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Health Articles & News Blog


Let’s talk about CARBS!

Carbohydrates continue to be one of the most controversial nutrients, causing unneeded stress and anxiety for people trying to eat...


Embracing Uncertainty – A personal path through anxiety

As a counsellor, my skill set aims at supporting folks who struggle with anxiety, depression and life transitions.  I bring...



3 Reasons Why People with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome May Have Persistent Pain

As a physiotherapist, I was first exposed to Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) in 2008.  A young woman with EDS came into...


How Acupuncture Modulates Stress

From the principles of Chinese medicine we know that there is a spectrum of healthy human emotions including, joy, anger,...




Osteopathy is Anatomy, Anatomy and Anatomy – and a bit more!

The expression repeated by the creator of Osteopathy, Dr. Andrew Still, highlights the most essential knowledge to manipulate the body...


Moroccan Chickpea Stew – Crockpot/Slowcooker!

When we posted the first recipe of this series, more than one person asked about adapting the recipe for a...



Squash Mac – a vegan twist on a comfort dish!

For this plant-based recipe feature, we are highlighting nutritional yeast. This ingredient is well known to vegetarian and vegan folks...


TVP Taco Filling Recipe – ready in 15 minutes!

Coming at you with another low cost, quick and easy plant based meal! This week, we are featuring TVP (Textured...




Acacia Health Learn-In: Emotion Focused Therapy with Natasha Files

Hello Acacia Health Community! Each month Acacia Health hosts educational workshops for our team. This month we are excited to...


Recovering From Chronic Pain: Article #3

Trying to make sense of your pain experience, understand pain better, and finding your way.



One Pot Mexican Quinoa – 30 minute Weeknight Favourite!

Here is another simple plant-based recipe loaded with protein, fibre, and flavour that takes less than 30 minutes to make,...


Magic Garlicky Tofu

Approx time: Including draining the tofu 45-60 minutes. If tofu is drained ahead of time, or you happen to miss...




Men’s Pelvic Health: Is there a place for it in massage therapy?

Imagine experiencing pain in the most intimate of areas. The narrow variety of treatment options available are not only invasive,...


Recovering From Chronic Pain: Article #2

You might be surprised what acknowledging your thoughts and emotions can do for your pain.



Healthy Holiday Tips from our Dietitian Tiffany!

With Christmas right around the corner, some of my clients are looking for advice on how to stay on track...


Holiday Hours

Acacia Dockside is closed Dec 24 to Jan 3 except for some virtual appointments. Acacia Westside is closed Dec 24, 25 and Jan 1-3. Read more for details.