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

How to Set Up your Home Office to Increase Productivity and Reduce Injury

Like many of you, our business has shifted over the last few months. Wellness clinics such as ours have pivoted to virtual appointments to serve our community and provide relief to frontline services. There is an interesting aspect to doing virtual assessments that I hadn’t anticipated…I can see inside your home! I had expected to see many of the same … Read More

How to Recognize and Support Mental Health Disorder in Children

May 1-8 is Children’s Mental Health Week. Children’s Mental Health Week serves as a good reminder to stop and take stock of our children’s mental health and to start to prioritize it. And now, during a Global Pandemic, this is even more important. As adults feel the toll of this situation on our own mental health, we’d do well to … Read More

The Secret to the Perfect Smoothie

I am a self -professed smoothie lover!   I start almost every day with a smoothie and encourage others to do the same.  Smoothies are a great way to pack a lot of nutrition quickly before heading out the door in the morning – plus the combinations of flavour are endless.  They key to a balanced meal is ensuring you have … Read More

Optimizing Your Home Exercise for Strength Gains

Picture this: You are safe in your home, not much around you to lift, push, or pull (aside from your own body weight), but you need to gain, or at least maintain, your current muscular strength because the apocalypse is here and who knows what will come next. Too real right now? Maybe you don’t have this concern (…this blog … Read More

Irregular or Missed Period? It Might Be Stress Related.

Could stress be the cause of your missing period? While so many of us are struggling to cope with a ‘new normal’ in the past few weeks, stress and anxiety are on the rise.  Some signs and symptoms of stress are easy to pinpoint such as increased fatigue, rapid heartbeat, and shortness of breath or dizziness. However the female body … Read More

Mindful Movement for a Virtual World

Emotions are very much up and down these days. You may be coming off a high following that virtual coffee or wine date with your friend, and then, moments later, overwhelmed by the latest news on Covid-19, all of which is exasperating on the mind and body. The good news is that we can take steps to minimize this imbalance, … Read More

Practical Tips for Managing Anxiety During Self-Isolation

The past few weeks have been some of the most stressful and unusual days many of us have ever lived through. For those who have suffered from anxiety in the past, you may have noticed a heightening of symptoms; others may be feeling this way for the first time. I want to share some practical tips you can incorporate into … Read More

Mindful or Mind Full: Using Mindfulness to Cope Through COVID-19

Mindful or Mind Full? I want to start by addressing the elephant in the room: COVID-19. There are a million thoughts running through my mind. How serious is this virus? When will it end? When can I resume my normal life again? What’s going to happen with my finances? Do I have it? It’s never ending… And if you’re like … Read More