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05/04/2016 00:16

Are You Ready for Tick Season?

It's official. Tick season is in full effect and I am getting frantic phone calls from panicked individuals who have recently pulled a tick off their children, pets, or themselves. Many of us still don't understand the dangers of these disease transporting bugs but it's time we finally...

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17/07/2015 21:53

Vacation Strategies for Healthy Eating

There is nothing quite as exciting as the anticipation of a season that brings with it the sweet scent of summer breeze, endless sunshine, picnics, and the innocent laughter of children echoing off the sparkling beaches. It is also a time when many enjoy the thrill of camping and long road trips...

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11/06/2015 20:38

Bathing Suit Season Calls

Tis the season to embrace the Okanagan, where there is no shortage of sunshine for months on end! With our enviable weather and surrounding lakes and beaches, the great outdoors are calling for sun hats, sunscreens and, wait for it…bathing suits! If you cringed, I can only assume that you are in...

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08/05/2015 22:27

Health Foods in Disguise

It is no secret that our diet plays a crucial role in how the body looks and feels and whether it stays healthy. But despite our efforts to improve our nutritional status, many of us still find ourselves confused and misguided as to what our daily meals should consist of. Our...

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06/04/2015 15:46

Choose Smart, Choose Organic

Did you know many studies have shown that organically grown vegetables and fruit have been found to have higher concentrations of vitamins and minerals than those that are cultivated inorganically? According to a 2008 report by the Organic Center, a team of scientists concluded that organically...

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03/03/2015 14:33

Lyme Disease - An Invisible Epidemic

    Today, Lyme disease is the second most popular disease researched on the internet—and the most likely to be misdiagnosed and undertreated. No other infectious disease has had the controversy and politics associated with it. Provincial and federal governments continue to support...

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24/02/2015 10:27

The Stress and Weight Gain Connection

In today’s day and age, most of us contend with daily stress to keep up with our fast-paced lifestyles while unaware of the impact it has our health. Not surprisingly, stress has surpassed the common cold as the most prevalent health problem in North America. It can precipitate from constant noise,...

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07/02/2015 12:21

Omega 3: A Heroic Fat

    It seems almost implausible that one type of fat can do so much, but numerous studies have shown how important omega-3 fats are to health. It is alarming, though, that we still hear of a widespread fad among the younger population who follow a “low-fat” diet that lacks...

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08/12/2014 21:41

The Teen Acne Dilemma

     Zit head. Pimple nose. Crater face. Sound familiar? These are just some of the dreadful names that today’s teenagers encounter in their daily lives behind the walls of any high school. As a mother of two lovely teenage daughters, I often witness the trauma and embarrassment...

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01/11/2014 08:30

Bridging The Gap

     Nutritional Supplementation has been a fundamental part of my on-going health journey. I became even more fascinated when I studied each vitamin and mineral closely in nutrition school. They're a crutial component to our bodily...

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