Strengthening Your Immune System

Have your children already brought a cold home from school? Have you picked up a virus in your yoga class or on the bus? Are you constantly struck down by colds, flu or other infections? Do you easily get sick after a stressful event or on the weekend after a stressful week? Your immune system […]

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Getting Back into a Routine with the Bach Flower Remedies

Dr. Bach discovered that flowers embody positive and harmonizing forces to counteract negative emotional or mental states. He developed a method to capture the power of the plants to use them therapeutically. This is manifested in the 38 Bach Flower Remedies that have been used for over 80 years – first in the UK and […]

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Getting back into the Swing of Things

The days are getting shorter. This is ‘back to school’ week. Summer is coming to an end and with it all the activities that we enjoy in the summer such as traveling, going hiking, spending more time with family and friends, going to the beach, enjoying BBQs and lazy afternoons on the deck … These […]

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Exploring Your Breath

    Right at this moment, turn your attention to your breathing.   What do you notice? Are you breathing freely? Does it feel restricted?   Do you hold your breath? Is your breath shallow and rapid?   Where do you notice the breathing in the body?   Do you notice it in the chest? […]

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CRAB APPLE – The Cleansing Remedy

You already got into spring cleaning? Do you have the cleaning bug? You want to get the whole house tidy and sparkly? Do you even have an obsession with details and order? Are you too fastidious? Do you want your house to be perfect?  – Then this remedy is for you! Or are you obsessed […]

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Detox Your Body

Spring is the perfect time for a body cleanse. In spring, we often have more energy and more motivation to change our life-style than at other times of the year. Do you want to feel better? Do you want to increase your energy, sleep better, lose weight, decrease pain in our body, or improve mood […]

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Feeling Gloomy?

It seems that this is a particularly bad winter with lots of grey skies and rainy days. Are you affected by the dark and dreary weather? Do you feel gloomy or depressed?   Some people only feel a little down or depressed. It may show in loss of interest, irritability, sleep problems, loss of energy, […]

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Relief from Chronic Back Pain

Do you experience chronic back pain? Well … you are not alone! Back problems are among the most common chronic conditions in Canada. Four out of five adults will experience at least one episode of back pain at some time in their lives. It can be highly disabling, it may cause significant work loss, and […]

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Creating New Habits

Have you ever made a New Year’s resolution … and by January 15 you realize the changes are not happening?! You were determined to go for daily walks rain or shine … but then on rainy days you stayed home on the cozy couch watching TV anyway? Or you wanted to change your diet and […]

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Balance during Christmas Family Celebrations

Christmas holidays are a wonderful time to reconnect with our family. However, this is not always easy and often brings conflicts and mixed emotions. We love our family and want to see them, but spending time together around Christmas may be very challenging. Do you ever feel a family member is driving you crazy? Do […]

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Moment of Ease – Arms and Shoulders

Do you ever notice that your arms get tired, your shoulders get tensed and your neck gets sore? – It is common to get tensed when working at the computer or doing any other repetitive daily activity. Our neck may stiffen up, our shoulders may slouch forward and our arms may contract upwards into our […]

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Your Little Helpers in the Gut – Microbiota

Do you know that you have trillions of bacteria in your guts that help you stay healthy? The so-called microbiota, accounting for 3 to 5 pounds of bacteria per person, helps to control the immune system and regulate our digestion. The gut provides shelter to the largest collection of bacteria in a person. Other areas […]

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Tips for Better Digestive Health

Over 20 million Canadians suffer from digestive issues every year, according to the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation (CDHF). Are you one of them? It seems that we are facing an epidemic of digestive illnesses that may be directly related to the foods we eat and the way we live our lives. Our choices matter when […]

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Moment of Ease – The Jaw

As you are reading this blog, bring some awareness to your body: Do you have a habit of clenching your teeth or locking your jaw? At this moment, do you notice that you are pressing your tongue against the roof of the mouth? Are you holding your lips tight? Are your jaw muscles tensed? Is […]

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How much exercise do I need?

  A sedentary life-style and inactivity is becoming increasingly prevalent which is a great concern of many health professionals. According to the WHO 60 – 85% of the population worldwide does not engage enough in activity, making physical inactivity the fourth leading risk to mortality! Physical activity reduces the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, […]

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