Natural Care News
June 2012

WELCOME to Dr. Amber Purins, our new Doctor of Chiropractic!



Dr BeckyDr. Amber Purins      


 The Natural Care Clinic would like to wish Dr. Rebecca Patterson all the best in her future endeavors including her upcoming role as a new mother.  We have all enjoyed working with you and you will be missed! 



The Natural Care Clinic's newest team member is Dr. Amber Purins is a licensed Chiropractor with the College of Chiropractors of Ontario. Dr. Purins believes in a patient-centred practice and utilizes several different treatment approaches when developing a program of care for her patients.  Existing chiropractic patients can be transfered to Dr. Amber's care with no additional assessment fee.  Dr. Amber will spend extra time with you on your first visit to review your case.  We are pleased to offer both a short and long chiropractic visit as well as a special children's rate for adjustments. 



More about Dr. Amber...

Dr. Amber has a keen interest in women's health, pregnancy related care, post-partum return to activity, and post-natal development.  Dr. Purins is an active member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and has certification in Webster Technique which can be used throughout pregnancy in order to promote proper pelvic function and aid in a smooth delivery process. 



Dr. Purins completed her undergraduate education at McMaster University where she graduated with an Honours Degree in Kinesiology. and was also a member of the Women's Varsity Rugby team, Women's Football team, and was an active member THE RIGHT TO PLAY; a charity that provides sporting equipment to underdeveloped countries.  Dr. Purins went on to complete her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with Clinic Honours.

 Dr. Purins treats a variety of conditions and injuries, not isolated to the back and neck. Through her training with sport chiropractic specialists she has experience treating injuries throughout the entire musculoskeletal system including the pelvis, shoulders, hips, knees, ankles, and of course the back and neck. She bases her practice on a patient-centred approach utilizing the most up to date research, treatment options, and patient education to provide the most comprehensive care possible.







Thank you to all who attended the WOMEN'S HEALTH SYMPOSIUM!

For those who were unable to attend but would still like to learn; visit our resource section at to get info on balancing women's hormones, preventing breast cancer and the perils's of the pill.




Wednesday July 4th 


HEALTHY COOKING CLUB: Summer meals that help you lose weight and protect your liver.   
Location: Fortinos at Appleby and Dundas in Burlington, ON


Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm




Tuesday July 17th, 2012


 MOM AND BABY WELLNESS:  Complete Prenatal and Pregnancy Care


Location: Goodness Me!, 2300 Fairview St., Burlington, ON.


Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm






Thursday July 19th, 2012


Infant Food Introduction & Toddler Nutrition-Live Webinar


Time: 7:30-9:00 pm

Cost: $35.00



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Congratulations to Lizanne, our clinic food coach, for winning the GREAT SMOOTHIE CHALLENGE!
Lizanne Rowe
Winning Smoothie Recipe:  PINA COLADA



1/3 cup Cashew cream

1 banana

1/2 cup diced pineapple (or more to

1 cup Almond or coconut milk

1 cup ice








 Asthma: A Naturopathic Perspective 


 by: Dr. Carly Wendler, N.D.



Learn how dietary intervention and fish oils can reduce asthma symptoms and improve your quality of life! 


Asthma is a growing concern for many Canadians. The staggering increase in asthma cannot be explained solely by epidemiology or a natural change in genetics. So what is leading to an increase in this inflammatory condition? As Naturopathic philosophy dictates, we must look at the underlying causes of this inflammatory process. Asthma is part of a triad of inflammatory processes also including eczema and allergies. These diseases are known as atopic conditions and often there is a natural progressionfrom eczema to asthma to allergies, commonly known as the atopic march.



 These 3 diseases share many underlying risk factors and root causes and may treated similarly in some cases. Asthma, although if affects the lungs, requires a whole body approach for effective, long term treatment. The first step in treating asthma is to stop putting inflammatory foods into the body. Certain foods may not be the cause of asthma, but can certainly contribute to an inflammatory state and may worsen symptoms or trigger an attack. An anti-inflammatory diet is one in which you eliminate the most common food allergies or sensitivities. A special mention goes out to dairy which is very mucus forming and congesting and 100% elimination may help to reduce symptoms... 


Full article available at... 






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