- How much do we need? What's the optimal amount? What if we're trying to lose weight? How does that change if I work out?
Most of us know drinking water is healthy, but...
In wellness land, we almost never talk about how much alcohol is okay to drink... we just condemn it as being bad for you. We are quick to point out how high carb, high calorie, and poisonous it is. The truth is, alcohol is the most widely used substance of abuse in Canada. As long as you are not outright abusing alcohol, it's generally pretty harmless... and it can be a relaxing, fun, and enjoyable addition to social time! Let's talk about where the boundaries are and how to use alcohol healthfully.
Supplementing our diets with the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that are just not available in our food supply is important. Especially if we want to feel optimal health and vitality... Which is more than just the absence of symptoms or a diagnosis.
In this post I break down my most frequently prescribed supplements to replenish the biggest deficiencies in our local food supply.
Myth: Vitamins are a waste of money and all the nutrition you could ever need is in your food.
I bet you've heard that before. Heck, even I used to believe it before I learned. Here are my thoughts on why we need to supplement our diets with appropriate vitamins, minerals, and other dietary supplements.
You can tell a lot about a person by looking at their hands. You can see evidence of personal hygiene standards, whether they do hard labour with their hands or not, wealth or status by looking at any jewellery, and often, a sense of one's personality just by observing the way one holds/uses them in conversation.
What you probably didn't expect, is that the fingernails can tell you a lot about your digestion and your overall health.
First, let me wish you a glorious and beautiful New Year! This time of year means so many things... but most commonly its a time when we are all craving a re-fresh after the decadent holidays. Perhaps you're thinking about a New Years resolution to "get healthier"?
Instead of committing to a year-long habit right out of the gates...
A Sure-Fire Framework For Making The Healthy Changes Your Body Deserves
Type II Diabetes or not... if climbing blood sugars are on your health concern list, this post is for you.
I know you have a desire to get healthy and feel better. We all do. But it's hard isn't it? It's hard to know what to do, and even if you know that, it's hard to know if you're on track between doctor visits.
Beyond blood sugars, what we really want is a body that looks great AND feels great to live in!
The One Thing to Avoid When Your Fingers Hurt And Your Blood Sugars Aren’t Co-operating
If you or someone you know is a type II diabetic… this may be an important moment. Right now. This may be the moment you (or your family/friend) will look back on and say, “That’s when things started to change for me.” Here’s why...
Today, I posted the first lesson in a new FREE video series I've titled The Blood Sugar Crash Course. It's all about dietary and lifestyle changes you can make to promote better blood sugars...
Or Read More About Why I Created This FREE Resource...
I’ve heard from so many of you, my fellow Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, who have either have type II diabetes yourself or have a loved one who is diagnosed with it.
I'm a Naturopathic Doctor living, writing, and working in St. John's, NL, Canada. My goal is to help you learn to use diet, lifestyle, and natural medicines at home so that you can get relief from your symptoms and create a healthier, happier body.
Health Clinic: I run a general practice and see all kinds of patients. I'm particularly good at treating hormonal, reproductive, and digestive concerns.
Online Courses: In an effort to bring diet, lifestyle, and natural medicine strategies to everyone I can, in early 2016 I started periodically running these fun online wellness courses! I hope to help as many people as I can, even if they can't visit my St. John's clinic.
What else? I'm addicted to hiking, coffee, and evidence-based medicine. I believe in the restorative powers of kindness, gratitude, and a freshly prepared meal. Cats, fresh flowers, and a good story never fail to make me smile. Read More >>
Simply click the "Like" button here and you'll be all hooked up to see my posts and shares! Lots of goodies there from other people that I can't share here. :)