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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.

PMS Got You Down?

Irregular cycles, PMS, acne, or painful cramps… while these are incredibly common they are not normal. In fact, they are signs of hormonal imbalances. Often, midol or birth control seem like the only solution, but we can do better than that. Let’s get your hormones in check and kiss PMS goodbye! 💋

Acupuncture!

Acupuncture can be a great addition to any treatment plan. The needles are thin and flexible, and inserted into specific areas of the body to stimulate healing. Treatments can help reduce anxiety, reduce pain, and restore hormone balance. 👨🏼‍⚕️🧠

No Sugar January – Sneaky Sugar Filled Foods

We are nine days in to our No Sugar January Challenge!

Our team has compiled a list of foods you may not realize can be high in sneaky sugars. 🚫🍰

-Fruit flavored yogurt
-Sauces and condiments
-Instant food
-Salad dressing
-Fruit juices
-Digestive biscuits
-“Fat-free” foods
-Granola bars
-Sports drinks
-Frozen yogurt
-Tomato sauce

Colds and Flus

Dr. James R. Conway discussing the differences between a common cold and the flu.

Dr. Conway also shares his top five tips to combat colds and the flu. 🤧

 

What’s Trending – NutMeg Mylk

Located in Vancouver, BC, this handcrafted Nut Mylk is made from raw, organic, and nutrient-rich ingredients. This dairy-free substitute shares a delicious taste and additional health benefits. NutMeg Mylk carefully sources their high quality ingredients and chooses local whenever possible. This wholesome and healthy option replaces store-bought preservatives and chemicals.

Their menu includes Vanilla Brazil Almond Mylk, Lavender Honey Mylk, Walnut Mylk, Maca Cacao Pumpkin Seed and Cashew Mylk, Original Almond Mylk, Turmeric Golden Almond Mylk, and Blue Majik Mylk. NutMeg Mylk is the perfect treat option while still remaining dairy-free!

https://www.nutmegmylk.com/

Smashed Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound brussels sprouts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pinch garlic powder
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Trim brussels sprouts and remove any yellow outer leaves. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add brussels sprouts, cover, and steam until tender (about 10 minutes.) Drain well. Toss brussels sprouts with olive oil, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Spread out evenly on baking sheet. Use a mason jar or other heavy object to press brussels sprouts into flat patties. Roast in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Cover with Parmesan cheese and broil until cheese starts to brown; about 2 minutes. Yum!

Recipe sourced from: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/268429/smashed-brussels-sprouts/

Growing Family

Do you have a growing family on the brain? Interested in preparing your body for pregnancy? Or have you been trying to become pregnant without success? We are here to support you in this process. 👶🏼

Call our clinic at (604) 514-8555 to book an initial appointment.

No Sugar January Challenge

Join our team at A New Leaf Naturopathic Clinic for our January No Sugar Challenge. 🚫🍰🍭

Our staff will be avoiding all added sugars (honey and fruit are allowed!) Benefits include increased immune function, decreased inflammation, can help regulate hormones, and less brain fog.

Healthy New Years Resolutions

We’re sharing some of our favourite New Years Resolutions as we head into 2019! 🥂

1. Wear sunscreen every time you go outside. Your skin will thank us later.

2. Maintain (and attend) primary care appointments. We know that life can get busy, but it’s important to put your health first.

3. Set an alcohol and caffeine curfew for yourself. As they can deeply effect your sleep, set a goal to avoid caffeine after 5pm and only have 1 small alcoholic beverage, if any.

4. Find an outlet for your stress that you can rely on when things feel a little “out of control.” This can range from hot yoga, boxing classes, painting, or just having a relaxing bath with no digital distractions.

5. Establish a “before bed” sleep ritual! This will help create a consistent sleep pattern. Some rituals include putting your phone away, creating a dimly lit bedroom, using aromatherapy such as a diffuser with lavender oil, reading a book in bed, or sipping on calming tea.

6. Exercise during the day. Even just 20 minutes of physical activity in the morning will help reset the body’s natural alarm clock, increasing daytime alertness and sleepiness at night.

What are your 2019 Resolutions? 🙏🏼