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Category: Lifestyle Medicine
Breath Practice: Making Your Own Medicine

Breath Practice: Making Your Own Medicine

Some of the most chronic and debilitating diseases that affect most North Americans if not all populations can be significantly helped with something as simple as the breath. With changing the pattern of your breath, you can get almost instantaneous changes in your physical and emotional wellbeing. With deep breaths and longer exhalations, your body […]

By Stephen Fogg | Posted in Blog, Dr SG, Healthy Life, Lifestyle Medicine | Leave a comment

Monday Motivation | The Healing Powers of Breath

Dr. Greenapple shares the importance of breath and the healing within when done correctly in this weeks Monday Motivation.

Food Sources: Essential Fatty Acids

Food Sources: Essential Fatty Acids

Food Sources: Essential Fatty Acids Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) cannot be created by the body; they are called “essential” because they must be obtained through the diet.  There are two primary families of essential fatty acids: Omega-6 and Omega-3.   Linoleic acid (LA) and Arachidonic acid (AA) are two common omega-6 fatty acids.  LA is […]

The Power of Movement

The Power of Movement

The Power of Movement Living an Active Lifestyle   Being consistently active helps you to live longer, have a better quality of life, improve your mental health, and improve your self-image. Take charge of your mental and physical health in only a few minutes a day.   You can make big improvements to your health […]

Tips to Incorporate Mindful Movement Every Day

Tips to Incorporate Mindful Movement Every Day

Tips to Incorporate Mindful Movement Every Day Mindfulness brings a new dimension to movement. Rather than moving for the sake of moving, or to accomplish a goal, mindful movement is practiced anchoring the body in the present moment. Many people feel more harmonious, relaxed, and calm after practicing mindful movement.   Known Health Conditions that […]

The Benefits of Medicinal Mushrooms (Not Those Kind)

Medicinal Mushrooms At Thrive, we are always trying to motivate our clients to get in the kitchen and cook. Cooking at home is the best way to control your diet and optimize the ingredients that enter your body. As more nutritional data is released, there is clear support for the medicinal benefits of food. Nutritional […]

Why You Might Want to Give Kundalini Yoga a Try

Why You Might Want to Give Kundalini Yoga a Try

Why You Might Want to Give Kundalini Yoga a Try Kundalini yoga is considered one of the most comprehensive of yoga practice combining meditation, mantra, physical exercise and breathing into one practice. Kundalini is also one of the oldest forms of yoga practice – in fact, it dates to 1000 BC. This ancient practice was […]

Suggestions for Better Sleep

Suggestions for Better Sleep

Suggestions for Better Sleep Courtesy of the Institute of Functional Medicine  MINIMIZE OR AVOID STIMULANTS Avoid alcohol within 3 hours of bedtime. Avoid caffeine-containing beverages or foods after 2 pm; if sensitive to caffeine, avoid it after 12 noon. Avoid Sudafed or other decongestant cold medicines at night. Some medications may have stimulating effects. Complete […]

Power of Rest in Creating Optimal Health and Wellness

Power of Rest in Creating Optimal Health and Wellness

Power of Rest in Creating Optimal Health and Wellness Courtesy of the Institute of Functional Medicine Rest is one of the most important factors for creating wellness.  Restorative activities can include mental, physical, and/or emotional activities that help to promote resilience.  Particularly if you are under chronic stress, restful activities can break the cycle of […]

What Questions To Ask Your Functional Medicine Provider?

What Questions To Ask Your Functional Medicine Provider?

Questions for Functional Medicine Practitioners   Below are some questions that you may consider asking a clinician who practices Functional Medicine: How would you describe your practice? Do you work with other clinicians – Nutrition Professionals, Health Coach, etc.? Do you have any information you could send me about your practice? Do you have experience […]