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  • What Does Your Poop Say About Your Health? - Let’s chat about your bowel movements. Did you just cringe a bit? Let’s face it, poop isn’t anybody’s favourite topic. Nonetheless, our bowel movements hold valuable clues to our overall health. But these signs are often ignored because most of us are a bit uncomfortable talking about them - even to our healthcare providers.   ---read more
  • The Importance of B Vitamins - B vitamins are sometimes called the energy vitamins, since they help put a spring in your step and play an important role in maintaining your energy levels. (In fact, they play such a key role that perhaps they should also be called the “Brisk, Bouncy, and Bright” vitamins)  In actuality, there are eight different kinds ---read more
  • Thyroid Disorders: How to Reduce Your Risk - Your thyroid is your body’s powerhouse. Your energy levels, metabolism, and heart rate are all controlled by this small, butterfly-shaped gland. Without enough thyroid hormone, your mitochondria aren’t able to produce the energy that your cells need for optimum performance. At the other end of the spectrum, your body can go into “overdrive” if it ---read more
  • Is Candida causing your tummy troubles? - White coating on your tongue, mysterious skin rashes, bloating, constipation and you’re always ready to eat something sweet? You could be suffering from Candida overgrowth.   What is Candida Albicans? Candida albicans is the most common kind of yeast that co-exists with humans. Under optimal conditions, candida plays a valuable role in our digestive systems, ---read more
  • Stubborn Acne That Won’t go Away? - Growing numbers of women are dismayed to discover they didn’t leave acne behind when they finished high school. Yes, it might seem like a cruel joke, but it’s possible to have pimples and wrinkles at the same time. In fact, 54 percent of women over 25 experience some acne. And the numbers are expected to ---read more
  • Tips for Optimum Brain Health - Should you be concerned about your cognitive health? Consider these facts: Dementia affects between five and eight percent of adults over 60. As the average age of the population rises, that could add up to an astounding 150 million people with dementia worldwide by 2050. Dementia is more complex than most people realize. Although Alzheimer’s ---read more
  • Biohacking: Improve Your Well-being With Simple Health “Hacks” - If you follow health-related news, you’ve probably come across the term “biohacking” recently. The word itself might sound intimidating to the average person, but the concepts behind biohacking are actually quite simple: The goal is to “hack” your body’s natural processes to improve your physical, emotional, and cellular health.   Taken to extremes, biohacking’s “citizen ---read more
  • Is Alcohol Really a Detriment to Your Health? - A glass of wine with dinner. A beer after a hard day of work. It’s not hard to integrate an occasional drink with a healthy lifestyle. Or is it? In recent years, we’ve read that red wine is rich with antioxidants, and that an occasional beer can raise “good” cholesterol. But results from a new ---read more
  • Top 10 Tips for Healthy Holidays - Are you enjoying the final stretch of 2018? It’s a fantastic and fun time of the year. Unfortunately, it’s also a difficult period for maintaining healthy habits. Check out our list of the top 10 ways to stay healthy and happy over the holiday season. Reframe your holiday expectations. Consider this: If you think of ---read more
  • Are You Estrogen Dominant? - Estrogen plays an important role through the course of our reproductive lives and beyond. It regulates our menstrual cycle, strengthens our bones, controls our cholesterol, and much more. When our estrogen levels drop, we experience menopausal symptoms. But even before menopause, varying levels of this vital hormone can wreak havoc. That’s because estrogen requires a ---read more
  • Ready to stop your headaches? - What gives you a headache? I’m sure any number of factors come to mind. The most common type of headaches are tension headaches which are often brought on by stress. And who hasn’t felt the stuffy sting of sinus pain? Then there are those awful migraines, the angriest of the headaches, accompanied by a suite ---read more
  • Are you are not in the mood anymore? - You love your partner, but your libido is low. Between late nights, early mornings, work stress, family obligations, and a million other balls in the air, there is little time and energy left for sex. But relationships change, and sex drive softens as we age… so, it’s perfectly normal, right? Not necessarily. In fact, some ---read more
  • Is Fasting Healthy For You or Another Fad Diet? - Fasting is one of the oldest therapies in medicine, recognized for its ability to help heal and prevent disease. When done under the proper guidance of a healthcare professional, intermittent fasting can lead to effective weight loss and long-term health benefits. Fasting Versus Starving: A Big Difference So, you might be wondering, what’s the difference ---read more
  • Organic Food – Is it Worth the Cost? - How would you describe “organic food” quickly in three words or less? Good for you? Or expensive? Neither is a wrong answer. We often hear in broad terms about how organic food is good for you and good for the environment. And, although we want to do the right thing for our bodies and our ---read more
  • SIBO may be the cause of your gut problems -   Despite its name, the small intestine is actually a whopping 20 feet of very important business. Working alongside your stomach and large intestine, the small intestine has the important job of digesting food and absorbing nutrients to keep us in good health. As if that wasn’t significant enough, it’s our little intestinal friend is ---read more
  • How your thoughts affect your health -   Our mind-body connection is far more powerful than we realize. Our thoughts influence our emotions and how we experience the world around us. Even when we imagine future situations or visualize potential outcomes, our bodies physically respond to our thoughts. Think of how you react when someone cuts you off in traffic and nearly ---read more
  • Dealing with Depression - Have you ever suffered from depression? If so, you’re not alone. The World Health Organization estimates that 350 million people suffer from depression worldwide and that it is a leading cause of disability. Fifteen percent of adults will experience depression at least once in their lifetime. Depression knows no bounds. It can impact anyone at ---read more
  • Sitting is the New Smoking - On average, how many hours a day do you spend sitting, uninterrupted? One hour? Two hours? Three…or more? Our ancient ancestors spent much of their time on the move, hunting and gathering to serve their basic needs. Obviously, the balance between movement and fuel has shifted dramatically over time, most notably since the technological revolution. ---read more
  • Conquer Inflammation Naturally - Pain, swelling, redness, immobility and heat -- these are all common signs of inflammation, and these signals only go skin deep. Chronic inflammation also occurs on the inside of our bodies and can present itself in other ways. When inflammation triggers sensory nerve endings, it can result in symptoms such as fatigue, rashes, and chest, ---read more
  • Should We be More Cautious With Electronics? - Understanding the effects of Electromagnetic Radiation (EMF)  and Radiofrequency Radiation (RF) on Your Health Our health is directly affected by a variety of things we cannot see but know to be true. We don’t see the air, but we are sensitive to air quality on a smoggy day. We cannot see UV rays, but we ---read more