Teaching my first yoga class: Breaking Barriers on and off the mat.

Jamie Bell Uncategorised

It has almost been a full year since I first embarked on my journey to become a yoga teacher. After months of training, practicing and immersive study with Pranalife Yoga’s Asia Nelson, the big day finally arrived for me to teach my very first class. March 27th at 7pm was a day that had been engrained in my mind for …

Alka-Practice: Re-Balance, Revive, Re-energize!

Jamie Bell Uncategorised

At Sanas we love to work up a sweat, and our favorite type of sweating comes in the form of a hot yoga class. Recently Dr. Marisol was practicing at our local studio and had to jump out of yogi mode and into doctor mode because one of her classmates had fainted in the middle of hot yoga!! Can you imagine?! Unfortunately, there was …

How is Fear holding you back?

Marisol Teijeiro Uncategorised

This March break was my first time really skiing. I’m not counting the time my husband took me down a diamond hill…that time I took one look at the summit and I immediately began to hyperventilate…quickly followed by a full-blown panic attack. As I tumbled miserably down the hill, tears filling my eyes as my sweet husband graciously snow ploughed …

Life Lessons 101: What Every Pregnant Woman Should Know  

Melissa Bingeman Uncategorised

I am in week 36 and I’ve started counting down the days until I get to meet my little peanut.  The last few months have been layers of joy and discomfort/frustration.  I was taken off work due to a shortened cervix and risk of premature labour at 28 weeks, 10 weeks earlier than I anticipated leaving work.  I quickly realized …

Feeling FAT-igued? It’s Hormonal!

Marisol Teijeiro Uncategorised

Fatigue can be fierce and something that many of us live with on a daily basis. Did you know that your fatigue may actually be correlated to your hormones? Yes that right, so now not only are you “hormonal” when you having a hissy fit, or feeling fat and bloated but you are hormonally unbalanced if you’re fatigued. The Hormonal …

Get your FREE Cleanse!

Marisol Teijeiro Uncategorised

Everyone loves FREE, but you won’t believe me if I tell you how to do your FREE Cleanse! Now I’m not going to advise this to all, but for many of us who have a healthy body – free of any chronic debilitating disease, the best way to do a free cleanse is to get infected! Yes, that’s right infected….with …

DIY Healing Herbal Sitz Bath

Melissa Bingeman Uncategorised

I’m in full swing nesting mode.  With only 4 short weeks until I am considered full term in my pregnancy, I am busy prepping our home to be “baby ready”. One of the things on my To-Do list was gathering the ingredients for a “Healing Herbal Sitz Bath”.  I intend to use this bath to help with healing post labour and …

When your Lab Results say “You’re Good to Go” but you’re Not Feeling It!

Marisol Teijeiro Uncategorised

  When “no news is good news” and you still feel horribly unwell, what should you do? We say take a copy of your lab results to a Naturopathic Doctor, preferably one at Sanas Health Practice, to tell you the real deal!   Labs are used to diagnose disease and monitor progression. Labs cannot tell you if your body’s physical …

Put your Heart Health First!

Jamie Bell Uncategorised

February is heart health month in Canada and that means you’ll be hearing a lot about how to improve your cardiovascular health! Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of disease in adults. We see a large number of patients at risk because they are hypertensive, diabetic, over-weight or dyslipidemic (have too much bad cholesterol). The wonderful news is, research and …

Green Tea Extract for Weight Loss: Friend or Foe?

Melissa Bingeman Uncategorised

Over the weekend, CBC’s Marketplace aired a segment highlighting a few case reports of liver toxicity which they blamed on Green Tea Extract weight loss supplements.  As naturopathic doctors who frequently utilize green tea and its extract for therapeutic purposes in clinical practice, we felt it necessary to put together this statement on the therapeutic and responsible use of green tea and …