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Stay Healthy This Flu Season

Naturopathic Tips To Avoid Getting Sick This Flu Season Don’t focus on the flu. Focus on prevention. Keep your immune system strong and healthy. Most flu symptoms – coughing, sneez, and aches – are not bacterial but viral. These symptoms are the body’s way of eliminating toxins. Stifling these symptoms with pharmaceutical drugs is NOT the answer. Allow the body to

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Healthy Habits for Lasting Change in the New Year

5 New Year Resolutions are Small Steps for Big Results Research has proven that it takes 14-21 days to create a new habit. Healthy habits require baby steps to make significant changes in our life.  Fad Diets don’t work! They are based on radical behaviour changes that are not sustainable. They depend too much on

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What Is Brain Fog and Why Do We Experience It?

If we think back to several years ago, we never really heard the expression “brain fog.” Although it is not a medically recognized term, you often hear people use the expression when they have feelings of confusion, forgetfulness, and a lack of focus. There are no tests to diagnose brain fog. As a naturopath, I

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Worst Habits for Belly Fat

There is no question that the easiest place to gain fat, as well as one of the hardest to lose fat is our belly. Our belly is an area that gets used the least but is most affected when we eat the wrong foods, snack on too much salt or sugar and drink too much

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Foods That Can Help Your Body Detox Naturally

Although many people choose to detox (cleanse) their bodies after a holiday season like Christmas or Thanksgiving, when they’ve filled their bellies with too much sugar and foods loaded with calories, I feel spring is actually the best time. Why? Well, that’s because spring offers a breath of fresh air, with the dandelions coming out

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Feeling Tired: A Symptom You Should Never Ignore

If you’re feeling fatigued and tired, it’s a symptom you should never ignore. Ongoing fatigue is a sign that your homeostasis (balance in your body) is off. Too many people gravitate to stimulants such as coffee, green tea, various sugars and energy drinks to get a boost. These stimulants may give you a few minutes

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Why Your Clients May Not Be Shifting Weight

What To Do When Some Clients Just Don’t Lose the Weight. Are you clients stuck?  Has a client ever told you that no matter what he or she does, they are just not losing weight? They are on the same dietary suggestions that your other client is on. You train them the same way, yet

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Tips on Fixing Muscle Imbalances

Generally, a perfectly balanced body works better, looks better and can certainly help us stay injury free! Sadly, we are not born perfect, and despite the importance of maintaining muscle balance, most people and even some trainers seem to have missed this point! Common Causes of Muscle Imbalances I cannot tell you how often I

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Are You Vitamin or Mineral Deficient?

At the cellular level, we need vitamins and minerals to survive. Without them, our bodies could suffer from various symptoms of vitamin or mineral deficiency. For example, our immune system could weaken, increasing the risk of getting a cold, the flu, allergies, and other ailments. Our cells will not have the fuel they need to

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How to Deal with Seasonal Allergies

With spring in the air, many people are likely stressing about the upcoming allergy season. By definition, allergies are your body’s reaction to allergens, a sign that the immune system is working overtime. Allergens are particles your body considers foreign, which forces your immune system to respond to it – sometimes too much of a

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