Part I – Strengthening Your 1st Line of Immune Defence

2020-10-13T15:53:28+00:00By |Dr Vanessa, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

What to make the most of your existing natural defenses against colds, flus, and other respiratory illnesses? Look no further than your own reflection; the state of your skin and mucous membranes. If your hands, nose, or throat are feeling dry, replenish the lost moisture stat before an invading pathogen makes it across the [...]

3 Signs that Stress Is impacting Your Immune Health

2020-09-23T14:14:48+00:00By |Dr Carin, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

We live, and have always lived, in an environment rich with living organisms both macro and micro. Every day we come into contact with an incredible number of micro organisms that would like to take up residence somewhere on or in our bodies. To defend us from the nearly infinite variety of microorganisms we [...]

Antioxidants You Should Know About

2020-09-21T14:17:17+00:00By |Dr Vanessa, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

To truly appreciate the value of antioxidants, you first need to understand why you need them. Oxidation is the chemical process that causes oil to turn rancid and metal to rust. Unfortunately, your body is also susceptible to oxidative stress and damage. Oxygen is a necessary evil and creates harmful by-products Oxygen is essential [...]

Immune System Benefits of Liver Detoxification

2020-09-21T14:17:12+00:00By |Dr Vanessa, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

Are you looking for additional ways to boost your immune system? Liver detoxification is the ultimate naturopathic approach to maintaining immune health and offers many additional benefits for your body. Although other interventions like taking herbal home remedies and immune supporting supplements also have their place (when taken at the right time; in the [...]

Preventing Cold Sores and Shingles

2020-09-16T13:36:06+00:00By |Dr Carin, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

Think about the last time you had a cold sore. Was it annoying, embarrassing, painful? Cold sores are not only uncomfortable, they’re also a clear indicator of a weakened immune system. As we head into the colder autumn months amidst the uncertainty of the global pandemic, supporting a healthy immune system has never been [...]

3 Ways Gallbladder Issues are making you bloated, tired and toxic

2020-08-26T14:49:11+00:00By |Dr Carin, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

Unless you’ve had an acute gallbladder attack, you’ve probably never given much thought to your gallbladder. Yet the gallbladder plays a critical role in digestion, energy production, blood sugar balance, weight management, immune system, hormone health. And suboptimal gallbladder function is one of the most common chronic issues we see coming from our modern [...]

Digital Detox: How Everyone Can Benefit From Hitting the Breaker Box

2020-08-17T17:06:08+00:00By |Dr Vanessa, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

Have you ever wondered whether what stands between you and more optimal health is within your control? Literally, your digits (fingertips) are how you interface with the digital word. With a tap of a button or a flip of a switch, some people feel instantly better—this is known as electromagnetic hypersensitivity syndrome (EHS). We [...]

Health Changing Magic of Tidying Up

2020-08-12T17:57:38+00:00By |Dr Carin, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

How tidying up clutter improves your health Professional organizer, Marie Kondo’s international bestseller The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up (2014) and Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo (2019) sent a shock wave through our consumer driven culture. Kondo’s signature “tidying up” process applies a sense of ritual and ceremony that we don’t [...]

Are You Stressed and Don’t Even Know It?

2020-08-04T19:42:36+00:00By |Applying the Wisdom of Chinese Medicine Series, Dr Jeff, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

The past few months have been incredibly challenging for me personally and to many of the patients I serve. The uncertainty around the Coronavirus, job loss, and financial challenges are on the top of everyone’s minds. So, the real question I keep asking myself and now you — are you stressed-out and don’t even [...]

Heavy Metal Toxicity: A Hidden Source of Hormone Disruption

2020-07-27T20:35:02+00:00By |Dr Vanessa, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

Are you aware of your environmental toxin exposure? What comes to mind when you hear the words ‘heavy metals’? No one living in the modern world is immune to toxins, including heavy metals. While heavy metals are naturally found in the Earth’s crust, most human exposure is through environmental contamination from a combination of [...]

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