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October Newsletter

This month’s theme: Sleep!
Happy Anniversary – Time to Use Up Your Benefits!
October is a wonderful time of year at YG, because it marks our anniversary (yes, we’re FOUR years old now!) and it is also a great time to remind you to start using up your extended health benefits before it’s too late. Think you might qualify fordirect billing? Check to see if your insurance company is on the list. And let us know if you need help calling your insurance company for more info on your coverage. Let’s have a great fall season together!
Video: Osteopathy and Sleep Issues

Manual osteopathNazanin Eshghi Moghaddamdiscussesosteopathy in terms of the difference between treating sleep concerns with infants and with adults. Watch to learn more about the practice of osteopathy, and how it might help you sleep better.Check it out.
Podcast: Acupuncture for Insomnia
AcupuncturistRichard Lobbenberguses this podcast to shed light on howacupuncture can help with insomnia. Listen and learn how this ancient modality of Traditional Chinese Medicine can affect your energy flow and help you get the rest you need.Listen here.
There’s still time! The Toronto Waterfront Marathon is October 16th, and there’s still time to register and run to supportHumewood House. Don’t have the time or energy? Donate to this great cause on your own by visiting their website today.
Video: Massage Therapy to Help With Sleep Concerns

Massage Therapist Amy Tracey Sarfati describes how massage can be beneficial for those with sleep concerns. Beyond relaxing your body, learn how massage therapy can affect you on a deeper, subconscious level.

Watch here.

Video: Introducing Daniel Choudhury, Physiotherapist

Physiotherapist Daniel Choudhury sits down with Richard and talks about his physiotherapypractice. He explains how what he does differs from other physiotherapy clinics, and how what he does might help you.

Learn more.

Video: What is Massage Therapy at Yellow Gazebo?

As with many natural medicines, massage therapy is regulated by the government yet can have a wide range of meanings. At Yellow Gazebo, massage therapy is always performed by a registered massage therapist, but can be vastly different depending on who you see. This video with clinic owner Richard Lobbenberg helps give you an idea of the types of massage therapy you can enjoy at YG.

Learn more.

The YG Sleep Program

Sleep trouble? You’re not alone! 30% of Canadians struggle with insomnia at some point, and we have a program with a proven track record for success. Judith Mendoza (occupational therapist) and Olja Keserovic (naturopathic doctor) have designed a special sleep program using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) and naturopathic strategies for re-balancing your stress levels. You can break the downward spiral of insomnia, and we can help!

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July Newsletter

This month’s theme: Cancer Prevention and Management
Video: Chiropractic for Cancer Patients

Thanks to chiropractic care’s ability to calm the nervous system, patients suffering from the side effects of cancer treatment can find relief. Watch this video with Dr. Jordanna Clarfield-Henry and learn more.Check it out.

We Won!
YG is proud to announce that we have been selected as the York Guardian Reader’s Choice Awards, Best Acupuncture for 2016! Of course, we could not have won the award without the unending support of our community, and so we at YG thank you for being a part of the effort we make everyday to bring natural healthcare to the St. Clair West neighbourhood.
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…and see the YG Articles Pagefor more!
Video: Acupuncture for Cancer Prevention and Management

Acupuncture (and Traditional Chinese Medicine) is excellent for the treatment of imbalances in the body and the prevention of disease. Watch this informative video with acupuncturist Richard Lobbenberg to learn how this ancient medicine can help with cancer prevention as well as cancer management.

Watch here.

Video: Introducing Doctor
Belinda Chan, Chiropractor

Our newest addition to the YG team, Dr. Belinda Chan joins us to provide chiropractic alongside our already well-loved team of therapists. Watch this video to learn more about Belinda and the way she practices chiropractic care!

Learn more.

The YG Cancer Recovery Program

Your recovery from cancer will not necessarily be like another’s due to the wide range of cancers, treatment plans, and symptoms.  Our cancer recovery program is designed to start you back on the path to good health and well-being so that you can regain your energy and vitality, and prevent any recurrence.

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April Natural Health News

This month’s theme: Stress!
Video: Psychotherapy and Stress
Yellow Gazebo’sMargotte Kaczanowskais not just knowledgeable when it comes to stress, she’s also a personable, easy-to-talk-to professional who has a great approach to therapy. Watch this video to get to know herpsychotherapy methods (and her approach to stress) a little better.
Video: Massage Therapy FAQ

RMT Brian Murraytakes on some common and potentially personal questions in this interview that’s intended to educate as well as entertain. Ever feel like farting in themassage therapyroom? Let’s ask Brian!

Get your FAQ.

Wake Up Wednesdays! 
Physiotherapist Amy Gildner wants to see you bright and earlyWednesday mornings– 7am if you can swing it, or earlier if you want to challenge her! So set that alarm for sunrise and come get some good ol’ hands-on physiotherapy to start off your day.

Meet Amy.

