November 24, 2017

Epigenetics: A New Approach to Health

“Your genetics load the gun. Your lifestyle pulls the trigger.” – Mehmet Oz For years, we have been taught that genes control our destiny. If a certain illness runs in the family, we automatically believe that it’s bound to happen to us. The media reinforces this way of thinking, repeatedly suggesting that genes are the […]

What Are Your Core Values? Do This Activity To Find Out!

Stress breeds disease. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you’ve heard this time and time again. While there are many ways to reduce stress, one of the simplest and most effective ways to relieve stress is to live intentionally. To know who you are and what you want in life. Step […]

Eat the Rainbow and Reap the Many Benefits of Phytonutrients!

“Phytonutrients” refer to the several thousand healthy, non-nutritive compounds found in plants. These compounds are referred to as “non-nutritive” because they do not supply calories like proteins, carbohydrates, and fats do. Despite this, phytonutrients remain vital to our overall health and wellbeing. What Phytonutrients Do Phytonutrients are chemicals produced by plants. Plants use these chemicals […]

Could Mold Toxicity Be Causing Your Health Problems?

According to Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker, mold expert and author of the book Surviving Mold, mold toxins are even more toxic than pesticides and heavy metals. Meaning, they can cause quite the damage on your body! Common Mold Toxicity Symptoms Common symptoms of  toxicity include: Headaches & migraines Insomnia Coughing and phlegm build-up Depression Skin irritations […]

5 Natural Ways to Reduce Environmental Allergies

Though we often associate allergies with springtime about 75% of people allergic to spring plants also have reactions to ragweed, which only starts to pollinate in late August and September. Do you suffer from allergy symptoms in the Fall? Find out 5 natural ways to reduce environmental allergies in this blog. But before we get […]

Why You Should Practice Self-Care as Part of Your Morning Routine

Your morning routine sets the tone for your entire day. Whether you want to be productive, in a good mood, or just feel relaxed throughout the afternoon; how you begin your day is crucial to your mindset. While Summer vacation is still in session for some, it’s important to start planning for Fall now. Think […]

Slow the Aging Process Down with these 7 Anti-Aging Supplements

Joint soreness and stiffness, skin issues like age spots and wrinkles, frailer bones, weaker muscles, hormonal decline, slower metabolism, decrease in cardiovascular and lung functions, weaker immune system, decreased sexual desire, and decline in vision and hearing. We are all subject to the effects of aging, but what if told you that we have the […]

Is Meditation the Secret to Improved Brain Health?

My last blog discussed the three essentials of brain health: oxygen, proper fuel and stimulation. This week’s blog discusses something that promotes two of the three essentials: Meditation. Countless studies assert that meditation is one of the most effective ways to support brain health. Employing both controlled breathing and brain stimulation, meditation can: • Reduce […]

The 3 Essentials of Brain Health

In 2011, it was estimated that nearly 747,000 Canadians were living with cognitive impairment, including dementia and Alzheimer’s. By 2031, if nothing changes in Canada, this figure is expected to rise to 1.4 million. According to Dementia Support, the cause of this explosive growth is two-fold: 1) The population is growing, which has resulted in […]

Keep Eating Coconut Oil, It’s Good For You!

By now, you’ve probably read the viral article advising you to stop consuming coconut oil, but before you throw out your mega-sized tub, keep reading. It was only a matter of time before an article questioning coconut oil was released. Not because coconut oil is actually bad for you, but because the American Heart Association […]