Magic Magnesium – the secret of how it works!

Marisol Teijeiro Uncategorised

Magnesium is required in many functions in the human body. In fact it’s known as the “Master Relaxer” because of its calming effects on multiple systems in the body. Magnesium relaxes our nervous systems, cardiovascular systems, muscles and bowels. In addition to this calming effect, it is involved in over 300 biochemical reactions in our bodies and thus there is …

Paint it Red! Happy Canada Day!

Jamie Bell Uncategorised

May you live to be 150! Traditionally the birthday song in my culture says “happy birthday…may you live to be a hundred” …let’s take after our beautiful country and wish for a 150 instead! If you’re drinking this weekend, enjoy our favourite – Pinot Noir – to keep young and healthy to 150! Pinot Noir is chalk full of antioxidants …

Coconut Oil: Criminal or Cure-all?

Jamie Bell Uncategorised

Not sure what to believe about all this coconut oil hoopla? The truth is there’s a lot more behind the headlines, and we’re here to help you sort through the science of it all. Recent reports by the American Heart Association have advised against the use of coconut oil…and if you’re a Sanas patient you know we looooove to enjoy …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Tequila won’t kill ya!

Marisol Teijeiro Uncategorised

Tequila – It won’t Kill ya! No! In fact it’ll bring you longevity! Yes that’s right, the substance associated with hanging your head over the toilet and swearing to yourself that never again will you consume engine fuel, set up with salt and ending with lime, can actually bring you longevity in some of the most incredible ways. Now, here …