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Mike’s Foundational Fitness Model: Feel Better Through Movement

Before we begin, please understand that this is a model I have created on what I perceive to be the successful hierarchy of introduction into fitness and movement. I use a lot of home construction analogies, so bear with me on that front. There are a ton of great models by some very intelligent... Continue Reading

Transitioning “Back’ to a New Normal

In an ideal world that wasn’t filled with challenges, joys, stresses and never enough time we would all be able to do exactly what we wanted to do when and how we needed to. However, we do all live in a wonderfully chaotic and ever changing world and there are a few things that can truly help us... Continue Reading

And Then Came June…

Or as the popular meme states: Welcome to level 6 of Jumanji! We are, to say the least, truly living in unprecedented times and by the time I return to the new norms of the work I love as an Acupuncturist and Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, I will have been home for the duration of the... Continue Reading

A Mini Meditation Offering and A Couple Snack Recipes

Hello again! Jess, Naturmend’s meditation consultant, here today on the blog. I hope that you are all holding up okay during these uncertain times of isolation and physical distancing. It’s been quite the journey for us all, individually and collectively, and I hope that you have all... Continue Reading

Our Seniors & Loneliness: What You Need to Know & How You Can Help

What You Need to Know… The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for most, thus far. We have all been impacted physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. Fortunately, during this time of social & physical distancing, a lot of us are trying to stay connected over social media,... Continue Reading

5 Ways to Express Self Care

We hear about self-care all the time. What does this look like? It doesn’t always mean a bath, a massage, a sweet treat, time with friends or time alone. But, it definitely can! To me, self-care means tending to what you need INTERNALLY. Here are my 5 tips for self-care: Set boundaries. The... Continue Reading

These Times, They Are Crazy: Dealing with Isolation with Dr. Brunel

Isolation is an effective and well proven infection control strategy. During an epidemic, the isolation and treatment of infected patients together with the quarantining of those who could have been infected represent the most effective control measures. Unfortunately, it is also expected that... Continue Reading

Naturopathic Approach to Anxiety

Heart pounding in your chest, panicky breathing, spiraling thoughts, inability to sleep, looms of doubt. These are just some of the symptoms of anxiety. Anxiety, on its own, is not an issue.  It’s the physiologic basis of fight or flight which evolutionarily protects us.  In current day,... Continue Reading

Late Night Cravings & How To Tackle Them: A Practical Guide

You start the day with the right intentions. You pack your healthy lunch, your healthy snacks, you look at menus before going in to dine to pick the best healthy options, and you get ready to tackle the day with grace and ease. You come home happy and complete and even prepare an after-dinner snack... Continue Reading

“Let’s Talk About It.” – Setting Expectations

Valentine’s Day just passed, and I’m wondering how many of you, whether you are in a romantic relationship or not, may have ended up disappointed with what did or did not happen last Friday. I’m not a huge fan of the day per se, though I’m also open to anything which reminds us to care for... Continue Reading