Lifestyle

To most people breathing is considered an involuntary function; something which is beyond human control. To an extent, this is true. Breathing is somewhat reflexive. If you try to hold your breath, you will eventually loose consciousness and your body will automatically resume breathing. We...

In last month’s newsletter, we learned about the centrality of good hydration to optimal health. Water is the ultimate beverage. The water business is a multimillion dollar industry. There are people who make a living as professional “water tasters”. There’s even a connoisseur’s guide to...

I am currently on maternity leave- I gave birth to my second beautiful daughter just three weeks ago. In honor of her birth, I wanted to post a newsletter that is somewhat unconventional. The message it holds is just as important, if not more so,...

Last month’s newsletter began our two part discussion about stress. We spoke about the physiological effects of stress and why stress is a necessary, and sometimes beneficial part of our lives. In this newsletter, we’ll talk about the negative effects of stress; particularly chronic stress. The effects...

Meetings; deadlines; soccer practice; dinner; balancing the check book; dealing with the boss… Each of us, woman or man, adult or child, is faced with a myriad of stressors each day. More intense life stressors including the death of a loved one; a move; divorce;...

An exercise program is likely one of the first lines of treatment offered by any naturopath to most patients. Although not a panacea, regular exercise offers health benefits to everyone- young or old, healthy or ill. The benefits of exercise are numerous and include the following: •...

The air we breathe and the foods we eat (whether plant-based, or animal) are often laden with chemicals. These chemical pollutants are largely fat-soluble and often very stable. They are known to accumulate in our tissues and can contribute to a variety of symptoms. Even...