Natural Mother Magazine – July/August 2015

Each issue of Natural Mother Magazine is overflowing with news, tips, advice, ideas and recipes for the natural family, and our July/August 2015 issue is no exception.   Click over to Natural Mother Magazine today and read our newest issue!

Great articles can be found in the current issue including:

  • A Shot of Vaccination Hysteria
  • The Truth About the Birth Control Pill
  • Colostrum
  • Learning To Swim Naturally

Needless breast cancer imaging common

A recent Ontario study found that early-stage breast imaging after diagnosis is more common, even though guidelines recommend against it.

CBC’s Melanie Glanz found that “most provincial, national and international guidelines do not recommend X-rays for those with early stage, operable breast cancer with no symptoms, because the likelihood of a scan picking up evidence of the cancer spreading has been established in medical literature as extremely low.”

The complete article can be found here: Needless breast imaging

Why are you constantly hungry?

Ever wonder why you constantly feel hungry even after eating regular and healthy portions of food?  Lack of sleep, lack of protein, excess stress and starchy carbohydrates are some of the more common reasons why.  Esther Crain of Health.com shares some valuable insight regarding how our minds and hormones trick us into believing we are still hungry based on our behaviors.   She highlights 11 issues including:

  1. You are dehydrated
  2. You are a restless sleeper
  3. You load up on starchy carbs
  4. You are a stress case
  5. You drink too much alcohol
  6. You need to eat more protein
  7. You are not eating enough fat
  8. You skip meals
  9. You are bombarded with food images
  10. You inhale your food
  11. You are on certain medications

For the full article visit: http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/11/health/always-hungry/index.html

Homeopathy and menopausal depression

A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study carried out in Mexico City and published on Mar. 13 compared the effects of treatment of post-menopausal depression with fluoxetine and individualized homeopathic medicines.

The women, all diagnosed with moderate to severe depression, were treated for six weeks and then their progress was measured on three different depression scales.

Conclusions: “Homeopathy and fluoxetine are effective and safe antidepressants for climacteric women. Homeopathy and fluoxetine were significantly different from placebo in response definition only. Homeopathy, but not fluoxetine, improves menopausal symptoms scored by Greene Climacteric Scale.”

The full link can be found here: Homeopathic Treatment and Fluoxetine in the treatment of menopausal depression

Manual Osteopathy by Kati Waygood

We would like to welcome Manual Osteopath Kati Waygood BSc, RMT into our clinic.

Kati’s interest in hands-on manual therapy originally led her to study the art of massage. From there she pursued a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, and finally into her current study of Manual Osteopathy.  Kati pulls from several toolboxes, working on the body as an entire unit, to help the client achieve their physical goals. She is trained in therapeutic, deep tissue and sport massage, advanced fascial work, and advanced remedial exercises, and builds her treatments on a foundation of functional assessment and whole-body focused osteopathic techniques to help understand and fully correct the issues her clients are facing.

Kati’s scope of practice focuses, but is not limited to:

  • General and specific back and neck pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Joint problems
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Structural misalignment
  • Pregnancy issues
  • Whiplash
  • Scoliosis
  • Cases of unexplained or medically undiagnosed pain

Appointments can be scheduled for 90min, 60min, 45min and 30min slots at 780.455.6123.