November 26, 2014

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Is Organic Food Really Worth the Cost?

It doesn’t really matter if I buy organic or conventional, as long as I am eating a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables, right? This is a question I hear very often and it makes me take pause for a moment before answering. I understand that the person asking is trying to improve their health and while they are correct about the need to eat more fresh vegetables and fruit daily, this is not the whole story. By eating more whole, fresh foods and removing prepackaged products that are filled with unhealthy fats, sugars and sodium from our diets, we are making a huge impact on helping our … [Read More...]


Do You Know What You Are Eating?

Whenever you’re looking for something new, whether it’s a new supplement, beauty product, workout booster, or even something new for tonight’s supper, it is very important to pay attention to labels and the ingredient list. Ignore all the flashy health claims made by the manufacturer (you know the “all natural”, “healthy”, or “heart smart” ones!), and turn it over to read what is actually in the product.   Don’t be fooled by great marketing.  Be the judge and decide if a product is good enough for YOUR body. Do you know what you are eating? Here's an interesting fact... Did you know that … [Read More...]


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...]

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