Low Cortisol Levels and Stress Adaptation

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August 8, 2023 by Tira Mills

Cortisol and Stress Many of us have heard that having high cortisol levels can be damaging to our health, but what about having low cortisol levels? Studies show that low cortisol levels, or hypocorticolism, can be linked to long term exposure to stress. During stress, the body adapts by increasing levels of cortisol to push… Read more »

Chinese medicine Nutrition for Summer

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July 27, 2023 by Tira Mills

Summer is the season of the big yang and is characterized by the fire phase and summer heat. Heat feeds on body fluids and harms yin. It is recommended to take in predominately cooling, dampness- providing foods (yin food) to disperse heat and build up body fluids. The bitter flavour corresponds to the fire phase,… Read more »

Practice Yoga with Friends

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July 12, 2023 by Tira Mills

Summertime is ideal to practice communally. It is a time to get out and spend time with others, teaching and learning from each other through observation and insight. Summertime is joyful and uplifting! This is the polar opposite of winter, which is interpersonal and reflective. Some postures to incorporate into a summer practice are dynamic… Read more »

Chinese medicine Nutrition for Spring

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May 4, 2023 by Tira Mills

Spring is the season of the beginning small yang and is characterized by growth, movement, and expansion. After winter, the body’s qi energy begins to flow strongly again and seeks to expand freely. Food during this season should supplement qi energy, allowing it to course freely, and support Chinese medicine spleen and liver functional systems…. Read more »

Christina & ARC’s Dr. Ariadne Daniel on CTV Morning Live

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April 25, 2023 by Dr. Alda Ngo

Watch Whole Family Health fertility specialist, Christina Pistotnik and Alberta Reproductive Centre’s Reproductive Endocrinologist, Dr. Ariadne Daniel on CTV Morning Live – speaking to Canadian Fertility Awareness Week 2023.

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