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
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
What if I told you that there is a food that can help decrease wrinkles, improve joint stiffness, soothe your intestinal lining and help strengthen your nails and teeth? Enter collagen.
Listing the benefits of consuming collagen makes it seem like a miracle drug, but studies are confirming that this nutritional powerhouse can benefit almost every part of our body.
What is collagen?
Collagen makes up one-third of the protein found in the human body. It provides strength and structure to our bones, muscles, tendons and skin. It is made up of amino acids ...Read more
Stiffness, tenderness, and pinching, muscle knots can be a real pain in the neck...or back, or hamstring (you get the picture) for many of those who suffer with them. But, what exactly is a muscle knot, and more importantly, how can we treat them in order to find some relief?
Sometimes referred to as myofascial trigger points, muscle knots are due to the binding, or adhesion of our muscle fibers and fascia (the tissue surrounding our muscles fibers), creating a localized area of pain and restriction that can impair everyday life. While muscle ...Read more
When was the last time you read the ingredients on your make-up and skin-care products? We often glaze over the long list of hard to pronounce words, like diethyl phthalate, or abbreviations for even more complex words…butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) anyone?
These labels make it difficult to actually know what we’re putting on or in our bodies. The problem is many of our beauty and personal care products contain toxic chemicals. In fact, according to the David Suzuki Foundation, 80% of products used by Canadians contain one or more toxic chemicals!
Well I’m here to help clarify these confounding ...Read more