Aging

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How Healthy Is Your Heart?

February is Heart Month Heart health is something that should be on everyone’s radar. How do you know if you’re at increased risk of heart disease? Take a read through these factors to determine if you should have a conversation with your healthcare team about preventative health measures for heart

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Top 5 Ways to Support Your Immune System in 2020

Immune system function is something that is on everyone’s mind this year. With the cooler weather, more time inside and waning sunlight, your immune system needs some extra support to keep you at your best. These tried and true strategies include essential nutrients for immune system function, herbs that can

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Vegetarian Thanksgiving Dish Inspiration

Click these links to download two amazing Thanksgiving Recipes suggested by Wendy Wells, our Hollistic Nutritionist. Roasted Sweet Potato Brussel Sprout Salad Pumpkin Pie Tarts with Coconut Whipped Cream Enjoy these with loved ones this weekend!

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Air Quality & Your Health

Air pollution is something we’ve all heard and read about, mostly affecting the cities of industrial centres like in India or Beijing. For those of us living in Canada and Vancouver specifically, it may not be something we pay attention to often or take into consideration when we think about

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Brain Health: 12 Ways to Reduce your Risk of Dementia

A recent article from The Lancet, one of the world’s leading medical review journals, highlighted 12 major risk factors for developing dementia. They noted that minimizing these risks could prevent or delay up to 40% of the cases worldwide and that prevention and wellbeing was the goal of dementia care.

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Oxalates and Autism

Happy 2020 Everyone! For this month’s blog post, I thought I would discuss something that may not be that well known when it comes to investigating and treating those with autism – the effects of oxalates. Many are familiar with the benefits of those with autism going on gluten and

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The wonders of Pine Pollen for Men’s Health

For this edition of my blog post, I thought I would write to you about a personal experience I have had lately with a natural product that I had never tried before – pine pollen. Yes, that’s right – that sticky yellow powder that covers your car in springtime actually

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5 Ways to Make Meditation More Accessible

Meditation is a mindfulness exercise used to help achieve mental clarity and calm the mind. It has become a buzzword in the health and wellness industry, with proven benefits including reducing stress, anxiety and depression. More recent research suggests meditation may also slow down age-related thinning of the brain. 5

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7 Signs You Have Low Progesterone

If you are suffering from fatigue, anxiety, irregular periods, skin trouble, or weight gain, your progesterone (or lack thereof!) might be to blame. While these symptoms can be triggered by other causes like low iron, hypothyroidism, low vitamin D, cortisol imbalance, just to name a few, progesterone might certainly be

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Healing the Root Cause of Hypothyroidism: Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

If you have ever suffered from unusual fatigue, weight gain, dry skin, menstrual irregularities, or cold intolerance, hopefully you had your thyroid hormones checked. One of the most common conditions I treat in my practice is hypothyroidism, which is a very common hormone disorder involving a low-functioning thyroid gland. Hypothyroidism

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Powerful Morning Routines

If you’re interested in being a top performer, whether that’s at work, athletics, or in your own personal life, you’ve probably noticed many articles circulating about how to optimize your morning routine to be more energized and productive throughout the rest of the day. I love to try out new

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