9Apr, 2018

Do you have an anxious partner? Here’s what you can do to help.

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If you don’t have anxiety, it might be difficult to truly understand how it feels. Anxiety impacts every person differently. One person might have racing thoughts, another person may experience headaches and yet another individual could have heart palpitations. Regardless of how anxiety impacts a person, it’s unpleasant at best. Having an anxious partner can be challenging and sometimes exhausting. It’s important to be empathetic towards your partner. Anxiety is different from stress; it is a mental health issue, but it can also impact a person’s physical health. Some people feel […]
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17Mar, 2018

The best way to deal with anger

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Before we talk about the best way to deal with anger, let’s talk about the worst way to deal with anger: letting anger control you. Anger is an intense (sometimes overwhelming) emotion that can take over if we’re not mindful of it. Some people struggle with anger issues and have a difficult time controlling their tempers. In this instance, intervention is needed. How do you know if anger is controlling you rather than you having the upper hand? Let’s talk about anger management! When anger is out of control, it […]
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29Jan, 2018

Everything you wanted to know about SAD

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If you think you may be experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder and would like to discuss it further, book in with Dr. Corina Kibsey, N.D. If you would like to read more about different types of depression, please have a look at BetterHelp’s free advice resource here. If you or your partner are suffering from SAD, couples counselling can help. Find out more here.
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12Jan, 2018

The one big mistake you’re probably making with your morning smoothie

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New year, new you. Maybe you’ve decided that 2018 is the year you’re finally going to take your health seriously. So you signed up for a gym, revamped your diet, and are having a nice healthy smoothie for breakfast every morning. You packed that smoothie full of leafy greens and berries for antioxidants. Maybe you have some coconut milk in there to make sure you get healthy fats. You might add some nut butter for its protein content. Perhaps you even threw some greens powder or turmeric in there. Great job! […]
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14Dec, 2017

How a naturopath eats during the holidays

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Spoiler alert: the answer isn’t having green smoothies and salads for every meal. If you can do that, good for you! But that’s not a realistic option for most people, including me! With all kinds of yummy hors d’oeuvres, appetizers and desserts being offered, you’re going to need some help having a healthy holiday season. I believe in the mantra “everything in moderation”, except the foods that make you sick. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with having a bit of junk food here and there, as long as it’s […]
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8Nov, 2017

How to avoid the scaly crocodile look this winter

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Winter is coming. Some of us could tell you that without seeing any snow or looking at a calendar. Because we can feel it in our skin. If you suffer from dry skin in winter, you know exactly what I’m talking about. As soon as the dry weather hits, your skin starts to get tight, rough, red, and flaky. I happen to be in the dry skin club myself, so I know what you’re going through. Dry skin can not only be uncomfortable, but also embarrassing. It can even interfere […]
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10Oct, 2017

The surprising problem you might have if you’re a runner

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We’ve all heard how good running can be for you. Running helps to lose weight, prevent disease, lower stress, strengthen joints, manage blood pressure… the list goes on and on. But there’s a suprising problem you may be experiencing if you’re a long distance runner. It’s called leaky gut. I know, it sounds gross, but if you’re a runner then it’s something to keep in mind. How do you know if you have a leaky gut? Read on to find out common symptoms and how to treat it. What is leaky […]
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13Sep, 2017

10 tips for sleeping like a boss

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Having trouble sleeping? You’re not alone. A Canadian Community Health Survey revealed that 21% of the population has trouble sleeping some of the time. 9% said they have trouble most of the time. And 5% said all of the time. That’s more than a third of our nation having some form of sleeping issue. That’s huge. Let’s talk about common causes of sleeplessness as well as some natural insomnia treatments so we can get you sleeping like a boss! Causes of insomnia There are many different factors that contribute to […]
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9Aug, 2017

The top 29 most stressful jobs – is yours on the list?

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Business Insider recently published an article listing the most stressful jobs in America. This information comes from the Occupational Information Network, which is a database maintained by the US Department of Labor. This database contains a log of almost 900 different jobs! “Stress tolerance” is a score from 0 to 100 given to a job. It is defined as “how frequently workers must accept criticism and deal with high stress on the job”. Therefore, the higher the score, the more stressful that job is perceived to be. The stressful jobs […]
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