12 Days of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas – Creating Christmas Traditions

The Twelve Days of Christmas – a time of reflection – Creating Christmas Traditions It is sometimes overlooked that Christmas is actually a festival of twelve days and thirteen “Holy Nights”.  The spotting of the first star in the sky on Christmas Eve is marked the first of the Holy…

St. Barbara's Day Branches

St. Barbara’s Day Branches – Creating Christmas Traditions

Creating a Christmas Tradition:  St Barbara’s Day Branches It is an old custom to cut branches on December 4th, St. Barbara’s Day.  This saint spent a great deal of time shut up in a tower by her pagan father.  Maybe this experience gave her the power to release blossoms from…

Halibut

Halibut & Potato Chowder

Halibut and Potato Chowder A warming stew, great served with crusty roll &  sautéed or steamed dark leafy greens. 2 tablespoons EVOO 1 large yellow onion, diced 2 slices organic bacon 4 cloves garlic, crushed 1 to 2 teaspoons thyme, dried 1 to 2 teaspoons dill, dried 2 large organic carrots,…

Fevers – To Suppress or Not To Suppress

Fevers – To Suppress or Not To Suppress Fevers often occur with colds and flus and all too often we worry about it and treat a fever inappropriately. Some doctors and researchers call it “fever phobia.”  A fever is the body’s natural and important response to deal with an infection…

DoesAcupunctureHurt

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

Does Acupuncture Hurt? As a Registered Acupuncturist I think that this is the number one question I get asked by new patients who are coming for their very first acupuncture session.  Here is what I tell people: First : Acupuncture needles are very thin, almost as thin as a hair.  They…

Healthy Immunity

Healthy Immunity for Tired Moms!

Healthy Immunity for Tired Moms! It’s the time of year when we start thinking of the approaching winter months and the cold and flu viruses that are on their way into our homes. Keeping yourself and your family healthy this winter season feels like another task to add to an…

Tip 1 – Breast Health Challenge 2017

Breasts Health Challenge 2017 Barefoot Health Joins MammAlive Foundation in their 2017 Breast Health Challenge During the month of October, these are the tips we recommend each day to maintain a healthy breast lifestyle. Keep them up during the rest of the year to decrease breast cancer risk. Click on…

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Breastfeeding May Prevent Endometriosis

Breastfeeding May Prevent Endometriosis Happy World Breastfeeding Week!!!  I just want to take this opportunity to celebrate all the breastfeeding families and individuals who have been involved in supporting breastfeeding families in whatever way shape or form (Yes, doing chores for a mom while she breastfeeds does count!!!). I believe…

Breast Pain

Naturopathic Approaches to Managing Premenstrual Breast Pain

Naturopathic Approaches to Managing Premenstrual Breast Pain Mastalgia or breast pain/tenderness, lumpiness and cystic breast changes are common complaints for many women.  These symptoms can occur cyclically in relation to a woman’s menstrual cycle (most common) or episodically at various stages prior to, during or after the reproductive years.  It’s…

Angel Tree 2017

Angel Tree 2017

The Angel Tree 2017 Barefoot Health has partnered with a small local charity for our 2017 Angel Tree. Together we have collected names of Durham region mothers and mothers-to-be who need a little Christmas magic this year. Want to help?  Stop by Barefoot Health between November 15th and December 6th to view our available Angels.  Choose the Angel(s) that speak to your heart…

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