Articles of Interest


Back-to-School Balance


Back-to-School Balance


By Nindy Grewal, Holistic Nutritionist, Live Blood Cell Analyst


Tips for Surviving a Healthy School Year

We are now winding down on summer and preparing for a new school year, both can bring about feelings of excitement and anxiousness.  As parents, we are ready for the kids to be back on track with regular sleep and

Get to Know Your Practitioners Better featuring Rian Scott

An Interview with Rian Scott, Acupuncturist 


Q: How did you get into your current career; what made you decide to peruse this career?

A: I was raised on a farm while I was very young and I grew up being immersed in the natural world.  I grew up with my hands literally in the Earth.  I think my

Does Massage help during Pregnancy?


By Deborah VanderKruk, RMT


The pregnancy test comes back positive.  A deluge of emotions ensues.  Our responses may range from exhilaration and relief to anxiety and fear.   We embark on the journey of preparing for a little one, navigating information overload, unsolicited advice, and loads of marketing.  For some women, having regular massages during this period

I Named My Eating Disorder: Ariel’s Story


Ariel is a 17-year-old girl who battled anorexia. Her name has been changed to protect her identity.

I named my eating disorder Ursula, the villain from my favourite childhood movie ‘The Little Mermaid’. In many ways, my anorexia had presented characteristics that I saw in Ursula.

Anorexia – Ursula – is devious, manipulative, and controlling. She claims

Get to Know Your Practitioners Better featuring Georgina Mellas

How did you get into your current career/what made you decide to pursue this career?

I have always wanted to be in a “helping” profession which is why I pursued a career in Human Resources where I spent over 20 years as an HR Consultant in a corporate environment.

Very early in my journey with Reiki

Getting to Know Your Practitioners Better Featuring Dr. Lisa Adams


How did you get into your current career/what made you decide to pursue this career?


As I was studying biology and nutrition and trying to find my own best health, I found there were gaps in the conventional system where myself and others were not getting the help they needed to prevent disease, have natural

Getting to Know Your Practitioners Better Featuring Dr. James Yoon


How did you get into your current career/what made you decide to pursue this career?


When I started my undergraduate degree in kinesiology at Western, my plan was to pursue a master’s in physiotherapy. However, after preceptoring at a couple physiotherapy clinics in my fourth year I realized that I wasn’t as passionate about the profession

What is Usui Reiki Healing?


By Georgina Mellas, Reiki Master



The philosophy behind this modality is that the body holds all memory and knows what it needs to heal.

Georgina’s Approach

By placing of the hands (light touch) on different areas of the body and head, coupled with a “sounding” technique (utilizing the client’s voice) Georgina assists her clients in releasing both physical

Is Massage Therapy Good for Runners?


By Jen Hyland, RMT


Runners are going to run, whether they should or shouldn’t. As the daughter of a marathoner, I grew up watching my dad peel off blood soaked socks and shoes for years before he finally figured out his footwear. For some reason, this made me think that all runners were disgusting, and it

Parasites and Live Blood Analysis

By Nindy Grewal

Winter getaways are definitely the best reprise from our harsh winter months.  Tropical islands, Asian destinations, visits back to home countries can provide that sunshine and warmth, plus stress relief that we so greatly need after being stuck in the house during cold, dark months of the year.  However, have you ever returned