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Welcome our New Holistic Nutritionist!

We are thrilled to welcome Sister Elizabeth Williams, R.Ac., C.H.N.C. to the team at Spruce Grove Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine!

 

Sister Elizabeth Williams is a Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant with a diploma from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. She also graduated from the Reeves College Acupuncture program in March 2020 at the top of her class.  Sister Elizabeth is determined to find real answers and achieve actual results for chronic health problems and acute concerns alike.

She is committed to giving the best possible treatment to each and every one of her patients.  She knows each person’s health journey is completely unique, and feels honoured to be a part of that journey.  With deep empathy and an ability to connect, she helps her patients feel seen and heard.

 

What to Expect at a Holistic Nutrition Consultation

Sister Elizabeth offers insight into lifestyle modifications, such as sleep, exercise, and meditation; helps to discover the best foods for YOU to eat; challenges you to think about food in new ways and change the way you talk to yourself about food; and counsels on supplementary treatments that may be beneficial (acupuncture, massage, supplements, medication, herbal medicine).

Initial consultations take between 45 and 60 minutes; follow-up visits run 30-45 minutes in length.

 

Schedule your Holistic Nutrition Consultation by booking online, or call the clinic at 780-904-5006.

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Healthy Eating from Early to Late Summer

Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM is all about balance. In this ancient system, the key to health is to move through the world in such a way that our bodies can remain in homeostasis, in balance. This idea connects to sleep patterns, what we eat and ultimately the flow of Qi, or energy, throughout the body. For that reason, healthy eating in summertime, according to TCM, is all about using cooling foods to balance out how hot it is outside. In other words, we can find homeostasis from the inside out. continue reading »

Eating Well for Springtime

Traditional Chinese medicine says aligning your diet with the seasons is one of the best ways to stay healthy. Mother Nature provides exactly what we need to be healthy. Paying attention to the fruits, vegetables and herbs that grow during different seasons in the region where you live is a great way to incorporate the philosophies of traditional Chinese medicine into your own life and access greater healing. continue reading »

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