a recap. The Spine Strengthening Series is part of Bikram’s Beginning (Hatha) Yoga Series and includes the following postures (or asanas): 1. Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana) 2. […]

Allergy Prevention

Posted on Mar 19, 2013 in Recharge, Rebalance, Restore | No Comments

It’s that time of year again. We eagerly await the longer, sunny days, but for many, the sun is clouded by sniffling, sneezing and watery eyes due to seasonal allergies from grass and pollen. It’s hard to believe, but it is possible to prevent this from happening, even for long term sufferers, so this month […]

Get Your Fats Straight!

Posted on Feb 14, 2013 in Recharge, Rebalance, Restore | No Comments

On this Valentines Day we’re focusing on our ol’ tickers as February is Heart Health Month. As doctors we get asked many questions regarding cardiovascular health and specifically what types of fats are beneficial as there is much confusion around this topic. Good fats are not only essential for a healthy diet but they’re also […]

Massage – Not Just for the Ladies

Posted on Nov 9, 2012 in Release, Realign, Relieve | No Comments

Natalie Amell RMT Massage isn’t just for the ladies.   Many of my female clients lament that their husbands really need a treatment but are reluctant to book.  Being both a Massage Therapist and female, I don’t get it, but trust me guys, EVERYONE needs a massage. Massage Therapy is used by elite athletes to help […]

Movember = Men’s Health (and moustaches)

Posted on Nov 9, 2012 in Recharge, Rebalance, Restore | No Comments

By:  Dr. Mark Fontes ND Our mission this Movember is to heighten the awareness of health concerns that affect men. It is common for men to experience a variety of symptoms at the same time: insomnia/poor sleep, low energy and mood, and low libido. Instead of approaching each of these as one unique condition, Naturopathic […]