What’s Trending – Mindfulness Apps

As mindfulness continues to grow with popularity, we’re sharing our favourite free apps for your smartphone! 🤓💭
The health benefits from mindfulness include reducing stress, managing anxiety, improving sleep quality, and sharpening concentration.

1. Headspace
2. Calm
3. Buddhify
4. Smiling Mind
5. Insight Timer
6. Aura

FREE Event – Uncovering Anxiety: Natural Approaches To Stress And Worry In Children

We are excited to announce two exciting events coming up at our clinic in May!

2) Uncovering Anxiety: Natural Approaches To Stress And Worry In Children

When: Saturday, May 18 from 2:30-4pm

Where: A New Leaf Naturopathic Clinic

Who: Dr. James R. Conway

What: For parents and children who would like to learn about how they can address stress and worry, and delve deeper into some of the underlying factors such as certain health conditions, nutrient deficiencies, digestive concerns, environmental influences, and social impacts. Learn about some practical approaches to help with mood balance and improve feelings of worry, overwhelm, and low motivation. There will be some short activities and time for discussion at the end.

Dr. James R. Conway, ND is one of the naturopathic doctors at A New Leaf and has a family practice that focuses on children’s, men’s, and cardiovascular health. He addresses all health concerns with a thorough approach that blends current medical research with traditional natural medicines. Dr. Conway has a keen interest in helping individuals—including children—who have mood and behavioral concerns, and utilizes a range of assessments and treatments to improve health and well-being. Dr. Conway and his wife live locally in Langley and have two young children.

FREE Event – Keys To Obtaining A Healthy Weight

We are excited to announce two exciting events coming up at our clinic in May!

1) Keys To Obtaining A Healthy Weight

When: Tuesday, May 14 from 6-8pm

Where: A New Leaf Naturopathic Clinic

Who: Dr. James R. Conway

What: An educational event that highlights some of the main factors that contribute to challenges with weight and how a healthy weight can be improved through various food and lifestyle changes. Dr. Conway will examine some of the current health trends and diets—discussing some of the pros and cons of fad diets. A general approach to weight balance will be offered with a focus on nutrition, lifestyle, and physical activity. There will be a sneak peek of A New Leaf’s new TARGET Weight Management Program with 10-minute free mini-consults after the event. Free mini consultations can also be booked on Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 by calling A New Leaf Naturopathic Clinic reception.

Dr. James R. Conway, ND is one of the naturopathic doctors at A New Leaf and has a family practice that focuses on children’s, men’s, and cardiovascular health. He addresses all health concerns with a thorough approach that blends current medical research with traditional natural medicines. Dr. Conway is interested in helping patients develop a healthy attitude towards food, emotions, and physical activity so that they can obtain a healthier weight. Dr. Conway and his wife live locally in Langley and have two young children.

Scientists Tracking Our Health Trends

What’s Happening – Tracking Health Trends👩🏼‍💻

A new machine learning tool, developed by University of Alberta Computing Scientists, sifts through millions of #Twitter posts to understand health and wellness trends across #Canada. “We use machine learning to determine the location tweets refer to, the dimension of health they are related to, and the emotions expressed in each tweet,” explains U of A Computing Scientist, Osmar Zaiane. By tracking health trends, scientists can get a better understanding of what it’s actually like to live in a particular place, in terms of health and wellness.

Looking For Anxiety Relief?

Lavender SAP🌱 is used for stress and anxiety relief as well as sleep support. Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has been traditionally used in herbal medicine for centuries for its anti-anxiety and calming properties. The lavender is obtained from steam distillation of the flowering tops of L. angustifolia.

The Plant-Based Food Craze Continues!

White Spot is set to join the plant-based food craze with their new “Beyond Burger” patty! 🍔

On Monday, April 15, the restaurant debuted the Beyond Burger patty, offering vegetarian and vegan customers a fully plant-based vehicle for its Triple O sauce, which is, of course, the real star of any burger on the White Spot menu. It tastes like the mayonnaise they serve in heaven. It should be noted that mayo disqualifies the Beyond Burger as vegan. But we digress.

Available at all full-service White Spot restaurants in B.C. and Alberta, the four-ounce, chargrilled veggie patty, made with pea protein, can be added to any burger in place of a beef patty! 🌱 But if you’re the sort that hates to request menu substitutions, the Beyond Burger patty will be featured in the new Avocado Beyond Burger, which also comes topped with fresh avocado, pickled onions, roasted corn, crisp lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, jalapeño ranch and edamame hummus. Yum! 😋

Visit the article below for full details on this delicious, plant-based burger.
https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/white-spot-set-to-join-plant-based-food-craze-with-beyond-burger-patty

What’s Trending – Acupuncture for Menopause

What’s Trending – Acupuncture for Menopause👱🏻‍♀️💉

Recent studies conclude a relatively short course of acupuncture could significantly reduce some of the unpleasant symptoms of menopause including hot flashes, night sweats, sleep disturbances, emotional symptoms, and skin/hair problems. One study revealed at the 6-week mark, 80% of women receiving acupuncture believed the sessions decreased menopause symptoms. Acupuncture can also reduce anxiety, pain, and restore overall hormone balance.

Are You Stressed?

Dealing with stress? 🐶
#Stress is an inevitable part of life and affects everyone differently. Be aware of what triggers stress for you. Once you are able to recognize these triggers, you may be able to avoid some of them, or be better prepared to handle them when they arise. Also be aware of how you manage your stress. There are unhealthy and healthy stress management habits. Find a healthy way that works for you, or reach out to people who can help you create healthier habits. Talking to a Naturopathic Doctor is a great place to start.

What’s Trending – Fresh Herbs

What’s Trending – Fresh Herbs🌱

What are the benefits of cooking with fresh herbs?
1. Antioxidants – Fresh herbs protect your food from becoming more inflammatory (oxidative damage), especially when cooking with fats.
2. Food Safety – Choosing fresh herbs ensures you’re getting what you’ve paid for. Some dried herb products use additives and fillers. 
3. Other Benefits – Different herbs offer different benefits, such as using mint for digestive disorders. Rosemary is a great addition to water for bloating.

Ways to use fresh herbs🌱
1. Make condiments such as pesto or salad dressing
2. Rub them on meat
3. Put them in eggs🍳
4. Make tea with them
5. Add them to your salad

Ways To Avoid Burnout

#WatchWednesday 👩‍⚕️🌱

Q: What are some tips for stress management and ways to avoid burnout, especially during this time of year?

A: Dr. Alison Vandekerkhove from A New Leaf Naturopathic Clinic discussing ways to avoid burnout by taking Vitamin D, getting enough sleep, listening to our bodies, and not eating too much sugar.