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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

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

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

What To Do During This Pandemic

What To Do During This Pandemic
March 15, 2020 09:46 PM

I know this is a time of great uncertainty. It’s easier said than done, but please don’t let fear take over. I find it helps not to watch the news too much. Facts about COVID-19: COVID-19 stands for Coronavirus Disease 2019 which is a new type of coronavirus never seen in humans before and originating from Wuhan China The virus spreads from person to person through infected respiratory droplets through coughing or sneezing within 6 feet of each other. Also, the virus can live on surfaces...Read more

Fight Fall Allergies from the Inside Out

Fight Fall Allergies from the Inside Out
September 17, 2019 03:17 PM

Are you excited for fall? Many people love the vibrant colours of this beautiful season. It’s a time to get out our cozy sweaters, enjoy the crisp fall air, and for some people, sneeze a lot. Yes, unfortunately, many people experience watery eyes, sinus pain and other allergy symptoms when fall arrives. This annoying phenomenon can occur even if you made it through spring without sneezing.   That’s because even though the symptoms of fall and spring allergies are the same, the triggers are ...Read more

Environmental Pollution in the Home: Everyday Things May be Harming Your Health

Environmental Pollution in the Home: Everyday Things May be Harming Your Health
June 04, 2019 02:07 PM

Is your home affecting your health? If you avoid obvious pollutants like cigarette smoke, you may be pretty certain your home is not toxic. And if you clean regularly, you might even be slightly offended by the suggestion! However, indoor pollutants are much more common than many people realize. The sources of many pollutants are everyday objects and products we don’t consider harmful. The media devotes a lot of attention to outdoor pollution (and it’s a valid health concern). However, ind...Read more

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Children’s Corner - Immune System
December 21, 2016 12:19 PM

Is your child getting sick a lot? Perhaps they are bringing home viruses from school. Or maybe your baby has a rash or eczema. Here are three supplements every child should be taking:   Fish Oil Fish oil contains omega 3 fatty acids which are very anti-inflammatory. Fish oil is excellent for the brain development of your child as well as for that dry skin that tends to happen over the winter months.   Vitamin D In North America, most of us are deficient in vitamin D. Vitamin D acts like...Read more

Beyond the flu shot

Beyond the flu shot
August 29, 2016 12:51 AM

Whether you got the flu shot or not, your chances of getting sick are about the same. In fact, a new report from researchers of the University of Minnesota suggests that the flu vaccine is not as effective as public health messaging suggests. It is estimated that the flu shot has only a 59 per cent efficacy in the United States. This is much lower than the original 70 to 90 per cent estimated. Furthermore, the B.C. government is temporarily no longer forcing thousands of provincial health wor...Read more

Warming Socks to reduce a fever

Warming Socks to reduce a fever
August 29, 2016 12:50 AM

Warming or Magic Socks is a technique that helps you reduce a fever naturally. How it works is that as your body warms the socks it draws the heat from the head to your feet, reducing your temperature and helps you break a fever faster. It’s a form of hydrotherapy.   What you’ll need: basin with warm water and a towel cotton socks woollen socks Directions: Before bed, place your feet in the basin with warm water. Just let your feet soak and heat up. Dry off your feet with a tow...Read more