How to Move from Back to School Blues to Back to School Bliss

It doesn’t take long after august long weekend for back to school signs to go up everywhere you look.

Back to School Tips

It seems summer break began only a short time ago and already we are exposed to back to school marketing, and social pressures to get organized for September.

With a full schedule looming for parents and kids, not to mention potential stress around kids changing schools, school transportation, paying for school supplies, etc., how can you make the most out of this time rather than let back to school blues settle in?

The American Psychological Association suggests the following:

Run through the school routine with your family

Set aside some time to talk as a family about the school routine. What time will everyone wake up at? How will kids get to and from school? What kind of lunches would they like that will be kid friendly and nourishing?

Discussing the routine together will ease everyone’s mind, removing fear of the unknown and helping to build a vision.

Get into the habit of going to bed early. Everyone should adjust their sleep schedule back too early to bed, early to rise, making the transition easier when school starts.

Empathize with your kids

Don’t overlook anxiety they might be feeling about change in the school year to come. New friends, potentially new schools; talk with your kids about how they are feeling to ease fear and have a better understanding of where they are at emotionally.

Back to School Advice

Get to know your neighbors and your community

Community can be such an essential support factor. Getting to know the other kids in the neighborhood before school starts is a great way for kids to start to feel comfortable with the people they go to school with. Also, parents can support one another with before and after school care and car-pooling.

Many community associations provide activities for families throughout the summer. Utilize these events as opportunities to get out there and meet people in your neighborhood.

As school gets closer here are some additional tips:

Eat right

Getting into good eating habits can go a long way. Make sure everyone eats a healthy breakfast in the morning and packs a good hearty lunch.

Back to school lunch tips

Pack the night before

Have everyone pack their school bags the night before and put them near the front door. This way there is less running around in the morning and less chance of forgetting something.

Oprah suggests:

Create a back to school tradition that is fun and exciting like a barbeque or an annual visit to the water-slide park, or family game night.

This will build excitement and a sense of celebration for the coming school year.

Seek expert advice if you need help

If, throughout the year you are feeling overwhelmed and need the help of an expert, reach out for professional support. Self-help can be very beneficial from Psychology, to massage therapy. Look for a wellness centre near you.

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Above All

Keep a positive perspective. The new school year holds so many exciting opportunities and experiences. Celebrate with each other every step of the way!

Do you have any tips or suggestions on strategies your family uses for back to school bliss? Share with us!

How to Support your Family’s Health Post-Flood

Now that Calgary is in full-cleanup mode following the flood of a century we would like to offer support in providing information on ways to keep your family healthy post-flood.

Calgary Post flood health

Issues of concern specifically are mosquitos and mold.

We all know the mosquitos were bad to begin with early this season, and now with excessive water levels and water damage those squiters are going to be large and in charge.

Calgary mosquitosHere are a couple natural ways to fend off those pesky biters.

 

  1. Essential Oils – Citronella, lemon, sandalwood, apply to either clothing and/or skin in diluted liquid form, or burn a citronella, lemon or sandalwood candle near where you are sitting.

 

  1. Vitamin B  – Patches and supplementation

 

Vitamin B metabolizes the body which reduces human odors. It’s the way we smell that attracts insects so when we reduce our human odor with Vitamin B and essential oils the mosquitos stay at bay.

Patches can be purchased (we have them at Docere Wellness Centre for $10.95). You simply apply them directly to your skin an hour or two before going outside and you can leave it on all day. Not only will you keep bugs away you will benefit from more vitamin B in your body.

Natural Mosquito repellant

If the mosquito gets the best of you there are a number of natural ways to treat the bite, here are five we like:

  1. Organic Apple Cider Vinegar – apply a small amount to bite
  2. Aloe Vera – a very cool and soothing remedy. Helps ease the itch and heal the bite
  3. Essential Oils – tea tree oil, rosemary, neem, lavender, witch hazel or cedar oil –dilute a small amount with water and dab on bite
  4. Salt Paste – mix himilayan rock salt with water and mix into a paste. Apply to affected area
  5. Lemon Juice – helps to calm the itch and prevent infection

Natural mosquito repellant

Now let’s talk about MOLD! Ick!

