Pour yourself some pink.

Pour yourself some pink.

A good friend of mine recently shared some excellent advice about dealing with stress. Even though I help my clients cope with anxiety and depression every day, I didn’t realize that I wasn’t helping myself when I needed it most. I was feeling completely overwhelmed. Stressed. Anxious. Tense. Angry. Sad. Negative. I was facing a growing … Continue reading

Sunny with a chance of strawberries

Sunny with a chance of strawberries

Hello, Sunshine! It finally feels safe to move that down parka into storage and dust off my sandals. The sun is shining, birds are singing, and new life is budding, blossoming and greening up all around us. Three cheers for Spring!!! This winter was no joke. Since some time in late 2013 I’ve found it … Continue reading

Super Fly Pumpkin Pie

Super Fly Pumpkin Pie

It’s Thanksgiving. Let’s eat! I love a good Thanksgiving-induced turkey coma followed by a big piece of pumpkin pie. With lots of whipped cream. This year I’m shaking things up with a wholesome version of this celebrated dessert. Here are the ingredients you won’t find in Super Fly Pumpkin Pie: Sugar – It suppresses the … Continue reading

Chai this!

Chai this!

Fall is in the air and thank goodness. Summertime is blissful, don’t get me wrong, but it can get overwhelming after a while. Too many plans and not enough sunsets to fit in all that awesomeness! When the temperature drops and the leaves begin to change colour, I breathe a sigh of relief. It’s time … Continue reading

Oncology massage

Oncology massage

Are you or somebody you know living with cancer? If so, I would like to inform you of a new service available at our clinic. Kelly Schell, RMT just completed a course on oncology massage. In this course Kelly learned about chemotherapy, radiation, surgeries and other factors that one must consider when providing massage therapy for … Continue reading

Top 10 toxins to avoid

Top 10 toxins to avoid

1. Mercury found in large fish like tuna. It’s toxic to the nervous system and thyroid gland. 2. Pesticides like organophosphates, chlordanes and DDT from non-organic and/or imported produce. They are linked to cancer and neurological conditions. 3. Pesticide and antibiotic residues in conventionally raised beef, dairy products and farmed fish like Atlantic salmon and catfish. 4. Persistent … Continue reading

Healthiest food on earth

Healthiest food on earth

Happy Earth Day, folks! To celebrate the day, I filled my shopping basket with some of the healthiest food on earth before heading off to talk about nutrition with the wonderful people at Blue Mountain Manor Retirement Residence. If you couldn’t join us, here are the foods we chatted about, why they are so healthy and … Continue reading

Kelp can help.

Kelp can help.

Sea vegetables are an integral part of a healthy diet. When I encourage my patients to eat seaweed, they sometimes look at me like I have two heads and say things like “that slimy weird stuff?” Yes, that slimy weird stuff! Except it’s not slimy. And weird is sometimes a good thing. Trust me – sea … Continue reading

Spring Detox Extravaganza

Spring Detox Extravaganza

Happy Spring! Now that it’s officially here, the snow can melt and the sun can come out. Any time now… I’m so ready to whip out the pastels, smell flowers and walk my dog in above-zero temperatures. I’m also in DESPERATE need of a spring detox to help me get my health back on track. … Continue reading

Hooray for Healthy Eggnog!

Hooray for Healthy Eggnog!

Mmmm eggnog… So good, but so bad for the arteries and waistline since it’s packed with loads of unhealthy fat, cholesterol and sugar. At 380 calories per serving – even if you skip mixing it with rum – my all-time favourite holiday beverage is a little too naughty even though it tastes nice. But finally, my … Continue reading