Sticking to a health plan isn’t always easy. To be perfectly honest, it doesn’t take much for me to skip a workout when I’m glued to my computer screen completing work assignments, or pick less healthy lunch items to shove down my mouth when I haven’t made the time to prep healthier ones. (Planning is key.) Continue reading
The secret to healthy glowing skin is staying well hydrated and protecting and feeding your skin from the inside out. If you are reading this article and you are in your early 20s, you may have smooth plump skin that seems resilient to the effects of the sun. You may heal quickly and never seem to have dry skin. Continue reading
The bout of heat and sunshine we’ve been enjoying is a much-welcomed sign that summer is on its way!
But with food truck festivals and craft beer markets popping up every weekend, and ice cream parlours and fish & chips stands extending their hours, there are many opportunities to indulge a little too often, and we may end up unintentionally compromising our health goals.
Many people – particularly women in their 30s and into menopausal years – have an underactive thyroid without realising it. An underactive thyroid (or hypothyroidism) can be associated with lifestyle (such as high stress and poor diet) and genetic markers that may predispose people to it. Continue reading
Despite what feels like an endless winter, spring is certainly on it’s way. Spring is the time of rebirth and is energetically appropriate then to set resolutions, cleanse our diets and, of course, doing a little spring cleaning. [Click here to read all about why Spring is my preferred time to celebrate New Year in the latest edition of Edible Magazine] Continue reading
Like many women and girls, I’ve struggled to maintain healthy iron levels throughout my life. Every blood test I’ve taken has flagged a low iron count. I would take supplements and increase my intake of meat in an effort to improve them – but I detested doing both and continued to teeter the line. Until recently. Continue reading
The holiday season has a tendency to leave us feeling a little off balance. We’ve indulged in alcohol and “non-foods” (processed foods and refined sugars) a little more than our bodies can manage all at once, and we end up feeling unwell, foggy and full. Continue reading
January is a very popular time to cleanse, given the overindulgence that often comes with the holiday season. While cleansing is important for our bodies, doing it incorrectly during the dead of winter can be harsh on our system. I have created the 2017 West Coast Cleanse for people to gain the benefits of cleansing while also staying in harmony with the seasons! Continue reading
The holidays are a time for family, friends, festivity and indulgence. It is important to allow yourself to cut-loose and celebrate once in a while, unfortunately extra alcohol, sugar, decrease in exercise and less sleep can leave some feeling less than festive. A few tips can go a long way to help you stay healthy and happy through the holiday season. I could make a really long list of tips, but have decided to keep it simple, because sometimes less is more. Continue reading
The holiday season is upon us! This is the start to the holiday parties and dinners with family. Although this is a fun time of the year, it can also be a stressful time for many that deal with digestive issues. Many of my patients suffer from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) or SIBO. They manage their digestive symptoms by avoiding specific foods, detoxifying their digestive system, taking probiotics and managing an overgrowth of fungus or bacteria with medications. During the holidays, it can be difficult to maintain these dietary and medication regimes. Continue reading