Sleep Hygiene: What is it and How to Improve Yours

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We all know the importance of sleep for our health, wellbeing, and let’s face it, our sanity. But with the chaotic pace of modern family life, the never ending to-do list, and the constant siren call of Netflix, how can we possibly get the good quality sleep need?  Continue reading “Sleep Hygiene: What is it and How to Improve Yours”

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10 (Easy to Find) Immune Supportive Foods

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As the dog days of summer fade into the crisp air of autumn, we spend more time indoors close contact with others. Between the limited access to natural sunlight, the recirculation of air via central heating systems, and heavily touched items (like those shared crayons at school or communal coffee pot handle at work), there’s no denying that “cold and flu season” is just around the corner. Continue reading “10 (Easy to Find) Immune Supportive Foods”

My Family’s Holistic Medicine Cabinet

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When I was pregnant with my first child at the age of 22, I had NO clue about my views on natural versus conventional medicines and health care. As an asthmatic child with a weak immune system, I had been on round after round of antibiotics, steroids, allergy shots, and pretty much every over the counter medication known to man. When I was 4 months pregnant, I was teaching at a Montessori school and contracted a nasty cold with a barking cough followed by pink eye. I went to see the doctor, and she told me that the medication she needed to prescribe could possibly cause deafness to my baby. Continue reading “My Family’s Holistic Medicine Cabinet”

5 Holistic Self-Care Essentials

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We are finally in the homestretch before the holidays! This time of year can be so magical with all of the lights, decorations, family gatherings, and cosy nights by the fire. However, it can also be quite taxing with busy schedules, financial stress, and holiday travel. It’s very easy to forget to take care of yourself when things get hectic, but self-care is vital to our overall health and wellbeing. Continue reading “5 Holistic Self-Care Essentials”

7 Tips to Get You Back on Track and Beat the Bloat when You’ve Overindulged

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We’ve all been there. A well deserved vacation full of decadent meals. A weekend with extended family. Moving house. An endless string of holiday parties. An extra busy week where you’re only home for a few hours to sleep. Whatever the reason, we’ve all had those times where our healthy habits get derailed. While you may have enjoyed some tasty treats (or let’s face it, ALL THE TREATS), when the dust settles you’re left with a bloated belly, sluggish digestion, an extra pound or 5, and no clue how to get back on track.

Continue reading “7 Tips to Get You Back on Track and Beat the Bloat when You’ve Overindulged”