A Lesson in Hydration by Jacqueline May Conte, CNP Well, aren’t we lucky to have had such lovely weather in Vancouver? The heat advisory warning has been lifted, but we sure experienced a heck of a lot of excess warmth and humidity this past week. In times like these, it’s best to avoid overheating and [...]
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How to Optimize Your Daily Rhythm for Mental Health by Dr. Fiona Smulders, ND We all know that getting a good night’s sleep is important for our general health, but did you know that the rhythm of day-time and night-time activity is equally as important? A new study by The Lancet Psychiatry revealed the effects of [...]
3 Surprising Benefits of Strawberries by Jacqueline May Conte, CNP It’s strawberry season!! Who’s excited? I know I am. I’ve already bought and froze many a strawberry for smoothies and jams, cut them fresh for salads, and saving some seeds to grow my own plants! Can you tell they’re one of my favourite fruits? Aside [...]
Work – it’s a pain in the neck. Literally. by Nicole Scott, RMT No, its not about the fact that you had to wake up early on a Monday morning - heading into the office instead of continuing to enjoy another day of your weekend freedom. But you are right about work: it can be [...]
Every "Body" is Unique: 3 Body Conscious Concerns Addressed by a Massage Therapist by Dae Backus, RMT I have been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2005. In that time I have worked with hundreds (maybe thousands?) of people. I have noticed that people tend to bring up one or more of the same 3 concerns [...]
Holistic Nutrition Services Designed for You by Jacqueline May Conte, CNP As a relatively new member of the Local Health family, I’ve been searching for ways to serve you. My goal as a holistic nutritionist is to guide you toward your best health through prevention and/or healing, along the way empowering you to be able [...]
Are you Deficient in This One Important Mineral? by Dr. Fiona Smulders, ND Can you guess which mineral half of the US population is deficient in, and is associated with type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, osteoporosis, migraine headaches, asthma, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, colon cancer and other inflammatory conditions? If you guessed magnesium, you are correct! [...]
How to Eat Locally by Jacqueline May Conte, CNP Vancouver’s growing season is in action and we’re about to start seeing the fruits of our labour. There are many ways to take full advantage of this time of year. Eating locally is one of them. It supports your community and guarantees the freshness of the [...]
How to Support Your Spring Detox by Jacqueline May Conte, CNP Spring is kicking into high gear and if you’re still unsure of whether you need to detox, be sure to watch my Faceboook Live from last week here. Assuming you’re ready and in need of a little detoxing, let’s dive a little deeper and [...]
Top 5 Herbs to Relieve Allergy Symptoms by Dr. Fiona Smulders, ND It’s that time of year again! The cherry blossoms are blooming, the birds are singing, and the pollens are blowing. Although Mother Nature plays a hand in causing your allergies this time of year, she also provides the anti-dote! Herbal medicine is a [...]