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Why I am ‘Running’ into the New Year

| December 28, 2015 | 4 Comments
Why I am ‘Running’ into the New Year

It’s that time of year again – people start thinking about what they can improve on in the New Year; and even before the holiday baked goods hit the table, health and fitness are usually top of mind. As a good friend of mine coined, I have been “r-alking” (run-walking) for a couple of years […]

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A New Mom’s Prep List to #AchieveComfort

| November 25, 2015 | 4 Comments
A New Mom’s Prep List to #AchieveComfort

  Moms-to-be have so many things to think about and to get ready before their new bundle of joys grace their world. I have been a new mom three times, and my family made sure we were ready to make each new addition to our family happy and comfortable. Now that one of my best […]

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4 of My Must-Have Travel Items

| October 5, 2015 | 15 Comments
4 of My Must-Have Travel Items

Whether it is a road trip or a flight off to a fun destination, I love to travel. I pack my bags and take off to begin memorable adventures. Though I tend to bring more items than I need to, there are certain things I always carry with me when I am away in order […]

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Heal Cracked Heels with Footlogix Medical™

| September 16, 2015 | 11 Comments
Heal Cracked Heels with Footlogix Medical™

Dry feet and cracked heels has been an issue of mine for some time. Especially with all of the great weather we had this summer, I sometimes suffer from the skin on heels splitting and bleeding due to my feet being exposed to the sun. It has been some time since I have had softer, […]

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Ego Boost

| September 2, 2015 | 9 Comments
Ego Boost

With small kids, I don’t always have the time to fix myself up each day. That, and it’s not too motivating (or practical) to put on the face and flat-iron the hair for a day of horsing around at the playground or digging at the beach. But I do try to be presentable in public. […]

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DIY Healing Spray

| August 3, 2015 | 14 Comments
DIY Healing Spray

DIY Healing Spray (Great for array of skin ailments and irritations) 1 cup rose water ½ cup aloe vera juice 1 tbsp jojoba oil 10 drops lavender essential oil 1 fine mist amber spray bottle (avoid clear bottles, they can’t protect the properties in essential oils, glass is also preferred but not a must…) Directions: […]

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Surviving Bed Rest!

So, a few weeks ago, we had a little scare… It was Mother’s Day, to be exact, and I started having contractions. They were coming every 6-8 minutes and were pretty intense, but I couldn’t tell if these were normal Braxton hicks or something to actually worry about. I said to my husband, “lets just […]

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Postpartum Progress’ Climb Out of the Darkness 2015

| June 2, 2015 | 7 Comments
Postpartum Progress’ Climb Out of the Darkness 2015

Postpartum Progress will be represented in Ottawa at a fundraising event called Climb Out of the Darkness. Postpartum Progress is a nonprofit organization. Each year the board elects to donate a percentage of funds raised by Climbs held in selected states / provinces to local, independent, registered nonprofit organizations that provide direct services, such as support groups, […]

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Give Yourself the Gift of Ahhhhh with HemoClin #Giveaway ~ CAN 06/22

| May 27, 2015 | 93 Comments
Give Yourself the Gift of Ahhhhh with HemoClin #Giveaway ~ CAN 06/22

Having each of my three children was one of the best experiences of my life. Seeing their faces for the first time are moments I will treasure forever. Even though having my children was amazing, my nine months of pregnancy did not go by without its challenges. There were times when I did not feel […]

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Spring Cleaning

| April 14, 2015 | 9 Comments
Spring Cleaning

‘Tis the time of year for spring cleaning. Given the nature of my business, it is certainly on my mind, no matter what the weather is doing. There is just something about this time of year which inspires a sense of renewal and an urge to clear away dirt and mess. There is the unpleasantness […]

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This is What One Pound of Muscle vs One Pound of Fat Looks Like

| April 6, 2015 | 10 Comments
This is What One Pound of Muscle vs One Pound of Fat Looks Like

Here is a picture of one pound of muscle versus one pound of fat. Amazing, isn’t it? My big question to you is: which would you rather have? Many of us already know the benefits of strength training. Wonderful things like improved posture, increased metabolism, potential decreased risk of injury, increased bone density and increased […]

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Tips to Get You to a Fantastic New You!

| February 24, 2015 | 10 Comments
Tips to Get You to a Fantastic New You!

