Tips and Tools for Self-Care

Mind & Body Connection 

Tuning in to our mind-body connection becomes important in building a self-care practice. This can help us better manage stress – the main culprit of illness.

A normal stress response involves an interconnected relationship between our brain and nervous system. It’s a complex orchestration of signaling and releasing hormones (like cortisol, adrenaline […]

Chronic Stress & Adrenal Health

Your adrenal glands consist of two triangular shaped glands that sit at the top of your kidneys, secrete hormones in your body. These hormones travel through the bloodstream and act on various body tissues and enable them to function correctly.

When we’re under stress, the adrenals produce a surge of cortisol and other hormones to calm […]

Tips to Stay Healthy for Cold and Flu Season

There’s lots of ways to boost your immune system this cold and flu season! Let’s dive right in!

Reduce Sugar and Increase Antioxidant-Rich Foods
Your immune system requires specific nutrients to function optimally. You can create a healthy foundation with a diet high in antioxidants and low in both refined sugar and artificial sweeteners. Boost […]

The Impact of Prolonged Stress

Stress is an essential and normal physiological response to change. Many of us have experienced symptoms of short term or acute stress, while a study from Statistics Canada reports that 73% of adults ages 20 to 64 consider themselves stressed on a daily basis. Addressing chronic stress is an important piece of the puzzle when […]

Staying Healthy Through the Changing Seasons

Sickness can strike at the worst time, which can lead to missing those important life events such as; recitals, travel plans, work, and well…life.  The prevalence of chronic stress, engagement in strenuous exercise and poor diet can all play a role in the frequency and severity of upper respiratory tract infections. It’s no secret that […]

Choose Natural Remedies for Cold & Flu!

Cold and flu season is upon us! The late fall through early spring is the peak period for the usual suspects of viral infections; influenza-like illnesses including the flu, and upper respiratory tract infections such as the common cold. Although it can be annoying and downright inconvenient to have a cold or flu – sometimes […]

How to Sleep Soundly this September

With a busy back-to-school season in full affect, good quality and consistent sleep becomes more important than it was yesterday. Canada ranks well in a lot of things, taking first place in quality of life and one of the top three countries for women and education.

But, did you know what else we rank top three […]

Back to School Shouldn’t Mean Back to Stress

Ask the Expert: Back-to-School Stress with Dr. Marita Schauch

 

Q: I find it a very stressful when the kids go back to school. Is there anything that can help my stress level so I can manage everyone’s schedules better?

-Stressed Out, ON

 

A: Between work and home and everything in-between, life provides an unrelenting barrage of stress. […]

Ironing out deficiencies

Put the pedal to the metal with Iron

Has your get-up-and-go gone away? Feeling sluggish is no joke, especially when it’s caused by iron deficiency. Approximately 4% of premenopausal women are iron deficient, and certain groups including children under age 2, adolescent and menstruating women as well as older adults are at greater risk of iron […]

Wake up and shake up with Organic MCT Oil

MCT is the short-hand for medium-chain triglycerides which, as the name suggests, contain medium-length chains of fatty acids called triglycerides. Because of their relatively shorter fatty acid chain length, it’s been reported that our bodies can absorb MCT oil faster and easier than long-chain triglycerides (LCTs), taking it directly from the gut to the liver […]