Naturopathic and Integrative Leaders at Arbour Wellness Centre

Naturopathic and Integrative Leaders at Arbour Wellness Centre

www.arbourcentre.com 250-729-4969 Naturopathic and Integrative Leaders at Arbour Wellness Centre

http://arbourcentre.com
250-729-4969
All your naturopathic health care needs under one roof: family medicine, acupuncture, laser therapy, prolotherapy, intravenous therapy, injections, sports medicine, women's health, pediatrics, counseling, prescriptions.

What does Kim Kardashian eat? In case you care, see pic below. I was asked by a patient to comment on this diet. It doesn’t have quantities re serving sizes and I can not verify that this actually IS her diet (as I am not Ms.K’s physician). This is, however, a healthy, whole food diet that looks good to me re weight loss or weight maintenance. It shows low carb intake without being carb free (ie. portion control). I’d estimate that she eats 1500 cal/day and she apparently works out 5 days per week with a trainer - 2 hrs per day. And she probably has a chef that keeps her on track! But this is all certainly doable for the average person if you put your mind to it! ~~Dr.Karen

Happy early weekend folks! We will be closed tomorrow for an extra long weekend and celebrating Tamala's special birthday. We'll reopen Tues Sept 4th at 9am. Enjoy the last of the summer :) ~~Dr.Karen

Food sensitivity/intolerance testing available in Nanaimo! Are your friends avoiding gluten or dairy and you are wondering if you should too? We have a couple of spots left for this Thursday, Aug 30th before school starts. If you or your kids suffer from gas, bloating, stomach aches or other digestive symptoms, this is a cost effective and accurate method for providing some insight to food related health (physical and sometimes behavioral) issues. The test is non-invasive, no prep necessary, and you get the results right away. If you have questions about the results or if the results look a bit overwhelming, then we highly recommend booking a follow up consult with one of our naturopathic physicians to discuss how to prioritize making changes. The test and consults are covered by most extended health care plans. Please call the office to check appointment times: 250-729-4969

wdrb.com

Psychologists suggest mothers take breaks by going on mom-cations

Mom-cations! As a working mom of 2, I can attest to the importance of this. I typically take a mom-cation by attending a conference. I come back refreshed & motivated with new info for patients at the same time. My mom has 5 sisters & 3 sister in laws. They all took Mom-cations decades ago by visiting each other without their kids. Now with smaller families, we may need to get our sisterhood by connecting with our friends and/or colleagues. What’s been your favorite mom-cation? ~~Dr.Karen
http://www.wdrb.com/story/38920125/psychologists-suggest-mothers-take-breaks-by-going-on-mom-cations

wdrb.com For the best results, psychologists say moms should take off for at least two days.

huffingtonpost.ca

Daily Vaping Can Double Your Heart Attack Risk: Study

Some longer term studies now showing increased risks with e-cigarettes:
https://m.huffingtonpost.ca/2018/08/23/electronic-cigarettes-vaping-heart-attack-risk_a_23508001/

huffingtonpost.ca The U.S. study is the first to look at a possible link between e-cigarettes and heart attacks.

This picture shows what I have been saying for years about Nutella. For more info see link ~~Dr.Karen
https://www.businessinsider.com/nutella-ingredients-graphic-2017-2?utm_content=bufferc959d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer-ti

www.env.gov.bc.ca

If you're heading out on vacation for these last few days before school starts, you may want to follow the air quality report for your destination:
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/epd/bcairquality/readings/aqhi-table.xml

env.gov.bc.ca

Scary Mommy Time Out

Happy dogs! Happy Friday!!

May life bring you as much excitement as a tennis ball brings this pup. #tbt

globalnews.ca

Reality check: Weedkiller was found in children’s breakfast cereal. Does it cause cancer?

Much has been known about glyphosate for years. It’s also the likely cause of the dramatically increased intolerance to wheat & other grains that’s occurred. This discussion should have happened 20 yrs ago when wheat intolerances became an epidemic:
https://globalnews.ca/news/4391109/reality-check-weedkiller-found-childrens-breakfast-cereal/

globalnews.ca Traces of a chemical used to kill weeds has been found in a number of breakfast cereals, and it could increase cancer risks for children, according to a study by an environmental research group. But is this true?

theconversation.com

U.S. support of formula over breastfeeding is a race issue

Another corporate disappointment motivated by money re encouraging formula over breast milk in some populations due to declining sales in other populations. "Breast is best" is and forever should be the motto for all! Thoughts Blissful Beginnings Lactation Consultant Services ? ~~Dr.Karen
https://theconversation.com/u-s-support-of-formula-over-breastfeeding-is-a-race-issue-99987

theconversation.com American support of the formula industry comes at the cost of the health and lives of Black and brown babies, at home and abroad.

