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Pregnancy in a Pandemic

It’s tricky to take care of oneself during a pandemic - balancing risk of exposure while ensuring essential needs are met.  Doing this while pregnant adds another uncomfortable layer of unknown.  Being pregnant myself I’ve been reading through the available information to inform myself as... Continue Reading

The Role of Vitamin D in Infection

When it comes to infections, vitamin D holds an enviable place. The vitamin’s central role in immunity has been the topic of numerous scientific publications. We now know that vitamin D is an immunomodulatory hormone that increases the production of proteins used by immune cells to destroy and... Continue Reading

Let your Kids Eat Dirt: The Immune System & Balance

With the spread of the Covid virus, it’s becoming second nature to sanitize and sterilize any surface that we come in contact with.This, of course, is important to keep ourselves and others safe from this new virus but what is the impact that these measures are having on our children’s... 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

#1 Tool for Self-Care for Parents in a Pandemic

On Tuesday, May 26 at 12 noon I’ll be presenting a webinar the #1 tool for success in parenting in a pandemic. (Register here for this free one-hour webinar). This webinar will help parents help their children. But what about parents themselves? Being at home under quarantine or isolation with... Continue Reading

3 Ways to Ground in Anxious Times

It’s been an unusual few months for all of us. The world is feeling a little topsy turvy and our existence has been turned on it’s head. We can been forced to shift our lives in so many different areas. The tightly woven fabric of our previous lives has been dismantled. Now, as things begin to... 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