At Finland Osteopathy Clinic, we believe a WHOListic approach to your health is the most effective. Offering an alternative to the conventional “A pill for every ill” methodology, our manual therapies coupled with nutrition, stretching, exercise and mindfulness bring a longer lasting, deeper and more rapid recovery from certain ailments and injuries. In order to maintain optimal health to feel your best throughout your daily routines, we recommend supporting your vital organs with nutrient rich whole-foods, supplements when needed and obviously advice from our trained professionals. During your Physiotherapy or Osteopathy treatments we will probably make a few suggestions based on diagnostics and our understanding of aiding recovery.
Hypothyroidism is caused by an insufficient amount of thyroid hormones being produced in the body resulting in an overall slowing of metabolism. It can cause symptoms like fatigue, painful joints, and weight gain. With consistent physical therapy, regular exercise and a proper evaluation of your nutrition, you can help alleviate symptoms, reduce weight and boost your metabolism.
Supplements: Iodine, Selenium, Vitamin B, Iron
Superfoods: Algarroba (also known as Mesquite or Carob), cruciferous vegetables (like kale, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, purple cabbage, bok-choy), sea-weed, Brazil nut, cashew, corn
Your Adrenal glands are located on the top of your kidneys. They produce hormones that help regulate your energy and overall mood. Adrenal fatigue occurs when your Adrenal glands aren’t functioning properly due to high levels of environmental stress or certain diseases. With the help of Superfoods, you can increase your energy levels naturally and help to stabilize your mood.
Supportive Superfoods: Maca Root, Spirulina, Ashwagandha, Cacao, mushroom tea (like cordyceps, chaga and reishi)
Food: Quinoa, nuts and seeds, olive oil, garlic, berries, asparagus, celery, carrots, leafy greens, sea salt, avocado, chamomile tea
The foods we eat can have a big impact on the structure and health of our brains. Eating a brain-boosting diet can support both short and long term brain function. The brain also requires certain nutrients to stay healthy such as Omega-3 fatty acids. This type of healthy fat helps to build and repair brain cells and adding antioxidants reduces cellular stress and inflammation.
Supplements: Ginkgo Biloba, Green Tea extract, Green Coffee, Spirulina (Blue-green Algae), Vitamin B, Choline, Magnesium, Vitamin K
Food: Cacao nibs (raw chocolate), turmeric, chili peppers, pumpkin seeds, coconut oil, sacha-inchi nuts (or oil), avocado, walnuts, stone fruit, mushrooms, oranges, blueberries, hemp seed (or oil), sweet potato, chickpeas
The circulatory system regulator (Heart) is delicately placed at the center of our being, guarded by the lungs and ribcage. Thumping quickly when we are excited or slowly when we are at rest, it is important to keep our blood flowing with proper exercise and nutrition. Stress can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, strokes and arrhythmias. Stay on the right track by incorporating these foods and compliments into your routine.
Vitamins & Minerals: CoQ-10, Omega 3s, Magnesium, Niacin, D-Ribose, Vitamin K, Selenium, L-Carnitine, Grape seed oil, Hawthorn berry extract, Harpagophytum
Heart-wise Foods: Flax seed, tomato, nuts, Cacao nibs (raw chocolate), pomegranate, potato, citrus fruits, green tea, Olive oil, avocado, berries, chia seed, oatmeal, bananas, cruciferous vegetables (like kale, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, purple cabbage, bok-choy).
Did you know that the Liver is responsible for over 500 functions in the body?
As the biggest gland in the body, it has many vital jobs to keep you alive and well. One of the major roles of the Liver is to filter your blood, ridding the body of toxins through the Colon. Help to detox your body with these herbs and Superfoods on a regular basis.
Herbs & Supplements: Green Coffee, Green Tea extract, Sulfur, Milk Thistle, Dandelion Root, Chanca Piedra, Vitamin C
Food: Beets, apples, camu-camu fruit, citrus fruits, onion, garlic, bitter greens, berries, walnuts, sacha-inchi nuts (or oil), chia seeds, Cacao nibs (raw chocolate), olive oil, avocado, turmeric, quinoa, millet, apple cider vinegar
When someone suggests you should “go with your gut”, they’re more right than you probably realize. Our gut is comprised of a huge array of microbes that are hard at work helping our physiological functions. Gut microbes affect the way we store fat and help balance glucose (blood-sugar levels) & hormone levels in the body. The wrong internal mix can set the stage for obesity or other health issues later in life.
Supplements: Licorice Root, Ginger, Psyllium, L-Glutamine, Vitamin E, Chlorella
Foods: Fermented foods (like Kimchi, Sauerkraut, Miso, Kombucha Tea and Kefir) broad beans, sprouted legumes and grains, berries, banana, melon, flax seeds, leafy greens, cucumber
Our kidneys have dynamic functionality within our bodies; Balancing the pH, electrolytes and sodium levels and producing certain hormones, they also filter the blood through urine and out of the bladder. The left Kidney functions for our reproductive glands and the right one takes care of the rest of the body. Proper hydration is essential everyday to avoid stones, infections, gout and other disease.
Vitamins & Compliments: Probiotics, Omega 3’s, B-6, Calcium, Stinging Nettle, Cherry Stem, Harpagophytum
Healing Foods: Distilled water, Apple Cider Vinegar, cranberries, parsley, seaweed, citrus fruits, melons, grapes, berries, macadamia nuts, almonds, arugula, cauliflower, radish.