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5 Signs You May Have Low Thyroid Function

Hypothyroidism is a common condition that can make it challenging to live your life to the fullest. Check out these signs and symptoms below to see if your thyroid health needs a check up! You’re tired Fatigue is one of the primary symptoms of hypothyroidism. This is because our thyroid

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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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Restoration Health Clinic Membership Programs

We are so excited to announce Restoration Health Clinic’s membership programs! Our membership programs provide concierge natural medicine service specifically for people who are serious about committing to their health goals. What is Concierge Natural Medicine? A naturopathic health program centred on the doctor-patient relationship. It’s perfect for patients looking

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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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Plant-based Eating

Plant-based diets have become increasingly popular over the last few years and Veganism is one of the fastest-growing food ‘trends’ in North America at the moment. People choose to become more plant-based in their eating for many reasons, some do it for ethical and environmental reasons and some for health

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Maya Abdominal Therapy

Maya Abdominal Therapy (MAT) is effective for treating many conditions related to the digestive and reproductive systems including: It’s a gentle, strategic massage over the abdomen, pelvis, low back and sacrum that comes from an ancient lineage of Belizean midwives and healers. The massage boosts blood and lymph circulation and

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5Rs to Optimal Digestive Health

Your digestive tract, or as we lovingly like to refer to it at the clinic – your GUT, is the foundation for great health. So it makes sense that in order to connect with health, we must first heal the gut. There have been numerous articles written on the subject

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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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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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Cool Family Health: Keep Your Family Cool This Summer

Summer is coming soon here on the North Shore and this weather is what we have been waiting for all year. If you’re like my family, you spend plenty of time hitting the local beaches here in Vancouver and on the North Shore. My boys and I love swimming, throwing

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Rehydration Drink Recipe

This combination of ingredients is rich in magnesium, potassium, sodium, plenty of micro minerals, fruit sugars, vitamin C, water, and it is alkalinizing. Great for post-exercise rehydration and drinking on a hot summer’s day at the beach. Combine in 500mL bottle: Instructions:

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