Natural Terrain’s Holiday Gift Guide

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

  1. Beyond the Label by Dr. Christina Bjorndal

A Concerned Citizen on the Recent Change to PRP Laws in Alberta

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.

Self-Care: Basic Health Guidelines

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,

The Power of Diet Analysis

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,

Top Ten Tips for Healthy Travel

  1. 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!

Nutrition Tips for Athletes

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.

What’s In Your Summer BBQ? Series (part 1 of 2)

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 Grilling: Juicy & Plump Mushroom Burger Recipe

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.

The Skinny on Cholesterol… and How to Fix It – Part 3 (Cholesterol’s shady past)

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.

The Skinny on Cholesterol…and How to Fix It – part 1

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,

Target Your Triglycerides

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.

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