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Video: Intermittent Fasting and Bone Broth

22.03.2017 in Health Information, Healthy Recipes, home, Nutrition, Uncategorized

Learn about the importance of  Intermittent Fasting for 12- 24 hours. Make some  home brew (…of bone broth) This will  get you through tough times of not eating for 24 hours. Bone Broth is full of Minerals and Fat to satiate your appetite. For more information on Fasting or Book an appointment with Dr Marnie  Want to know more about Dr Marnie and her passion for health? Check out the Bio page

Naturopath Direct Billing

23.02.2017 in Health Information, slider

We are happy to bill your insurance company directly for your visits! This means no money comes out of your pocket ! These are the following participating insurance companies: Johsnon Insurance Johnston Group Cowan Insurance Group Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance Plan Desjardins Insurance Manulife Great West Life Insurance Company iA Financial Group Sun Life Financial   Please don’t hesitate to ask us any questions regarding your visit ! Book you appointment on line Now!    

Turmeric Milk Recipe

Turmeric Milk Recipe

12.02.2017 in Health Information, Healthy Recipes

Enjoy Turmeric Benefits Sipping this Delicious Hot Milk This Turmeric Milk recipe is a great substitute for the every day coffee or tea alternative, but with greater health benefits. Turmeric Milk can be almost like that spicy chia tea that I love adding Cinnamon to, which helps regulate blood sugar levels. Turmeric contains the active ingredient of Curcumin, which has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.   Benefits of Turmeric Turmeric benefits have been shown to: Decrease inflammation Treat and prevent Arthritis Increase Brain Neurotrophic factors Help fend off Dementia and Alzheimers…

Why is Dairy not Good anymore?

16.01.2017 in Health Information

Dr Rau from Switzerland is a well know advocate of Alternative health. Here he speaks about his research on today’s Dairy products and the changes industry has made. There is some pretty interesting stuff to consider here.  

neuralgias, sciatica

Vitamin IV Therapies / Myers Cocktail

18.08.2016 in Health Information, Resources, slider

Vitamin IV therapies & Myers Cocktail Vitamin IV therapies contain sterile water solution and water soluble vitamins. These boost your immune system, heal the body and speed up recovery all in one dose. The Myers Cocktail is a standardized formula used to help treat almost any ailment. Intravenous Vitamins bypass the digestion and therefore increase the efficacy of the dosage to get the best bang for your buck! What to expect: You will be set up with a comfy chair, some hot tea, and kick back…

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David Avocado Wolfe Presents Keys to Health

13.08.2016 in Health Information, Resources

While drinking Cashew Chocolate milk and eating Goji Berries we listened to David Wolfs keys to health. Some of his KEYS to health outlined for you here: Add Sea Salt to your drinking water to increase hydration of your overall being. Cryotherapy- Cold Cellars are being used as a treatment strategy for health. Check out more information here for a calgary site. I was surprised to see Calgary already on board with this already!! Athletes have been using Cold Therapy for all their injuries for years….

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MS survivor says charity’s “lost it’s way”

21.09.2015 in Health Information, Resources

Recently I just read about Matt Embry of Calgary, MS survivor. Matt talks of the MS Society Charity ” lost it’s way ” as seen in the Calgary Herald September 2015. Over the past ten years I have know and treated patients with MS.  I feel that it is imperative to include Dietary and Lifestyle into treatment for MS. I have seen people that in taking control of health have shown huge improvements in MS.  Simple dietary influences, stress management  and lifestyle changes can make the…

neuralgias, sciatica

Vitamin IVs, Myers Cocktail

01.08.2015 in Health Information, Resources

Catching some media lately is the Vitamin IVs. This has been a long standing use for us at Gaia Health Care with optimizing energy, increase healing, cancer treatments and so much more. From anti aging remedy’s, treatment for Chronic Fatigue, or treating a cold/ flu that you can’t shake; people are loving these IVs. Recently i have found using saline as a base solution can have added benefits for some special populations. Celebrities have been using them as recovery from a major party binge coin terming it…

sleep deprivation, health concerns

Allergy Treatment for Seasonal, Environmental & Pet allergies

15.07.2015 in Health Information, Tests, Uncategorized

Allergies have been in full force this year; for much longer and becoming much stronger than ever. Kick those allergies in the butt and find out which are the top offenders and treat them at home. That’s right, no allergy shots! Our new skin scratch test is available to asses 9 different allergens: Cats, Dogs, Grasses, Dust, Mould, Ragweed, Tree pollens, Weed mixtures Non -invasive innovative treatment for allergies called: Sub-Lingual Immunotherapy Treatment (SLIT) Here is the who, what, when, where’s… What is SLIT? Sublingual immunotherapy…

