The Naturmend Blog

Great Tips for Healthy Living

Let’s Get Personal… with Vanessa Pettit

Welcome to our newest blog series - Let's Get Personal! This series is all about vulnerability & getting to know a different side of our healthcare team. Let's hear from Vanessa Pettit - our wonderful doctor of acupuncture. 1. What is your favourite part of what you do for a living? I love... Continue Reading

Find Your Heart Centre

Are you feeling the stress of life? Lots of thoughts, responsibilities, work, etc. Busy, busy, busy.   I wanted to share with you all a little trick. A little meditation of sorts that helps to centre you, to pull you out of the daily dramas and be in your centre. It doesn't take a lot of... Continue Reading

The Power of a Morning Ritual

Too often our morning ritual consists of hitting snooze, looking at our phones, and getting ourselves into a work mindset. But what part of that is designed for us? An orchestrated morning ritual can transform your entire day.  Over the years, morning ritual has become a staple in keeping... Continue Reading

Seasonal Reset: Scale Back and Simplify

You know the feeling; it happens every year. As the days are longer, the weather warmer, the notion of growth and a brand-new season can motivate us to get things done. In its truest sense it really does feel like coming out of a deep hibernation with a desire to throw open the windows, get outside... Continue Reading

The Art of Cupping

I like to think of cupping as a little slice of healing heaven for the mind and body. It has a multitude of applications and there is something for nearly everyone with this therapy, even for the kids! Cupping has become somewhat popular in the media with sports figures and celebrities, but it has... Continue Reading

Sadness: The Portal to Happiness

Sadness is the most profound, pivotal, and powerful of emotions. No other emotion has the power to transform us, to evolve us, to change us from the inside out. It’s also the most discounted, maligned, shamed, countered, misunderstood, resisted, and feared emotion, according to Dr. Gordon... Continue Reading

Welcoming Spring with Open Arms

Spring officially kicks off Saturday, March 20th so YES I’m a little early but I just feel so excited to talk about this upcoming season of rebirth and regeneration. I’ve already started to notice subtle shifts in the people around me – more movement, more smiling, more sunshine, more active... Continue Reading

The Basics of Vaginal Discharge

Warning: this blog will use the words “vaginal discharge” in a seemingly excessive amount, but the synonym is leukorrhea, so… vaginal discharge on repeat. First of all, let’s establish this: Vaginal discharge is normal and healthy, and an indication of the health of the vulva, vaginal... Continue Reading

Meditation Changed Me

I was at a low point during the pregnancy of my 2nd daughter. I had a stress breakdown midday way through the pregnancy. Just so much on my plate, and felt I was lacking support and that I couldn’t handle it all. My personal life had challenges and my personal emotional and spiritual health was... Continue Reading

5 Tips to Combat the Winter Blues

Welcome 2021! With a new year comes new expectations, new hopes and new dreams. Especially given the tumultuous atmosphere we went through in 2020, many of us may be cautiously stepping into 2021 with anxious hearts and minds. We are also about 2 weeks past the first day of winter, and with no... Continue Reading