How to Build the Mindset and Habits to Sustain Your Health

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If I have learned anything over the past year it has been how important my daily habits and mindset are.   Let’s be honest, ever since the pandemic hit there have been so many ups and downs.  I know that my habits have played a huge role in helping me weather this storm.    At the beginning of the pandemic I … Read More

5 Signs You Need to Address Your Energy and Underlying Stress

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I spend a lot of time talking to those I work with about their energy.    When people come to see me they are often feeling low on the energy scale, but this is just one symptom. Often times as dig deeper they are also very stressed out!! The low energy could well be a result of an overactive mind.  … Read More

10 Ways to Manage Your Anxiety

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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

Is Insulin Resistance a Cause of Your PCOS?

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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

Are You Settling or Sitting Into Self Isolation: How To Minimize Sitting and Best Set-up Your Home Office

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There is no question that the past few weeks have been unprecedented and fraught with challenges that many of us could never have anticipated. For many people, as we navigate the new norms we are also navigating new personal circumstances. For a large group of our clients that has meant working from home with makeshift set-ups juggled between childcare and … Read More

Practical Tips for Managing Anxiety During Self-Isolation

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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

Keeping Our Community Safe Through COVID-19

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The last 24 hours have been pretty sensational and scary. It is very easy given the current news to panic. While public health, the World Health Organization, the CDC and our medical community has assured us that we are currently in a low risk zone, we do want to acknowledge the fears of our community and outline what we are … Read More

What is the Right Amount of Exercise for YOU!

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I have been working with mothers and children for the better part of my career and there has always been one limiting factor to fully relating to my patients: I am not a mother nor do I have children. But I am passionate about my work and highly value exercise prescription, so if you’ve come to see me in the … 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