A Team Approach to Weight Loss

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Weight management is a long term commitment to leading a healthy lifestyle. Managing your weight may be challenging, however, it doesn’t have to feel like a chore. Determining the cause, finding a healthy protocol, and approaching professionals for help is all it takes. There are many tools and resources available that can be used and made into a healthy habit, allowing for positive results. At

Can Alzheimer’s be Reversed?

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By Dr. Shawna Darou, ND Today’s article is straying from my usual writing about hormones because I have come across some pretty incredible research showing a reversal of memory loss in patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. The common belief with Alzheimer’s is that it is a progressive, irreversible disorder with very limited treatment available. And given the increasing number of people diagnosed with this condition with

The Importance of Connection for Your Health

The Importance of Connection for Your Health

By Caroline Mackey, RNCP, ROHP, CNP, PTS Holistic Nutritionist, Fitness Trainer & Founder, Real Life Revolution Picture a crowded restaurant: music playing in the background, the din of people’s voices, the smell of delicious food… and the bright light shining from smart phones as people text, check emails, browse, Instagram and Snapchat their way through dinner. No matter where you find yourself, if you look

The Anxiety Vortex: Coping with Panic Attacks

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By Kristina Schwalm-Bacquet, BSW, MSW, RSW The Anxiety Vortex: Coping with Panic Attacks is Part 3 of a four-part blog series on anxiety and anxiety disorders. In this series Kristina Schwalm-Bacquet, BSW, MSW, RSW, addresses the important issues surrounding anxiety and anxiety treatment. You might laugh, you might cry – okay, well you probably won’t do either of these things – but more importantly –

Natural Prevention & Treatment of Teenage Acne

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By Dr. Marika Berni, ND Having a teenager in the house has reminded me of those difficult years spent trying to avoid those ill timed breakouts and spending way too much time coming up with creative ways to cover them up. According to the Canadian dermatology association acne affects about 90% of adolescents and 20-30 percent of adults aged 20-40 years. More than 80 %

Gua Sha for Muscle Tension and Pain

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By Renee Pilgrim, R. Ac, R. TCMP One of the least known and most immediately effective modalities for treating muscles tension and pain is Gus Sha. However it’s a common practice in my treatment room. This week I’ve used Gua Sha to treat 7 different conditions. 3 out of those 7 were a stiff neck and shoulders. When I was in the beginning of my

A Team Approach to Postpartum Care

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At Darou Wellness, we have a fantastic team of qualified health practitioners. In the upcoming weeks, we will be featuring articles that highlight how we work together as a team to support your health. This week begins with postpartum recovery – a challenging time for many of us! Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions about the practitioners and approaches below. DR.

Interview with Lisa Labute from The Goods

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July’s Darou Wellness approved business is The Goods, owned and created by Lisa Labute, Raw Chef. They are located at 1255 Dundas Street West, and also offer great delivery service! 1. What is the Goods, and what makes you unique? We craft the cleanest food. Transparent with ingredients and food preparation, our healthy menu offers something for everyone, inclusive of dietary issues and lifestyle choices.

Seasonal Allergies and Food Cross-Reactivity

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By Dr. Hilary Booth, ND This summer, we’re seeing many people suffering from allergies. It’s not uncommon that patients have been tested for allergies with their MD, so they know which allergens are triggering their symptoms. This test, known as the “scratch test” or “skin prick test”, involves introducing a small amount of each allergen to the skin, usually the forearm. If the skin becomes

The Anxiety Vortex: The Beliefs that Fuel Anxiety

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By Kristina Schwalm-Bacquet, BSW, MSW, RSW The Anxiety Vortex: The beliefs that fuel anxiety is Part 2 of a four-part blog series on anxiety and anxiety disorders. In this series Kristina Schwalm, BSW, MSW, RSW, addresses the important issues surrounding anxiety and anxiety treatment. You might laugh, you might cry – okay, well you probably won’t do either of these things – but more importantly