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Monday June 16 2014
A very important part of my "information gathering" process with each new patient is to determine what their digestive health is like: What is their diet like? How often do they have a bowel movement? Are there any weird colours? Are there any food particles? Do they experience gas and/or bloating? There are so many questions to ask with respect to their digestion that helps to give me different clues that help me put pieces of the puzzle together for each patient. The balance of good and bad bacteria is very important, and I often speak to patients regarding the importance of their diet and sometimes the need for probiotics. However, I recently came across this article that I will have to do a bit more research into and may influence the gut bacteria discussion to include lifestyle changes as well.
Saturday April 7 2014
In today's day and age, we are surrounded by plastics -- from our food containers, drink containers, beauty product containers, cleaning product containers. It's everywhere! Although they can be very convenient because they are light, portable and disposable, the problem is that they have an extremely negative effect on our environment AND it can also negatively impact our health. i came across the following article in Mind Body Green, and wanted to share it so that you can start to slowly scale back your use of plastic products for the sake of our environment, and if not, then for the sake of your health!
Monday February 24 2014
As the winter (hopefully!) comes to an end, I always get an influx of patients who are interested in doing a detox. One of the aspects of detoxing is dry skin brushing. It's a simple and quick method of aiding your body in detoxifying your system by stimulating the patient's lymphatic system. I came across a great first-hand perspective with dry skin brushing at www.eatingbirdfood.com.
Monday February 17 2014
Happy Family Day to all of my fellow Ontarians! In celebrating the first long-weekend of the year, I wanted to share this fabulous article by HGTV Gardens on how you can save a bit of money AND teach the kids how to grow plants from some simple foods in the kitchen! I have always done this with green onions but I officially started my avocado tree quest and I'll let you know how it goes!
Monday February 10 2014
Meditation is something that each and every one of us should practice, particularly in today's busy day and age! For all of those skeptics out there, and even to those who are simply interested in the science behind meditation, Huffington Post's Amy Turner wrote a great article on meditation and why it works.
Monday November 11 2013
I read an interesting article today regarding the effect of exercising in pregnant women that was published . A group of researchers from the University of Montreal looked at mothers during their last two trimesters of their pregnancies who maintained moderate cardiovascular exercise in comparison to those who were sedentary. They monitored EEG results of the infants and found that infants of mothers who were physically active had more mature cerebral activity, which the researchers concluded that their brains were more rapidly developed.
Monday October 28 2013
My downtown Toronto clinic is located above The Detox Market at King and Blue Jays Way, and they posted the following link on their Facebook page about an article on Global News. This is a great app that allows the average consumer to check whether or not their personal care products - be it shampoo, cleansers or make-up - are "clean" or "dirty". If you have an iPhone, you're in luck! They are apparently developing the Android version and it will be released soon ...
Monday August 5 2013
I stumbled across the great article at The Gloss on an artist who took it upon himself to create and compare what the traditional "Barbie Doll" versus a "Barbie" based on the body measurements of an average 19 year old female. This story behind it has definitely got some traction to it and has been making the rounds on the media outlets!
Mon Jul 1 2013
Mon Jun 10 2013
The below link has been circulating amongst my Facebook friends and colleagues for the past few days and I'd like to share it with you as well. It's another great reminder of what we should teach our children as they grow up into the adults that we hope that they will become -- both our sons and daughters.