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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Living According to the Seasons

Living in rhythm with the season means adapting ourselves and our lifestyles to the Earth’s natural cycles. Taking the seasons into account and listening to our body’s needs supports our health and allows us to make use of our energies to the fullest. In former times, it was natural to live in rhythm with nature. […]

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10 TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR SLEEP

“If you are having a lot of trouble sleeping, your body may be trying to tell you something about the way you are conducting your life. As with all other mind-body symptoms, this message is worth listening to.”                       Jon Kabat-Zinn, Creator of Stress Reduction Clinic […]

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Beating the Winter Blues

Winter can be a gloomy time of the year with grey skies and lots of rain in this part of the world. Many people are affected by dark weather and shorter days in winter and get depressed or feel weary. Some people only experience a mild case of winter blues and just feel a little […]

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Connection to Yourself – Connection to Others

Christmas is fast approaching. This is the time to connect with family and friends and enjoy each other’s company. During this time of a year, many people are stressed; there are so many more things on the schedule than usual: getting gifts, wrapping, decorating the house or organizing parties and family dinners. Many people have […]

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Facts about Headaches and Migraines

Headaches are among the most common ailments of the nervous system. According WHO (World Health Organization), it has been estimated that almost half of the adult population has had a headache at least once within a year. Headache disorders include tension-type headaches, migraines and cluster headaches. Tension headaches are the most common variety of headaches. […]

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