Obsessed with clean living

Regardless of society’s standards of fitness and beauty, it is important to develop goals that make sense to you, and are achievable by you. Many obstacles can get in your way of finding your shape including injuries, chronic stress, body image, hormone imbalances, digestion and metabolism. Sue Huff, executive director at the Eating Disorder Support Network of Alberta, explains when our desire to be as healthy as possible actually becomes…

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Captive for 9 ½ Months

The Acupuncture Turning Point collaborates with Nicole and Len, owners of Breathe Fitness, to help our clients be at their best. Go to the Breathe Fitness website to find out more… by Nicole Lark BHK, PTS, TSCC-3 Do I or don’t I want to have a child? It is a question I have asked myself many times — depending on the day it can be ‘yes’ or ‘no’. Being a…

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The New Year’s Exercise commitment and injury- one reason it may fail

The Acupuncture Turning Point collaborates with Nicole and Len, owners of Breathe Fitness, to help our clients be at their best. Go to the Breathe Fitness website to find out more… by Nicole Lark BHK, PTS, TSCC-3 Every December around Christmas and New Years clients ask me, “so, do you get lots of new people coming in January to workout?” and the honest answer is “no”.  We tend to see…

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Be more “LAZY” to lose weight?!

Losing weight while you are stressed may be harder.  Ironically, you may have to eat even less than a unstressed person to loose the same weight. Is it just calories in calories out? Well, it depends on your metabolism. Here’s a particular client’s situation that will explain what I mean.  She gave me permission to describe to you her struggle and how we approached it work toward success.  This woman…

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Benefits of Short Term Intermittent Fasting

By Alina Tousseeva, MD, RAc I learned about fasting from my brother, an experienced doctor and open-minded person. Trained as a surgeon but being a holistic doctor by nature he never restricted his treatments to surgical operations. Reviewing patient’s files he would come up to massive amounts of secondary (often internal) conditions which his patients were suffering with. The most common secondary diagnoses would be metabolic syndrome, asthma, autoimmune and…

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Why do you eat?

Guest blog by Michelle Brewer, BA, MPhil, PhD (cand) Michelle is a philosopher, activist, instructor and counsellor. She did her academic work in philosophy, psychology and women’s studies. She has a passion for women’s issues and liberation, especially how these help women use their relationship to food and their bodies as a portal to their best possible lives. She is the counsellor at “Dragonfly Freedom – Counselling & Wellness” in…

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Finding your resolve to a healthier You – Why not start today? – Now? – Right now!

The Acupuncture Turning Point collaborates with Nicole and Len, owners of Breathe Fitness, to help our clients be at their best. Go to the Breathe Fitness website to find out more… by Nicole Lark BHK, PTS, TSCC-3 It seems inevitable that the week between Christmas and New Year’s people start asking me the all too familiar question: “have you made your New Year’s Resolution yet?” The Globe and Mail had…

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Are we what we whEAT?

Article by Gord Grant PhD, RAc Some people who are losing weight, healing from a sickness, or just trying to be healthier swear their success is due to restricting or even eliminating wheat from their diet.  This is not to be confused with people who have celiac disease, the autoimmune disorder in which eating gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye, triggers an inflammatory immune response that damages…

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Study supports Acupuncture’s effectiveness for weight loss

Can acupuncture help you lose weight? Yes…but it’s not that simple. Weight management is a multi-dimensional issue. To have success all aspects of lifestyle must be considered. It is a challenge that is best addressed holistically (see our webpage which discusses the bigger picture). That being said there is some strong evidence supporting acupuncture’s effectiveness as a weight loss tool. A research team recently published their work in a journal…

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Our team helps you remove obstacles in finding your shape

by Jennifer Kotowicz, H.H.P, R.Ac. Our team helps you remove obstacles in finding your shape: We help you to monitor your energy, feelings, and body’s responses in relation to your diet and exercise. This information is used to create treatment plans with you, which are tailored to your personal goals and health needs. Being in shape is a matter of opinion. It is not a number on a scale. Your…

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