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Set Yourself Up for Sleep Success
August 09, 2020 02:11 PM

Tossing and turning? Watching the hours crawl by? Even one night of poor sleep can make you an exhausted, irritable, sugar-craving beast the next day. We all have the odd sleepless night, but if sleep loss goes on long enough more serious problems like hormone imbalance, immune dysfunction and weight gain can result. Let’s look at the latest research to see what’s going on when you’re asleep, the relationship between sleep loss and other health conditions, and how you can increase your dose ...Read more

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Is Sugar Disturbing Your Microbiome?
August 09, 2020 02:01 PM

Are your sugar cravings impossible to ignore? Is bloating, gas and foggy thinking part of your every day? If so, your “bad” bacteria may be calling the shots!  The field of microbiome research has exploded recently. Every day new studies are revealing how the various colonies of gut bacteria and yeasts influence every major system and process in the body, and a sweet tooth may be part of that picture. Research tells us that a diet high in sugar changes the makeup of the microbiome, helping ...Read more

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Are Migraines Making You Miserable?
July 09, 2020 12:05 AM

Migraines are more than really bad headaches. In addition to throbbing head pain, migraine symptoms include sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, vomiting, vertigo, dizziness and sudden mood changes. They can cause agonizing pain that leaves you huddled in a dark room with a cold cloth on your forehead for hours or even days. Are you tired of unpredictable migraines derailing all your plans? Let’s take a look at what triggers migraines and key lifestyle changes and supplements that can hel...Read more

Top Tips To Support Your Adrenals

Top Tips To Support Your Adrenals
June 08, 2020 11:04 PM

Carving out a home workspace, becoming a home-school teacher overnight -pandemic pivoting is tough. If you feel unsettled and exhausted, you’re not alone. But what if you were already feeling tired, stressed and overwhelmed before? Could your adrenal glands be part of the problem? While there is some debate about the term ‘adrenal fatigue’, we can all agree that stress levels are at an all-time high. People are burning out.  And the adrenal glands are major players in the stress response.  S...Read more

Top Tips to Enhance Your Lung Function

Top Tips to Enhance Your Lung Function
May 14, 2020 11:59 PM

It’s hard not to think about our lungs and how we can keep them healthy amidst all the uncertainty of this pandemic. Seeing our economies shut down and a global health crisis is something almost none of us have had to contend with at this level in our lives. Best Practices For Lung Health Understanding what you can do to help your lungs function at their best will help you in more ways than one so we are sharing some top tips you can do at home. 1. Practice Deep Breathing Did you know tha...Read more

7 Ways To Avoid The “Quarantine Fifteen”

7 Ways To Avoid The “Quarantine Fifteen”
May 14, 2020 11:38 PM

Let’s start with the good news: If you’re self-isolating, you should have more time to devote to creating a healthy diet for yourself. At least, that’s the fantasy that many of us started out with a few weeks ago. However, terms like the “quarantine 15” and “isolation constipation” are starting to appear on social media.  It turns out that eating healthily and avoiding overindulging during a pandemic isn’t always easy, even if we have the best intentions.  How Emotions Affect Food Choices ...Read more

Chronic Stress Can Affect Your Immunity

Chronic Stress Can Affect Your Immunity
April 13, 2020 10:43 PM

If you’re like most people, you’ve read a lot of tips on avoiding COVID-19. You likely know the basics: Wash your hands; keep a safe distance from others; avoid travel and quarantine yourself if you have traveled; and don’t go out at all if you experience any symptoms.   Staying Healthy Starts On The Inside However, it’s also important to acknowledge that staying healthy starts on the inside. The defense system we all need to take care of in these crazy times is our immune system. Yet her...Read more

Meditation: Why It’s Vital Right Now

Meditation: Why It’s Vital Right Now
April 13, 2020 09:59 PM

Tense muscles. Obsessing about the news. Anxiety about the future. Difficulty sleeping. Do all of these sound familiar? You’re definitely not alone. There’s no doubt that we are living with a lot of uncertainty right now.  How can we cope?    Doing Nothing To Cope With Everything The answer might be as simple as doing…. nothing. Simply sitting still and mindfully clearing your thoughts through meditation has an astounding number of benefits that are vital right at this point in history.  ...Read more

How To Support Your Immune System And Navigate COVID-19 Fears

How To Support Your Immune System And Navigate COVID-19 Fears
March 26, 2020 05:22 PM

With many of us are glued to the news of the spread of the novel coronavirus, we want to address the questions we’re receiving daily. Preventing illness altogether may be out of our control, however preparing our bodies, minds and homes can help us to navigate this era with more confidence. Our goal is to give you some clear and actionable tips to boost your immune system and reduce the impact this virus has on your family’s daily life. “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be unde...Read more

My ALL TIME FAVOURITE Immune Boosting and Anti-viral Nutrients

My ALL TIME FAVOURITE Immune Boosting and Anti-viral Nutrients
March 26, 2020 03:12 PM

N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC)   I LOVE this nutrient! It boosts levels of our most potent antioxidant, glutathione Promotes detoxification by removing toxins Breaks down mucus (bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia, cystic fibrosis) The amino acid, cysteine fuels or immune cells (it is depleted in oxidative stress and infection) Melatonin Melatonin is decreased with age Reduces oxidative lung injury and inflammatory cell recruitment during viral infections  One theory about why kids are m...Read more