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Mike’s Foundational Fitness Model: Feel Better Through Movement

Before we begin, please understand that this is a model I have created on what I perceive to be the successful hierarchy of introduction into fitness and movement. I use a lot of home construction analogies, so bear with me on that front. There are a ton of great models by some very intelligent... Continue Reading

Our Seniors & Loneliness: What You Need to Know & How You Can Help

What You Need to Know… The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for most, thus far. We have all been impacted physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. Fortunately, during this time of social & physical distancing, a lot of us are trying to stay connected over social media,... Continue Reading

5 Ways to Express Self Care

We hear about self-care all the time. What does this look like? It doesn’t always mean a bath, a massage, a sweet treat, time with friends or time alone. But, it definitely can! To me, self-care means tending to what you need INTERNALLY. Here are my 5 tips for self-care: Set boundaries. The... Continue Reading

These Times, They Are Crazy: Dealing with Isolation with Dr. Brunel

Isolation is an effective and well proven infection control strategy. During an epidemic, the isolation and treatment of infected patients together with the quarantining of those who could have been infected represent the most effective control measures. Unfortunately, it is also expected that... Continue Reading

Naturopathic Approach to Anxiety

Heart pounding in your chest, panicky breathing, spiraling thoughts, inability to sleep, looms of doubt. These are just some of the symptoms of anxiety. Anxiety, on its own, is not an issue.  It’s the physiologic basis of fight or flight which evolutionarily protects us.  In current day,... Continue Reading

Late Night Cravings & How To Tackle Them: A Practical Guide

You start the day with the right intentions. You pack your healthy lunch, your healthy snacks, you look at menus before going in to dine to pick the best healthy options, and you get ready to tackle the day with grace and ease. You come home happy and complete and even prepare an after-dinner snack... Continue Reading

Be a Liver-Lover this 2020!

Ahhh, your liver. This crucial organ often gets the run-around in January as people proudly declare: Time for a Detox! Your liver is so important - it is in charge of removing toxins from the body, producing bile and performing essential metabolic functions. An overworked liver can represent a... Continue Reading

Paleo-ish Crepes

One of my favourite things to do on the weekends is making leisurely breakfasts, and currently crepes are my favourite. The latest recipe I use for crepes is grain-free and delicious, and is inspired by the recipe from Bakerita. I made a couple of simple substitutions from the original recipe,... Continue Reading

Holiday Angst: How to Handle Unsolicited Advice from Relatives

The holidays are a time when many families get together with the unspoken hope that they can achieve a happy family holiday. These holidays are also a prime time for helpful relatives to give free advice. “You should get a boyfriend. You’re running out of time to get married, you... Continue Reading

The Emotional Peaks And Valleys Of The Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us and with that may come a multitude of thoughts, emotions and feelings. These may change from moment to moment, day to day, week to week. The most important thing to remember as they come and go, is to simply honour how you are feeling. What does that mean exactly?... Continue Reading