Tummy Troubles? Prevent Irritable Bowel Naturally

April 6th, 2014

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common struggle worldwide. Although many people remain undiagnosed, they continually deal with the anxiety and stress that the syndrome carries. Irritable bowel syndrome affects the large intestine and causes symptoms such as cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation. Symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome can be easily controlled […]

Epilepsy Awareness Month: How to Support Post-Seizure Brain Recovery

March 4th, 2014

Epilepsy is an ancient disease most frequently identified by the presentation of grand mal seizures. However seizures come in many forms including a momentary loss of attention and slight body ticks so long as they are characterized by a misfiring of electrical signals from within the brain. In Canada, about 300,000 people suffer from epilepsy—a […]

5 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

February 3rd, 2014

February can be a rough month in Canada. With the holidays soundly behind us and the promise of warm summer nights still light years away, it’s hard to stay motivated and (emotionally) healthy in during these midwinter days. Known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (or SAD) this winter depression is a very real psychological phenomenon that […]

3 Common Myths about New Year’s Detox Diets

January 7th, 2014

In this month’s newsletter, we provide you with two really great detox recipes that can be used as part of a formal program or as a healthy addition to your diet. That’s because it has become a common trend on health websites and natural eating and lifestyle blogs to begin each new year with a […]

Call for Nominations!

December 6th, 2013

We’d like to give away a one-hour massage to a deserving person this month. Please use the form below to tell us about someone who embodies the true Christmas spirit of giving and caring for others. Do you know someone who has a real giving spirit, who takes time to help out others, who organizes charity […]

Conscious Gift-Giving

December 6th, 2013

The holidays are a stressful time for us all. Parties, families, cooking, baking, and gift giving all create an air of rush and a need for ‘perfection’. Despite this, we all have the tendency to fall back on old, reliable solutions. Unfortunately, these standbys are not always the healthiest alternatives for us or our loved […]

The Chilling Danger of Prediabetes

November 6th, 2013

For years as our population has slowly gained weight and increased the number medical problems associated with it, we have heard about the danger of Type II Diabetes. Also known as non-insulin dependent diabetes or adult onset diabetes, this disease has risen at staggering rates in the 21st century and began to defy even its […]

Health Workplace Month: 3 Ways to Combine Making a Living and Living Your Life

October 4th, 2013

The average Canadian spends 36.4 hours a week at his or her place of business, or ‘work.’ While that number is a bit less than the stereotype of 40 hours, it is still a significant chunk of time (more than a whole day!) to be at one place, and for many of us that is […]

Natural Arthritis Remedies for National Arthritis Month

September 5th, 2013

As of 2008, more than 15% of all Canadians over age 12 reported a diagnosis of osteoarthritis. One of the most common ailments and one associated particularly with aging, combatting arthritis, for many, can seem like a losing game. And statistics support just that. In fact, Statistics Canada reports that those who suffer from arthritis […]

Postpartum Nutrition Tips for World Breastfeeding Week

August 3rd, 2013

Summer babies are always fun, but for the new mother getting her proverbial feet wet, the sometimes conflicting information about postpartum nutrition, particularly when breastfeeding, can be hard to sort out. Since the first week of August represents the popular World Breastfeeding Week, we thought we’d start this month off with some quick nutritional tips […]