It’s green, or black, and fuzzy, and it’s no one’s friend. Especially if you are allergic to it!

With water damage in many homes it’s likely mold will develop until restoration can be underway.

Mold allergies

In the meantime there are naturally remedies for allergy support with mold.

There are homeopathic treatments available for mold allergies as well at acupressure and acupuncture allergy elimination techniques.  NAET is one technique Dr. Meghji practices at Docere Wellness Centre.

Visit our website or NAET Canada for information on NAET.

Mold Allergies

Up your Vitamin D dosage. Spend time outside in the sun. Vitamin D has been found to reduce the production of protein response in the body to mold as well as increase production of proteins that promote tolerance to it.

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Here at Docere Wellness Centre we send our best wishes to those whose homes and lives have been affected by the flood.

If you have health questions or concerns please contact us via Facebook, twitter or email info@docerewellness.com.

Thermography

It’s that time of year again: Docere Wellness Centre is hosting Thermography clinics on Sunday May 5th and Sunday September 22nd, 2013.

What is Thermography?

Thermography calgary

Medical Thermography is a non-invasive, safe and effective breast screening technique!

The benefits of breast screening using this technique are prolific.

Medical Thermography:

  • Is SAFE
  • Is EFFECTIVE
  • Detects changes in the breast tissue before mammograms do
  • Is non-invasive: no touching, no squeezing, no radiation
  • Is conducted by a certified thermologist

The value of a thermography screening is $250.00 plus tax. Call 1-866-242-5554 to book your appointment for May 5th, 2013.

Thermography calgary

“Digital infrared imaging scans show the function, the physiology and the metabolism of breast tissue. It gives a picture of the functional activity in breast tissue.”

Usually abnormal cells are hotter because a malignant tissue mass is greedy. To feed their rapid growth they produce a chemical that makes new blood vessels grow. This is called angiogenesis (angio means blood vessel, genesis means creation).

A digital infrared imaging scan shows the heat difference between normal breast tissue and problem areas. In scientific terms, the normal breast tissue acts as the control against which any hot areas are compared,” explains http://www.medthermonline.com/.

Thermography mammogram calgary

Why would I try this approach instead of a traditional mammogram?

  • Digital infrared imaging provides early detection, recognizing signs that even mammogram might miss.
  • It thoroughly examines the entire chest area.
  • It locates the precise area of concern so other medical approaches, (untrasound, MRI and mammograms) can focus more precisely on the exact area.
  • It is painless and there is no risk associated with the procedure. No harmful rays are emitted.

Medical Thermography Calgary

Medical Thermography International is a mobile clinic committed to making the procedure available across Canada.

Docere Wellness Centre is pleased to host Medical Thermography March 5th, 2012. Book your appointment today at  1-866-242-5554.

Thanks and Cheers to your health!

If you have any questions you would like to share please voice them below or contact us!

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Fertility – When it is time to make a baby…

It’s an exciting time in a couple’s lives when family planning discussions turn to the topic of conception!

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Of course the best case scenario is that conception comes naturally and is an easy and joyful process.

We also recognize that approximately one in eight couples (US statistic) experience a tough time conceiving and often couples are quick to turn to non-natural conception methods such as In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF).

While IVF can work we believe the process can happen naturally.

In Vitro Fertilisation

There are other effective, natural and non-invasive approaches that can be tried first, which is why:

At Docere Wellness Centre we offer a proven three-month program that is natural for maximum fertility. 

Our proven three-month maximum fertility program is suitable for the following people:

  • Preparing the body for optimum fertility
  • Trying to conceive and having difficulty
  • Over the age of 35 and trying to conceive

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Each program is personalized to each couple’s unique needs.

Treatment plans may include detox, acupuncture, herbal supplementation, and lifestyle suggestions.

We review the daily lifestyle choices that have a big impact on fertility; exercise, weight, environment, stress management and eating habits.

Treatment for better fertility

After that, the individuals’ fertility types are determined based on principles of Chinese medicine. This allows the program to be personalized based on each unique situation.

And finally the three month program is implemented.

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While IVF and other Assisted Reproductive Technologies can be effective, we believe in the body’s natural ability to conceive. We will work with you to improve your health and prepare the body for maximum fertility!

