Immune Health Issue Winter 2012
With the winter weather we can tend to get cooped up in our homes, hibernating and wishing for warmer weather. Instead we should be getting out and enjoying winter activities, stimulating our immune system, and taking advantage of the health benefits of breathing in the cold, fresh air. At this time of year we are exposed to many different viruses and bacteria from many different sources. We are exposed at work, the grocery store, door knobs, our children....the list is endless. Our aim in this issue is to help you understand your immunity: how you can boost it naturally; what immunity is and how it can go wrong; how using the sauna can help with autoimmune disorders; and a seasonal recipe which will stimulate your immune system. We hope you find this edition of our quarterly newsletter informative.
Cold and Flu Prevention Program
Are you looking for ways to support your immune system during this time of year? Looking for an alternative to the regular flu shot? There is another option in cold and flu prevention. The Natural Flu Shot is a safe and effective alternative to the regular flu shot.
Autoimmune Disorders: When our Immune System Over-reacts!
Autoimmune disorders are on the rise. Our lives have become fast paced and stressful compared to our ancestors. We are also exposed to many more chemicals in our environment and food. These triggers combine with an inherited predisposition that is leading to a higher percentage of people developing one or more autoimmune diseases. Read more...
Healing with Sauna Therapy
The use of saunas as a healing modality is thought to originate in the Scandinavian region; however, there are many references to sauna therapy throughout different cultures. Perhaps the oldest known in this region is the sweat lodge. Regardless of its origin, the sauna has been a traditional method of helping people cope with a wide range of health concerns. Read More...
Seasonal Recipe - Shiitake Soup
Shiitake Mushrooms contain important and essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals. It is also one of our most delicious immune-stimulating foods. Shiitake mushrooms are anti-viral, Read more..
Thanks to you we are three years old and growing!
Thanks to your commitment to your health and your faith in our services we have been successful and are growing and learning everyday. We want to show our gratitude!
For the month of February we are pleased to offer the following specials to our existing clients:
Naturopathic Doctors: 10% off consultations and dispensary items purchased during your consult (minimum 30 min) or acupuncture session.
Energy therapy sessions: 10% off sessions (minimum 30min)
Massage Therapy: Pre-massage far infrared sauna session for only $10. This is a 50% discount off the regular price. See the great article in this newsletter for the health benefits of saunas.
We know you work hard for your money and want to use it wisely. There is no better investment than in your own health and we want to make it easier to check in and stay on track.
Look forward to our Spring Issue on Inflammation!