Should I be taking a multi-vitamin? By Dr. Robyn Land, ND A frequent supplement question I get from patients is “should I be taking a multi-vitamin?” And, in general, my answer is no. I strongly believe that we should be getting our key vitamins and minerals through the food that we eat and enjoy on [...]
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Do You Need A Spring Detox? by Jacqueline May Conte, CNP Spring is upon us and with it all the beautiful blossoms and promises of warmth soon to come. How do you feel coming out of winter? There’s no need to feel guilty for any indulgences you enjoyed or time you took away from taking [...]
Take a deep breath in and...cough, cough...[nose blow], clear throat...and exhale. Yup, it's fall time and by the sounds of it, cold and flu season has descended down on us. Frequent hand washing is vital, along with getting lots of rest, and eating a multitude of colourful fruits and veggies for their vitamin and mineral [...]
Six Essential Oils to Support Your Health Stopping to smell the roses has just as much to do the power of aromas as it does about taking the time to slow down. Essential oils are the aromatic compounds of flowers, seeds, bark, roots and other plant parts. Not only can they smell wonderful when [...]
Self Care: Take Up the Challenge by Dr. Robyn Land, ND I remember being on a plane as a teenager watching the safety demonstration. When they talked about the oxygen masks dropping from the ceiling and how a person should put on their own mask before putting on their kids, I turned to my mom [...]
What is the difference between Food Allergy and Food Sensitivity Testing by Dr. Robyn Land, ND “About 20 minutes after I eat, I feel bloated and exhausted.” I hear this all the time from my patients, and I can relate... because I was there once, too. In my first year of naturopathic medical school, a [...]
Three Tips for Deeper Authenticity How can we achieve greater congruence between our inner and outer lives, and be more honest with ourselves and in our interactions? Counselling intern and writer Andreas Aubert presents three tips for living life with deeper authenticity. 1) Be Completely Honest with Yourself Ask yourself the question: ”If I put [...]
How to Set Boundaries with Loved Ones Learning how to set boundaries with friends and loved ones can be a daunting task. Boundaries can be emotional (i.e.: respect for our feelings), intellectual (i.e.: respect for ideas/opinions), physical/sexual (i.e.: being touched), or even digital (i.e.: sharing passwords/devices). Often, we worry about how the conversation will be [...]
Three Tips for Realizing Your Dreams Many of us have dreams that we wish to turn into reality, but often we get stuck before we even begin the process. What are the characteristics of the journey from dream to reality? Counselling Intern and writer Andreas Aubert shares three tips for realizing your dreams. Many of [...]
Top 5 Common Herbs to Boost Your Immune System by Dr. Fiona Smulders, ND The cold and flu season is almost at an end, but for those of you who are still struggling to fight off the last remnants of your cold or flu, here are some common herbs that help boost your immune system, [...]