Call us today at 403-452-6262 or visit www.docerewellness.com for more information!

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Thank you and happy living from Docere Wellness Center in Calgary www.docerewellness.com

Breast health – What’s best for your breasts?

Sunday, September 9th Docere Wellness Centre will be host to Medical Thermography.

Medical Thermography provides non-invasive breast screening using digital infrared imaging.

Thermography

The benefits of breast screening using this technique are prolific.

Medical Thermography:

  • Is SAFE
  • Is EFFECTIVE
  • Detects changes in the breast tissue before mammograms do
  • Is non-invasive: no touching, no squeezing, no radiation
  • Is conducted by a certified thermologist

The value of a thermography screening is $250.00 plus tax. Call 1-866-242-5554 to book your appointment for Sep 9th.

“Digital infrared imaging scans show the function, the physiology and the metabolism of breast tissue. It gives a picture of the functional activity in breast tissue.”

Thermography breast screening

Usually abnormal cells are hotter because a malignant tissue mass is greedy. To feed their rapid growth they produce a chemical that makes new blood vessels grow. This is called angiogenesis (angio means blood vessel, genesis means creation).

A digital infrared imaging scan shows the heat difference between normal breast tissue and problem areas. In scientific terms, the normal breast tissue acts as the control against which any hot areas are compared,” explains http://www.medthermonline.com/.

Thermography scanning tissue imaging

Why would I try this approach instead of a traditional mammogram?

  • Digital infrared imaging provides early detection, recognizing signs that even mammogram might miss.
  • It thoroughly examines the entire chest area.
  • It locates the precise area of concern so other medical approaches, (untrasound, MRI and mammograms) can focus more precisely on the exact area.
  • It is painless and there is no risk associated with the procedure. No harmful rays are emitted.

Breast Health Mamogram Thermography

Medical Thermography International is a mobile clinic committed to making the procedure available across Canada.

Docere Wellness Centre is pleased to host them Sep 9th, 2012. Book your appointment today at  1-866-242-5554.

Thanks and Cheers to your health!

If you have any questions you would like to share please voice them below or contact us!

To connect with us online and keep up to date on naturopathic help follow us by clicking on the buttons below.

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Thank you and happy living from Docere Wellness Center in Calgary www.docerewellness.com

Do you have Questions about Naturopathic Medicine?

As more and more people are looking for options that are correct for them in addressing their health and wellness we thought it may be useful to take a look at what Naturopathic Medicine entails, to hopefully answer questions you may have about what we do.

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Q. What is Naturopathic Medicine?
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Naturopathic Medicine is a natural, holistic approach to health and wellness. Rather than treating the symptom of a concern, the root is treated to facilitate a long-term healing experience.
Naturopathic medicine blends modern scientific information with traditional, natural forms of treatment.

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Q. What treatments are used in Naturopathic Medicine?
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The body has an innate healing capacity, which can be unlocked with the right approach.
Be it Naturopathic medicine, NAET treatment, Acupuncture, and many other forms of treatment, the goal is to provide the best health care by addressing each person’s needs.

Q. What type of concern can I see a Naturopathic Doctor for?
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Treatment is of both chronic and/or acute conditions and treatments are chosen patient to patient, depending on each person’s unique needs. Be it anything from chronic indigestion, a suspected allergy, acne, sore throat, pain management, there are options for each concern.

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Q. Can I claim my visit with my insurance provider?
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Yes, Naturopathic Medicine is registered for coverage. We will provide an official invoice with the Doctor’s registration number for you to submit to your insurance provider.

Q. What can I expect from a visit?
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An initial visit is scheduled for 75 minutes where the Naturopathic Doctor goes through a comprehensive intake form with you, of health history and current health goals. From there appropriate recommendations are made. Follow-up visits are scheduled if necessary and last 30 minutes.

Naturopathic Medicine

Q. Can I bring my kids in to the office?
A.
Yes, we are a family oriented centre. We have a play area for kids supervised by the front-desk.

We are passionate about your wellbeing. Visit www.docerewellness.com for more information on the services offered. Or contact us with questions.

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