Category: Live Well

Five Tips For A Healthy Pantry Makeover

March is the month when we welcome spring (at least in the calendar) and with it we start planning a spring cleaning in the house. March is also nutrition month, reminding us to reassess our food choices and eating habits. In this article, I’d like to inspire you to “spring clean” your kitchen pantry: remove […]

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SMART Goals – 2022

It’s been a rough start to 2022. Many of us had high hopes for this year but COVID had other plans. Don’t be hard on yourself if you’re struggling to feel motivated or having trouble incorporating some healthy habits. Most people are barely hanging on with the fear, stress and overwhelm this year has already […]

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Men Need Self-Care Too!

  When we think of self-care, we commonly default to stereotypical images of luxurious relaxation. Full days at the spa, candlelit bubble baths, manicures & pedicures, or maybe even an irresponsible shopping spree – at least that’s what television and modern media have equated with the term. If this is what you pictured, I’m almost […]

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National Self-Care Day

Saturday, July 24th, 2021 is National Self-Care Day! If you are like many others, we are so ready and deserving of this dedicated day! The past 17 months have presented an array of changes, challenges, and losses. Our social, physical, mental/emotional and spiritual wellbeing has likely been impacted in one way or another. Our brain, […]

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Thyroid: The Master Gland

Often when we think of thyroid related conditions, we associate them with women’s health issues. With a 2 to 8 times higher prevalence in women than in men, it may be easy for one to discount the likelihood of thyroid relation conditions in the context of men’s health. However, many common symptoms that men may […]

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Subclinical Hypothyroidism and PCOS

  Your thyroid is an incredibly important gland in your body that sits at the base of your neck and resembles a butterfly shape. It regulates so many important functions of the body including metabolization, temperature regulation, mood and energy. It is estimated that approximately 1 in 10 Canadians deal with thyroid-related issues. When it comes to Polycystic […]

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Your GUT Microbiome

  Your gut microbiome consists of trillions of microorganisms that lie in the gastrointestinal tract. This includes thousands of species of bacteria, archaea, fungi and viruses. Together, these microorganisms weigh as much as 2-5 pounds and have a profound impact on your health. The microorganisms in your gut play a variety of roles, some of […]

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Nutrition – Eating for your Body’s Needs

  What is the single most important thing you can do to improve your energy and mental functioning, reduce pain and inflammation, reduce your risk for chronic disease and age gracefully? Improving your nutrition! Eating a healthy diet continues to be a challenge for many individuals because there are so many factors at play. The ability to break […]

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Hormones Over the Ages

  by Dr. Deanna Walker, ND No matter what age you are, your hormones are affecting your quality of life. Why you might ask? Well your hormone balance influences how you look, how you feel and how you think. It is important to determine if your hormones are affecting you. The best way to start […]

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Acupuncture for Seasonal Allergy Relief

Spring brings warmth, renewed growth, and unfortunately for many seasonal allergies.  About twenty to thirty percent of Canadians suffer from allergies with symptoms arising as early as March for those allergic to pollen. While most suffer from runny nose and sneezing, some of us may also experience itchy eyes, sore throat and even low energy.  […]

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