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TED Talk: Brene Brown: Listening to shame

18.05.2015 in Health Information, Resources

I love listening to TED Talks! This one is very deep; it looks into the mental/emotional aspects of success and failures. Where the negative term of failure is really about success. It allows us to pursue and continue on the path of passions in life. My pilates instructor has a saying on her wall that I love: “Love what you do, do what you Love” I try each day to remember this and employ it to our family and my work. She is a beautiful speaker…

Massage Therapist Association of Alberta

Hormone Reset

22.04.2015 in Health Information, Resources

A Spring Hormone Reset From Dr Marnie …   Hormones are a huge part of our everyday. We need them for happiness, energy and a healthy metabolism. Recently, I was able to attend Dr Sara Gottfried MD lectures on Hormones. She has an amazing ability to clearly deliver the hormone message. Her Info graphic below will show you foods you crave can cause your hormones to go out of whack. Healthy life choices can benefit our hormones (not just the waistline). Free range meats, decreased sugar…

Homeopathy, Homeopropholaxis Vaccination

New! Direct Billing for Green Shield !!!!

03.04.2015 in Health Information

AVAILABLE NOW: We are now able to directly bill Green Shield for Naturopathic Consultations! We can pre-approve your funding and get you the best treatment possible. That means NO out of pocket expenses for you! No waiting to get reimbursed for your claims! We will handle it all for you!

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Insurance Coverage for Naturopathic Medicine

29.03.2015 in Health Information

A unique approach at this clinic will help you get all you money back from insurance that you have invested in your health. At Gaia Health Care we are dedicated to making Naturopathic Doctors accessible to all. Some insurance companies are not covering all of the Initial Consultation fee or capping the amount they will pay out at one time. In response to this we are offering 2- 30 minute visits, instead of the traditional 60 minute initial consultation. This optimizes your insurance coverage for Naturopathic…

Secrets for Soft, Wrinkle-free Skin

13.02.2014 in Health Information

By Dr Marnie Wachtler ND RMT Polynesian women have known for thousands of years the secret to naturally softer and smoother skin and hair – coconut oil. Manufactures of beauty products have been adding coconut oil to skin care products, soaps, shampoos and creams to capture its youthful qualities and benefits. On a daily basis, skin is subjected to free radicals from ultraviolet rays, herbicides, pesticides, food additives, cigarette smoke and other pollutants. Do you know how your skin dealing with these elements? The Skin Elasticity…

Core Naturopathic Services

Why Alcohol Increases Risk of Breast Cancer

13.02.2014 in Health Information

Background: Ethanol (all types of alcohol) is a tumor promoter and may enhance the metastasis (growth) of breast cancer.  Twenty to thirty percent of patients with breast cancer shown an increase in of ErbB2 or HER2 growth promoters. The effect of ethanol can increase the migration/invasion of breast cancer cells with the expression levels of ErbB2. Adhesion to the extracellular matrix (ECM) is an important initial step for cancer cell invasion and metastasis. In this study, they investigated the effects of ethanol on the adhesion breast cancer cells…

Green Parent Guide

08.08.2013 in Health Information

Green Calgary has come out with a wonderful Green Parenting Guide to make eco-friendly living easier for Calgary families.  Check out the feature piece by Gaia Health Care on how Naturopathic Medicine can be an important part of taking care of your family naturally.  

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What Is Naturopathic Medicine?

