How to manage Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.)?

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Wintertime is often regarded as a happy time, but for many of us, these winter months bring on a depressed mood and low energy. So many Canadians deal with this, and often time don’t realize they’re dealing with something we can address and treat clinically. What Is SAD? SAD stands for Seasonal affective disorder. It is a recurrent major depressive … Read More

An expert’s guide to sangria management

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When people think of self-care they often think they need to do more. Just the idea of making time for self-care into an already over-scheduled day overflowing with tasks and to-do lists can seem daunting enough to make you want to crawl under the covers and eat dark chocolate. Today I’m going to preach to the unthinkable: the ecstatic joy … Read More

3 Ways to Make Self Care More Intentional and Impactful in Your Life

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A year ago I wrote a blog about why I was running away from my family and my job and escaping to Panama. Spoiler alert I had run myself thin and escape was a last ditch effort to regain the shreds of myself that didn’t yell unprovoked at her children or resent her job. I would love to tell you … Read More

Health is a Habit. Cultivate it.

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Health is a Habit.  Cultivate it.   January is quickly coming to a close and many of the “resolutions” you made for yourself might not be holding as strongly as you would like.  I actually don’t love resolutions – it always feels like a general to do list for the year. I don’t make resolutions anymore – I have started setting … Read More

Don’t Let the Travel Spoil the Trip: 5 Ways I Travel Healthier

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Do you feel it? The cold in the air?   For me that can only signal two things:   Move over pumpkin spice…it is holiday season! It is time to get on a plane and get out of the cold.   Winter is my travel season and with good reason. I don’t travel much for work but you better believe … Read More

So You Want to be a Runner? Part 1

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The air is fresh, September signals a reset and with the holiday season fast approaching, you have decided to take up running.   I get it. It is hard to ignore the throngs of runners that hit the streets in the fall. At almost every turn there is a weekend fun run or race.   I’ve been running for years. … Read More

Kawhi Are You Still Getting Hurt? The Effect of Load Management on Long Distance Running

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If you had any interest in the previous basketball season, or at least the Toronto Raptors colossal 2019 NBA championship run, you may have heard a thing or two about our beloved (and, sadly, now departed) Kawhi Leonard who managed his injuries with a ‘load management program’. Conceptually load management is fairly easy to explain as a dosage plan to … Read More

How, Who and What Gets to Define “Natural Birth”?

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You discover you are pregnant! Hopeful, excited, nervous, elated and a little terrified, you go to your Doctor. Maybe, you elect and are fortunate enough to gain access to a Midwife. You find a birth Doula and establish your ideal birthing team. You desire the most holistic birth plan, one without any type of fetal monitoring, medical interventions, medication or … Read More

Meet the Team: Jordan Fortuna, Manager of Clinical Services

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I often find myself in awe of the talented practitioners who make up the Body Co team. In fact, I am often bragging about their amazing skills and knowledge. In no way should that understate what incredible people they are as well. Therapeutic relationships are built on trust. So in an effort to let you know more about the awesome … Read More

Get the Skinny on the Low Fat / High Fat Debate

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Ah, the dreaded diet. It hits the top of our New Year’s Resolutions. It is revisited a few more times throughout the year with goal weights set for birthdays, vacations and high school reunions. The weight loss industry has an estimated value of 68 billion dollars (1) and there is every reason to believe that trend is going to continue … Read More