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Immune Boosting Tips for Cold & Flu Season

During the winter season people experience frequent colds and flus. The most common preventative measure is the flu vaccine which is effective against three specific strains of viruses, but bolstering your immune system on a daily basis results in fewer and shorter colds and flus overall and... Continue Reading

Wheeze and Cough: Nutrition for Asthma

Every summer we see the same harrowing stories on the news. Raging, angry fires followed by smoke and air quality warnings. This time of the year can be particularly harsh on asthmatics. With the temperature on August 10th at a record high in Calgary and the city covered in smoke, I believe this... Continue Reading

Vitamin D for immunity

We are entering the time of year when colds and flus circulate. Oh joy! Today we are going to look at the role of Vitamin D on our immune system. Did you know that on average children get about 12 colds/ year and adults tend to get about 2-4 colds/ year? YIKES that’s a lot of illness. As you can... Continue Reading

Full Fat Mid-Day Snack

A little bit of a change of pace, my diet of choice currently is now KETO (high fat, low carb). With SIBO restrictions as well, still being very cautious about which carbs I consume and avoiding starch and grains completely. Obviously sugar is already out of the question, except for the odd... Continue Reading

Dietary fat – the good the bad and the ugly

Dietary fats are one of the key nutrients in our diet. They provide essential nutrients such as fat soluble vitamins. Fats are also infamous for the amount of calories they contain. Unfortunately, not all fats are created equal and choosing the right types is essential for health. The... Continue Reading

Vital Smoothie!

Need to make sure you’re getting your vitamin C? Supporting your detoxification pathways? Keeping up your hydration? Do all of this with this busy smoothie as you fend off allergies, cold and flues in the beautiful weather this spring! How? Blend your fruits / veggies and herbs and take it in as... Continue Reading

5 reasons why you need more sleep

It is becoming quite rare to hear someone say that they get their designated 7-9 hours of sleep every night. As our society continues to move at this fast rate our sleep cycles begin to suffer. There are many contributing factors to this; we are a society that is over stressed and over worked and... Continue Reading

4 Tips For Fighting The Flu

The flu has hit Calgary again this year and hard. After watching my partner violently throw up Christmas morning and reading facebook status after status about being sick with the flu I decided it was probably necessary to send off a few of the best flu tips I could think of. Hopefully if you are... Continue Reading

The Pause

I’ve talked about 'the pause' many times in previous blogs but it’s always been something imbedded within a topic. I’d like to give it its own space here in this blog. The pause I’m talking about is that moment between a stimulus and reaction. This is truly THE opportunity we have to... Continue Reading

Your Immune System on Sugar

You may not need more reasons to avoid sugar but if so, here’s one more. Sugar drives inflammation and chronic inflammation is not great for a healthy you, in particular your immune system. Sugar, especially refined sugar, is devoid of nutrients and can actually be depleting, as nutrients are... Continue Reading