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Upcoming Mobile Thermography Clinics on
Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast

 
Courtenay - March 10
Nanaimo - March 13
G
ibsons - April 15 
Powell River - April 16 and 17
Duncan - April 22
Halfmoon Bay - May 9
Duncan - June 8
Nanaimo - June 12
Courtenay -  June 16

 
Call us today to book your appointment 250-947-5424

The Balancing Act

Hormones have a large effect in breast cancer prevention, affecting your mood, weight and bowel health.  Some symptoms that could indicate a hormone imbalance can include: insomnia, water retention, weight gain, or fatigue.  Some steps to naturally balance your hormones are:
 
1. Reduce Stress
Stress leads to higher cortisol levels, which increases blood sugar levels and inflammation in the body.
 
2. Avoid Caffeine
Caffeine causes your adrenal gland to overproduce cortisol and it converts your own testosterone to estradiol.
 
3. Avoid Alcohol
Consuming alcohol promotes excess estrogen which increases the risk of breast cancer, even in moderate amounts.
 
4. Avoid Xeno-Estrogens
These hormone-disrupting chemicals found in some cleaning products and food containers mimic estrogen effects on your body. 
 
5. Maintain a Proper Weight
Extra fat on the body produces extra estrogen, which suppresses thyroid function, which can lead to more weight gain.
 
6. Get More Sleep
Lack of sleep can cause an imbalance of hormones.
 
7. Maintain a Healthy Diet
Healthy foods include whole grains, organic fresh dairy and eggs, and hormone-free grass-fed animals. 
 
8. Eat more Omega-3 Foods
Omega-3 fats have anti-inflammatory characteristics and help to promote hormonal balance.
 
9. Exercise More
Benefits to exercise include reduce stress, increased growth hormone levels, and enhances your immune system. 
 
10. Let the Sunshine In
Sunshine helps to stabilize your hormones by producing Vitamin-D. 

Adapted from Dr. Alexander Mostovoy’s blog, August 26, 2014.  

For the complete article or to sign-up for Dr. Mostovoy's blog, please click here
Thermography Vancouver Island at VIU Heath and Wellness Fair

When: Wednesday March 11, 2015
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Where: Nanaimo Campus B300, Cafeteria

Enter to win door prizes including the book "Secrets to Breast Health" and two vouchers for $25 off at Thermography Vancouver Island. 
 
Please share this event with the young women in your life.  
Are you or someone you know living with metastatic breast cancer?  There’s a healthcare study seeking the participation of women diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at least two years ago, not experiencing active health decline, and living relatively well.  Contact Sheryl at 250-886-4691 or email at sshermak@uvic.ca.
March Special…Share the Value of Thermograpy with Someone You Love

Buy a $50 gift card for Thermography Vancouver Island for only $35*

*Limit one per customer

Please contact us at 250-947-5424 or email us to purchase.  

HAVE YOU MET...

Diane Hancox is a certified counselor and presenter based in Parksville, B.C.  She holds a M.A. in Counselling Psychology with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.  She is proud to be contracted as the grief counsellor for the Oceanside Hospice Society.  Diane offers a holistic approach to counselling and believes that body symptoms have significant meaning to how one experiences and responds to life.  With breast cancer clients (and those concerned about breast cancer), sessions focus on underlying emotions, any self-defeating thought patterns and ways to move through the experience with awareness and opportunities for growth. 
 
Diane has a bi-weekly column, 'Help Your Self,' in the Oceanside Star, as well as a monthly spot (“Mindful Moments”) on The Beach 88.5 FM.  For articles, podcasts and more information, please click here
Be Your Own "Breast" Friend Workshop - March

Please join us for monthly workshops with local experts on Breast Health.  Held on the last Tuesday of each month for 2015.

Date: March 31, 2015
Time: 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Thermography Vancouver Island Clinic                                                                               (#12, 221 2nd Avenue West, Qualicum Beach)
Topic: What's the Latest?  Join us to discuss  the latest in breast cancer prevention news, including the chance to be involved in a new study by Dr. Susan Love!
Fee: $5 each workshop, includes educational material

Please call us at 250-947-5424 or check our website for the next topic. 
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