Podcast: Acupuncture for Anxiety 
Acupuncturist Richard Lobbenberg uses this podcast to explain howacupuncture can help feelings of stress and anxiety taking a natural, holistic approach. When the mind can’t be calmed, sometimes the body needs to get things started.
Vote For Us
We’ve been nominated!Yellow Gazebo has recently been nominated by the York Guardian’s 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards for Acupuncture, under the category of Best Business and Service. So if you’d like to participate in voting for us, just make sure you get your click/vote in by Sunday, April 24th at 11:59pm. And thanks!

Click here.

Video: Naturopathy for Stress
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Olja Keserovicoffers some great insight into how naturopathycan help you to reduce your stress levels and feel better. Her intelligent answers may just open up a few ideas for you.
Until May 31st, 2016, enjoy a Shiatsu sessionwith Andrea Gerhardt for 30% off!
YG Stress Management Program

Give yourself the gift of letting us guide you. Our Stress Management Program is designed to free you from having to decide what therapy you need the most. In the program, we choose the right therapies for you to help you get started on a transformative journey to reduced stress.

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…and see the YG Articles Page for more!
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March Newsletter



This month’s theme: Pregnancy

Podcast: Osteopathy During Pregnancy

From fertility to pregnancy to post-labour, and even treating your infant soon after birth, osteopathy is a wonderful medicine gaining popularity with new and developing families. This podcast interview with osteopath Nazanin Eshghi Moghaddam explores further.Listen up.
Video: Acupuncture for Labour Induction Completely safe for pregnant women and helpful for many issues one experiences in each of the three trimesters, acupuncture may also help with inducing labour when needed. Watch this video with acupuncturist Richard Lobbenberg for more insight.

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…and see the YG Articles Page for more!
Video: Massage for Pregnancy and for Infants

You might be surprised!

Watch this informative interview with RMT Amy Tracey Sarfati as she explains the benefits of receiving massage while pregnant and after giving birth. Amy also talks about infant massage and how her work at YG can help the very young.

Learn more.

Video: Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist Amy Gildner discusses an area of specialty unknown to many. Excellent for, but not limited to women after giving birth, pelvic floor physiotherapy is good for women with a variety of concerns.
The YG Pregnancy Programs

Whether you’re looking for Fertility help, Pregnancy support, or Doula care for the final stages – YG can help. Heck, if you’ve watched the videos and listened to the podcasts this month, you know we can even provide care for your infant! Check out these great programs and more.

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January Natural Health News


This month’s theme: Fitness!

Podcast: Acupuncture and Weight Loss

Fitness and weight loss often go hand-in-hand with reducing pain in joints and muscles. This great podcast by Richard explains how acupuncture approaches weight loss, and how it’s natural approach might be right for you.

Listen up.

3 Easy Exercises for Knee Pain 

Despite the amazing results we see treating knee pain with natural therapies such as acupuncture, chiropractic, massage therapy, osteopathy and physiotherapy, sometimes the best medicine involves doing the right (often therapist-prescribed) exercise. Check out this great article on a few key exercises that your therapist might recommend to you.

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We Have a Winner!

The results are in…

Thank you to everyone for your participation and interest in our 2015 Holiday Raffle. Because of your support, we helped raise hundreds of dollars for Out of the Cold, a local community organization that helps the homeless stay fed, warm and clothed during these cold winter months. Runner-up prize winners include Diane and Mala, who each won $400 worth of free treatments at the clinic, while Ruth won the grand prize valued at over $900 – a gift basket overflowing with prizes donated from businesses in the area. Thanks again, and stay tuned for the next great fundraising event at YG!

Learn more about the prizes.

Video: How to Help Your Elbows With Exercise
Elbow pain can be stubborn because you need to use this joint with almost every arm movement, and you use your arm almost constantly throughout the day. If you’re suffering from this type of pain, watch this video and learn how the right therapy, with the right exercise, can relieve your elbow issues.

The YG Weight Loss Program

Now only $799!

6 sessions of assessment over a 6 week period that includes professional recommendations, advice and support along with a homeopathic dietary supplement called “Chirothin.” This nutritional support formula is made of natural, homeopathic ingredients that:

  • aid in fatty acid transport and metabolism
  • help with blood sugar stabilization
  • assist in increasing metabolism and detoxification

This weight loss program helps make your body more efficient, allowing you to eat a low calorie diet that enables you to lose weight quickly, effectively, and safely.

Copyright © 2015 Yellow Gazebo Natural Health Care, All rights reserved.Our mailing address is:

804 St. Clair Ave. West, Toronto, ON  M6C 1B6

Our phone number is:



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October Natural Health Newsletter



This month’s theme: Sleep                                 


Introducing Margotte Kaczanowski, MSW RSW

Yellow Gazebo is proud to announce its newest team member, Margotte Kaczanowski. A registered social worker, Margotte is now practising psychotherapy with YG, and will be available Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings. Margotte brings with her over thirty years of experience, and will be available to see individuals, couples, or families.

Meet Margotte here.


Podcast: Acupuncture and Sleep

This ancient medicine has been helping people sleep for literally thousands of years. Listen to this short podcast by registered acupuncturist and TCM practitioner Richard Lobbenberg on how acupuncture works, and what it can do to improve your quality of sleep.


