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So you think you react to what you eat. Perhaps you have a food intolerance, or allergy, or sensitivity? How do you uncover your food reactions? The medicine around food reactions is changing. It used to seem so black and white: you have a peanut allergy, which is obvious, or you don’t. But these days we have blogs and news and conversations around other types of food reactions. First: lets start by breaking down the potential reactions to food you or your loved ones may be experiencing! Food Allergy This one seems familiar, although relatively uncommon. An allergy is typically an immediate-type reaction to a food. This one can also be very dangerous in the most severe forms. They may begin to swell in their airway and this can become a medical emergency. The most common allergies are peanuts and shellfish. Food sensitivity Hmmm, does this one exist? I have read a few well-meaning web articles that want to convince me that there is no such thing as a food sensitivity, especially in regard to gluten. However in my clinical practice I see food sensitivities every day! These are more delayed-type reactions. They can occur from 1 hour to several… Read more > It’s a question I often get asked by inquisitive folks and my new patients. ‘And what is it for?’ My answer is often simple: it’s an effective physical medicine that initiates a whole body healing response. ‘Oh…’ is the response I usually get. Excitedly, I like to clarify by explaining: it’s a series of soft tissue manipulations that target the nervous system, the fascia and lymphatic system of your body. We can achieve significant pain relief and healing by resetting your body to a relaxed and regenerative state. Pain signals in your nervous system reboot. Your fascia becomes more fluid. The circulation of lymph fluid and of blood to your tissues is enhanced. Pain is reduced.  Your innate healing response and regenerative abilities are triggered. ‘Would Bowen be good for me?’ What a great question! Any state of dis-ease can be eased by the Bowen method because it induces a state of healing and regeneration. From chronic conditions such as asthma to acute sports injury to migraines; Bowen is a profound method for inducing whole body healing. I have many tools in my tool belt as a naturopathic doctor. Bowen is one of my favorite tools. I see profound healing… Read more >