How To Boost Your Fertility

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The number of individuals and couples facing infertility issues has shown a rise over the past few years. Today, the infertility statistics have increased from 5.4% in 1984 to 16% today (1) – that means almost 1 in 6 couples today are facing fertility issues. Besides taking measures to monitor your menstrual cycles and ovulation, below are some simple lifestyle … Read More

Stop Promoting Pain for Gain and Start Listening to Your Body

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Listen to your body.    Growing up I was extremely active. I loved to play. I played any sport I could, I would run often, go outdoor adventuring, and basically move any chance I could. During my very active childhood at some point that I cannot seem to remember, I started to experience pain. Real pain; not muscular pain, which … 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

12 “Silly” Questions You Will Want to Know the Answers to Before Your Pelvic Floor Exam

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I was recently asked to sit on a panel about pelvic floor and in preparation for the event I was asked what kind of topics women would most want to discuss.   I knew what I wanted to discuss immediately.   I want to talk about why we don’t talk about pelvic floor.   In Europe, pelvic floor is a … Read More

My Journey Towards Managing Stress and Taking My Own Professional Advice

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I’m always nervous and excited to post personal pieces.   On one hand it’s liberating. I spend A LOT of time trying to live up to an ideal that I set for myself. I feel A LOT of pressure not to disappoint and to represent myself professionally in a way I think my business deserves. In doing that though there … Read More

Feel the Burn: How to Boost Performance with Heat Training While Staying Safe and Avoiding Heat Stroke

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This summer has been nothing if not glorious by Canadian standards. Hot and sunny days have stretched into one another inviting us to linger longer outdoors.   For many of our clients, the string of steamy days has also meant that regular workouts in the heat have become a reality. Since our summers tend to be short, Canadians are often … 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: Heather Heaney, Registered Massage Therapist

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One of our team members who has been with us the longest is our registered massage therapist, Heather Heaney. After being away for the last month, it seems like the perfect time to reintroduce this talented practitioner. A passionate advocate for women’s health, a dedicated mom and an animal lover, Heather brings a ton of experience to our team. Here … Read More