Have You Used Your Massage Benefits This Year?

It’s that time of year when many of us realize we still have a lot of unused health benefits (most health plans expire on December 31st). Luckily, Yellow Gazebo offers registered massage 7 days a week, and we even offer direct billing so that you don’t have to worry about taking the extra step yourself to get your money back. Not sure how much you have left, or think you might have untapped benefits for other therapies? Stop by and spend ten minutes with one of our admin staff, and we’ll give your insurance company a call for you!

Contact us.


Yes, We’re 3 Years Old!

Let’s celebrate the great community that we’re building.

In only three years we’ve seen a tremendous outpouring of support from the St. Clair West community, and we just want to say thanks! Check out our Community Support page to find out what exciting project we’re working on right now, and check out our new Objectives video to see how we define our past, our present, and (with great anticipation) our future.


Video Interview: Occupational Therapy CBT for Insomnia

Nearly one third of Canadian adults will experience insomnia in any given year, which left unresolved can become a worrisome condition. Treating insomnia with medication is fine for the short term, but a true cure is often best left to natural health care methods. Watch this great video interview with occupational therapist Judith Mendoza about how Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) just might be the drug-free approach that you need.

Watch and learn more.


Video Tutorial: 8 Tips on Waking Up Without Caffeine

If you’re not a morning person, you probably have some sure-fire ways to get you going each day. And if your routine involves caffeine, you may be interested in learning some ways to avoid that crutch. This video tutorial gives some easy tips on dodging that caffeine need and embracing the day more naturally.

Relax and enjoy.


NEW! Naturopathic Doula Services

Yellow Gazebo is happy to announce the addition of doula services to our roster of care, and what makes this new service so special is that our clinic doula is also a naturopathic doctor! This means not only that your insurance will pay for her care (providing you already have coverage for naturopathic medicine), but that your doula care will be top notch. Check out:




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804 St. Clair Ave. West, Toronto, ON  M6C 1B6

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This Week at Yellow Gazebo – Friday, July 3rd, 2015


It’s July!!! The theme for this month is Cancer Prevention and Recovery. Before we get to that, let’s recap the great posts we shared this last week:

Arm and Shoulder Pain Relief by Fitness Magazine


There are other ways of relieving arm and shoulder pain without reaching for the ibuprofen. This article shows other ways to help ease that post-workout pain, and they feel much better than popping a pill. Plus, they require just a tiny bit more effort. Read on to find out more about Somatic movements and why its recommended for Arm and Shoulder pain.

6  Common Causes of Knee Pain by Ravelle Worthington

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There are a number of possible reasons behind the joint problems you may experience. Here are six common causes of knee pain along with the signs, symptoms, and treatment tips for each.

Recipe of the week


If you are looking for a decadent protein packed treat these Vanilla Almond Protein Truffles are for you.  They contain ZERO calories and  make a delicious post workout snack because they are high in protein and ingredients that will facilitate tissue repair. Try this delicious recipe here by our very own Holistic Nutritionist, Jesse Lane Wellness 

Remember that we have lots of great natural health care services here at Yellow Gazebo, including acupuncture, massage therapy, physiotherapy, chiropractic, and naturopathy. And recently we even added facial aesthetics! Click here to book your next appointment.


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This Week at Yellow Gazebo – December 3rd, 2014

It’s December!!! This month our theme is headaches. It is bound to be a very informative topic we’re excited to be talking about some of the many issues and concerns that fall under this category; however, before that let us recap what we covered last week.

Here’s a summary of the great posts we shared this last week:

“Kissing Helps Boost Your Immune System” By Brittany Smith
As if you needed another reason to initiate a make-out session. But according to this article 80 million bacteria is shared in a kiss and those shared germs actually boost your immune system.



“10 Foods A Naturopathic Doctor Always Buys” By Dr. Katie Corazzo

Here are a few foods you will find in your naturopath’s shopping cart.These foods are healthy, easy and quick to implement into any meal. Don’t forget to load up on these goodies next time you’re at the grocery store!

10 Foods A Naturopathic Doctor Always Buys BY DR. KATIE CORAZZO http://goo.gl/HqJnQS

10 Foods A Naturopathic Doctor Always Buys
BY DR. KATIE CORAZZO http://goo.gl/HqJnQS

Product of the week
Anti-Flamme is a clean to use creme that exhibits an inflammatory, analgesic and tissue healing effect ideal for treating soft tissue and joint injuries such as those resulting from sports, contusions, strains, sprains, lumbago, sciatica, arthritic complaints, before and after spinal manipulation and overuse syndromes.



Recipe of the week
The fiber packed vegan carrot molasses muffins make a satisfying make-ahead breakfast and are an excelled health promoting addition to a brunch spread. Try this recipe by our very own Holistic Nutritionist, Jesse Lane Schelew:http://goo.gl/IjmkpF


Carrot Molasses Muffins by @JesseLWellness


Remember that we have lots of great natural health care services here at Yellow Gazebo, including acupuncture, massage therapy, physiotherapy, chiropractic, and naturopathy. And recently we even added aesthetics!  Click here to book your next appointment.


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