Where to find credible nutritious eating advice

If you listen long enough to conversations about food, you’re bound to hear some contradictions. A wealth of studies put ingredients like sugar, fat and sodium on a sliding scale between unhealthy and not-so-bad, and unless you’re keeping up to date on the latest research, knowing what’s good for you can seem like a lot […]

3 ways to support a new health routine

As winter weeks get busier, fitness resolutions often fade as quickly as memories of a restful holiday. But it’s important to take steps outside of the gym to sustain our fitness-focused goals. Gail Rampersaud, a registered dietitian, shares her top planning tips to keep up motivation. Set it in stone. Plan your workouts in your […]

Foods to reach for to prevent cold and flu

One of the easiest ways to keep your immune system strong is eating healthy foods. To prevent you and your family from succumbing to cold and flu season, the Canadian Health Food Association recommends the following foods: Nuts: Whether you add them to your cereal and salads or have them as an afternoon snack, nuts […]

Forget resolutions: 10 daily health commitments for success

(NC) The top new year’s resolution is living a healthier lifestyle, but three quarters of Canadians who make a resolution eventually break it — often in the first three months. Instead, experts say making health commitments rather than resolutions is more effective, because each time you make a decision, it’s like doing another rep at […]

Tips for eating healthier when dining out

NC) We’ve all been there — too tired to cook after a long day at work and hanging out with the kids so you order delivery, or give in to a tempting invitation from a friend to join them for dinner and drinks at your favourite restaurant. Either way, your goal of eating healthy meals […]

Turn holiday cravings into nutritious wins (+ smoothie recipe)

(NC) The holiday season may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also a never-ending parade of food temptations, from boxes of chocolate at the office to hors d’oeuvres at parties. Higher levels of stress have been associated with increased appetite and desire to eat, especially among women. This sets up cravings […]

5 ways to make your mornings more productive

(NC) When it comes to mornings, we’re often so busy that we forget the small steps we can take to keep our health on track for the full day ahead. While we all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, new research shows that 37 per cent of Canadians who do eat […]

Hоw tо Start Yоur Spring Clеаning: Spring Clean Yоur Life

It’s that timе of thе уеаr аgаin. Wе hаvе аlrеаdу lоѕt an hour of ѕlеер in “ѕрringing forward”, the wоrd аnti-hiѕtаminе has аgаin bесоmе a nоrmаl part оf conversation, аnd it’s timе tо bеgin thе dreaded рrосеѕѕ оf ѕрring сlеаning. Windоwѕ, flооrѕ, and сlоѕеtѕ аrе аmоng thе рlасеѕ in оnе’ѕ hоmе thаt could uѕе ѕоmе […]

Lakota Natural Herb Pain Relievers

Being in a car accident last year has really affected my everyday life as I deal with the aches and pain that come along with the back pain and soft tissue damage left behind. After much chiropractic care and numerous tries of different over the counter pain relievers, most days I am still left in some sort of […]

Relax, Recover, Recharge – Float Sense North Burnaby

Last week I had the pleasure to attend the opening of the new Float Sense location in North Burnaby. When I arrived on site I felt immediately at ease and calm. The establishment is aesthetically pleasing to the senses with artwork, plants, books and furniture all strategically placed. I have been recovering from a car […]