My blog today is going to be about exercise…one of the most important lifestyle modifications that you can make for your mental, emotional and physical well being. There are 3 types of fitness: cardiovascular (running, walking, biking, etc), resistance (lifting weights, squatting, body weight exercises) and flexibility (yoga). All three types are important to include […]
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My blog today is going to focus on a way of choosing foods that I talk about with a lot of my patients in my NW Calgary Naturopathic Medicine practice when I talk about diet and healthy eating. These food choices and meal planning are based on the Glycemic Index rating of a food. So […]
My blog today is going to be about the impact that stress, and specifically the stress hormone, cortisol, has on our physical, mental and emotional health. We all go through periods of stress. These periods are meant to be short term, so that our bodies temporarily alter function to get us through the stress, to […]
Adding spices and herbs to your cooking have a lot of health benefits, and are a great way to add flavor to your food without adding calories, salt and/or sugar. Keep reading below to learn about my favorite spices to add to your cooking to experience an array of health benefits, to help you body […]
Today’s blog is going to be about a tasteless, colourless liquid that plays a major role in our health and well-being….water! I see so many patients in my NW Calgary Naturopathic Medicine practice that often are not drinking enough water. Water is involved in every single metabolic process in our body, and our body is […]
Caffeine is a substance that is commonly used by so many people, for so many reasons: To boost energy, to increase focus and concentration, to reduce the intensity of a migraine headache, and even socially with people frequenting coffee shops to catch up with friends and dates. It is often the first thing people drink […]
My blog today is going to be about how making a simple change to your diet can make a significant difference in your quality of life, by increasing your energy, balancing your mood, decreasing your cravings, and improving your sleep. This is something I touch on with a lot of my patients but I don’t […]
Hormonal acne is a condition I see frequently in my NW Calgary Naturopathic Medicine practice. It often causes significant distress in patients, and can impact one’s self esteem and overall well being and quality of life. It is usually characterized by pimples, blackheads and whiteheads, greasy skin, and possible scarring. It is typically seen on […]
Restless Legs is a symptom I see in quite a few patients in my NW Calgary Naturopathic Medicine practice. It can be very uncomfortable and can disrupt one’s sleep, and therefore energy levels and overall quality of life. Restless Legs Syndrome causes uncomfortable sensations in a patients legs, that makes them want to move their […]
Bacterial vaginosis is a condition I see in my female patients frequently in my NW Calgary Naturopathic Medicine practice. It is a condition that is uncomfortable and can be embarrassing for a patient, thus significantly impacting her quality of life. An imbalance between good/healthy bacteria and bad/unhealthy bacteria is the cause for the inflammation that […]
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Tuesday: 10 am to 7 pm
Wednesday: 1pm to 7 pm
Thursday: 10 am to 7 pm
Friday: 1 pm to 6pm
Dr. Ramona Charikar BScH, ND
Naturopathic Vitality Acupuncture
and Wellness Clinic
#205 – 5403 Crowchild Trail N.W.
Calgary, Alberta T3B 4Z1