October 25, 2014

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Can Essential Oils Increase Your Well-Being?

How to choose an essential oil Dr. Mercola had a great article last month on how essential oils support physical and emotional well-being. It’s great to see more and more conventional and holistic practitioners talking about essential oils. Since I discovered essential oils in the past couple of years, I have developed a deep appreciation for their ability to influence your stress, mood, sleep, pain, energy, etc. and I often recommend them. When I talk to my patients about the … [Read More...]


Are You Getting to the Core of Your Workout?

What does Core mean to you?   We all know that core work is an important part of a balanced fitness routine, but what does it really mean? Ask 10 different people and you’ll likely get 10 different answers. Most of us are familiar with the 6-pack rectus abdominus, the obliques and the corset-like transverse abdominals. But did you know that your core is made up of several layers of muscle and tissue arranged in a canister like shape. The core muscles that we are most familiar with and train most form the outer most layer of the canister.   There is a whole lot more to your core! The deeper … [Read More...]


How to Boost your Thyroid Gland Naturally

Is Your Thyroid Dragging You Down? Do you feel tired no matter how much you sleep? Suffer from depression or brain fog?  What about unexplained weight gain or difficulty losing weight?  Are you cold all the time?  What about muscle pain, hair loss or digestive issues?  Your thyroid could be dragging you down. These are all classic signs of an underactive or sluggish thyroid.  Recent studies indicate that as many as 1 in 10 Canadians suffer from a thyroid condition and of those, as many as 50% are undiagnosed.  Are you one of them? The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland located in the … [Read More...]


Top Reasons To Start Getting Stronger Today

What Are You 'Weighting' For? It’s no secret that strength training has been a big part of my fitness regime for many years.  Sadly, studies show that only about 1 in 5 adults participate in strength training the recommended minimum of 2 times per week.  Did you know that the benefits of regular resistance training go way beyond getting buff and toned? Here’s what strength training can do for you!

  1. Stand Taller.  Strength training can help improve your posture.  Good posture reduces wear and tear on your spine and contributes to your overall health and wellbeing.  Be sure to check … [Read More...]


How to Fall Into a Routine After Summer Holidays are Over

Ready to Get Back on Track After Summer? Like it or not, the lazy days of summer are slipping away!  The days are getting noticeably shorter and cooler and the “Back to School “ theme seems to be everywhere you look.  Summer is great but there is definitely something to be said for getting back to a routine or even establishing new routines this time of year.   Research shows that routines can have surprising health benefits including: reducing stress, improving relationships, and freeing up time for the important things in life.   Ready to set up your daily routine?  Here are some tips to … [Read More...]


Healthy Summer Living Part II

More Do’s and Don’ts of Healthy Summer Living Ready for the second installment of my Healthy Summer Living Series? I'm sure you'll agree that nothing says summer like backyard BBQs and cold, refreshing drinks.   But are these common summer indulgences good for your health?  Not necessarily!  This week, I share tips that will help you avoid the pitfalls of backyard BBQs and summer drinks. Enjoy! The Thrill of the Grill Summer is grilling season! Naturally, many of us head outside to cook our meals. Grilling keeps the house from heating up and it saves on dishes! But … did you know that there … [Read More...]

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