If you are avoiding dairy these days, you might find it hard to get all the probiotics you need from your diet. I mean, what better way to start your day than with a gut-loving bowl of yogurt? Luckily, you don’t need dairy for that! Coconut yogurt is a great tasting, easy-to-make replacement with a whole lot of health benefits.
If your springtime seems to have more showers than flowers, you might be experiencing burnout. There is good news, though! This burnout, experienced by many, can be treated. Even if none our external circumstances can change - the life stressors or other causes of burnout - there are safe and effective ways to support ourselves while we are coping with chronic stress.
If you have never been to a physiotherapist before, you may have no particular expectations without that past experience as a frame of reference. I dig that. Because if you have had physiotherapy before, this will probably not be what you thought you were getting.
Nobody's talking about it, but SO MANY women are suffering with uncomfortable (and sometimes downright painful) after-effects of childbirth. Let our pelvic floor specialist Shannon Stoby tell you more.
Did you know that every acupuncture point has its very own name? In addition to having physical functions, each acupuncture point conveys a message to the soul.
Have you ever been in a situation where someone told you to "stop and breathe"? Think about how you felt in that moment and what you were doing. Maybe you felt anxious, nervous, worried, or stressed out. Did anything change when you focused on your breathing?
Are you walking to and from work, running after TTC streetcars, and biking all around the city for groceries? Studies show that the average person will take 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day, which adds up to about 115,000 miles over a lifetime; that is more than four times around the planet Earth itself!
Are you sleeping all night and still tired all day? Lethargic in the morning and drowsy in the afternoon? Spring is here, and brings with it a seasonal boost – the shift in weather and climate have an actual impact on our body’s metabolism, thyroid function, and nervous system (just ask anyone who suffers from SAD).
This usually means that people are out and about, gardening, running, swimming and getting active. What most people neglect to do is warm-up and cool-down before and after any physical exercise. You can prevent injury with a few solid tips to keep you limber and ready for the next day.
In the last post I talked about three amazing and unconventional skin super foods. This week I will discuss two more skin healing substances and a healing face-mask recipe.
In supporting mental health and brain balance, the simple things really do matter – sleep, exercise, and good nutrition. These foundational lifestyle aspects can have a significant and effective impact in balancing the brain and alleviating symptoms like depression and anxiety.
The 45 degree angle that a person tilts their head down to check their phone is adding upwards of 50- 70 pounds of increased pressure on the muscles of the neck?
Chronic abdominal bloating is one of the key symptoms of a condition known as SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth). It is a colonization of the small intestine by bacteria that are normally not present there.
Research about new technology is an integral and constant part of our society - new phone, new car, new computer... But that research seems insignificant compared to a smarter and more complex technology: our body!
I am asked all the time: What can I do myself to support this treatment? Even if a client doesn't ask, I always recommend stretches that people can do on their own time.
Putting your feet through long days and nights of little to no arch support and constant pounding on the pavement can leave your feet fatigued, over worked and sore. Bunions, calluses, hammer toe and other problems can arise from prolonged avoidance of foot problems.
Research has recently started to reveal that our gut health is integral to our over all health. An unhealthy gut can contribute to a wide range of diseases states including Diabetes, Obesity, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Autism, Depression and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome…
Our internal ecosystem supports our health in a vast amount of ways and we can now add healthy skin to the list.