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Elapromed Microcurrent Treatments for Skin and Scalp

Posted: 2018-10-31 Permanent Link

Elapromed Microcurrent Treatments for Skin and Scalp

Julia Fountain ND

Elapromed microcurrent treatments provide non-invasive treatments for skin conditions. Small electronic micro-impulses pass through a stylus and roller to increase the permeability of the cell membrane, allowing for the uptake of up to 70ml of botanical and nutrient compounds directly into the skin. This process, known as electroporation, goes beyond ‘scratching the surface’ to allow skin permeability for around 2 minutes before the stratum cornea’s natural protection properties reinstate. Electroporation can be an effective delivery system for nutrients such as hylauronic acid (to improve skin hydration and elasticity), magnesium chloride (to relax muscles of face and body), niacinamide (to decrease redness, inflammation, acne), gingko (to improve circulation to the skin and scalp) and numerous other nutrients and botanicals that nourish the skin, scalp and body.

Elapromed microcurrent treatments are indicated for:
Acne
Skin redness/Rosacea
Dehydrated or mature skin that needs TLC
Stimulating scalp circulation and healthy hair growth

It is a safe treatment for adults and teens. It is not recommended for pregnant women.

How many sessions are required?
Some individuals will notice the feel and appearance of their skin improves after just one treatment. However, significant lasting results usually occur after 3-6 weekly treatments. The effects can be maintained with regular maintenance treatments or as needed depending on the skin condition being treated.

How do I schedule treatments?
Treatments are 45 minutes in length, are non-invasive and relaxing. Existing naturopathic clients can schedule their ‘elapro skin treatment’ by email or online . New naturopathic clients would start with the initial consultation/assessment.

These treatments may be reimbursable through extended health benefits for naturopathic care.

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Electrolyte Comparison

Posted: 2018-07-30 Permanent Link

Julia Fountain ND

For most people exercising moderately in hot weather, electrolyte replacement drinks are not necessary. Plain, simple water is the best hydrator, especially for children. However, with more intense and sustained exercise, work and sports in hot weather, electrolyte replacement can be helpful. There are 5 electrolytes we consider: calcium, potassium, magnesium, sodium, chloride. They’re lost through sweat and they work to prevent muscle cramping, dizziness, fatigue and they regulate pH.

So here’s a look at 4 strategies to replace electrolytes:

Gatorade G2 (8 oz) – has 50 calories, 100 mg sodium, 30 mg potassium, 14 grams carbohydrate (mainly from high fructose corn syrup and glucose syrup), artificial flavours and colours.
V8 (8 oz) – has 50 calories, 640 mg sodium (low sodium version has 140 mg), 470 mg potassium, 40 mg calcium, 10 grams carbohydrate (naturally occurring in the vegetables)
Coconut water (8 oz) – has 46 calories, 252 mg sodium, 600 mg potassium, 60 mg calcium and 12 grams carbohydrate (naturally occurring in the coconut water) and usually natural flavours added
Bio-Steel (1 scoop added to 8 oz water) – has 5 calories, 140 mg sodium, 30 mg potassium, 1 gram carbohydrate, 12.5 mg calcium,5.5 mg magnesium, zinc, B vitamins, amino acids, stevia, and naturally coloured with beet juice

So how do you decide? If you’re watching carbohydrates, Bio-Steel is the best option. However I don’t recommend it for kids or teens without a dose titration based on age and size. Bio-Steel relies on amino acid fueling vs glucose fueling made popular by traditional electrolyte replacement drinks such as Gatorade. A healthier alternative for kids is coconut water – a small portion – even 1/2 cup (4 oz) provides carbohydrate, and generous potassium levels. V8 can also be used for potassium repletion, but it comes with a high sodium level (low sodium V8 could be used). Unfortunately the ingredient quality in Gatorade leaves much to be desired – too many artificial colours and refined sugars, though in a pinch and on occasion it can get the job done.

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Mid-Day Breaks

Posted: 2018-07-30 Permanent Link

 [article taken from the Ontario Chiropractic Association website, “Your Back Health: Tips & Articles”]

Daily routine can often get the best of us. Between getting ready for the full day ahead, carpooling the children’s school drop off, and getting to work on time, it often feels like you’ve already completed a day’s worth of activities all before your morning coffee.
Even though the day can get ahead of us, it’s important to remember to take proper breaks throughout to maintain productivity and decrease stress levels. Taking a mid-day break helps to refuel and reenergize, giving you that extra oomph needed to get through the rest of the work day. Here are some simple things you can do throughout your day to help renew your energy.
Lunchtime strolls
Shake it up and go for a walk during your lunch. A simple dose of fresh air can help boost your energy, clear your mind, and help you refocus. After all, studies show that lunchtime walks can “perceptibly — and immediately — buoy people’s moods and ability to handle stress at work.”
Exercise
Whether it be for 3 minutes or a half hour, exercising in the middle of your day will not only get rid of those midday blues but can help keep you active, along with all the other added health benefits working out gives us.
Eat
Putting the right nutrients into your body pays off for your mind as well! Eating a balanced meal gives your body the fuel it needs to keep your energy up and decreases fatigue.
By implementing any of these simple tips throughout your day, you will have the energy to tackle your daily tasks.

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