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What Can Yoga Do For Your Body?

Yoga is an awesome tool to keep your body and mind healthy. Physical benefits include increased flexibility, muscle strength and tone, maintaining a well-balanced metabolism, cardio and circulatory health, and protection from injuries. Mental benefits of yoga include managing stress, reaching a more positive outlook on life, providing mental clarity and calmness, body awareness, centers the mind, and sharpens concentration.

Enjoy this 30 minute morning yoga for flexibility when you’re in need of a full body yoga stretch.

Busy Moms and Dads

Busy Moms and Dads have a lot to juggle! Ensuring you’re energized and feeling your best will help keep things running smoothly. We’ve all heard it before, but you really do have to care for yourself to be able to care for those you love. 👩🏼🧔🏻🌿

Two-Ingredient Banana Pancakes

These delicious and simple (dairy and gluten-free!) pancakes are best enjoyed right after cooking. With no added sugar, these pancakes are a guilt-free breakfast option. Serve them with maple syrup, yogurt, or ricotta cheese to add in some protein.

Ingredients:

-2 large eggs

-1 medium banana

Instructions:

Puree eggs and banana in a blender until smooth. Lightly oil a large non-stick skillet and heat over medium. Using 2 tablespoons of batter for each pancake, drop 4 mounds of batter into the skillet. Cook until bubbles appear on the surface and the edges look dry, (2 to 4 minutes.) Using a thin spatula, gently flip the pancakes and cook until browned on the bottom, another 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer pancakes to a plate. Lightly oil the skillet again and repeat with the remaining batter. Serve with your choice of toppings; we recommend vanilla Greek yogurt and raspberries!

Sourced from: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/268783/two-ingredient-banana-pancakes/

What’s Trending – Worry Stones

Our team at A New Leaf Naturopathic Clinic will be featuring a “What’s Trending” section, covering the latest and greatest trends within the naturopathic and holistic healing community. This week we will touch on Worry Stones.

Worry Stones, also known as Stress Pebbles, are smooth gem stones that are the shape of an oval with a thumb-sized indentation.

These stones are used to soothe stress and anxiety, while being a versatile aid for self-calming and meditation. Worry Stones are used by holding the stone between the index finger and thumb, and gently moving one’s thumb back and forth across the stone. Rub the stone when you feel worried or stressed.

Worry stones have the power to help soothe frazzled nerves. They are discreet, inexpensive, and all-natural. People who use worry stones report that they help ease creeping anxiety and other negative feelings. Research has shown that physical activity, even slight touch or movement, interrupts the brain from playing negative thoughts. While it may not solve your problems, it can diminish the intensity of the worry and help you move towards positive solutions.

Sourced from: Grove and Grotto

Christmas Fun Facts!

With Christmas right around the corner (8 days – eek!) we thought we’d share our favorite holiday fun facts from Factinate!

  1. Did you know… The first artificial tree Christmas Tree wasn’t a tree at all. It was created out of goose feathers that were dyed green!
  2. One of the reasons we leave milk and cookies for Santa is because Dutch children would leave food and drink out for St. Nicholas on his feast day.
  3. Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer was almost named Rollo or Reginald.
  4. Santa’s iconic red suit wasn’t always red. Prior to the 1930’s it was often pictured as white, green, and blue. Thomas Nast depicted Santa with a red coat in the late 19th century, and this inspired illustrator Haddon Sundblom in 1931 when he was tasked with creating advertisements for Coca-Cola. He depicted Santa as the red-suited, white haired, and rosy-cheeked man that we all know and love today.
  5. “Silent Night” is the most recorded Christmas song in history, with over 733 different versions copyrighted since 1978.
  6. The highest grossing Christmas movie of all time is “How The Grinch Stole Christmas”, the Jim Carrey version.
  7. One of the most popular times of the year for break-ups according to Facebook stats is the last two weeks leading up to Christmas! Maybe it’s the stress of the season. Interestingly, Christmas Day is the least common day to end a relationship (whewf!)
  8. Spiders are common Christmas tree decorations in Poland because, according to a legend, a spider wove the blanket for baby Jesus.
  9. Due to an incredibly successful marketing campaign, KFC became the best-selling restaurant for Christmas dinner throughout Japan. In Japan today, you must order your meal two months in advance if you want finger-lickin-good chicken on December 25!
  10. The Christmas tree became popular in 1846, after Prince Albert brought it to England when he married Queen Victoria. The two were sketched in front of a Christmas tree and the tradition became popular.

Q+A with The Doctors

Our team is excited to announce our “Q+A with The Doctors” 👩🏻‍⚕️👨🏼‍⚕️🌱

Each week we will ask which topics you’d like The Doctors to address in our next YouTube video. Start brainstorming your questions for our Naturopathic Physicians! 🧠

Comment below or email us your questions at: admin@anewleafnaturopathic.com

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Let’s get those questions flowing!

Baby Brouwer

We have a Baby Brouwer!

Congratulations to our Dr. Johanna Brouwer, Dan, and big sister, Eden, on the arrival of their newest family member, Rowan.

We are all so happy for you and your new bundle of joy.

He was a water baby weighing 8 lbs 13 oz.

Mom and baby are doing great at home.

Mesotherapy

Mesotherapy has been used for many years to help patients who are in good shape but can’t get rid of a pocket of stubborn fat. The nutrients used in mesotherapy shrinks fat cells. Shortly after the fat dissolves, the treatment is carried through the bloodstream and excreted through the kidneys and bowel.

Cellulite is connective tissue bands holding down the skin, trapping the fat, and thereby causing the dimpling effect. Mesotherapy eliminates the connective tissue bands, creating a smooth, dimple-free appearance! Results are measured in inches and can be applied to arms, waist, hips, back, and legs. A typical patient can lose up to two dress sizes through multiple treatments. Patients have lost up to four inches from their waist, hips, and thighs.

Call our clinic to book (604) 514-8555.

Split Pea Rosemary Soup

Try this delicious Split Pea Soup with Rosemary for dinner tonight 😋🍜

Ingredients:
* 6 slices of bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
* 1 small onion, chopped
* 1 leek, sliced thin
* 1 large carrot, chopped
* 2 cloves garlic, minced
* 4 cans chicken broth
* 1 ½ cups green split peas
* 2 bay leaves
* 1 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped

Place bacon in a large pot, cook over medium – until crisp. Stir in onion, leek, carrot, and garlic; cook until the vegetables are soft (about 8 mins) Pour in chicken broth. Stir in split peas, bay leaves, and rosemary. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until peas are cooked (1 hour), stirring occasionally. Yum!

Turmeric Anti-Inflammatory Juice

This is one juice recipe to pull out when you are feeling a little under the weather! This refreshing combination will combat a weak immune system while helping to fight inflammation.