I always like to start the new year with a kick start cleanse to get back into routine. Healthy eating along with lots of water and fiber to flush out any toxins our body has been exposed to are key pieces to ensuring the best for your body.
Cucumber Mojito (with aloe)
2 cups Water
4 Lime (juiced)
3 fl oz Pure Aloe Juice
1/4 cup Maple Syrup
2 Cucumber (large, peeled, seeded and chopped)
1 cup Mint Leaves (loosely packed)
1/8 tsp Sea Salt
Add all of the ingredients to a high-speed blender. Blend on high for one minute or until very smooth.
Strain the juice into a pitcher if you’d prefer no pulp. Serve over ice.
by Dr. Michelle Hagel ND
Needeless Mesotherapy is now available at Docere Wellness! Mesotherapy is a non-surgical treatment used widely in Europe and elsewhere to eliminate fine lines, wrinkles, and cellulite. It involves injections of homeopathic remedies, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids into the mesoderm (middle layer of the skin). How can we do this without needles? By using an electroporation system there is an electrical pulse at the site that will disrupt the membrane of cells and form temporary pores. This allows for larger molecules to be transmitted directly into the cells of the skin, much like the effect of an injection without the needle. We use the same injectable substances with the electroporation system as traditional mesotherapy. This method ensures that there is no bruising or bleeding, it is painless, often feels like a low-grade electrical pulse like a tens machine.
Mesotherapy can also be used for dark circles, acne, pigmentation, and scarring. There are a variety of different combinations used in mesotherapy, they are determined by the practitioner based on each individual and their desired outcome. Mesotherapy is superior to using topical agents because the molecules are delivered directly to the tissues.
If you have any questions about this new treatment option please contact us.
Hello! My name is Amber Romaniuk and I am an Emotional Eating, Digestive & Hormone Expert. I coach my clients online to body freedom and building friends with food. I wanted to share a bit of my experience with food addiction and how that impacted my digestive health.
I know too well what it feels like to have big cravings for sugars, breads and processed foods. And to not know how to deal with stress. I used to struggle with emotional eating to cope with stress, sadness, boredom and anything else that came my way. I used to think food made me happy. But it didn’t, it was just trying to fill a void that was really a lack of self-love.
The constant binging and anger that I felt quickly turned into bloating, stomach aches, low energy, brain fog, and massive food sensitivities. I knew I was harming my body, but the addiction to the food was much bigger than my will to stop. It almost seemed I didn’t care about my body because the high was more important.
After overcoming my food addiction and emotional eating, I really embarked on the journey to love my gut and balance my digestion. It probably took me about 4 or 5 years to make complete peace with her. First I started by limiting my intake of the foods that gave me the most symptoms, wheat, dairy, and sugar. It took dozens of attempts because these were my biggest trigger foods but I did get there. I started experimenting with alternative options in the kitchen and was inspired by how many options there were outside of the norm.
I started to experience less bloating. And when I started mindful eating practices, my digestion improved more. Once I was fully recovered from my food addiction I took things one step further to address Candida issues which were contributing to bloating, poor memory, brain fog, and hormone imbalances and it’s like I got lifted out of a fog. I really realized how much my sugar cravings were tied to the Candida and blood sugar imbalances. My hormones also regulated much easier when I got rid of this massive stressor.
It really made me realize that the emotional eating and constant self-sabotage had played a huge role on my emotional and physical health. Now when I work with my clients I see digestive and hormone imbalances as a side effect of the constant restrictive diets, emotional eating and binging. This self-sabotaging behavior may feel good in the moment, but it costs the body deeply. Inflammation, pain, bloating and digestive sensitivity can be difficult to deal with on a daily basis. The key is to address the root, which for me is the relationship the person has with their body and food. Overcoming emotional eating alleviates a huge stressor to the body both physically and emotionally. It’s often much easier to then balance digestive symptoms, hormones, improve energy and cravings once someone has made peace with food.
Body freedom is available for anyone ready to create it, the vicious cycles of emotional eating and the physical symptoms that can come with it do not need to continue. I encourage you to open up to ditching the diet mentalities, building friends with food and your body.
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Amber Romaniuk is an Emotional Eating, Digestive & Hormone Expert supporting Body Freedom and speaker dedicated to educate the world on healthy eating and overcoming self-sabotage with food. Through corporate workshops, media appearances, her highly downloaded podcast “The No Sugarcoating Podcast” and her own “Amber Approved” digital magazine and cookbook, she is committed to globally changing the way people eat and promoting healthy lifestyles that support energy, mood balance and personal happiness.
Amber combines her training and her own experience of food addiction, digestive issues, body image, weight loss & management to support others trying to make massive life transformations. She works privately with women & men, high level entrepreneurs and those committed to overcoming emotional eating and self-sabotage so they are free to create the success they desire in the world.
Check out her website at amberapproved.ca for more information or Like and Follower her on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.
The holidays are a wonderful time of the year, seeing friends and family. Now, what happens when one of these people is fighting a cold/flu and refuses to stay home and get better. Avoid catching those bugs, boost your immune system! We are offering an immune-boosting shot at the clinic right now for $18. Here is one of my favorite Immune boosting smoothie recipes! Don’t miss out on a minute of fun this holiday season, stay healthy.
Immune Boosting Smoothie
1 cup Pureed Pumpkin
1 Banana (frozen)
1/2 tsp Turmeric
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp Ginger
1 tbsp Ground Flax Seed
3/4 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
2 Navel Orange (peeled and sectioned)
1 tbsp Maple Syrup (can substitute with 1/4tsp stevia)
Blend all together and enjoy!
I am a sucker for peanut butter anything. Often these snacks aren’t the best for us, because they are loaded with sugar. This recipe is gluten free, low in sugar and a guaranteed crowd pleaser, I hope you love it as much as I do.
Peanut Butter Balls
3/4 cup All Natural Peanut Butter
1/4 cup Maple Syrup (I’ve also substituted with stevia- follow stevia package)
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
3/4 cup Oat Flour
1 cup Rice Puffs Cereal
50 grams Dark Organic Chocolate
1 tsp Coconut Oil
- In a mixing bowl, mix together the peanut butter, maple syrup and sea salt. Add in the oat flour and mix well until a soft dough forms. Gently fold in the rice puffs cereal.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Use a tablespoon to drop small balls onto the baking sheet then use your hands to roll them into a ball and smooth them out. Store in the freezer for 30 minutes.
- Set up a double boiler: Fill a medium pot with an inch of water and place a smaller pot or heat-safe bowl on top ensuring the water is not touching the bottom of the smaller pot or bowl. The smaller pot or bowl should rest tightly on top of the pot and any water or steam should not be able to escape.
- Bring water to a boil then reduce to lowest heat. Add the dark chocolate and coconut oil to the smaller pot and stir continuously until melted. Remove from stovetop.
- Remove the baking sheet peanut butter balls from the freezer. Using a spoonful of melted chocolate at a time slowly drizzle the chocolate over top of each ball, or alternatively, dip each one into the melted chocolate mixture and place them back on the parchment paper.
- Let peanut butter balls set in the freezer for 30 minutes to harden. Enjoy!