Did you know that your gut health has an effect on your fertility? Our gut microbiome is an incredibly complex system and we’re only just beginning to learn how it impacts our health. One key feature of this system is to ensure healthy estrogen levels. This is called the estrobolome – a collection of microbes within the … [Read more...]
Seven Tips for Better Memory
If you worry that your memory isn’t what it once was, especially as you age, you’re not alone. Many people believe that memory loss is just a fact of life as you get older, but when I visit my 96-year-old Nana her memory is like an elephant! There are a number of lifestyle habits that are not only good for your health, but … [Read more...]
7 Tips for Heart Health
There are several facets to the “Spirit”, and according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, various pieces/ fragments of the spirit reside in various visceral organs of the body. The “Shen” portion of our spirit resides in the Heart, and the Heart is known to govern the “King Fire” (bigger Yang True Fire, AKA: Heart Vitality). … [Read more...]
What Causes High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)?
High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is one of the leading causes of heart disease, strokes, disability and hospitalization in Canada. Despite high rates of community awareness of hypertension throughout Canada and some of the best care in the world for this condition, high blood pressure still affects about … [Read more...]
Six Ways to Take Charge of Your Health in 2022
At BodaHealth, our health practitioners have decades of experience in treating patients with a wide variety of symptoms, conditions and illnesses. From our years of experience, we’ve grown as natural health workers and continue to learn every day. As we begin a new year, we’d like to share some insights that we’ve come to … [Read more...]
What Causes Irregular Periods?
Your period should come every 28 days, right? Well, not exactly. That 28 day number is more of an average that many women are led to believe is essential. In reality however, most women have menstrual periods that occur anywhere from 21 to 35 days apart. In addition, for most women, their period lasts somewhere from four to … [Read more...]
Did you know that Vancouver is one of the Healthiest Cities in the World?
Statistics show that living in Vancouver can be great for your health! Not only is the city a mecca for people seeking natural healthcare such as acupuncture and massage therapy, but it’s also a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Vancouver is bordered by water on three sides, a mountain range on the fourth, and within the city … [Read more...]
Eight Things You Need to Know About Vitamin D
Vitamin D deficiency is an unknown epidemic. It’s estimated that over a billion people throughout the world are deficient in this important vitamin. Beyond the fact that most people don’t get enough Vitamin D to support their health, here are some other things you should know. Vitamin D is called the sunshine vitamin, … [Read more...]
Six Health Benefits of Turmeric
If you like to eat curries, chances are that you’re eating your fair share of the spice turmeric. Bitter and warm, turmeric root gives curries and other Asian dishes their bright yellow color. Because it contains the chemical curcumin, turmeric is also used as a healing herb. So beyond being the spice behind a number of … [Read more...]
Chinese Herbal Medicine for Fertility
If you have been looking to enhance your fertility through natural means, you may have found it confusing and frustrating trying to figure out the best plan of action. Whether you’re just interested in a healthy way to boost your chances of conceiving, looking for support for assisted reproductive techniques, or somewhere … [Read more...]
You Don’t Have To Let Heavy Menstrual Periods Control Your Life
For many women, their menstrual period is short and sweet, in other words, uneventful. However that’s not the case for some women who have very heavy bleeding. Very heavy menstrual bleeding or a flow that lasts more than 7 days is called menorrhagia, and affects as many as one in five women. What’s considered heavy is … [Read more...]
The Enigma of Depression and the Effects of Natural Treatments
Depression is an enigma. I have found that it can look irritable and impatient, or it can appear as downright sadness. For some people, depression is tied closely to anxiety, and for others it is a lack of motivation that keeps them glued to the couch. It can affect adults and children, men and women, and people from all … [Read more...]