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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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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

B Vitamins: Are You Getting Enough?

B Vitamins: Are You Getting Enough?
March 07, 2019 04:11 PM

B vitamins are sometimes called the energy vitamins, since they help put a spring in your step and play an important role in maintaining your energy levels. (In fact, they play such a key role that perhaps they should also be called the “Brisk, Bouncy, and Bright” vitamins)  In actuality, there are eight different kinds of B vitamins, and each one has its own distinct job. How do B Vitamins Help? These vitamins work as a carefully orchestrated team. Together they play an important role in: ...Read more

Biohacking: Improve Your Well-being With Simple Health “Hacks”

Biohacking: Improve Your Well-being With Simple Health “Hacks”
January 21, 2019 03:19 PM

If you follow health-related news, you’ve probably come across the term “biohacking” recently. The word itself might sound intimidating to the average person, but the concepts behind biohacking are actually quite simple: The goal is to “hack” your body’s natural processes to improve your physical, emotional, and cellular health.   Taken to extremes, biohacking’s “citizen science” approach can lead to unsupervised experiments outside of conventional research facilities. Extreme biohackers pu...Read more

Headaches and How to Avoid Them

Headaches and How to Avoid Them
October 03, 2018 04:09 PM

 What gives you a headache? I’m sure any number of factors come to mind. The most common type of headaches are tension headaches which are often brought on by stress. And who hasn’t felt the stuffy sting of sinus pain? Then there are those awful migraines, the angriest of the headaches, accompanied by a suite of symptoms including nausea or vomiting, stomach pain, and/or sensitivity to bright lights, loud noise and strong odours. Sometimes smells can even trigger a migraine!  Did you know th...Read more

Sitting is the New Smoking

Sitting is the New Smoking
July 01, 2018 08:35 PM

On average, how many hours a day do you spend sitting, uninterrupted? One hour? Two hours? Three…or more?   Our ancient ancestors spent much of their time on the move, hunting and gathering to serve their basic needs. Obviously, the balance between movement and fuel has shifted dramatically over time, most notably since the technological revolution.   Unlike our ancestors, we no longer search for food. Instead, we are now on a quest for time, as hours fly by while we’re hunched over a key...Read more

7 Ways to Rev Up Your Energy!

7 Ways to Rev Up Your Energy!
May 23, 2018 06:46 PM

One of the best indicators that you’re having a great day is the feeling that your energy is high, steady, and that overall you feel good and can enjoy accomplishing the tasks at hand. Maybe it’s that you bounced out of bed that morning, or sang in the shower. It could be that you didn’t need that extra cup of coffee at 3pm, or that you were able to sustain a solid conversation or play games with the kids after dinner.   Now, how often do you have that feeling? Or more importantly, do you ...Read more

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Some of my Favourite Products
October 23, 2017 12:04 PM

I have to admit that I'm not the best cook in the world and sometimes fast and easy is the way to go. Here are some products that I have tried and liked. [note: I have no affiliations or conflict of interests with these products]   Curry Paste: This is one of my favourite products of all time. If you like curry, then this is one you want to get. First off all of the ingredients are super clean. There are just spices. It's a paste and so all you have to do is saute veggies and tofu or chick...Read more

DUTCH Dried Urine Hormone Test

DUTCH Dried Urine Hormone Test
October 09, 2017 01:20 PM

If you've ever wondered what your hormones are doing, you've probably questioned what test would be best. The serum hormone test (blood) is not a great test because one cannot adequately measure the adrenal hormones in the blood and we get no information about how the hormones are broken down in the body. Similarly with saliva hormone testing, the metabolites of the different hormones are not determined. The DUTCH test is a dried urine hormone test that is able to see how your body breaks dow...Read more

The Most Common Causes of Fatigue

The Most Common Causes of Fatigue
January 26, 2017 10:12 PM

Fatigue When you are feeling tired and you can’t seem to function very well during the day or maybe you are falling asleep by 7pm at night, you know something isn’t right. It’s very frustrating when you can’t do all the things you had planned for the day. Well, let me tell you about the four most common causes of fatigue. https://youtu.be/lc3rEVeskGo   Iron Deficiency Menstruating women often have low iron. Your iron may be in the “normal range” but you may be on the low end and this c...Read more