Category Archives: health

Our circadian rhythm and melatonin

Dr. Jennifer Luis, B.Sc., B.Ed., N.D.

Dr. Jennifer Luis, B.Sc., B.Ed., N.D.

Not just a solution for insomnia, this incredible hormone does much more. Made in the pineal gland of the brain, melatonin has been dubbed the “Connecting Chemical” because it links the mind, body and the environment. Release of melatonin is regulated by light and by biological age.
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The Healthy Living Profile

Dr. Jennifer Luis, B.Sc., B.Ed., N.D.

Dr. Jennifer Luis, B.Sc., B.Ed., N.D.


As the Fall starts sweeping in, many of us are keen to get back on “the program”. To some this means cutting out evening ice cream treats, reducing the bubbly or re-starting at the gym (again). How can we assist and help you target the areas that need the most support.

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What you need to know about zinc

Dr. Jennifer Luis, B.Sc., B.Ed., N.D.

Dr. Jennifer Luis, B.Sc., B.Ed., N.D.

The mineral zinc is an important part of human nutrition and chances are you know someone who is currently supplementing with it. Zinc is required for vision, cell growth, reproductive health such as synthesis of testosterone, insulin balance, immune and skin health to name a few. Severe zinc deficiencies can cause delayed growth in children, a loss or decrease of smell or taste, swollen tongue, eczema and even hair loss. Continue reading

Four Simple Tips to Stay Committed to Healthy Eating

“I’ve got to start eating healthy. Starting Monday: no sugar, no gluten, no dairy and I’m bringing salads for lunch every day.” How many times has this, or some variation of it, been said after indulging too much or too often? With a burst of motivation, you start the week off with your new diet rules in place. As time goes on…motivation starts to wane, social events come up, you’re tired of not being able to eat anything and eventually you find yourself back in your old ways. Continue reading