Entries by Allison

Sun Series: A Winter Solstice

The Sun Series Sound bath experience premiered with ‘A Solstice Sounding’ on Dec 21, 2021 and have continued each change of season ever since.  These offerings are the creative child of artist, writer and musician Tara Semple of Shunyata Sound Studio  and they offer a unique combination of concert music, inspired word, and the immersion in the […]

Introduction to Intuition

Connect to your Highest Self and Intuition, with another instalment of the workshop series offered by Elaine of Balanced and Badass: Introduction to Intuition, on site at Prairie Sky Integrative Health. Have you ever been in a situation and had a strong gut feeling, the inner knowing about what you should or should do? Your […]

The Impact of Proposed Changes to Natural Health Product Regulations in Canada

Natural Health Products (NHPs) have been an integral part of proactive healthcare for Canadians, regulated by the Natural and Non-Prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD) under the Natural Health Products Regulations (NHPR) since 2004. However, recent proposed changes by Health Canada threaten the unique regulatory framework that has made Canada a global leader in NHP regulation. […]

Vitamin D and Mood

Do you ever feel a depressed mood and low energy during the long winter months?  You are not alone!  Most Canadians will feel some degree of energy and moods changes during the winter and here’s why. Vitamin D3 is needed for adequate production of serotonin in the brain.  The way our body produces vitamin D […]

Unveiling the Microbial World Within: How to assess the Gut Microbiome’s Impact on your Health

Deep within your body resides a hidden world teeming with trillions of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, and fungi. This intricate microcosm primarily inhabits your intestines, collectively known as the gut microbiome. It’s an intricate, adaptable, and diverse ecosystem, wielding significant influence over your overall well-being. In this article, we embark on a journey into the […]

Food Sensitivity Testing

Have you ever wondered if the foods you are eating are causing you to feel unwell?  Testing for food sensitivities may help you find your answer. Food sensitivities are an immune reaction triggered by food allergens causing an inflammatory response.  Your immune system may react to certain foods by creating antibodies toward that food.  Food […]

Simple Supports to Survive Cold and Flu Season

Welcome to the season of the lungs! As we know, with the change of seasons, we become more vulnerable to cold and flu season. Aside from all of the other great advice and support from your naturopathic doctor, here are my favourite lifestyle recommendations to keep your lymphatic system and immune system in tip-top shape […]