I winced internally when Alanna asked me to write a blog post about returning to work as a naturopathic doctor. Didn't she know that in order to write this authentically I would have to put all my cards on the table- the embarrassment as well as the excitement and happiness?
Three years ago, Dr. Andrea and I joined forces to create a Naturopathic medical clinic that strived to provide integrative, preventative, and empowered health care to our patients. With open hearts and lots of hard work we successfully reached our goal. We are both excited and saddened as the next step of the KNRH journey involves a major life change; one where Dr. Andrea pursues her career in farming and motherhood.
Originally posted on Kingstonist.com.
Music has defined the achievements of human culture and communication for thousands of years. As it stimulates different parts of the brain, music can evoke various emotions, be a reminder of particular life events, expand one’s creativity and self-confidence, and help you to relax during times of stress. Music has the power to heal the mind, body and soul. Music also truly bonds our souls together. This week, I encourage you to listen to and share music (legally). April is Cancer awareness month and recent studies have shown the benefits of music therapy in those with cancer. A 2011 review of 30 research studies published in the Cochrane Library showed that music therapy not only lowered anxiety in cancer patients it also lowered levels of pain, blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing rate. Music has also been shown to reduce nausea and vomiting in those having chemotherapy. The challenge is on Kingston: let music heal your soul and bring us together. ~ Alanna
We have a new website! Take a look around and let us know what you think. There will be some tinkering here and there as well as some additional content to be added, so stay tuned! ~ Andrea and Alanna
Welcome to our new blog and website. Over the next week or so we will be making small updates and additions to our website and blog. We have a variety of great articles and health tips to add over the coming weeks. Enjoy!