Thursday May 11th
3pm to 6pm
Thursday May 11th
Hi! I’m Courtney O’Connor the newest addition to the KIHC team. I am a Registered Holistic Nutritionist who has a passion to see people fulfill their highest health potential. I am very excited to have the opportunity to serve and to assist you in reaching your health goals through a holistic approach. When our bodies are healthy, balanced and working in harmony, we are free to enjoy life to the fullest. We can focus on sharing our unique gifts and talents with the world and to be of greater service.
Holistic Nutrition is a modality in which client’s health is addressed from a whole person perspective; mind, body, and, spirit, using whole foods and complementary therapies. The mind, body and spirit are all connected and we aim to thrive in each area for optimal health.
Similar to ripples on a pond, sound is a pressure wave created by a vibrating object. Sound (pleasant and unpleasant) surrounds us whether we hear it or not. We use sound through our communication (conversation, music, TV). Since we are primarily composed of water, we also feel the physical and emotional effects of sound as sound travels faster through water than in air. We notice these effects when we tune into our favourite music, lean against a party speaker, hear children laughing, and hear family, friends or co-workers arguing. Our bodies are powerful resonators of sound. Sound has subtle, but profound effects on our body/mind, and spirit.
Join KIHC’s Dr. Angela Hunt ND and Physiotherapist Christine Campbell for their integrative health series for proactive women. This series is designed to empower women to effectively address targeted aspects of their physical, mental and emotional wellness. Topics include heart health, healthy weight, fatigue, insomnia, strength, pain, exercise, arthritis, and stress management.
Please enjoy one or more of the following four workshops. Workshop participants are asked to contribute a $5 donation to a local charity. Please call KIHC to register, as space is limited.
We’ve put together 3 of our favourite products in a nice little gift box, perfect for friends and family and just in time for the cold season. Though true prevention involves addressing immune system balance, these kits are designed to give you an extra boost at the early signs of symptoms. $45 each.
A gift for integrative health services is a thoughtful way to support a friend or family member in their efforts toward health and happiness. KIHC gift certificate recipients may apply their gift to whichever service they prefer, including massage, reiki, osteopathic treatment or acupuncture for chronic pain, or even food allergy testing. If you’d like, we’ll help guide them to healthcare options that best suit their needs.
We’re in need of an experienced Registered Massage Therapist to join our integrative health team.
For the right person,
Please visit us at Kingston’s Shop Local Showcase, featuring over 100 local businesses.
Saturday May 7th, 9pm to 3pm at St. Lawrence College
Attendees receive complimentary coffee, tea, and a chance to win one of many prize giveaways. Admission and parking are free!
Deborah Steacy, R.D.H., N.H.C
April 9-15th is National Dental Hygienists Week
“Oral Health for Total Health”
There are 500 species of microorganisms in your mouth! Unfortunately many have the capability of entering your bloodstream, therefore increasing your potential for systemic infections. Evaluation of the bacteria below your gumline is best done with a phase contrast microscope. It is quick, easy and non-invasive. No longer do we just use indicators such as bleeding and pocket depths as signs of gum disease. High numbers of spirochetes and white blood cells are closely related to chronic gum disease. The health of your mouth is linked to increased risk of heart attack, stroke, ulcers, diabetes, respiratory disease and cancer.
Many of our workshops are free and open to the public. Our care packages currently include programs for weight loss, smoking cessation, detoxification, and stress reduction. Please sign up for our free email newsletter (left margin) or contact us directly to be informed about current workshops and promotions.
The Lyme bacteria, B. burdorfori, is present in ticks in Kingston and area. IGeneX laboratories is an international leader in the identification of Lyme infection, and conducts tests that go beyond the ELISA testing performed by Public Health in Ontario.
Heavy metals, such as lead and mercury, are prominent in our environment and are possible causes of neurological, autoimmune, and other systemic health diseases. We use Doctors Data, an international leader in heavy metal science, to assess body toxicity.
Optimal nutrition is our biggest safeguard against chronic disease, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and arthritis. Assessing detoxification ability requires an understanding of liver and kidney function, and overall toxic burden and exposure. Some of this testing is available through Great Plains Laboratories.
Hormone testing can be a helpful way to evaluate menopausal symptoms, PMS, fatigue, weight challenges, and mental health concerns. Blood, urine, and saliva testing each offer a different perspective about hormone balance and their effect on your body. Many of these tests are available at Rocky Mountain Analytical. Your Naturopathic Doctor will help you choose the most relevant panel for your health concerns.
The digestive tract contains more than 70% of our immune system function and directly intersects much of our nervous system. Poor digestion will impact our entire body and quality of life. Available testing includes Comprehensive Stool Analysis, Celiac disease markers, Candida antibodies, and food intolerance testing.
Food intolerances often develop when the body is under stress. Food reactions can be a source of chronic inflammation that contribute to chronic disease, including digestive upset, fatigue, muscle and joint pain, skin conditions, asthma, and headaches. This blood testing (IgG and IgA ELISA antibody testing), is conducted by Rocky Mountain Analytical. It is different than testing requisitioned by your Medical Doctor for IgE food allergies.
Identify where your metabolism requires support to engage weight loss, improve energy levels, and reduce chronic inflammation. Your Naturopathic Doctor will help you choose the most relevant test for your health concerns.
Following completion of a 4 year degree in Biology at Queen’s University, Sonya completed another four years of professional graduate study at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, which is one of two schools in Canada eligible to grant the designation of Naturopathic Doctor (ND). She maintains membership with the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors, and is licensed by the College Of Naturopaths of Ontario.
Sonya regularly contributes health articles to various local and national publications. You may read some of her articles on her website here. Sonya has participated in several government healthcare initiatives, including Health Canada’s Health Professional Information on Climate Change Advisory Committee, and the South East Local Health Integration Network Citizen’s Panel on healthcare.
Workshops are our way of providing a lot of specialized information in a concise, affordable format. We invite numerous professionals to collaborate on particular issues to present a truly holistic perspective for healing. Please contact us for information about upcoming workshops, which are open to the public. To be notified of workshop details, please subscribe to our monthly email newsletter, Integrated Roots, and visit our blog, here.
Recurring workshops and programs include a 4-week Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Lindsay Dupuis, De-Stress & Re-Charge Energy Exercise classes with Sarah Knight, Reiki Level 1 training with Sarah Knight, Hypnobabies with Sarah Hutchinson, and Pro-Active Women series with Dr. Angela Hunt and Christine Campbell.
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