Oh the dreaded holiday dinner table… The juicy meats, the steaming rice, the heaped potatoes, the sugar cookies right next to the darling gingerbread men. Not to mention the mulled wine. Continue reading
This is a common concern that we see in practice almost daily. Laboratory testing shows a low, but yet “normal” stored iron (aka ferritin) and it doesn’t seem to move very much after repeat testing. So, what’s the ideal? Continue reading
Holiday season is here! This is the time of year to enjoy the festivities and spend time with loved ones. However, it can also be the time many of us feel the stress of the holiday season. Continue reading
When I was in school my understanding of hormones, and what I was taught about them, was pretty basic. At the time I was quite content to learn specific physiological effects of the individual hormones, commit them to memory, and hope to remember all I had learned for the future. Continue reading
Cold and flu season is upon us in Vancouver! We are expecting a particularly nasty flu season this year. This is the time to start supporting your immune system to keep you and your family healthy.This article will be focusing on Glutathione and its incredible benefits on improving your immune system. Glutathione has quickly become one of my favourite supplements. Continue reading
As the season shifts further from sunshine and summer to cool temperatures and dampness, many West Coast residents notice a shift in their moods. Seasonal Affected Disorder (SAD) can be one of the main reasons for this and thanks to more attention and discussion of SAD, prevention with Vitamin D supplementation and natural light lamps has become common practice. Continue reading
Many people I work with paint me a similar picture about their health:
They eat a very clean diet based on whole foods, and avoid anything processed. But they feel absolutely terrible.
After running a marathon, Iron Man, or any other long, strenuous event, athletes are encouraged to take some down time, also called rest. Rest is a critical part of training, allowing athletes to recover properly so they can get back to doing what they love and stay strong and competitive. Continue reading
A lack of energy is one of the most common complaints among my nutrition clients.
People are struggling to meet the demands of the day, and turning to a variety of
energy drinks and others stimulants to improve their energy. Continue reading
These energy balls are nut-free – making them a great school snack for children who can’t take nut products to school! Continue reading