You’re Invited to Reiki Share!

Reiki share is an evening event where community comes together to learn more about, practice and enjoy Reiki.

Reiki share night open to the general public, Reiki practitioners and Reiki Masters.

You are invited to connect with healing energy in a group setting, learn and participate in Reiki healing techniques and have a hands-on Reiki treatment from multiple practitioners attending the Reiki share night.

If you are new to Reiki, this is a great way to learn what Reiki is.

If you are a Reiki practitioner, this is a great way to practice the techniques you have learned in your Reiki course and to further your development with Reiki energy.

The cost is $10 (cash only)

Space is limited so please R.S.V.P to info@kellysabara.com

The next Reiki share night is: Tuesday October 11th, 6:30-8pm

Reiki Share is held at Somerset Health & Wellness Centre

NOTE: The building is locked after 6pm so please dial 210 on the intercom for access.

10 tips for optimizing fertility

Are you trying to have a baby? How exciting!

Even if having a baby is not in your immediate future, it is important to think about the impact your diet and lifestyle choices have on your fertility. This applies to both partners and I would suggest changes start being made 3-6 months before actively trying to conceive.

Engaging in the following tips for optimizing fertility can support your journey and result in everyone achieving a state of optimized health and wellness.

10 tips for optimizing fertility

  1. Assume you are pregnant. There is truth in the power of positive thinking and setting the intention for welcoming a child into your life.  It will also help you follow the next few tips!
  2. Take a prenatal vitamin and an omega-3 fatty acid supplement regularly.
  3. Eliminate alcohol, caffeine, and processed foods from your diet.
  4. Identify and eliminate environmental exposure to toxins and consider doing a supervised detoxification program with the help of your naturopathic doctor.
  5. Quit smoking and recreational drugs. See your family doctor or naturopathic doctor for assistance.
  6. Visit your family doctor or naturopathic doctor to address existing health conditions.
  7. Speak to your family doctor or naturopathic doctor about the safety of your medications and natural supplements during pregnancy and change them accordingly.
  8. Communicate with your partner about your feelings regarding having children.
  9. To manage stress, make time for self-care by doing something you enjoy like exercise, yoga, meditation, listening to music, etc.
  10. Track your menstrual cycle by monitoring your basal body temperature.  The basal body temperature chart can provide important information to determine when you are fertile and identify menstrual cycle issues.
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Boost your immune system naturally!

Happy Fall everyone! Check out my video blog with tips to boost your immune system as the cold and flu season kicks off. Feel free to share you own tips below. Enjoy!

Good-bye period cramps!

When it comes to ‘that time of the month’ most women have experienced menstrual cramps at one point in their lives or another. Painful periods are often accompanied by other symptoms such as headaches, breast tenderness, heavy/clotty flow, low back pain, mood swings and food cravings.

All of these PMS symptoms are due to a hormone imbalance called ‘Estrogen dominance.’ This basically means that your body has an excess of estrogen in relation to progesterone.

Excess estrogen could be caused by:

  1. The build up of xenoestrogens in your body
  2. Liver Qi Stagnation: a Chinese medicine syndrome where your liver cannot process and eliminate the xenoestrogens fast enough so they build up in your body causing symptoms.
  3. Low progesterone: Your estrogen could be normal but if your progesterone is low it is not able to balance the effects of estrogen and creates a relative estrogen dominance picture.

How do you know if you have estrogen dominance?

  1. Your symptoms fall under the estrogen dominance category (see above)
  2. You do a blood test for estradiol and progesterone. Blood tests should ideally be done on day 5 and day 21 of the menstrual cycle.  Your hormones change throughout the cycle and this gives a more accurate picture of what is happening in the first half versus the second half of the cycle.
  3. Saliva hormone testing: This test is run through a private lab such as Rocky Mountain Analytical and is usually ordered by a naturopathic doctor. Here is more info on their Female Hormone Panel.

