by Dr. Christal Blanchard, ND Do you often feel tired or low in energy? Do you experience mood swings or have difficulty concentrating? Do you feel bloated after certain meals or suffer from constipation? Have you been diagnosed with IBS, acid reflux or bowel disease such as Crohn’s or colitis?
by Dr. Nadine Gavin, ND With the holidays fast approaching, we may be feeling a little more uncertainty this year. In general, holidays carry their fair share of stress, however, at a time where a greater number of Canadians are reporting anxiety and depression, making our mental health a priority
By: Dr. Brie Crerar, ND After the roller coaster of a ride we’ve all been on in 2020 I’m seeing a lot more individuals reaching out for support with their weight. Whether it’s the “Quarantine 15 (lbs)” that it’s time to ditch or the increased awareness around overall health, it’s
By: Dr. Christal Blanchard ND If you’re like most of the people trying to survive and stay sane during Covid, then you have had your fair share of indulgences from alcohol and sweets and processed foods to name a few. But can your liver handle it? Let’s find out.
Many people with thyroid disorders are under the impression that cruciferous vegetables are bad for them. But, why? Cruciferous vegetables, along with foods like radishes, peaches & strawberries, have been condemned due to their goitrogenic properties. But the consumption of cruciferous vegetables correlates with diverse health benefits, including reducing the
I have some exciting news to share! My hubby, Aaron and I are expecting our 2nd baby at the end of November. We are beyond grateful to be adding to our family and giving our little daughter a baby brother or sister. I am well aware of how challenging it
Estrogen and progesterone are two of the key hormones that help regulate your menstrual cycle. Estrogen levels rise during the first half of the cycle, whereas progesterone levels rise (while estrogen levels slowly decline) during the second half of your cycle. An imbalance between estrogen and progesterone through- out this
Food Sensitivities and You: What Does the Evidence Say? by Dr. Nadine Gavin ND Science from the 19th century and much of the 20th century has been obsessed with universal truths. Medical science was interested in discovering the universal laws that govern how the human body functions, but over
Top 5 Strategies for Managing Snacking & Cravings By: Megan Kelly, CNP As a holistic nutritionist, I am getting a lot of inquiries right now from clients, family and friends about how to slow down the constant snacking at home. There seems to be a lot of anxiety about weight
Breathing Exercises: Relax in 10 minutes or Less You will tell someone to take a breath when they are stressed, angry or anxious, but do you follow your own advice? You should. It’s good advice! Controlled breathing not only keeps the mind and body functioning at their best, it can
A Beginner’s Guide to Batch Cooking! By: Megan Kelly CNP WHAT IS BATCH COOKING? This refers to the practice of cooking multiple meals in “batches” and then either freezing or storing the leftovers to be reheated or used as components for quick meal assembly. Batch cooking is a helpful practice
By: Dr. Brie Crerar ND What Happens if You Don’t Get Enough Sleep? – You’re more like to suffer from infertility – You’ll have an easier time gaining weight and a harder time losing it– You’re more likely to have food cravings and constant desire to snack – You’ll have