Higher Perspective

Totally! Music & laughter are great therapies! And they are both free!! ~~Dr.Karen

It can even help you live longer!

nanaimonewsnow.com

Westwood Lake closed for swimming due to poor water quality

Westwood Lake is closed for swimming. If you’re heading out for a swim, try Cameron, Sproat or Lake Cowichan.

nanaimonewsnow.com NANAIMO — A hugely popular summer swimming hole in Nanaimo is closed until further notice due to poor water quality. The City said Island Health informed them the E.Coli count in Westwood Lake exceeds the allowable limit and swimming is not recommended due to poor water quality.

scientificamerican.com

Women Die More from Heart Attacks Than Men—Unless the ER Doc Is Female

Well this is interesting...so if you’re a female patient heading to the ER, you may have a better outcome if you are seen by a female physician: ~~Dr.Karen

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/women-die-more-from-heart-attacks-than-men-mdash-unless-the-er-doc-is-female/

scientificamerican.com Analyzing over 500,000 cases suggests having female physicians in the emergency room may save women’s lives

aap.org

American Academy of Pediatrics Says Some Common Food Additives May Pose Health Risks to Children

Things your naturopathic physicians have been saying for decades about food additives:
https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/Pages/AAP-Says-Some-Common-Food-Additives-May-Pose-Health-Risks-to-Children.aspx

aap.org New report calls for stronger federal food safety requirements and outlines ways families can limit exposure to chemicals used to process, package and preserve everyday foods that aren’t adequately proven safe.

Food sensitivity/intolerance testing available in Nanaimo! Are your friends avoiding gluten or dairy and you are wondering if you should too? We have a couple of spots left for this Thursday, Aug 2nd. If you suffer from gas, bloating, or other digestive symptoms, this is a cost effective and accurate method for providing some insight to food related health (physical and sometimes mental) issues. The test is non-invasive, no prep necessary, and you get the results right away. If you have questions about the results or if the results look a bit overwhelming, then we highly recommend booking a follow up consult with one of our naturopathic physicians to discuss how to prioritize making changes. The test and consults are covered by most extended health care plans. Please call the office to check appointment times: 250-729-4969

theglobeandmail.com

Children are being harmed by food additives, U.S. pediatric association warns

Finally! Although it shouldn’t be “news” - we’ve known this for decades - a formal statement about the additives, preservatives & other food borne chemicals being harmful to our children:
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-children-are-being-harmed-by-food-additives-us-pediatric/

theglobeandmail.com The American Academy of Pediatrics says evidence is mounting about health risks linked to commonly used chemicals found in everything from plastic wrap to metal cans and packaged food

m.washingtontimes.com

Fatty foods don’t cause heart disease, bread and pasta do

Refined grains are killing us:
https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jul/8/fatty-foods-dont-cause-heart-disease-bread-and-pas/

m.washingtontimes.com This year, more than 610,000 Americans will die from heart disease. It’s the leading cause of death for both men and women.

globalnews.ca

Best exercises for women by age: What to focus on in your 30s, 40s and beyond

What’s the best exercise for your age? Take a look here:
https://globalnews.ca/news/4343034/best-exercises-for-women/

globalnews.ca There is still a prevailing myth that women will get bulky if they strength-train and that you control your weight through cardio.

medicalxpress.com

Yeast species used in food industry causes disease in humans

New research linking food industry yeast species to drug resistant yeast species that cause human infections:
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-07-yeast-species-food-industry-disease.html

medicalxpress.com A major cause of drug-resistant clinical yeast infections is the same species previously regarded as non-pathogenic and commonly used in the biotechnology and food industries. The study, published on July 19th in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens, was led by Alexander Douglass of University Col...

Thanks Larry for the treats for the office! This company makes some delicious things...

Great advice on how language can be so important with our kids:

carbfree4me.com

carbfreecafe | About

Yummmmm I wish we had this restaurant here! These guys are in downtown Ottawa in the market:
https://www.carbfree4me.com/about

carbfree4me.com About

Don't be like this guy...buy it and eat it! A good rule of thumb is to ensure you are eating 2cups of greens per day. So if it's not in your lunch, it should be in your dinner. ~~Dr.Karen

www.foodnetwork.ca

Some good stuff in here for our dairy free patients, some vegan recipes and you can make most of these gluten free as well by using a gluten free pasta option. 20 delicious dairy free recipes:
https://www.foodnetwork.ca/healthy-eating/photos/dairy-free-dinners/#!15-vegan-scallops-spaghetti

foodnetwork.ca

Food sensitivity/intolerance testing available in Nanaimo! Are your friends avoiding gluten or dairy and you are wondering if you should too? We have a couple of spots left for this Thursday, July19th. If you suffer from gas, bloating, or other digestive symptoms, this is a cost effective and accurate method for providing some insight to food related health (physical and sometimes mental) issues. The test is non-invasive, no prep necessary, and you get the results right away. If you have questions about the results or if the results look a bit overwhelming, then we highly recommend booking a follow up consult with one of our naturopathic physicians to discuss how to prioritize making changes. The test and consults are covered by most extended health care plans. Please call the office to check appointment times: 250-729-4969

