Preventing Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome

Have you been diagnosed with Diabetes mellitus (DM)? Have you been told that you have increased cholesterol, hypertension and rising blood sugar levels, even if some of these look ‘normal’ on a lab test? Unfortunately, leaving any of these conditions untreated can lead to numerous complications – heart disease, kidney failure, blindness, circulation problems, lower Read More

Safe and Happy Summer

Each season brings its own kind of fun and enjoyment, but with these pluses also come a special set of challenges. The arrival of summer is no exception. As the sun beats down and the air heats up, remember these 5 important tricks to help you stay safe and healthy this summer.   Stay hydrated, Read More

Secrets of Healthy, Sexy Men

Fathers Day is just around the corner, and a lot of us will be honouring the men in our life in various ways. June is also men’s health and prostate cancer awareness month. My belief is that a great way to honour Dads is to take care of their health in the best way possible Read More

6 Health Benefits of Apples

Here’s to the humble apple: I had the pleasure this past weekend at the Naturopathic Physician conference in Vancouver to meet a member of the Bragg family – the people behind the famous Braggs line of products like Liquid Aminos, #AppleCiderVinegar and much more. It was also a great reminder of the power of consuming Read More

7 Reasons Why You are Always Tired

I hear the same thing over and over in my practice – “I just don’t have enough energy!” “I’m so tired all the time.” One of the top five health concerns that I see when new patients arrive in my office is that their energy levels aren’t sufficient enough and often complain of fatigue, especially Read More

Health Benefits of Lemon Water

I will share something with  you here – when I was in Acupuncture school over 16 years ago, I discovered why it was important to start your day off with drinking hot water, not hot lemon water mind you, just – hot water. I confess that it wasn’t immediately an attractive thing for me, but Read More

7 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Naturally

  Let’s talk Stress! We all feel with it, we all deal with it, in various ways. Sometimes we don’t deal with it at all, and instead chronic stress yields a huge impact on us, physically, emotionally, mentally, and even spiritually. Statistics show that well over 75% of people who are stressed, feel physical and Read More

Water – How Much is Just Right for You?

It’s time for a Water Roll Call! Water – the fluid of life. Our bodies in general are approximately 60% water. “According to H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry 158, the brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. The skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79%, Read More

Bone Broth Soup

Bone broth soup – a mainstay in my Ukrainian culture and life growing up as a farmers’ granddaughter. Soup stock was made consistently – there was never a week that went by, that we didn’t have soup – always from the bones. Our back-bone (no pun intended) staples were onions, garlic, and stock in comparisons Read More

Beat the Winter Blahs

This month we go back to our Regular Standard Time (RST) with Daylight Savings Time (DST) ending Sunday, November 6, 2016. The upside is that you get that extra hour of sleep that you may have craved up until now, the downside though is that it will get darker earlier. With darkness and less sunlight, Read More