10 Ways To Support a Healthy Heart

1.  Decrease saturated fat from non-natural sources. Choose organic, local, pastured sources of meat and dairy, and organic fruits and vegetables.

2.  Emphasize dark green leafy and other colourful vegetables. Ideally raw or lightly steamed.

3.  Maintain a healthy body composition. Measure and track your percentage body fat and lean mass.

4.  Maintain a healthy waist to hip ratio. You should look like a pear, not an apple.

5.  Maintain a healthy blood pressure. Normal is 120/80.

6.  Exercise at least 5 times per week.  Ideally once per day – just a simple walk can make a difference.

7.  Engage in something you LOVE to do at least once per week.

8.  Use virgin olive oil and flaxseed oil on your foods.

9.  Have a blood test done. Monitor your levels of Homocysteine, C-reactive protein and cholesterol.

10.  Personalize your health care.  Every heart is different. Discuss other diagnostic tools and health recommendations with your ND.

Your naturopathic doctor can help with all of these. For bloodwork, lab tests, blood pressure and body composition testing, and other personalized medicine needs, contact the Collingwood clinic at 705-444-5331.

 

 

Aging Gracefully: A Free StoneTree Event

If you feel like the dry, cold winter weather is taking its toll on your skin, we’ve got a solution for you. Join us for a free interactive & informative session with Dr. Kendra Smith, ND, where you’ll learn how to safely and effectively:

  • Reduce lines, wrinkles & sagging
  • Tighten pores, reduce puffiness & bags
  • Improve colour & radiance
  • Slow the aging process

Dr. Smith leads our clinical anti-aging protocol, and will be sharing her experience and answering questions. The event is free and open to the public – all are welcome. To book your spot or for more information, call 705-444-5331 or email feelbetter@stonetreeclinic.com.

Event: Aging Gracefully
Date: Monday, March 4th, 2013 – 7-8 PM
Location: StoneTree Naturopathic Clinic – 200-115 Hurontario Street, Collingwood, ON

 

What We’re Having for Lunch

The latest from the lunchroom…:)

-Tara

Kendra:

  • Curried lentil & veggie stir fry, with quinoa and wild rice combo from Costco

Shelby:

Tara:

 

New Well-Woman Dates for 2013

Since our post on new cervical cancer screening guidelines, we’ve added a few more dates for Well-Woman visits for 2013.

Naturopaths are trained and licensed to perform regular Pap smears, and pelvic and breast exams. Our unique Well Woman Visit offers a warm, caring environment for annual visits that includes:

  • A complete breast exam
  • Self breast exam education
  • Full gynecological exam with PAP test

Here’s the updated list of Collingwood Well-Woman dates for 2013:

February 11
March 11
April 22
June 3
July 15
September 9
October  21
December 9

Space is still available for this Monday (Feb 11) with Shelby Worts, ND.

You don’t need to be a patient of the clinic to book an appointment. And if you are a patient, you can attend any date regardless of which naturopathic doctor at StoneTree is your primary care provider.

All dates are here in Collingwood at the clinic. Space is limited – just call 705-444-5331 or email feelbetter@stonetreeclinic.com to book your time. Price is $135.

If you’re curious about how our Well Woman visits were developed, you can read more about them here.

10 Secrets to Beautiful Skin

“Dull, sagging, puffy, blotchy skin can be a symptom of poor underlying diet/digestion/health etc,
not a sign that your $100 wrinkle cream isn’t working.”
-Kendra Smith, ND
Collingwood Naturopathic Doctor

If you’ve been to the clinic recently, you may have noticed two things. The first is the smiling face of our newest team member, Dr. Kendra Smith, ND.

The second thing you might have noticed is that she has amazing skin! One of Kendra’s areas of focus in her Collingwood practice is on anti-aging, including facial rejuvenation acupuncture. On her blog, she recently shared ten of her lifestyle tips that support a good clinical protocol:

  • As a rule of thumb I drink minimum 2L water/day. I also love unsweetened coconut water, herbal/green tea, and freshly juiced green vegetable juice.
  • I get my beauty sleep; 8-9 uninterrupted hours of sleep each night & go to bed before 11pm.
  • I wear natural sunscreen, yes even in winter and on cloudy days (ok I’m not so good at this one all the time)
  • I avoid dairy such as cow’s milk, ice cream, and cheese, I also avoid processed foods with excess sodium and sugar. In traditional Chinese medicine these foods create dampness in the body which show up on the body as double chin, sagging jowls, and puffiness around the eyes
  • I barely ever wear makeup, I know this is not for everyone, but caking on foundation will pollute and weigh down the skin and block pores
  • Sweat! I am active 30min each day minimum, this increases blood flow and promotes metabolism in that area, toxins will get flushed out and cells will heal and grow faster and this slows the aging process

You can read the rest of Kendra’s tips on her blog.

For your complimentary 15 minute skin assessment and to find out how our Naturopathic Anti-Aging Protocol can work for you, call 705-444-5331.