Immune health is an important part of our well-being. I find the time between January and Spring to feel like the longest stretch of Winter. While I love getting outside, the cold usually has me wrapped up inside, usually in close quarters with others. All this time spent indoors also brings with it an increased susceptibility for illness. Being cooped up inside, surrounded by a chorus of coughing and sneezing is never a good thing, especially when it comes to our health.
While the Corona virus has us all talking, and is important to keep in mind, this year’s seasonal flu ...Read more
Drink water...yes we know drinking water is important. Proper hydration has far reaching effects on our mental state, total body wellness and our ability to slow the aging process inside and out. Proper hydration is one of the most important nutritional components affecting our entire health. But the recommended 2+ litres of water daily can seem daunting and let's face it... are we really doing anything but peeing it right back out?
We asked our Spine Stretch experts to weigh in...How can we ensure we are getting our daily water intake? (aside from the usual "I don't go ...Read more
Your day: You wake up, quickly get in the shower, get your kids up and ready (if you have them), boot it downstairs whip up a smoothie, grab your coffee (don't forget that coffee!) and rush out the door. Lunch time comes on quickly, so you grab the healthiest thing you can (likely a salad, you're all about healthy choices...well done!) and continue on with your day. Before you know it you are sitting down that evening and enjoying your much deserved glass of wine and taking your first deep breath.
This day ...Read more
This Energizing Smoothie Bowl is decadent enough to eat as a dessert, yet healthy enough to enjoy as a luxurious breakfast. It is full of healthy fats, including Omega 3s, and is high in protein and fiber to keep you full for hours. The real star here is the maca root powder. It is a wonderful adaptogen that can help balance hormones and fight fatigue. The Brazil nuts add a beneficial dose of selenium, which is essential for thyroid function and a strong immune system. There is no added sugar (the smoothie is sweetened only with berries), which when ...Read more
Autumn is in full swing – the days are shorter, air is cooler, and the leaves have mostly fallen from the trees. Cold and flu season is here!
In Chinese medicine, autumn marks the transition from the active yang energy of summer to the beginning of a more subdued yin cycle. It is the season of final harvest, a time to stock up on food and warm clothing, and to slow down and become more introspective in preparation for the colder winter months ahead. To maintain good health, we need to live in harmony with nature by attuning ourselves to the seasonal ...Read more