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OsteoArthritis & OsteoPorosis

by Dr. Sheena Wu, ND & Dr. Sarah Bourret, ND   Osteoarthritis is often confused with osteoporosis since often people have both. While osteoarthritis is a complex degenerative disease of a joint, hat causes joint pain and reduces joint mobility and function, osteoporosis is the loss of bone mass which causes risk of fractures. Despite [...]

Tension Headaches

by Dr. Sheena Wu, ND   Headaches are one of the most common pain conditions, many normalized it as a part of life, where they simply need to endure and push through.  For many, however, it can be very debilitating, greatly impacting one’s ability to daily function and the quality of life. There are several [...]

Sleep Hygiene

by Dr. Sheena Wu, ND   Sleep is a crucial foundation of physical and mental health. Studies have found inadequate quantity and quality of sleep can lead to long-term and short-term health consequences in otherwise healthy individuals, including hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, decreased cognitive functions and more. Nowadays, issues of [...]

A Brief Note on Anxiety

By Dr. Sheena Wu, ND   Anxiety is one of the most common mental health concerns, affecting millions worldwide.  Although anxiety is a natural response to stress or perceived threats, with modern day stressors it can become excessive or persistent, taking a toll on daily functioning as well as the quality of life.  Anxiety disorders [...]

The Benefits of Fermented Foods

By Dr. Sheena Wu, ND The method of fermentation has been around for thousands of years, while it has been used for food preservation and adding depths of flavour to our cooking, it also provides a good boost of good bacteria, the probiotics, that help us maintain a healthy gut microbiome. We have more than [...]

The Elimination Diet – What it’s for and What to Expect

By Dr. Sheena Wu, ND The elimination diet is a short-term diet with the purpose of identifying food sensitivities that may be contributing to negative symptoms or conditions.  It temporarily removes potentially sensitizing foods and reintroduces them back into the diet to observe any potential influence or effect it has.   What is food sensitivity? [...]

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