Our Annual Alive and Well group detox program is up and running and going well! Remember that spring and fall are the best times to detoxify and clean our bodies up so if you missed out on registering for this program, feel free to book an individual session to get started on your detox now!
During the detox we focus on easily digested organic foods. Please see the Environmental Working Group Shopper’s Guide for more information on pesticides in foods. Not everyone can afford to buy all organic so this guide helps you decide which fruits and vegetables to spend a bit extra on.
It is important to decrease dietary consumption of toxins like pesticides, but what about the air we breathe? What we use on our skin? Cleaning products we use at home? Our internal environment is directly linked with our external environment. A recent article in The Globe and Mail discusses flame retardants (Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers –PBDEs) in our electronic devices and the negative effects on fetuses. These same chemicals were once used in children’s clothing and although they persevere in our environment, they luckily have since been banned for this purpose. Here are a few other chemicals to think about: Read the rest of this entry »
Don’t miss the opportunity to register for the 2013 Annual Alive and Well Detox Program!!
This is your chance to feel your very best! This 3 week program includes 3 group sessions that will lead you through a safe and supportive detox program and send you home with lots of information on how to lead a healthier lifestyle long-term.
Here is what one past detoxer said about our program!
“The Alive and Well Detox Program has helped me tremendously! I have more energy during my day, I sleep more deeply, and the stomach problems I was having completely vanished once I started. Even though I’m done the program, I continue to follow through with many of the new diet lessons I learned – I still start my day with a smoothie and love it!”
Some topics we will discuss include:
Diet changes and supplementation for safe detoxification
The importance of managing stress
Exercises to enhance detoxification
Environmental toxins and how to keep you and your family safe
Tired all of the time? Is your digestion system out of whack? Have some extra pounds you’d like to try and shed? Do you generally just want to feel better? Well, I’ve got the program for YOU!
Designed and led by me- Dr. Jennifer Castle, ND- this program is a tried, tested, and true way to safely rid your body of toxins and have more energy than even before. And you can do it with your friends!
Benefit from 3 empowering group sessions at The Urban Athlete:
Detox Fundamentals- Monday April 29th 6:30-8:30pm
Detoxing in “Real” Life- Monday May 6th 6:30pm-8:30pm
Finding Balance Inside and Out- Monday May 13th 6:30pm-8:30pm
An allergic reaction occurs when your immune system misinterprets a normally non-toxic substance, such as grass, pollen, or a certain food as a harmful invader and releases substances called histamines resulting in congestion, increased mucous production, and/or skin rashes, etc. This reaction is helpful if there were an actual threat to the body, like a flu virus, helping to trap and expel it, but during false alarm, the body overreacts.
What can we do about this?LOTS!
Base your diet on non-mucous forming foods such as whole grains, fresh fruits and veggies, nuts and seeds, and cold pressed oils. Lean proteins like fish and chicken will help strengthen your immune system. Mucous forming foods include dairy products, oranges and grapefruits, fried foods, and refined flours and removing these foods or minimizing their intake provides relief for most allergy sufferers.
Gut and liver health must be assessed and allergies can be eliminated simply by improving the function of these organs. Join the ANNUAL ALIVE AND WELL DETOX PROGRAM to find allergy relief!
Supplements that help reduce the release of histamines such as Vitamin C and quercetin are extremely helpful but doses typically need to be titrated up and closely monitored by your Naturopathic Doctor.
There are also powerful homeopathic remedies to fight allergy symptoms but these need to be started very soon to be effective when you need them.
For more information, or to book a visit, call 416-481-8880.
If you are anything like me, you are missing walking down the fairway in bliss as you play golf with your buddies. Most of us put our clubs away in the fall and don’t think about the golf swing until the spring. Here area few tips that can improve your game for next season:
1. Pelvic and gluteal strengthening and endurance building. Consistency and reproducing the same swing is crucial for a good golf game. By improving your endurance in your hips and “butt” muscles will enable you to keep the torso “quiet” during the swing and keep it quiet in the last four or five holes in your round. (These exercises will be provided next time)
Are you getting enough sleep at night? Are you constantly tired? Need that caffeine and/or sugar boost a few times throughout the day? Let me help you get more rest – it’s important.
As more and more patients walk through my door, I’m learning that without proper sleep, health goals are very difficult to meet. Weight loss, diet improvements, sticking with exercise, balancing hormones, etc….whatever your plan is, it’s harder to follow through on it if you’re not well rested.
In my other life as a mom, I live the importance of sleep on a daily basis. Getting enough rest makes me a better parent and helps me deal with the day to day struggles of raising a toddler. As well, through sleep training my daughter as a baby and continuously keeping her sleep schedule a priority, I see first-hand how much happier and agreeable she is when well rested. Life is so much harder when either of us are tired!