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5 October 5, 2018

Bring the Outdoors In

2018-10-05T15:03:25+00:00

Bring the Outdoors In By Jacqueline May Conte, CNP Boy, did the temperatures turn this week! The crisp air is so lovely, but it shortens our days and limits the time we like to be outdoors. Instead, we opt for comfy clothes, blankets, lattes, and lounging with a good book. I’m not complaining, I love [...]

Bring the Outdoors In 2018-10-05T15:03:25+00:00
27 September 27, 2018

Fall Immunity Boosters

2018-10-05T12:38:25+00:00

Fall Immunity Boosters by Jacqueline Conte, CNP Fall is arriving this week, yet here in Vancouver it feels like it’s been around for a couple of weeks. As the weather changes, your body needs to be able to adapt to the changing temperatures and adjustments to your busy schedule. A lot happens this time of [...]

Fall Immunity Boosters 2018-10-05T12:38:25+00:00
24 September 24, 2018

How Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage can help you

2018-09-24T12:26:25+00:00

Manual Lymphatic Drainage: what it is and how can it help? by Carlie Hickson, RMT The lymphatic system is yet another part of the body that leaves me in awe. Our body is this incredibly intelligent organism that has a great capacity for health and healing, and the lymphatic system plays no small role in [...]

How Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage can help you 2018-09-24T12:26:25+00:00
6 September 6, 2018

Grilled Peaches to Cap Off Summer

2018-09-06T16:43:39+00:00

Grilled Peaches to Cap Off Summer by Jacqueline May Conte   Life’s simple pleasures. I’m sure you have a few. One of mine is diving face first into a ripe peach in late summer. Well, here we are. And peaches are still coming! So, why not dive in and try this recipe? It’s the most [...]

Grilled Peaches to Cap Off Summer 2018-09-06T16:43:39+00:00
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
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