Skin health

Secrets to Fabulous Skin

May 24, 2016

Having great looking skin begins from within. Whether you are interested in minimizing fine lines, adding moisture to your skin or reducing inflammation what you put into your body is just as important as products that you apply to the surface of your skin. Here are some of my top nutritional recommendations

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Summer’s Most Infectious Bugs

May 17, 2016

Whether you are a germophobe or not, no one likes the idea of lurking bacteria.  Yes, there are some good bacteria that our bodies need but there are also very harmful bacteria that can be detrimental to our health. New research is showing that there is also seasonality to some of these bacteria that can…

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Total Health Magazine: Superfoods to Supercharge Fall

Oct 7, 2015

For plant-centric foodies like myself, fall harvest is one of the best seasons of the year, and for good reason. With fruits and vegetables taking center stage, now is the time to load up on edible powerhouses that are packed with vitamins, minerals and disease fighting antioxidants to keep you feeling strong, energized and on…

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Why you should go green for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Oct 30, 2014

Much of North America seems to turn pink in October to draw attention to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I encourage you to also consider some green initiatives for breast health, including green foods, green cleaning practices and green skin care. The statistics are daunting. One in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.…

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Boosting back-to-school brain power

Oct 1, 2014

Now that the school year is in full swing, kids are getting settled into their routines of full days in the classroom, plus homework and extracurricular activities. With these busy schedules, it is important that their minds and bodies are well nourished and rested. This will improve their ability to learn, and potentially even their…

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Is your gluten-free diet making you fat?

Sep 22, 2014

Giving up gluten has become a popular dietary trend. Gluten is a protein present in wheat, rye, barley and oats. Following a gluten-free diet is a must for people such as myself who have celiac disease, but now a growing number of people are avoiding gluten because they have a sensitivity to it and/or feel…

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Safe supplementing part two: be smart about taking dietary supplements

Aug 28, 2014

With so many of us taking dietary supplements, it’s easy to start feeling complacent about their safety. Even though they are common and easily available, you should still be smart about taking them. With that in mind, following these few tips will also help to ensure that you get the desired health benefits. ●     Read…

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Safe supplementing part one: Choosing a dietary supplement

Aug 18, 2014

More than two-thirds of North Americans take dietary supplements. Most of us now consider these supplements as complementary to a mainstream approach to health. We may take some for prevention, or use others in conjunction with conventional therapies to help manage a health condition. There is a mounting body of clinical research on dietary supplements,…

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How to get better-looking skin: consume more green tea!

Jul 28, 2014

If you want healthier, better-looking skin, then it may be time to think beyond creams and topical products. A growing body of research has revealed that certain foods and supplements can benefit our skin from within, by providing it with compounds that can fight aging and protect the skin. At the top of the list…

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