Archive for March 2015

Shedding the Chemical Burden

As the naturopathic doctor at the Toronto Wellness Centre, I attended the Green Living Show at the Toronto Metro Convention Centre, to explore what was new on the market to offer to our patients! I was astounded at the number of new green products that are available on the market, and moreover, companies making it ridiculously easy to convert to green – there really aren’t any excuses anymore!

Did you know!?

The EWG (Environmental Working Group) conducted a survey of 2300 people and the results showed that “on average, respondents use nine products daily. These contain 126 unique ingredients. One man in 100 and fully 25 percent of women surveyed apply 15 or more products each day.” With these types of numbers of exposure to products with potential long term health effects, we need to start taking action.

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Toronto Wellness Centre Climbs the CN Tower

We are very excited to be supporting the World Wildlife Fund as we prepare to climb Toronto’s famous CN Tower as a team on April 26th, 2015!

Our team is made up of Toronto Wellness Centre staff and friends of the clinic. We’ll be climbing 1776 individual steps (that’s 144 flights) and the whole team is excited for this physical challenge!

As we prep for the climb, we’ll be training (watch out stairs: we’re coming for you!) and ensuring that each team member feels their best with regular chiropractic adjustments. Maintaining wellness is key as a big event approaches, and also for day-to-day life. After the climb, we’ll be feeling extra lucky to have two Registered Massage Therapists on hand, that’s for sure!

With proceeds going to support animals in need such as majestic right whales, powerful polar bears, intelligent Great Apes, mysterious clouded leopards, and many more, we’ll need your help. Donations can be made here to sponsor our climb and help these amazing animals!

Thank-you for your support!

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How to Bite the Sugar Craving for Good

Toronto Wellness Centre’s own naturopathic doctor, Dr. Kate McLaird ND tackles sugar, and how to handle your sweet-tooth and those overwhelming cravings:

We’ve all been there at one point or another – that strong craving for something sweet, whether it’s the sweet pick-me-up in the late afternoon, the après-dinner dessert with tea or coffee, or perhaps the ice cream cone you associate with precious family time on the weekends. Suddenly these sugar cravings start to become more and more frequent, and even harder to ignore – why does this happen!? 

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