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Empowering people with Cancer
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Dr. Alaina Gair has joined the Team!

Dr. Alaina Gair is a Naturopathic Doctor that grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia and has a special interest in adjunctive cancer care. She works to support patients before, during and after conventional care and strives to improve quality of life for patients undergoing surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. She is passionate about cancer treatment support and helping patients and their families.

To learn more about how Alaina can support people with cancer, please read the attached article. To learn more about Alaina, visit our website here.

Join Sage with the Beautycounter on July 20th! 


Join Zamiha Kassam, Independent Consultant with Beautycounter on July 20th at 6 pm at Sage as she introduces you to safe, high performing personal care products. A new company which launched March 2016, has already started to make waves in the cosmetics industry by partnering with various Not For Profit organizations including the Environmental Working Group and Environmental Defence- Canada’s premier environmental health advocacy group. Beautycounter is a B Corp (for profit company) certified by the non-profit B Lab which ensures B Corps meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency.

Our products are department store quality and range from skin care for adults, children and babies (think Whole Foods meets Chanel). Come join us in learning more of the company’s mission, it’s growing Never List and sample some amazing products. You can learn more about the company by visiting here.

Join Sage at Goodness Me on July 25th!


Dr. Deanna will be discussing how Hormones affect your Health at Goodness Me in Waterloo on July 25th from 6:30-8pm. Click here for more information. 

Diagnosis Distress:

Understanding How Adjunctive Cancer Care Empowers People With Cancer

 
Research Revolution

We have shifted from a society that relies on doctors for all of our health-related advice to one where people seek out answers for themselves. There is an abundance of medical-type literature available thanks to the internet and I encourage clients to do some of their own research. This task can be overwhelming but can also bring insight and will empower you! Working with a naturopathic doctor who has been trained in adjunctive cancer care can bring greater understanding to these investigations, and bring clarity to your diagnosis, treatment options and complimentary therapies that would suit your individual case.

 
A Dream Team

Today there isn’t enough evidence to suggest that any natural treatment should be chosen instead of the conventional treatments (generally a combination of surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation). However, there is research – published and ongoing – that supports the use of naturopathic treatments in combination with those conventional therapies. Integration and teamwork is an important part of helping you navigate a cancer diagnosis and is at the heart of adjunctive cancer care. By working within the oncology community and pairing these treatments, a naturopathic doctor can help you get through chemotherapy and radiation with less side effects, help to manage delays in treatment that can occur and improve your overall sense of wellness during treatment. Once your conventional treatments are complete, adjunctive cancer care can ease remaining side effects like brain fog, fatigue or pain and decrease likelihood of recurrence.
 

Beat the Heat with Sage's Homemade Popsicles

On hot summer days, many of us reach for ice cream or popsicles to cool down. Our featured recipes provide healthy alternatives to these commercially available treats. They are dairy-free, made of "real" food ingredients without any artificial colours or flavours. Instead of table sugar, they are sweetened with fruits and Medjool dates. And the best part is, that the preparation of these delicious popsicles does not require much time! So get your blender and popsicle tray ready and let's get to work!

Berry Bomb
  • 1 and 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut or almond milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 banana
  • 4 Medjool dates
  • 1/4 cup hemp hearts (optional)
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
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