Immunity
Immune Function

Staying Healthy During Cold & Flu Season

The reality is that when it comes to cold and flu, prevention is your best bet. Keeping your immune system functioning well is important, especially at this time of year. Take charge of your health and minimize your down time with the following suggestions for both preventing and remedying cold and flu this fall.

Immune Function

Are you Itching for Spring? – Natural Solutions for Allergy Season

The flowers are starting to bloom…and the birds are singing once again, finally! Slowly, as the temperatures rise, we transition into the new season with recurrent optimism of a long winter’s end. Aaaah-aaaah-CHOO…that’s the common sound we hear of springtime allergies interrupting our enjoyment of the warming season. Allergies are commonly associated with hayfever with […]

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The Importance of Vitamin D

What is vitamin D? Originally credited with helping the body with calcium and bone metabolism, more recent studies show that vitamin D has many other influences on keeping the body healthy. It is thought of as a prohormone more than just a vitamin because it is only after D3 is metabolized in the liver and […]

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Struggling with the Blues ?

Mind & Spirit, Uncategorized December heralds the busyness that goes with Holiday Celebrations. In addition to the fewer daylight hours, the added pressure that accompanies Christmas can unfortunately for many people make the holiday season less than cheery. When stress goes up, your mood can go down. Stress influences many biological and biochemical processes that […]

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Thyroid 101: The Ins & Outs of Thyroid Function

Recent studies suggest that 1 in 10 Canadians suffer from some kind of thyroid disease, of which 50% are undiagnosed! One in eight women will develop a thyroid disorder in her lifetime, with the number of affected people continuing to rise each year. Until this gland goes awry, very little attention is given to its […]

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The Many Benefits of Far Infrared Sauna Therapy

What is sauna therapy? Sauna therapy has been a part of healing practices for centuries as part of many different traditions – the Greeks and Romans historically used bathhouses to both cleanse and detoxify, and many indigenous peoples use sweat lodges as a means of both spiritual and physical purification.

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Kick Start the School Year with Probiotics

I remember being excited as a kid, every September meant new clothes, school supplies, teachers and classes…a fresh start to a new year. The more I learn about health and wellness, the more I realize that one of the most important factors to success in school starts with the our humble microbe populations that live […]

Magnesium
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5 Important Reasons You Need Magnesium

As many of you already know, when it comes to supplementation, I adhere to the philosophy that less is more. However, one mineral that is often overlooked and usually deficient in most people is magnesium…used in over 300 reactions in the body, you can see why it is so important. Here is how it is […]