I do not like to declare resolutions for myself at the beginning of each year. I feel as though there is so much pressure to meet certain goals, and if I do not meet (or even try to meet them), then I feel as though I have let myself down in some way. Instead, I […]

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3 Nutrients That Help with Post-partum Depression

3 Nutrients That Help with Post-partum Depression

Having a baby brings with it a host of emotions ranging from excitement, happiness, worry, guilt, sadness and irritability.  Transitioning into motherhood is challenging and post-partum depression creates an added layer of challenge.  A lot of mothers wish to avoid the use of anti-depressants, especially if they are breastfeeding.  However, anti-depressant medication can help you feel […]

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Heal Post-Concussion Syndrome

| January 13, 2015 | 13 Comments
Heal Post-Concussion Syndrome

If you and/or your children are active in sports, you know that Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS) symptoms may linger for weeks, even months. Conventional medicine has little to offer those suffering from fatigue, memory issues, poor concentration, headaches, lack of coordination, dizziness and other persistent PCS symptoms. The body does have an innate ability to repair, […]

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A New Year, a New You! 3 Simple Changes to Improve Your Health

A New Year, a New You! 3 Simple Changes to Improve Your Health

It’s a new year and time for a new you! Here are 3 simple changes which will give you a boost to achieve optimal health: 1. Drink a glass of warm lemon water when you wake up. In addition to getting that extra cup of water, the lemon stimulates your liver to help your body […]

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Winter Workouts and an Egg in a Kale Cup Breakfast Recipe

| January 9, 2015 | 15 Comments
Winter Workouts and an Egg in a Kale Cup Breakfast Recipe

Winter is here!  Some of us celebrate and some of us cringe…  Whether you cheer or boo – the key to surviving an Ottawa winter is to embrace it in one way, shape or form.  Time will fly if you get the kids outside tobogganing, sledding, skating, skiing or even out to your local park. […]

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3 Reasons to Supplement with Vitamin D this Winter

3 Reasons to Supplement with Vitamin D this Winter

Winter is approaching which means it is time to start thinking about supplementing with Vitamin D.  Of course, getting all your vitamins and minerals through food is ideal, however vitamin D is the exception and I recommend everyone should supplement with it for the following reasons: 1. Vitamin D is not available in food in […]

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My 7 Top Fall Fitness Tips

| October 21, 2014 | 14 Comments
My 7 Top Fall Fitness Tips

Fall is here!  So many of us are thinking about getting back into our fitness routines after taking some time off in the summer.  The gyms are busy again and many are transitioning to indoor activities and strength training.   It’s easy to feel overwhelmed especially if you’ve taken an extended break from indoor workouts. […]

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10 Simple Ways to Reconnect with Yourself and Reduce Stress

10 Simple Ways to Reconnect with Yourself and Reduce Stress

In holistic health care, the mind and the body cannot be separated and one’s health depends on the proper communication between the mind and the body.  There is an emerging scientific field called ‘Psychoneuroimmunology”, which basically investigates the relationship between your thoughts and emotions (psycho), the response of your nervous system to these emotions and the […]

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The ABC’s of Skin Cancer Prevention

The ABC’s of Skin Cancer Prevention

As a naturopathic doctor, I always advocate for prevention of disease.  Therefore, teaching you the warning signs that a mole needs to be looked at by a dermatologist will help prevent skin cancer from developing in yourself and your children. Prevention of melanoma and other skin cancers can be done by checking your skin for […]

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My Path to Perth

| June 11, 2014 | 10 Comments
My Path to Perth

As many of you know, a few months ago I committed to running the Perth Kilt Run on June 21st. And I am not here to say I decided to quit. I am still on track! I’ve built up to a good 5k now, and will work on the last few kilometers over the next […]

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So Dairy, Great For Fat Loss– Yeah Right!

| June 4, 2014 | 21 Comments
So Dairy, Great For Fat Loss– Yeah Right!

Dairy, tastes great, goes down really nice, smooth and creamy, and it’s good for you right?  What’s not to love.  There are very little bad things you can say about the dairy products that you grew up eating in mass quantities.  I mean its got protein and calcium, everything a growing boy or girl needs, […]

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Why Don’t We Exercise

| May 20, 2014 | 6 Comments
Why Don’t We Exercise

The light and dark phases of the Earth slowly embrace you as you journey through your never ending sea of paperwork, pointless meetings, mindless internet searches and idle stretches of time glued to your television for some bleak release from reality.  The void between the days and nights seems ever so slowly dwindling away as you […]

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The Difference Between Fitness and Health (Part II)

| May 15, 2014 | 15 Comments
The Difference Between Fitness and Health (Part II)

So the last time we were talking about the differences between health and fitness from a standpoint of nutrition with a little bit of exercise, but now let’s really get into the weeds about your nutrition habits and why the diet you were eating so healthy before may not cover all of your FITNESS GOALS […]

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