Why Movement Is Important for Nutrition by Jacqueline May Conte, CNP In my twenties, I cared not for any movement more than the occasional power walk, hike, bike ride, and night out dancing. I didn’t work out or play sports anymore - something I did a lot of in my youth and teenage years - [...]
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Quick & Easy Almond Milk, 3 Ways! by Jacqueline May Conte, CNP Hey ya’ll! It’s the middle of summer and I bet you’re looking for more ways to cool down. If you’ve been to the clinic lately, you may have seen my recipe for Quick & Easy Almond Milk. I got this recipe from one [...]
Summer Reading List: for the Alternative Minded by Jacqueline May Conte, CNP It’s summer and you’re suddenly finding yourself with more down time. Wonderful! One of my favourite summer past times is laying in my hammock while reading a book and napping in the shade. Can’t beat it. Summer can be a great time [...]
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 [...]
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! [...]