04.06.2013 in Health Information

If you are looking for a dedicated, comprehensive medical approach to treating the root cause of an acute or chronic condition, or simply want to feel the best you can each & every day and ward off the onset of disease, Naturopathic Medicine may be the primary health care system for you. Gaia Health Care’s philosophy centres around treating the whole individual based on their specific psychological, physiological, social, emotional, environmental & lifestyle conditions.  We believe health care is based on prevention and correcting imbalances within…

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Bowen Therapy

08.02.2013 in Health Information

What is Bowen Therapy? Bowen Therapy is a technique developed in Australia by the late Thomas A. Bowen.  It is a form of soft tissue manipulation that has been used all over the world since it’s development in the 1950’s to treatment acute sports injuries and pain through to chronic asthma & allergies.  Bowen Therapy involves gentle moves over the muscles, nerves and tendons to stimulate the body and help it to heal. These moves help to stimulate the nervous system to return to a state…

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Professional Recognition

27.08.2012 in Health Information, Resources

Recognized under the Alberta Health Professions Act www.globaltvcalgary.com  Naturopathic medicine is a primary care system that is based on the principle of finding and treating the nature of disease. Naturopathic physicians work toward the individual treatment of a person as a whole, incorporating physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health to diagnose and develop individualized treatment plans. Using conventional diagnostic procedures (physical examination, blood, salivary urine lab work) as well as a variety of treatment modalities. A Naturopathic physician is able to determine the root cause of…

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Craniosacral Therapy

16.05.2012 in Health Information

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle hands-on technique that has positively addressed numerous health conditions. By working with the craniosacral system, the body’s central nervous system can be normalized and corrected …..

Relieves Muscle Pain

22.02.2012 in Health Information

Infrared sauna The deep heat of an Infrared sauna helps peripheral blood vessels dilate, bringing relief and healing to muscle and soft tissue injuries. Increased blood circulation carries off metabolic waste products and delivers oxygen-rich blood to oxygen-depleted muscle, so they recover faster. Muscles relax most readily when tissues are warm, for greater flexibility and range of motion. Far Infrared heat relieves muscle tension and thereby helping your body to make the most of its intended healing abilities. Infrared heat reduces soreness on nerve endings and…

Infrared Sauna: Burns calories and controls weight

22.02.2012 in Health Information

Infrared Sauna As you relax in the gentle far infrared heat, your body is actually hard at work producing sweat, pumping blood, and burning calories. As your body increases sweat production to cool itself, your heart will work harder to pump blood at a greater rate to boost circulation. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, in a single sauna session you may burn as many calories as you have rowed or jogged for 30 minutes! European beauticians have traditionally used saunas to help…

Calgary Naturopath for Auto Immune Diseases

Blood Tests: Food allergy, Thyroid …

22.02.2012 in Health Information, Tests

Blood work for your Thyroid or Food Allergies done in House! Tired of waiting in line at a crowded doctors office, and then another long wait at the lab? Book an appointment with Gaia Health Care to have your blood work for blood food allergy, Ig G (ELISA), ALCAT test, thyroid tests done in house. We send the labs out to a special pick few to get the best results fast. We offer a variety of standard and cutting edge blood tests.  From the complete blood count,…

The Cholesterol Myths by Uffe Ravnskov, M.D., Ph.D.

22.02.2012 in Health Information

8. How to create a false idea In the numerous reviews written by upholders of the diet-heart idea it is often said that this idea is based on ”strong, scientific data”, the evidence is ”overwhelming” or ”extremely powerful” and ”controversy is unjustified”. If you have read the previous sections you will understand that nothing could be more advanced from the truth. To use such vocabulary it has been necessary to exaggerate trivial, apparently supportive findings, to belittle or ignore the wealth of controversial and disproving evidence…

The Cholesterol Myths by Uffe Ravnskov, M.D., Ph.D.

22.02.2012 in Health Information

5. Cholesterol-lowering may shorten your life According to conventional wisdom it is wise to lower your cholesterol if it is too high. The main reason for this advice is the observation that people with a high cholesterol more often get a heart attack than people with a normal or a low cholesterol. The observation is correct, but it does not mean that the high cholesterol is the cause of the heart attack (see section 1). If it were, lowering of the high cholesterol by any means…

The Cholesterol Myths by Uffe Ravnskov, M.D., Ph.D.

22.02.2012 in Health Information

4. Atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease have nothing to do with the diet National consensus committees in many countries have declared that atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease can be prevented by an appropriate diet. Although the scientific evidence for this message is surprisingly meager, if present at all, it has gained status as established wisdom. The definition of the ”prudent” diet has changed considerably with time. Initially, it was considered important to reduce dietary fat of all kinds. This advice was based on a review paper…

The Cholesterol Myths by Uffe Ravnskov, M.D., Ph.D.

