December 18, 2015
Christmas Gifts for the Health Nut

The last shopping weekend before the holidays has officially arrived. If you’re looking for some last minute Christmas gifts for the health nut in your family, choose something on this list within your budget and I assure you, your gift will not disappoint! *I am not paid by any of these companies – I simply […]

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December 15, 2015
Detox Troubleshooting - Constipation

Hippocrates said, “all disease begins in the gut” over 2,000 years ago and boy, was he right. We detoxify our bodies naturally through sweat, urinating and eliminating waste. If one of these detoxification systems is not working properly then we end up reabsorbing substances that our body wanted to get rid of. Therefore, it’s critical that […]

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December 3, 2015
Food as Medicine: Beat Stress with Nutrients

Stress affects our physical and mental health in many different ways. It impacts our ability to sleep, properly digest our food, reduces immune function and affects our mood. You may think to yourself, “I’m not stressed” – however, we are now exposed to low-grade stressors all of the time – think: working a full-time job, […]

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November 11, 2015
Choosing a Prenatal Supplement - Part 2

Welcome back for part 2 of Choosing a Prenatal Supplement (you can read part one here)! In this post we will finish our discussion on prenatal supplement components and what to look for when selecting this important multivitamin from store shelves! Omega 3 When looking for an omega 3 supplement, you want to make sure it […]

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November 5, 2015
How to Choose a Prenatal Supplement - Part 1

This past May I was very fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend the Nutrition and Health Conference put on by the Arizona Centre for Integrative Medicine where I was first introduced to the work of medical doctor Victoria Maizes. Dr. Maizes focuses much of her work on fertility, environmental toxins and their impact […]

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November 1, 2015
Should You Take Vitamin D?

There has been a lot of hype about the "sunshine vitamin" in the past decade due to its many important roles within the body. At my first meet and greet with a family physician in Calgary, he gave me a requisition to get my blood work done. After scrolling through the checked boxes on the […]

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October 25, 2015
Minerals for Health - Magnesium

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October 17, 2015
Sleep Hygiene - Sleep.. What?

When I ask my clients "have you heard of sleep hygiene?", to this day not one person has answered "yes". I often get a range of responses from "does that mean you have a shower before you go to bed?" to "I wash my sheets every week". Sleep hygiene is defined as "habits and practices […]

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October 17, 2015
Hormones, Chemicals, and Weight

We hear it said all of the time "eat less, exercise more" to lose weight. If it were that simple, why would 1 in 4 Canadians be considered 'obese'?  Hormones have a significant impact on our appetite and, as a result, how much food we consume in a day. Three of the hormones and chemicals that play a […]

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