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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

3 Ways to Kick Depression to the Curb

1. Move. It doesn't matter how far, or how fast you go, but moving will make a gigantic difference for your depression. I won't bore you with the details, but moving gets all those happy chemicals in your brain going. We want this different brain activity! Plus, moving usually gets you out of the... Continue Reading

Dear Men, Do Not Be Weak – A Piece on Shame

Brené Brown (Ph. D., LMSW) focuses on our experiences of vulnerability and shame in her book “Daring Greatly” (2012). Brown defines shame as “the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing that we are flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belonging”. Feelings we hide,... Continue Reading

Mental Health Awareness Week: Let’s Talk

This week you may see advertisements and social media filled with mental health facts and stories. October 6 -12 is Mental Health Awareness week in Canada, and October 10 is World Mental Health Day. Even Bell has gotten on board with their “Let’s Talk” campaign, hoping to help reduce stigma... Continue Reading

4 reasons to consider genetic testing if you have anxiety or depression

Depression and anxiety are very common mood disorders. They affect many people in our culture particularly at this time of year in Canada. Treatment for anxiety and depression ranges from cognitive behavioural therapy to exercise to medication to herbal products and vitamins. For some these methods... Continue Reading

meditation over medication

Meditation is the practice of quieting the mind for relaxation, contemplation or to achieve higher states of consciousness. For some people the thought of having to sit down and clear the mind, seems boring or even a waste of time. Some people may even state that it seems a waste of time as you are... Continue Reading

mental health and magnesium

Magnesium is something our bodies depend on for over 300 fundamental cellular processes (1). Why this is important is because how a cell operates or rather how many cells operate determine organ and tissue function which in turn determines overall health and wellness.  A large part of mental... Continue Reading

4 ways to battle anxiety & depression

Anxiety and Depression are two of the most common mental health concerns and they have many forms. Fortunately there are so many things you can do in terms of help and support. The first mistake we commonly make is think that we are alone and that nobody has had the same struggles. More than 20%... Continue Reading