The Naturmend Blog

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Low Back Pain? The Most Common Causes I See.

My clients most often present with, and complain about, lower back pain. Getting out of bed should not be a dreaded experience because your back is stiff, and you shouldn't be counting down the minutes until your shift is over or work day is coming to come to an end, just so you can get off your... Continue Reading

As We Turn in for Winter, Focus on Relationships.

Relationship is a foundational part of so many aspects of our lives. Whether it is with our parents, partners, siblings, coworkers or friends, relationships truly are the core to our emotions, thoughts and behaviours. That being said, because relationships are so prevalent in our lives we can... Continue Reading

Conscious Crying Helps Relieve Emotional Stress

Crying is not well-respected in our culture. Children are name-called—Crybaby or Baby—boys are told it’s not manly to cry, and girls are told they cry too much. But crying is a valuable skill we can use to help ourselves through emotional distress. You’ve probably had the experience of... Continue Reading

Is Perimenopause Treatable?

What is Perimenopause? Perimenopause is an ambiguous term, which is often used to explain away a myriad of symptoms. It can feel like a combination of teenage years (emotionally your mood is up and down and sideways, your skin magically has pimples again), and menopause (hot flashes, sleep... Continue Reading

Natural Beauty: Lean into Yourself

You are beautiful. I truly believe that. And if you are over 40 it's the wrinkles, the grey hairs, the slowing down of our mature bodies that is perfect. It's wonderful and the way it's supposed to be while living in this physical body. I work a lot with women 40+ years old. And I know for... Continue Reading

5 Ways to Prepare for an Uncertain Fall

The only thing which seems certain about this fall is uncertainty. While I’m confident there will still be yellow leaves, chilly mornings and random snow storms, fall 2020 brings up so many questions. How will schools in session impact us?  Will our Covid-19 numbers rise? Will it all work out... Continue Reading

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

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