22.02.2012 in Health Information

3. The diet has little to do with your blood cholesterol level A reduction of animal fat and an increase of vegetable fat in the diet is said to lower the blood cholesterol. This is correct, but the effect of such dietary changes is very small. Ramsay and Jackson (37) reviewed 16 trials using diet as intervention. They concluded that the so-called step-I diet, which is similar to the dietary advices that are given nationwise by the health authorities in many countries, lower the serum cholesterol…

The Cholesterol Myths by Uffe Ravnskov, M.D., Ph.D.

22.02.2012 in Health Information

2. Blood cholesterol has nothing to do with atherosclerosis One of the most surprising facts about cholesterol is that there is no relationship between the blood cholesterol level and the degree of atherosclerosis in the vessels. If a high cholesterol really did promote atherosclerosis, then people with a high cholesterol should evidently be more atherosclerotic than people with a low. But it isn´t so. The pathologist Dr. Kurt Landé and the biochemist Dr. Warren Sperry at the Department of Forensic Medicine of New York University were…

The Cholesterol Myths by Uffe Ravnskov, M.D., Ph.D.

22.02.2012 in Health Information

1. Your cholesterol tells very little about your future health. Cholesterol is a peculiar molecule. It is often called a lipid or a fat. However, the chemical term for a molecule such as cholesterol is alcohol, although it doesn’t behave like alcohol. Its numerous carbon and hydrogen atoms are put together in an intricate three dimensional network, impossible to dissolve in water. All living creatures use this indissolvability cleverly, incorporating cholesterol into their cell walls to make cells waterproof. This means that cells of living creatures…

References

22.02.2012 in Health Information

1. Dattilo AM, Kris-Etherton PM. Effects of weight reduction on blood lipids and lipoproteins: a meta-analysis. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1992;56:320-328. 2. Craig WE, Palomaki GE, Haddow JE. Cigarette smoking and serum lipid and lipoprotein concentrations: an analysis of published data. British Medical Journal 1989;298:784-788. 3. Ekelund L-G, and others. Physical fitness as a predictor of cardiovascular mortality in asymptomatic North American men. The Lipid Research Clinics mortality follow-up study. The New England Journal of Medicine 1988;319:1379-84. 4. Thompson PD, and others. High density lipoprotein…

Carbohydrate Serving Size

21.02.2012 in Health Information, Nutrition

Carbohydrates Eat as many of the the A list vegetables as you like.  They are nutrient dense and are high in fiber which will fill you up (how much kale or broccoli could you really eat!?) Eat 4-6 items from the A list fruits per week.  If you are overweight and are trying to heal your metabolism, limit your consumption of fruit to 2 per week.

Carbohydrate: Fiber Vs. Non-Fiber

21.02.2012 in Health Information, Nutrition

Fiber Vs. Non-Fiber Carbohydrate refers to a vast category of food, including vegetables, fruits, all grains, pasta, bread, cereals, rice, potatoes, candy, cake, soda, and juice. All carbohydrates, however are not equal. Carbohydrates have traditionally been classified as simple or complex. A better system is fiber versus non-fiber carbohydrate. High fiber carbs are found mostly in vegetables and nuts. The major advantage of fiber is that it can’t be broken down into sugar, which means it doesn’t raise blood sugar levels. High fiber foods such as…

Red Alert

21.02.2012 in Health Information

Add 1/2 – 1 scoop to 8-12 ounces of water, stir briskly and enjoy! This simple drink mix is perfect for your little one, or anyone who gets tired of plain old water. Red Alert is a combination of high anti-oxidant fruits and vegetables. It tastes like juice and is low in sugar. It is a great way to improve your child’s intake of favorites such as Broccoli, spinach and beets! It contains lutein for improved vision, probiotics for healthy digestion, and resveratrol, a potent anti-tumor…

Featured Products

21.02.2012 in Health Information

Greens First Healthy Never Tasted So Good! The Proven Antioxidant Power of 10 Servings of Fruits and Vegetablesin a Great Tasting Green Super Food Powdered Drink Mix! What if you found one Super Food Greens formula that could: Help increase your Energy, naturally, with out stimulants Help you reduce appetite, improve your metabolism, lose weight Help relieve your stiff and achy joints and muscles Help you maintain strong bones Help maintain healthier, younger looking hair and skin Help support your immune function and increase resistance to…

