Give the gift of wellness this holiday season! There are many different gifts that you can give to loved ones to stay healthy. We, at Natural Terrain, have put together a list of our top gifts
Recently, the College of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) has determined that Naturopathic Doctors are no longer permitted to perform PRP treatments. Naturally, this warrants concerns for patients in the province of Alberta that have benefitted, or will benefit from the treatments in the future. As a response to this determination by the CAND, the following letter has been written by Dr.
These guidelines are essential to health and must be the first things to incorporate into your health journey ahead. Each one will support one of your body’s natural metabolic organ systems: digestive system, kidneys, skin, liver, lungs and nervous system.
Sleep – regulates adrenal gland, improves memory, regulates emotions, balances hormones
Try to go to bed at the same time every night – by 10 pm if fatigue is a big concern,
One of the services offered at Natural Terrain Naturopathic Clinic is the Diet Analysis. Using a diet journal of everything you eat and drink for a week, we can break down your diet intake of what you’re getting down to the exact amount of every macromolecule, vitamin, mineral and trace element.
Do you want to know if you’re getting enough vitamins,
- Get a Myers Treatment to make sure that you are healthy before you go. Many of us abuse ourselves just to get to that finish line where the vacation starts. Imbalances in health can lead to crisis on vacation, just when you want to enjoy yourself. See Dr. Michael Mason-Wood to get an immune-boosting Myers injection treatment to address these imbalances and make sure you’re ready to go enjoy yourself!
by Dr. Michael Mason-Wood and Joy Dertinger
Is your child in sports? With a son in hockey, soccer and curling, we find there are many different influences from coaches, teammates and parents about what is healthy. And then there is the internet.
It can be confusing on who to trust and which information is correct.
Why do we love sprouting so much?!
Making sprouts at home is an easy and inexpensive way to add healthy protein into your diet.
Sprouts are phytochemical superstars
Sprouts are packed with all of the chemicals that the plant needs to grow- making them a powerhouse source of nutrients.
This is part 2 of a super summer BBQ series, following from part 1 that talked about hot dogs, burgers, veggie burgers and buns. Now read up on all the other trimmings that come with a BBQ so you can enjoy your next summer hang to the fullest!
It’s the best time of the year for outdoor get-togethers. What better way to relax, have fun, connect with friends and have something to eat? But how can you get the most out of BBQs without letting your health go up in flames? This article series will break down foods commonly chosen for BBQs and offer healthier alternatives.
Summer is here! It’s what so many people wait for. But how do you enjoy your favourite tastes of summer without hurting your health? Dr. Michael Mason-Wood loves to cook, and this is one of his favourite healthy summer recipes to cook up, and even make ahead and freeze to have ready for the next hot summer get-together.
Cholesterol’s Shady Past
Up until 2013, Medical Doctors were trained to keep an eye on risk of heart disease by monitoring cholesterol levels. The instruction was straightforward: keep total cholesterol below a certain number to be safe. At first, it was below 6.2mmol/L, then 5.2mmol/L. Doctors would use lifestyle or pharmaceutical interventions and thought it was all the same to the body.
This is part 1 of a 3-part series on cholesterol. Part 2 gives a comprehensive diet plan for managing cholesterol levels. Part 3 sheds some light on cholesterol’s shady past.
The Skinny on Cholesterol
Cholesterol levels have become known as being dangerous for the heart and blood vessels,
Triglycerides are a necessary form of fat found in the blood. They’re required as an energy storage and transport molecule, but can lead to cardiovascular problems if they are in excess. This means anything over the normal range of 0-1.70 mmol/L can be damaging your heart and blood vessels, leading to increased risk of heart disease and stroke.
I grew up eating Campbell’s soup and I loved all the flavours – chicken noodle, tomato, vegetable and mushroom. Back in the 1970’s almost every casserole recipe had a tin of Campbell’s mushroom soup in it. Even with all the knowledge that I now have in nutrition, there are some habits that are hard to break.