10 Ways to Manage Your Anxiety

1 in 5 Canadians will deal with a mental health issue by time they are 40.  5% of Canadians suffer from anxiety 8% suffer from major depression 63% of people say they suffer from stress Both stress and anxiety are on the rise with COVID-19 and there are predictions for much higher depression rates as a result.   I have suffered … Read More

Train Smart, Not Hard: 5 Tips for Returning to the Gym Safely

Oh how long it has been since your last trip to the [insert exercise facility here]. Do you remember it? The smells, the sounds, the way the barbell knurlings feel on your palms seem like the distant past. Whatever your previous method of training and exercise was, we are very quickly approaching a return to normal, somewhat, or at least … Read More

Relieve Period Pain Naturally

Experiencing cramping and pain with the menstrual cycle is incredibly common. So common, that many women have lived years and even decades with debilitating pain and have come to accept it as a monthly inevitability. 1 -2 days of very mild cramping at the onset of bleeding that does not require the use of painkillers is normal. Anything beyond this … Read More

The Quest for Energy

Energy – we all seem to be on a quest for more energy.     It’s no surprise – we spend our days on autopilot – go, go, go and often running on not much other than caffeine and adrenaline.  Right now many of us have just come off of juggling “virtual school” and work at home which certainly added a whole … Read More

The Thyroid Gland: The Master of our Metabolism

Hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid gland, is one of the most common concerns I come across in practice.  Thyroid disorders are so prevalent they are estimated to occur in 1 in every 10 Canadians and are approximately 7x more common in women than in men.  What is the function of the thyroid gland? The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland … Read More

Meet the Team: April Boultbee, RMT

What led you to your particular field? I was looking for a career change (former ESL/Academic upgrade teacher).  One of my friends from high school was looking to become a massage therapist and that placed a seed of interest in my brain.  Eventually I took the plunge and applied to massage school having no idea what I was getting into … Read More

Meet The Team: Dr. Kelly Clinning Naturopath

Meet the Team: Dr. Kelly Clinning, Naturopathic Doctor What led you to your particular field? Without knowing it, I have lived with the foundations of naturopathic medicine throughout my entire life. I remember my mom giving my siblings and me echinacea and vitamin C for immune support when we were little, and we always prioritized eating a healthy diet, lots … Read More

How to Avoid Injury With Proper Bike Fitting

Whether you are an avid spinner or a weekend cyclist, setting up your bike so that it is specific to your measurements is critical for optimizing your ride and preventing repetitive strain injuries.  In this blog post, I am aiming to touch on some of the key elements to keep in mind when getting ready for your first ride this … Read More

Need a Balanced Morning Snack? Try These Collagen Energy Bites

Snacks are a common area that people struggle with.   Often eating the wrong things or snacking too often – it seems people just don’t know what they should be doing.   As we are all currently working from home during this pandemic snacking is becoming more of a concern for many.   People are sharing that they feel they are … Read More

Is Insulin Resistance a Cause of Your PCOS?

It is estimated that between 5-10% of women in North America have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). The name PCOS gives the impression that this syndrome results from an issue in the ovaries. However, PCOS is truly a metabolic condition associated with insulin resistance, hormonal imbalance and inflammation. In fact, you don’t actually need to have polycystic ovaries to be diagnosed with PCOS! Current … Read More