The Naturmend Blog

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Before a Workout Breakfast

On my days off the only thing I want to do is exercise. Usually on Sundays I will wake up and run 5-10km and on Mondays I will swim for an hour and go to a hard yoga class. Sometimes I even throw in a hard bike ride on either day. Depending on how I ate the day before I will choose to eat... 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

yoga sequence: happy hamstrings

This yoga sequence was inspired by Casper and the awesome blog they have.   As much as I love practicing yoga I also love to run. It's a great combination because running gets me sweating and yoga nourishes my body, mind and spirit. When I run it's very all or nothing but when I'm practicing... Continue Reading

The “Runner’s Kidney”

Generally active people only think about the body as a machine. “What muscles am I using?”, “What does this joint do?”, “How do I make the body faster/stronger/more flexible?”. But what happens to the rest of their body when in motion? So, let’s take a look at the kidney in... Continue Reading

a naturopathic doctor’s personal guide to completing a triathlon

Triathlon training This blog post is more of a race report then examination of specific naturopathic therapies.  It does however reflect the use of naturopathic treatment and philosophies in athletic training, specifically mine. Basics: Issue:  Fatigue, worsened by exercise, low ferritin, low... Continue Reading