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15 August 15, 2018

Why Movement Is Important for Nutrition

2018-08-15T13:59:32+00:00

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 - [...]

Why Movement Is Important for Nutrition 2018-08-15T13:59:32+00:00
1 August 1, 2018

Quick & Easy Almond Milk, 3 Ways!

2018-08-01T15:23:21+00:00

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 [...]

Quick & Easy Almond Milk, 3 Ways! 2018-08-01T15:23:21+00:00
23 July 23, 2018

Should I be taking a multi-vitamin?

2018-07-23T15:31:36+00:00

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 [...]

Should I be taking a multi-vitamin? 2018-07-23T15:31:36+00:00
5 July 5, 2018

Summer Reading List: for the Alternative Minded

2018-07-05T14:19:46+00:00

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 [...]

Summer Reading List: for the Alternative Minded 2018-07-05T14:19:46+00:00
20 June 20, 2018

A Lesson in Hydration

2018-06-20T15:14:12+00:00

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 [...]

A Lesson in Hydration 2018-06-20T15:14:12+00:00
12 June 12, 2018

How to Optimize Your Daily Rhythm for Mental Health

2018-06-12T14:22:25+00:00

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 [...]

How to Optimize Your Daily Rhythm for Mental Health 2018-06-12T14:22:25+00:00
6 June 6, 2018

3 Surprising Benefits of Strawberries

2018-06-06T13:48:51+00:00

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 [...]

3 Surprising Benefits of Strawberries 2018-06-06T13:48:51+00:00
29 May 29, 2018

Work – it’s a pain in the neck. Literally.

2018-05-29T14:48:35+00:00

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 [...]

Work – it’s a pain in the neck. Literally. 2018-05-29T14:48:35+00:00
23 May 23, 2018

Every “Body” is Unique

2018-05-23T15:59:57+00:00

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 [...]

Every “Body” is Unique 2018-05-23T15:59:57+00:00
17 May 17, 2018

Holistic Nutrition Services Designed for You

2018-05-16T14:48:44+00:00

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 [...]

Holistic Nutrition Services Designed for You 2018-05-16T14:48:44+00:00
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