The Naturmend Blog

Great Tips for Healthy Living

Coffee - friend or foe?

The Truth about Coffee

Coffee arabica or Coffee robusta, if you prefer a little more caffeine, is amazing. It’s also a central nervous system stimulant & habit forming so we should be prudent when consuming it.  I love coffee and am always trying to find ways that I can justify having it each day.  Here are some... Continue Reading

The Importance of Balance

One of our senior citizens greatest concerns is the fear of falling and suffering a hip fracture or other mobility reducing injury. The prevalence of falls in the elderly is due to a loss of muscle strength and body proprioception (sense of balance). As we age, most of us realize that we are... Continue Reading

Move it!

It's time to move it! There’s no better way to get yourself motivated and in shape then signing up (and doing) an organized event / race. The benefits of regular exercise are incredible! This one habit (exercise) done consistency can improve all aspects of life. Stats show that the minimum... Continue Reading

The BEST Core Exercise

New year, new you! This month, as we all make an increased effort to move and feel better, it is important to start with a strong foundation. So whether you have just signed up for a new yoga class, or hitting the gym a little harder than usual, a key ingredient for success starts with proper core... Continue Reading

Why the Elusive Six-pack Abs are Not Essential to a Strong Core

When it comes to the topic of core strength, I tend to get very different reactions about what constitutes "the core" and how to properly train a strong core. As a chiropractor, this topic is near and dear to my heart. A majority of injuries I see in my practice stem from a poorly engaged... Continue Reading

Can Naturopathic Doctors Run? You bet! Here’s why you should too!

Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta along with supporters of naturopathic medicine united to run sections of the bow valley trail and the ice fields parkway on June 6th. Together, the individual sections each runner covered, brought the team from Banff to Jasper. It was beautiful. It was community. It... Continue Reading

Why We Gain Weight

Weight loss and January, like gluten free bread and butter, right? Often at the beginning of a new year patients discuss with me the desire to lose weight, to manage their eating and maintain a size that makes them feel great and healthy. Patients are generally looking to feel good first and look... Continue Reading

Tennis Elbow and Prolotherapy

Tennis Elbow aka lateral epicondylitis (LE) is a fairly common reason why people experience elbow pain and seek treatment from their doctor. (1,2). You don't need to have been playing tennis for this condition to appear, essentially it arises form overuse of the flexor tendon which can happen when... Continue Reading

guest blog: the ultimate brain fuel

Through the summer we witnessed a viral fundraising campaign sweep our social media and emails...the ALS ice bucket challenge. ALS involves dysfunction of movement control (motor nerve degeneration) to a debilitating extent. ALS highlights the pivotal role our nervous system has in movement and... Continue Reading

guest blog: 5 reasons you should try fusion fitness

Have you ever heard of the term “fusion fitness” before? The term applies to combining 2 or more different disciplines or group exercise classes into one effective workout. In the past, 1 hour aerobic classes were commonplace. Today, studios like BodyRock Fitness/Fit Republic have created... Continue Reading