Dr. Alexina Mehta works with adults, kids, teens, seniors and families. Virtually all acute conditions and chronic conditions may benefit from Naturopathic Medicine.
Answer: Life is filled with opportunities for growth. Whether you lose your keys and you need to deal with getting a new key set, you get diagnosed with a condition that you least expected, you get into an accident from out of the blue or lose a loved one...upsetting and challenging situations happen to everyone and what determines how one will react is based on a key factor: RESILIENCE.
How can you build resilience as an innate quality to be able to have the strength to cultivate an unshakable and unwavering faith in yourself?
My answer: DAILY PRACTICE to connect to the part of you that will never die.
Let's face it- it is easy to get into a comfort zone in life and stay there. Then, inevitably as life would have it, something shakes us out of our comfort zones because human beings are designed to GROW.
Rather then fight this reality, I encourage you to accept it ..because it will make your life less complicated.
Rather then struggle to keep the status quo, consider cultivating skills and tools to learn how to GO WITH THE FLOW, as they say :)
A daily practice helps. When you develop a practice of meditation, breathing consciously in nature, lighting a candle or fire and simply reflecting, you begin to tap into the realm of the sacred that exists in silence.
In silence, there is an opportunity to feel our connection with something greater than ourselves and relax into that connection which provides a sense of peace.
So, as the new year begins, consider making time for yourself to be quiet and peaceful a priority and a part of your overall RESILIENCE game plan. In this space, you may begin to tap into the light that is you, and feel the strength that is inherent in that light.
Wishing you all the best for 2015!
Dr. Alexina Mehta
Doctor: Great question! I have seen tons of irritable bowel syndrome over the years. Whether you have a combination of cramping pains, gas, bloating after you eat certain foods, constipation alternating with diarrhea and anything in between, it can be fear-striking to wonder when irritable bowel symptoms will hit next. If you are driving and having to immediately pull over, scrambling to look for a bathroom, or weary of spending the whole day out and about, then you need to keep reading!
Often a diagnosis of irritable bowel means exactly what it says:
An irritable bowel...nothing more, nothing less.
So what to do?
There are 4 main areas I focus on when treating irritable bowel syndrome:
1. Diet: food sensitivities often need to be avoided for a period of time and any irritating foods to the bowels. Also, there are certain foods known to irritate the bowel more then others, and avoiding those for a period of time while the gut heals is often a good idea.
2. Stressors: both internal and external can be looked at. Try modalities such as acupuncture, biofeedback, craniosacral therapy, lifestyle counselling, mind-body awareness techniques, exercise etc.
3. Supplements: many are available and work beautifully to create more harmonious digestive systems.
4. Deep breathing exercises and body control techniques. (Learn how to relax the gut and prevent spasms through visualization and calming techniques).
So, yes there is hope to change! It is worth the effort to try another strategy and sometimes, you just need a fresh perspective on things to re-invigorate you and your body`s ability to heal itself.
Best In Health,
Dr. Alexina Mehta