Sleep is Non-negotiable Medicine: Why we sleep and what happens when we don’t get enough. An Evidence-Based Discussion.
Sleep is Non-negotiable Medicine: Why we sleep and what happens when we don’t get enough. An Evidence-Based Discussion by Dr. Elena Zarifis, Bsc.(Hons), Naturopathic Doctor Even flowers (dandelions included!) close up for the evening when the sun goes down. Sleep is an essential part of our being; integral to our existence. Yet we still don’t completely […]
S K I N : Surf , sand , sun , summer skin. Facial Rejuvenation and Cosmetic Acupuncture By Dr. Elena Zarifis ND in Oakville , Ontario.
Surf , sand , sun : the skin on our face takes a beating in the summer. Our skin is the outer expression of ourselves. It is what we show to the world, and the way we look and feel about ourselves can influence how we show up every day. I am so adamant about self […]
PWYC Naturopathic Virtual Appointments with Dr. Elena Z ND. Virtual appointments only – Naturopathic Consults. Available via Oakville Private Practice “Location” , only. Honor system – No questions asked for qualifications. Please note: You must specify that you are booking a PWYC appointment upon initial inquiry and upon booking, otherwise it will be assumed that […]
🎉You’re invited! 🧠✨Join me this month, for what I am calling Mindfulness May! Just like introducing a more active lifestyle , and a more balanced diet full of whole foods can improve your health- practicing mindfulness can too! . So, I want to help you incorporate mindfulness in your health journey and routine. I know […]
The 2020 Guide to Different Forms of Magnesium in Supplements : The Difference Between Magnesium Forms
It is estimated that 80% of our population is deficient in magnesium, yet this mineral plays a crucial role in our bodies. In fact, it is involved in over 300 reactions and pathways in our bodies. It is used in varying processes: from hormone metabolism in the liver, to biochemical pathways that affect the production […]
By now, most of us have heard the word microbiome- the collection of trillions of functional bacteria of all different species found in many places throughout our bodies, such as our skin, gut, mouth, vagina and our lungs. Whether you are a practicing healthcare professional, or just watching TV when a popular bodywash company commercial comes […]
How to grow neurons – yes , you read that right! There is a protein produced and used in our nervous system that helps the neurons grow in our brain, which helps our brains work better, faster, stronger. In this article we talk about things we can do to help increase the levels of this […]
Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR)- (walk through at the bottom of post) is one of my favourite meditation strategies. PMR has been shown to be useful for: Assisting in falling asleep, Managing general anxiety, Managing stress, Improving athletic performance through reduction of performance anxiety , general anxiety and through physiological measures. I love using progressive relaxation […]
Mmm wet socks… what? Doesn’t that sound good? Well what if I told you they would also be COLD! Still no..? Ok for real, what if I told you that with a pair of cotton socks, a pair of wool socks , and some cool water, you could go to bed with cold wet socks […]
0-100 is not the way. Listen; first of all, You are awesome. As is! Maybe you have a couple of goals that involve taking care of your self and health- Wonderful! You don’t need to start at full speed and full intensity – and honestly you shouldn’t. I’m all about sustainable health- and that takes […]