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Balancing Your Microbiome

   

In Functional Medicine, a common protocol for rebalancing your gut flora is referred to as the 4Rs; Remove, Replace, Re-inoculate, and Repair.

How Your Hormones Impact Your Digestive Health

Your microbiome, the population of friendly bacteria in your gut, we now know has been shown to influence metabolism, immunity, behaviour and sexual preferences. It turns out; your gut is also part of the elimination system that is vital in ushering hormones out of the body.

Stressing Out the Hormonal Balance

Generally speaking stress means pressure or strain, which, our busy lifestyle is subjecting us to on a daily basis. It can be physical, emotional, or psychological, but everyone experiences stress at times. How well we cope with stress depends on a number of factors, one of which is hormone balance.  The body's experience of stress is carefully mapped out by a series of hormone responses.

13 Common Signs of a Hormone Imbalance

Hormonal changes affect everyone from birth to death; nevertheless, we tend to have a negative perception associated with them. Being able to spot the signs of hormone imbalance is the key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and managing associated symptoms, so we’re here to provide you with some of the most common symptoms of hormonal imbalances.

1. Persistent Weight Gain

Reasons We "Heart" Vitamin D

A growing number of studies point to vitamin D deficiency as a risk factor for heart health, but beyond that there are a number of specific conditions that may be prevented when you should show vitamin some love.

Hypertension

Great Outdoor Winter Activities across Canada

For a lot of people, the winter months make getting outside seem like a daunting task. The benefits of getting outside are so great that you should strive to get outdoors virtually every day, even if it’s winter and the temperatures are low.  To help you achieve this, we have put together a list of outdoor activities. How many have you tried?

Tips for Selecting a High Quality Supplement

Research the brand

Reputable brands will provide information on quality and source of ingredients as well as manufacturing processes and standards. They will often also have independent laboratory analysis as an extra quality measure. Search for a brand that is sold by the manufacturer as this is a sign of a company that stands behind its product.

Read labels carefully

Four Steps to Building Healthy Habits

Charles Duhigg’s best–selling book, The Power of Habit, refers to the three steps of the “Habit Loop” as cue, routine, and reward. To build a new healthy habit, or replace a bad one with a healthier one, use each of these four steps that incorporate the habit loop with tips and tricks below.

Step 1: Decide what your new habit is going to be.

Step 2: Identify your reminders.

Feel Good from the Inside Out

Detoxing is the process of eliminating toxins from the body through proper diet, exercise, supplements and healthy living. We are exposed to a number of pollutants every day; from free radicals in the air, smog and smoke, pesticides and other toxins in the foods that we eat, as well as a number of other chemicals and hazards we come across in our day to day routines. Detoxification, put simply, makes you feel rejuvenated, healthy and ready to tackle another day.

Nine Healthy Holiday Drinks

 

 

Eggnog Martini

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