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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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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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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.

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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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7 Surprising Facts About Fertility

fertility st clair west forest hill torontoYou might think you know all there is to know about getting pregnant, either because you’ve ‘been there, done that’ with babies, or because you’ve tried everything under the sun to get pregnant. Or maybe you simply are just way too smart for the average fertility guru to handle. Whatever way your egg bounces, reading this article might surprise you once or twice: being fertile isn’t always what it’s ‘cracked up to be’ (pun intended).

1. Dr. Oz might not make the cut.  That’s right – just because you exercise regularly, eat right and know everything under the sun about how to keep healthy, it doesn’t mean you’re fertile and ready to make babies.  In fact, one in ten healthy couples will have issues with fertility for one reason or another, making the woman responsible one third of the time, the man another third, and the final third left to an unknown reason. What can you do?  Well, just throwing in the towel won’t help – keep doing what you can to be healthy as it might increase your odds, but also seek out natural methods of improving your chances like trying naturopathic medicine.

2. Set a date before you ovulate. That’s right, you’re not necessarily more fertile the very day you ovulate, so plan to start trying around five or six days before the actual day. This is because the man’s sperm is viable inside you for several days (or even weeks!), and so you can really build up a good store of sperm by starting early. Then when ovulation does happen, you’ll have more little swimmers to take a shot at the one egg up for grabs.

3. Men, bike away!  Worried your man’s bicycle is going to keep the two of you childless? Well, studies show that such concerns really have no merit. Unless he’s cycling for hours and hours a day and his racing shorts are super-duper tight, and he has a very narrow seat that presses right on his gonads – and even then – you’re likely to be completely in the clear.  Besides, a little exercise is good for fertility!

4. What’s that smell? Smell something funny that no one else can? Could mean you’re ovulating! Maybe biology has made it this way to help you smell out the right mate (and steer clear of the wrong ones!), but for whatever reason studies show that ovulating women have a heightened sense of smell. So if you’re trying to get pregnant, look for the super-smell signs!

5. Men have a clock too. Men are not unlimited for time when it comes to being fertile either. While they may have a little more time than women, after about 45 years old a man’s quality of sperm starts to decrease, which of course affects fertility. So although you can still get pregnant with a man of that age or older, your odds go down the more his age goes up.

6. Shed the weight. If you’re looking to drop that last ten pounds you don’t need to worry, but if you’re looking at a great deal more than that you should probably consider trying to lose some. And we’re not talking about model-type weight here, just enough to get you into healthy parameters – most experts recommend a BMI (Body Mass Index) of between 18.5 and 25.

7. Drop the heat. A man’s sperm is more viable at temperatures lower than normal body temp’s, so make sure your guy is keeping his nether regions in the right range for fertility. Most people know that super-tight underwear is less than ideal, but many are not aware of the potential rise in temperature from things like laptops on the lap, or even saunas and hot tubs. So tell him to keep his boys cool, at least until you’ve conceived.

By Richard Lobbenberg, Registered Acupuncturist and TCM Practitioner

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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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