Playing with my favourite tinctures in the dispensary 🤗🌿. I love so many of them, but particularly Saffron. Especially in women’s health, and for enhancing mood. Here’s a review: Saffron is an exotic spice, and it is said that Cleopatra would infuse Saffron in milk to bathe in. It is distinctly known for it’s rich colour and aroma. According to Ayurvedic Medicine, it is said to balance all three doshas. Being a circulatory spice, Saffron is warming and revitalizing. Each flower only produces 3 strands, hence rare and expensive and known as the ‘King of Spices’ 👑. Benefits: Nourishing and invigorating, said to have a positive affect on the heart♥️, reproductive system, and conditions related to impaired circulation. Improves situations such as depression, dysmenorrhoea, PMS, menstrual cycle irregularities, memory loss, male infertility, asthma, blood pressure, immunity, and loss of vitality. It has been suggested that compounds within Saffron can stimulate cell death in various cancer cells. Nutritional Content: Vitamin A, C, B6, iron, calcium, magnesium, folic acid, potassium, selenium, and zinc. Use: Infuse in hot water or milk first to release its flavour and colour, then add to rice, savoury dishes, pudding, almond milk, dandelion lattes, or herbal teas. Can be taken as a herbal tincture for a more therapeutic dose. Use with caution during pregnancy and lactation. Saffron is a sattvic spice, which means it is in the mode of goodness. As a sattvic spice, it represents love and compassion🙏✨. #herb#saffron#naturopath#health#happy#women#sydney#kogarah#love#life
- ➡️Low Back Pain and Psychology?⬅️ - Is it possible that low back pain could be caused by something other than a mechanical (injury) occurrence?! - Something we've known empirically for quite some time is gaining theoretical and research backing. - #repost @thestrengththerapist with @get_repost ・・・ Traditional perspectives of low back pain focused on mechanical theories - poor movement, incorrect muscle timing, damaged tissue, etc. - that revolved around a biomedical approach to treatment. . Over the last couple decades, we’ve been experiencing a paradigm shift towards a new model of thinking: the biopsychosocial approach. This new approach takes what we had before and adds components of psychological and social approaches. . This model of treatment is particularly relevant with the lower back. We have a wealth of literature showing that psychological and social factors (yellow flags) are prognostic of results for treatment and long term disability. . We are seeing that it is very important to discuss patient beliefs about pain and treatment, evaluate catastrophizing, related psychological fears, related social concerns, and more. . For example, individuals who are concerned about losing their job or about finances are more likely to experience low back pain. Similarly, individuals dealing with depression have a much higher chance low back pain. . These are components that need to gain awareness and discussed during treatment. A comprehensive treatment model that addresses these factors (when relevant) with the plan of care is the most evidence supported option we have currently.
I had so much fun at the Healthy Living Festival this morning at Jorgensen Farms, connecting with and gathering information about other businesses and practitioners promoting healthy living, for my patients ✨💕
This is so so so relevant and important. Many of us tend to approach health from a place of not only lack (focusing exclusivey on what is missing or 'wrong') but with a sense of extreme polarity - everything is either 'good or bad'/black + white. This is an illusion that sets you up for suffering. I don't believe health means everything about you is perfect, yet this is what many of us are striving for on a conscious level. This is another illusion that sets you up for suffering. If focusing on having a 'perfect' diet & lifestyle were exclusively linked to better health, many more people in the West should be healed by now 😅From a mindset perspective the best thing you can do is to focus on what you can ADD to your life (food, exercise, whatever), as opposed to what you 'shouldnt' be having/doing. All that will do is give these 'negative' things power. In this sense I am not a huge fan of restrictive diets and regimes, nor push my own one dietary template that everyone should be following. Give your power and attention to what you can do to add to your health. Where attention goes energy flows. And celebrate everything that you have achieved up until now 🤸❤️ #mindbody#mindbodyspirit#naturopath#herbalist#naturopathicmedicine#functionalmedicine#energy#nutritionist
I remember when I was in primary school, I had a teacher brand me with a label ‘Amy is here to prove that men are the weaker species. That girls can beat boys’. I would have been all of about 8 years old. Now, I don’t mind a bit of healthy competition. This sort of insight runs deeper though. I’m no man hater. I love men, especially when they are balanced, loving and able to stand in their power without putting down women. I’m triggered by men mistreating women. It hurts my heart. There’s a huge movement I feel my generation are playing a major role in. Where the gap of gender equality is bridged. Where women are less afraid to stand up and speak their truth. Where we can ALL speak our truth without the hate and anger behind our words. A world where we can be our authentic selves acting from love. What do you think? #conversationsthatmatter
DID YOU KNOW? // Naturopathic physicians are trained and certified in in-office minor surgery? This includes taking out sutures! Dr. Katherine loves being able to provide patients with a wide range of services. . Here she is, taking out a few sutures after her patient got two moles removed! The patient couldn't take them out herself and her family couldn't stomach it either 🤢🤮. Dr. Katherine to the rescue! 🤓👩⚕️, saving the world one stitch at a time! . . . #yvr#naturopath#minorsurgery#burnaby#vancity#stitches @aurora_medical