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What we eat for breakfast!

What we eat for breakfast!

Comprised is a Staff list of our favorite or ‘Go To’ Breakfast foods . Foods that wake us up, give us energy, and help keep up our energy levels through the AM. Look through them, feel free to try some out or add some more ‘Breaky’ foods....
Hop to it!!!

Hop to it!!!

Spring break is here, which means I will be watching my nephew and niece for a couple of days. Time to get creative and prepare for the wiggles and giggles. Lots of activities geared to kids can also be be used to help common trouble spots for adults, so here are a...
How to Make Your Own ‘Bucket List’

How to Make Your Own ‘Bucket List’

How to Make Your Own ‘Bucket List’ In the hit movie The Bucket List, two terminally ill patients decide to go out in style after discovering they have only six months to live. To make the most of their remaining time, each patient creates a “bucket list” of things he...
Spring time -spinal check up

Spring time -spinal check up

Why Should Children Have Chiropractic Care? As the child begins to participate in regular childhood activities like skating or riding a bike, small yet significant spinal misalignment’s (subluxations) may occur. If neglected, the injuries during this period of...
We have exciting news to announce!

We have exciting news to announce!

Hi, it’s Lisa Fershau here at New Leaf Massage and Wellness here in Abbotsford. “For all those wonderful patients who have been coming to see us over the last eight years that we’ve been in business, you’ll notice that the last four months have...
Tips to help you stick to your health and fitness goals!

Tips to help you stick to your health and fitness goals!

Its January 4th how are those new year goals coming along? Maybe this year you feel like a “new you” after your commitment to these last four days. Maybe you feel motivated regardless of any foreseen challenges. Annnnnnnnd maybe your failing miserably. Regardless of...
Sciatic Pain and Piriformis Syndrome 

Sciatic Pain and Piriformis Syndrome 

What is Piriformis Syndrome and what does that have to do with sciatic pain? Piriformis syndrome is the compression of the sciatic nerve by the piriformis muscle, leading to sciatic pain. The Piriformis is located in the gluteal region, attaching from the sacrum...
How Your Diet Effects The Environment

How Your Diet Effects The Environment

Your diet has a huge impact on not only your health, but also on the planet. Here is some information on the connection between diet and climate change from ewg.org. Over a year: If you eat one less burger a week, it’s like taking your car off the road for 320 miles...
Seasonal Depression- S.A.D

Seasonal Depression- S.A.D

What is S.A.D? Seasonal Depression, otherwise known as S.A.D- is defined as “a mood disorder subset in which people who have normal mental health throughout most of the year experience depressive symptoms at the same time each year, most commonly in the...
Mental Health – Overall Wellness

Mental Health – Overall Wellness

At New Leaf Wellness, we care about your over-all health. Wellness is not only effected through physical health but also through emotional and mental well being. Often, mental illness issues will manifest physically throughout the body. We believe in a holistic...
Posture! Posture! Posture!

Posture! Posture! Posture!

By now, we should all know about the ill effects of long hours sitting at a desk, or looking down at our cell phones and other tech devices. Unfortunately, many of us have been doing this since kindergarten, and the effects of poor posture only worsen overtime. Max...
“Really?! You can massage there?”

“Really?! You can massage there?”

“Really? you can massage there?!” Massage therapy isn’t limited to just your back, neck and shoulders. Areas such as hands, feet, glutes, face and even inside your mouth can all be treated.Don’t be afraid or uncomfortable to talk about any area that you...
So what is Neurological Integration System anyways? (NIS)

So what is Neurological Integration System anyways? (NIS)

I often get asked to explain NIS, and after 5 years of working as a NIS Practitioner, I have come up with this analogy.        Think of your hard drive (brain) that is connected to your computer (body) by millions of tiny circuits. Now, enter a “virus” in one or...
Why can’t I sleep?

Why can’t I sleep?

Why Can’t I stay asleep?   Almost 75% of the patients who walk through my door with sleep-maintenance insomnia wake up around 1-3am. The most common reason for this is hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).  Once the individual starts to eat a small protein snack before bed,...
Plant those feet!

Plant those feet!

     As we age, our feet and ankles lose muscle strength and proprioception (the ability to sense where we are spatially), which in turn affects our sense of balance. This loss of foot and ankle strength and proprioception begins to noticeably decline as early as our...

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