During recent months, the number of Canadians who report they are having higher levels of anxiety has increased significantly. A survey conducted by Mental Health Research Canada (MHRC.ca) reported a quadrupling of high levels of anxiety and doubling of high levels of depression through the pandemic.
I think we can all say that we are experiencing stress right now. Feelings of uncertainty, financial anxiety, job loss, changes to daily routines: the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting each one of us in some way. While it is tempting to hide on the couch eating comfort food, I know, eating the right foods during times of stress makes us far more resilient to its effects. We also have an increased need for nutrients like antioxidants and B vitamins when stress is high. Continue reading
1. Eat a well balanced diet that includes veggies (colors of the rainbow and lots of greens), protein and healthy fats and complex carbohydrates. Protein and vegetable every time you eat! Fruits and pre-cut veggies make great snacks, Include protein in your breakfast meal, half of your plate should be vegetables.
- a. Protein Sources – plain yogurt, chicken, fish, turkey, meats, eggs, nuts, beans, lentils, protein powder
- b. Veggies – green leafy vegetables, cruciferous, anything with lots of color. Tubers such as sweet potatoes, yams, jicama and parsnips can be a source of carbohydrates for energy.
- c. Healthy Fats – olive oil, coconut oil, raw nuts and seeds, organic real butter, nut butters
- d. Carbohydrates – grains (1/2 cup), white potatoes (1/2 cup), pasta (1/2 cup) breads (one slice). Stay away from crackers, chips and most baked goods. If gluten-free, avoid most GF baked goods as they are usually high in sugar and very starchy.
Premenstrual syndrome, is a group of physical and psychological symptoms that occur in women in a cyclic pattern, usually between ovulation and the start of a period. Premenstrual symptoms may occur in 95% of women of reproductive age (1) 65% of the women report symptoms of fluid retention or swelling (2) Continue reading
Wrinkles occur when the skin loses is elasticity with age and environmental exposure. By renewing the production of collagen the skin becomes more voluminous, thicker and retains its elasticity. Continue reading
As winter is approaching, this the perfect time of the year to discuss Glutathione and its many health benefits. This is one compound I suggest for helping our body during the winter season. Continue reading
It’s that time of year again where sniffling, sneezing and coughing abound! Stay healthy this cold
and flu season with these immune boosting foods.
At Vitalia Health Care, as part of a PRP hair rejuvenation screen, I like to review functional health factors that may impede the growth of hair in order to maximize PRP results.
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.
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.