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Top 6 ways to avoid getting sick this season!

It’s November! And you know what that means... Flu season is almost here. With your body being exposed to a plethora of bacteria, toxins, cold weather and lack-o-sunshine, this season makes your immune system work overtime. Here are some ways to give your immune system (and yourself) some love this season! #1 STRESS LESS Have you ever heard of the saying “stress makes you sick?” it totally does. When you are stressed out for long periods of time, your immune system takes a huge hit. According to Dr. Mary Meagher, “people exposed to high levels of stress, consequently suffer from dysregulation of their immune system, thereby increasing vulnerability to infections”.  Here are some ways you can help manage your stress:...

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5 Reasons Why You Have Anxiety & What to Do About It!

As humans, stress is not a rare occurrence. During our daily lives, we have triggers and pitfalls that drag us into stress, the trouble is when stress becomes full blown anxiety. When you feel anxious all the time, can’t think straight, and feel like you can’t handle anything that’s going on around you, life can feel unmanageable. Have you felt more Anxious lately? Here are 5 common reasons why you have anxiety.  #1 YOU’RE DEHYDRATED  Your body is an incredible thing, but even the simplest dysfunction can cause you to go into survival mode - like a lack of the glorious H2O. When your body is dehydrated, the most fundamental functions start slowing down.  A study from Tufts University found...

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The Healing Powers of Nature – 5 ways to use nature for optimal health

Do you feel tired, stressed out, or somehow disconnected?  A walk in the forest might be your prefect solution.  Regarded by many cultures as the ultimate healer, humans have a vast history of turning towards nature for solutions, and for good reason! Nature is a powerful source of healing energies, herbal remedies, filtered air and water- mother earth is really what keeps us alive. In a world of social media, political drama and technology, it’s easy to feel tired, disconnected and stressed out! Even if you eat the cleanest diet and exercise daily, connecting with our mother nature is crucial for our optimal health. Here are some amazing things she provides for us. #1 SUNLIGHT Staying inside, and sitting at...

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Treatment for ADHD - Alternative Holistic Medicine

n my 7 years of practice as a Certified Nutritional Practitioner, I have worked with people of all ages struggling with Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Disorder. ADHD is a chronic condition that affects millions of children and often continues into adulthood. ADHD includes difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity and outbursts of impulsive behavior.   People with ADHD often struggle with lowered self-esteem, troubled interpersonal relationships and poor performance in school or work. In 2016, it was estimated that approximately 11% of children in North America we’re diagnosed with ADHD. Typical treatment includes pharmaceutical drugs and behavioural interventions (if the family can afford it). The typical medical stance is that there is no cure for ADHD, but medications and therapy are ‘useful...

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Low profile veggies, high profile nutrition

All the attention paid to glamour foods, like the exotic pomegranate or acai, may lead you to believe that” It’s the sizzle not the steak”, but I assure you the most boring sounding vegetables contain some of the highest quality calories on earth.  Not that there’s anything wrong with the glamour foods, just don’t overlook the staples and always supplement with a high quality multi vitamin. If you can discipline yourself whenever possible to maintain healthy eating habits you’ll, by all means, reap many rewards.  Here are some examples of “low profile” veggies that are probably already part of your menu.  You may be surprised by their high quality nutritional value if they’re prepared without a lot of added salt...

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