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HEALTH BENEFITS OF COLD SHOWERS

Wim Hof, known as the iceman has done a lot of research on the benefits of cold therapy. Besides having spiritual benefits, there are deep restorative benefits to the cold which helps with pain and inflammation. Cold showers, or cold-water immersion, is a popular technique among amateur and professional athletes, but it also offers boosting

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HEARD OF PROBIOTICS, BUT WHAT ARE PREBIOTICS?

Everyone talks about probiotics. We have been hearing this expression a lot over the last ten years, and even see it on food labels, but do we really know what they are and how they work? Do we really need them? Clients often ask me if they should take probiotics as a supplement simply because

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Fitness

DISCOVER THE WONDERFUL BENEFITS OF AN INFRARED SAUNA!

I love my infra red sauna. It has become my favorite tool to detoxify, relax, feel great and provide awesome sleep. I’m excited to offer this special package so that you too can experience these amazing benefits! One of the biggest benefits of infrared saunas is that they’re comfortable and simple to use. They are

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN OSTEOPATH AND A PHYSIOTHERAPIST?

As a fitness professional and naturopath, I am constantly asked the difference between an osteopath and a physiotherapist. Although both professions have extensive training in anatomy, physiology, pathology and hands on techniques, there are distinct differences with the two and they originate from quite different roots.   Osteopathy was brought to the world by Andrew Taylor

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SUGAR, IS IT ALL BAD?

If there is one food that I remove from all my client’s diets, it is sugar. Actually, I should say that I try to remove it, because sadly, there can be over 60 different names for sugar that are very well hidden. Even if you do your best to read labels, it is challenging to

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Diet

WHAT IS GOUT AND WHO IS AFFECTED BY IT

What is gout and who is affected by it? Gout is typically referred to by medical doctors as a form of arthritis where patients experience pain and inflammation in the joints, typically in the big toe, but can appear elsewhere in the body such as fingers, knees and hips. In my naturopathy practice, I have

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Diet

CAN ANTI-BACTERIAL SOAPS ACTUALLY DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD?

After doing some research, I was surprised to discover that in 1984, two gentlemen were known to patent anti-bacterial soap. However, by 2013, manufacturers started phasing out the use of certain active ingredients, saying that they posed health risks, such as bacterial resistance or hormonal effects. If you google the FDA final rule on safety

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Diet

HOW MUCH CAFFEINE IS TOO MUCH?

Even though I love the taste and smell of coffee, I always encourage people to try and stay away. Why? Because caffeine is very habit forming and can cause undesirable reactions. It is amazing how popular caffeine is. Eight out of 10 people consume it every day in one form or another. Beverages containing caffeine

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Diet

Believe it or not … Naturopathy works!

Even with all the research, some people just don’t want to believe in things like climate change or naturopathy. Here is some of the research on the effectiveness of Naturopathy if you are interested. Does the Medical Community Believe? Last week was the first time I spoke to a group of doctors and nurses about Naturopathy.

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Beat the Clock! Top 10 Tips to ‘Fall Back’ NOT Behind’

When we turn the clock back one hour to remove daylight savings time it triggers nature’s hibernating response. If you decided that when summer is over that you would get serious about healthier habits … and it hasn’t happened yet. The clock is ticking. Let’s face it … summer simply lends itself to more socializing,

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