Food sensitivity/intolerance testing available in Nanaimo! Are your friends avoiding gluten or dairy and you are wondering if you should too? We have a couple of spots left for this Thursday, July 19th. If you suffer from gas, bloating, headaches, eczema or other symptoms, this is a cost effective and accurate method for providing some insight to food related health (physical and sometimes mental) issues. The test is non-invasive, no prep necessary, and you get the results right away. If you have questions about the results or if the results look a bit overwhelming, then we highly recommend booking a follow up consult with one of our naturopathic physicians to discuss how to prioritize making changes. The test and consults are covered by most extended health care plans. Please call the office to check appointment times: 250-729-4969

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Food sensitivity/intolerance testing available in Nanaimo! Are your friends avoiding gluten or dairy and you are wondering if you should too? We have a couple of spots left for this Thursday, July 19th. If you suffer from gas, bloating, headaches, eczema or other symptoms, this is a cost effective and accurate method for providing some insight to food related health (physical and sometimes mental) issues. The test is non-invasive, no prep necessary, and you get the results right away. If you have questions about the results or if the results look a bit overwhelming, then we highly recommend booking a follow up consult with one of our naturopathic physicians to discuss how to prioritize making changes. The test and consults are covered by most extended health care plans. Please call the office to check appointment times: 250-729-4969

Just a bunny eating a banana 😂🍌

Global BC

That’s why we live on this beautiful Island!
https://www.facebook.com/8475622807/posts/10156426728562808/

Spending time near a body of water like a lake lowers stress hormones, research has shown.
https://trib.al/9kcOPQ7

Thanks Dr.Dave for offering some regenerative medicine in Nanaimo!

I’m a classic Trekkie fan, but I appreciate this shout out for naturopathic medicine! Thanks for the nod, Mr.Burton!

Inspired Coaching & Development

7 ideas/reminders for how to be more calm and kind by Laura McCafferty of Inspiredcoach.ca

As a lead-in to this weekend, consider these 7 suggestions for adding kindness and calm to your life...
https://buff.ly/2tE9zuc
#inspiredcoach

globalnews.ca

How Canadians can help children separated from parents by U.S. border officials

Thanks Dr.Solomonian, ND in Ontario for taking some action:
https://globalnews.ca/news/4282683/how-to-help-children-separated-families/

globalnews.ca "I can't even imagine the terror and confusion these kids are experiencing, all because their parents were trying to create a better life for them."

With real lime & no refined sugar of course! 😬😬😬 ~~Dr.Karen

My friend Laura is offering this Self Care Program through her coaching & development business: including 8 sessions, a flexible payment structure, and a money back guarantee if you aren't feeling inspired with the workshops. It runs from the end of June - October. See below for more details. ~~Dr.Karen

[06/08/18]   If anyone has received multiple messages, private messages or invitations to like something we have posted, it appears there’s a Facebook glitch & it sounds like a nuisance! Sorry for any inconvenience - Facebook is looking into it.

metagenicsinstitute.com

Less Diverse Gut Microbiota in PCOS Linked to Hyperandrogenism - Metagenics Institute

PCOS patients - another case for balancing your gut bacteria:
https://www.metagenicsinstitute.com/articles/less-diverse-gut-microbiome-pcos-linked-hyperandrogenism/

metagenicsinstitute.com by Lewis Chang, PhD The majority of women with polycystic o***y syndrome (PCOS) have metabolic abnormalities. Because reduced diversity in the gut microbiome has been associated with metabolic disorders, researchers have hypothesized that women with PCOS may also exhibit reduced diversity in their g...

Food sensitivity/intolerance testing available in Nanaimo! Are your friends avoiding gluten or dairy and you are wondering if you should too? We have a couple of spots left for this Thursday, June 7th. If you suffer from gas, bloating, or other digestive symptoms, this is a cost effective and accurate method for providing some insight to food related health (physical and sometimes mental) issues. The test is non-invasive, no prep necessary, and you get the results right away. If you have questions about the results or if the results look a bit overwhelming, then we highly recommend booking a follow up consult with one of our naturopathic physicians to discuss how to prioritize making changes. The test and consults are covered by most extended health care plans. Please call the office to check appointment times: 250-729-4969

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