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Healthy Ingredients: Kale Salad with Roasted Beets and Crunchy Almonds

Posted by on Sep 9, 2015 in Recipes | Comments Off on Healthy Ingredients: Kale Salad with Roasted Beets and Crunchy Almonds

Healthy Ingredients: Kale Salad with Roasted Beets and Crunchy Almonds

Kale Salad with Roasted Beets and Crunchy Almonds Serves 3-4 This salad contains ingredients that can help the body deal with high estrogen levels (basically manage estrogen dominance). Soluble fibre in the beets can help the body clear excess estrogen. Also, kale contains indole-3- carbinol, a nutrient that seems to play a role in how estrogen is metabolized in the body. In addition, the beets and garlic support the liver, If your liver is not functioning properly it can lead to hormonal imbalances as the liver is unable to clear excess estrogen. Supporting the liver is a crucial step in dealing with hormonal issues. INGREDIENTS 6 medium beets, washed, dried and peeled extra-virgin olive oil, as needed ½ tsp garlic powder salt and pepper 1 bunch kale, washed, dried, ribs removed, roughly chopped ¼ medium red onion, thinly sliced 4 tbsp slivered almonds, lightly toasted Garlic-Hummus Dressing ⅓ cup hummus 3 cloves of garlic ¼ cup nutritional yeast ¼ cup fresh lemon juice 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1-2 tbsp water salt & pepper to taste INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Take peeled beets and cut them into 1½ inch wedges. Place on a lightly oiled baking sheet and sprinkle with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Toss with a little olive oil making sure beets are well-coated. Then, place the beets on the middle rack of preheated oven and roast for 45 minutes, tossing/turning beets twice. While beets are in the oven, prepare the garlic-hummus dressing. Blend all the ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Add more water, if necessary, to get the desired consistency. When beets are tender to your liking, remove from oven and let them cool slightly. In a large bowl, combine kale and the garlic-hummus dressing. Massage the dressing into the leaves for a few minutes until the leaves begin the soften. Add the beets and sliced red onions to the salad. Garnish the salad with almonds and serve immediately with a protein of your choice (vegan/vegetarian/meat/seafood)....

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Fibroids – Health Topic of the Month

Posted by on Sep 9, 2015 in Featured, Health, Short Entries | Comments Off on Fibroids – Health Topic of the Month

Fibroids – Health Topic of the Month

Following a July 2015 radio piece about the risks of minimally invasive fibroid surgery on CBC’s The Current, we asked the health team at Source Centre for their opinion on dealing with uterine fibroids. Uterine fibroids are usually non-cancerous growths in the uterus that are usually caused by hormonal imbalance. Uterine fibroids can be detected during pelvic exams; only larger growths can be detected by pelvic ultrasound. Symptoms can include heavy menstrual bleeding, spotting between cycles, and pelvic pain or pressure. Interested to learn more? Read on.     Dr. Tara Andresen, Naturopath Fibroid growth is stimulated by hormonal changes, in particular by estrogen and progesterone. Naturopathic treatment focuses on improving estrogen clearance which can work to improve fibroid symptoms. Treatment includes diet changes as well as nutrient and herbal supplementation. Diindolylmethane (DIM) supplement is a good example of a naturally occurring phytonutrient that improves estrogen metabolism.   Divya Yadava, Registered Holistic Nutritionist Uterine fibroids are benign tumors in the uterus that are usually caused by too much estrogen in the body. As a nutritionist, my approach would be to eat foods that can help reduce estrogen. By eating a diet rich in soluble fibre, probiotics, cruciferous vegetables and liver-supportive foods you can help your body clear excess estrogen naturally. My favourite estrogen-busting meal would be a fresh kale salad with roasted beets and crunchy almonds topped with a garlic-hummus dressing, served with a protein of your choice. Click here for recipe. Changing your lifestyle is also a big part of the puzzle – lack of exercise and stress tend of increase estrogen levels. As a holistic nutritionist, I can create a program that combines customized diet and lifestyle recommendations to help you banish excess estrogen and prevent future fibroids.   Yuval Blum, Acupuncturist Uterine fibroids are known as ZHENG XIA in ancient Chinese medical texts. Fibroids may cause abdominal pain, swelling, and bleeding, yet require completely different acupuncture treatments because each fibroid stems from a unique cause. For example, I often find that an imbalance of the liver organ and its meridian can manifest as fibroids, so performing acupuncture along this meridian can help balance the energy flow through the uterus, which is on the same meridian. Acupuncture has helped many of my patients strengthen the liver, reduce estrogen, and shrink the fibroids.   Lana Kevic, Art of Feminine Presence, Womb Blessing Signs of dis-ease or imbalance appear in a person’s energy field long before manifesting in the physical body. When fibroids appear in a woman’s reproductive system, variations in the energetic field can cause, or be said to result from blockages in creative expression. Our desires and vision are suppressed, and result in physical growths in the centre and birthplace of our creativity. Energy work can offer a subtle and powerful path towards healing.   Dr. Leo Quan, Network Chiropractor When we’re under prolonged stress – physical, emotional, mental, or environmental – we can easily cause a state of disconnection between brain and body. When there’s a disconnect with the uterus, it can lose its ability to repair and regenerate, as well as fend off growths like fibroids. A healthy fibroid-free uterus is a uterus that is connected to the nervous system. Network Chiropractic adjustments to the spine can stimulate the nervous system to grow new connections to the uterus, helping it to heal from fibroids.   Source Centre is pleased to bring you the Health Topic of the Month. Each month, the team at Source Centre looks at a health issue that’s making waves, breaking the news, and even sparking controversy. Health Topic of the Month...