What are some treatment options for estrogen dominance?

  1. Minimize your exposure to xenoestrogens.
  2. Support your liver through diet, herbs and acupuncture so it can clear out excess estrogens.
  3. Boost your progesterone levels through diet, herbs and acupuncture. Or consider Bio-identical progesterone cream if indicated for your individual situation.

To learn more speak to your naturopathic doctor today!

You’re invited to our Reiki Share at the Somerset Health and Wellness Centre

Reiki share is an evening event where community comes together to learn more about, practice and enjoy Reiki. Once a month we schedule a Reiki share night open to the general public, Reiki practitioners and Reiki Masters.

You are invited to connect with healing energy in a group setting, learn and participate in Reiki healing techniques and have a hands-on Reiki treatment from multiple practitioners attending the Reiki share night.

The cost is $10 (cash only)

Space is limited so please R.S.V.P to info@kellysabara.com

The next Reiki share night is:

Tuesday September 13th, 6:30-8pm
Tuesday October 11th, 6:30-8pm

Reiki Share is held at Somerset Health & Wellness Centre

NOTE: The building is locked after 6pm so please dial 210 on the intercom for access.

To learn more about Kelly Sabara our reiki master check out her website!

Now offering bioidentical hormones!

I am pleased to announce we are now offering bio-identical hormone prescriptions. Bio-identical hormones match exactly the chemical structure of hormones found naturally in the body. They are synthesized from yam and soy extracts and can be compounded in a formula that is individualized for you. Bio-identical hormones available are progesterone and estrogen and they are applied topically to the skin.

Common uses of bio-identical hormones include menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, anxiety, depression, irritability, mood swings, vaginal dryness, and low libido. Progesterone is often used in younger women to trigger ovulation, regulate menstrual cycles and in the first trimester of pregnancy to prevent miscarriage.

In addition to bio-identical hormones, we are also offering dessicated thyroid known as Erfa or Armour. Dessicated thyroid is sourced from a pig’s thyroid gland and provides thyroid stimulating hormone as well as the thyroid hormones known as T4 and T3. This product is useful for symptoms of Hypothyroidism such as weight gain, hair loss, dry skin, constipation and other digestive issues, low energy, low libido, depression, low iron and high cholesterol.

If you are interested in bio-identical hormones or dessicated thyroid please book an appointment to assess if they are right for you. Both require a prescription which can be filled at NutriChem Compounding Pharmacy. We can fax them the prescription and they offer free delivery in Ottawa.

E-mail or call the clinic to book an appointment! http://drellensimone.com/contact/

 

Kick the flu bug 4 week ONLINE program!

Introducing our 4 week ONLINE Kick the Flu Bug program!

The cold and flu season is here! Do you wish to boost your immune system naturally and prevent getting sick this winter?

I’ve teamed up once again with one of the best holistic nutritionists I know, Sonia Turingia from Kick Ass Nutrition.

We are offering the Kick the Flu Bug program at a special introductory price of $98 + HST.

What you’ll get from our Kick the Flu Bug program:

4 weekly podcasts providing you with the info you need to know to prevent getting sick this winter:

  • Is the Flu shot right for you?
  • Identify what foods you need to ADD IN to keep you and your family healthy
  • Why you need FAT to fight a flu or cold
  • Eliminate food evils like excess sugar
  • Should I exercise when I’m sick?
  • What’s the difference between PRE and PRO biotics and why are so important for immune function?
  • The ancient healing wisdom or traditional Chinese medicine

FREE BONUS GIFTS! 

Register today and receive these awesome bonuses!

  • 72 hour sugar kick!
  • Magic Socks Treatment to reduce a fever
  • Homemade cough drops
  • How to use an onion to cure an ear infection!
  • Tasty, quick recipes that will fuel your busy life

I hope you enjoy the tips in this program as you work towards achieving optimal health!

Dr. Ellen Simone, Naturopath