Meditation and the Path of Heart

13.02.2012 in Health Information

The path throughout life gives us challenges. Our path will be forever undulated with series of valleys, humps and even some smooth sailing. It is through the highs and lows that we can learn to be conscious in Daily Living. What we do upon reflection will determine our path of heart. It is this life path that must be connected with our heart. The “path of Heart” is said to be in every breath. In a heightened consciousness we are aware of quality, texture and frequency…

Ottawa to Weed out False Organic Food Claims

13.02.2012 in Health Information

Standards take effect on June 30 The federal government on Friday unveiled new mandatory standards for organic foods and enforcement tools so inspectors can keep products falsely claiming to be organic off store shelves. The mandatory regulation and certification of organic products, to come into force on June 30, were immediately praised by the industry. “It’s a consumer’s dream. When they see an organic claim out in the marketplace, it has a very strict definition, the government is behind it, and everybody is meeting the same…

Health Care Costs and the Changes in the Economy

13.02.2012 in Health Information

Health & Wellness in Rising Women Magazine Jan/Feb 2009 ASK OUR EXPERTS… With the changes in the economy how can I possibly afford any health care services that I have to pay for myself? By Dr. Patricia Wales ND & Dr. Jennifer Bunzenmeyer ND, Acadia Wellness Centre You may think economic change with shrinking incomes and increasing costs will mean that there is little left for additional health care expenses. However, you now have a wonderful opportunity to choose the health care options that YOU want….

Probiotics to Help Prevent GI Inflammation

13.02.2012 in Health Information

The power of probiotics In addition to digestion, your gastrointestinal (GI) tract plays many roles that can profoundly affect your overall health. In fact, 70% of the cells in your body’s immune system are located in the GI tract. Anything that undermines the health of your GI tract—such as a high-fat/low-fiber diet, food intolerance, certain medications, chronic stress, or nutritional deficiencies—can disrupt the GI function and potentially impact many aspects of your health. Fortunately, certain probiotics, or “friendly” bacteria, can help prevent GI tract inflammation and…

Six Ways to Protect yourself against the Winter Flu!

13.02.2012 in Health Information

Winter is here ! Do you come down with the flu as soon as the leaves start to change color or the snow starts to fall? Below are some surefire ways to reduce your chances of getting the flu this year. Get a Natural Flu Shot: Scientific evidence confirms 41% more protection with the use of Engystol and Gripp-Heel, two natural and safe remedies for preventing colds and flu. These medicines are available in an oral liquid form for children, and as an injection for people…

Take Control of Your Health!

13.02.2012 in Health Information

Your team at Gaia Health Care is excited about the new year and resolve to help each of you achieve optimal health and wellness. Below are a few of the ways to improve your health. Nutrition At Gaia Health Care we don’t believe in detox diets or fad diets.  We create custom eating plans that are flexible and realistic that promote continuous vitality. Healthy eating tips include: – Discover hidden food allergies. This can be accomplished through a careful elimination diet or a simple blood test. …

Vitamins and Minerals

13.02.2012 in Health Information

Our vitamins and minerals At Gaia Health Care, we spend a great deal of time researching the products we carry, in order to bring you the best value possible.  We use professional grade, third party tested products to ensure quality, purity, and optimal absorption.  We do not carry supplements that contain unnessecary binders and fillers. Some of the product lines we carry include: Thorne Research Cyto-Matrix AOR Seroyal Heel Boiron/Dolisos Pure Encapsulation Better Flora Promedics Ascenta Priority One Wise Woman Herbals Email us for more information.

10 Tips for Staying Healthy and Maintaining Your Vitality the Natural Way

13.02.2012 in Health Information

Health, Vitality done naturally Did you know that 30 minutes in an infared sauna can help detoxify the body, as well as help treat cancer, ADHD, muscular tension, joint pains, arthritis, chronic fatigue, and heavy metal detoxification?  Most infant teething soothers, bath toys and dolls can contain polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, which both creates and contains phthalates used to soften the plastic. Phthalates contain hormone distributors which are linked to asthma and respiratory problems. These toxins can leach out of toys onto hands and into mouths…