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How Network Chiropractic can Change Your Life

Posted by on Jun 17, 2015 in Featured, Health | Comments Off on How Network Chiropractic can Change Your Life

How Network Chiropractic can Change Your Life

The other day I was making dinner while listening to CBC’s As it Happens, when I heard “the voice”. That is, Andy Barrie’s voice, which immediately lured me to really listen in. A warm familiar voice, Andy is a former Metro Morning host, which I continue to wake up to daily, catching up on the news of the day as I get ready for work. Andy was being interviewed to share the highs and lows of his journey with Parkinson’s and the results of his treatment with “Deep Brain Stimulation” or DBS. In a nutshell, DBS uses electricity to “stimulate” the brain to suppress the symptoms of Parkinson’s. Andy shared that DBS is even used to treat people with anorexia and chronic depression. This came as a surprise to him when he first learned about this from his doctor. He thought anorexia and depression were primarily psychiatric diseases. Andy’s doctor explained,“There’s no such thing as a psychiatric versus a neural disease. Everything in the brain is expressed in some way or another.” Hearing this, I was struck by the importance of our nervous system. Until hearing Andy Barrie, I didn’t see how vital the nervous system is for our emotional, mental, and physical well-being — or in a word, “Everything”. My next thought was then, how powerful chiropractic can improve my body’s everyday function… for everything. Chiropractic is not just for back pain, neck pain, headaches or when our bodies don’t seem to be functioning well. Chiropractic is also for maintaining proper everyday functions like rest, repair and digestion. Going to see Network Chiropractor Dr. Leo Quan, for over two years now, I’ve learned that the key to chiropractic is making your nervous system more effective. Network Chiropractic, a gentle method of chiropractic that clears up the “traffic jams” in the nervous system caused by stress and disease, helps your brain to better communicate with the rest of your body. It’s helped me with my back pain and neck pain. It’s helped me feel less stressed and be better connected. Network Chiropractic is a great tool for restoring and enhancing the nervous system. With Network Chiropractic, I’ve felt numerous health benefits from treating chronic pain to mental and emotional well-being. Want to experience the benefits of Network Chiropractic first hand? Call us at (416) 923-4325 or email health@sourcecentre.ca to book an appointment with our chiropractor, Dr. Leo...

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Training for a Half Marathon with Network Chiropractic Care

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in Events, Featured | Comments Off on Training for a Half Marathon with Network Chiropractic Care

Training for a Half Marathon with Network Chiropractic Care

I love running. I love the freedom of starting my exercise regime as soon as I leave the house. It’s also a gratifying way to explore Toronto’s neighbourhoods in a way I would never have the patience for while commuting from place to place. I used to run regularly – my favourite route was through the Wychwood Park neighbourhood and around Casa Loma. That is, until I got injured. One day, I ran too far too fast after a brief hiatus with a worn out pair of old running shoes and I got a major case of shin splints. Running was never the same after that. Every time I ran, I developed aches and pains that made me feel too old for my age – like lower backaches, sore knee joints and even numbness in my limbs. I stopped running and opted for “lower impact” exercise like cycling, rowing and yoga. This summer, my good friend asked me to run a half marathon with her in Nice, France this upcoming November. It was a “bucket list” item we’ve been talking about for years and the opportunity was serendipitous so I took on the challenge. Luckily for me, since the time I stopped running regularly, I discovered the benefits of network chiropractic care. Before training for my half marathon, I would typically see my network chiropractor for a general tune-up once a month as a part of my personal stress management regimen. It feels like the combined effects of a relaxing deep tissue massage and invigorating 1hr yoga class. I started training at least once, sometimes twice a week, after seeing my chiropractor. I find it a vital part of my training regime to help keep me injury free. It’s also helpful to talk to my chiropractor about specific aches and pains – he gives me specific stretches to do at home so they don’t escalate to bonifide injuries or even permanent damage over time. I feel great. I feel invigorated to go for a two-hour run after a session with my network chiropractor. It also feels great after a particularly painful run to speed up my recovery. I’m so glad I’ve rediscovered my love for running. Network chiropractic care is my key to staying injury free and optimizing my performance for my half marathon!...

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Clear Day – Body Wisdom

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in Events | Comments Off on Clear Day – Body Wisdom

Clear Day – Body Wisdom

On Saturday, October 18th our Network chiropractors are hosting a Clear Day. Clear Day’s are full day intensive healing events that utilize the momentum of members of the community, entrainment, workshops and more, to achieve healing and clarity that is generally not available in our day to day lives. Come explore your “Body Wisdom” with us. Location Grace Toronto Church 41 Britain Street, Toronto Clear Day – Frequently Asked Questions  What is a “Clear Day”? A “Clear Day” is a focused one day healing-intensive event. It is designed for those who have made progress in their healing journey and want to take their life and care to the next level. The event propels people forward with great velocity through the Levels of Network Care. Attending one of these events helps people develop a deep and clear awareness of themselves and improves their quality of life and healing progress significantly. What happens at a “Clear Day”? An intensity is built through multiple entrainments and workshops in a larger group setting. This allows your nervous system to access new resourcefulness and develop more refined strategies at accelerated rates. Your nervous system learns exponentially and many old and deep patterns are easily transformed. We highly recommend you leave your next day free for integration of your changes. Please contact the office at health@sourcecentre.ca or (416) 923-4325 for more...

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