Fall is here, and with it all the hussle and bussle of reading for holidays, getting either yourself or your kids back to school, or just finding a new routine for you or your family. These changes are stressful for your body and is one of the reasons people often get sick around now (for other tips on preventing fall colds, click here) - and getting sick is something that none of us have time for. That's why I've put together my favourite stress-reduction tips that you can p
Helping kids reach their full potential is a passion of mine. One of my favourite conditions to treat is ADHD because there are so many great interventions to choose from and kids respond so well to treatment. Today I'd like to take some time to talk about each of these conditions and how they're diagnosed.
I wish there was some blood test that could come back as saying "YES! YOU HAVE ADHD." and it would be even better if this blood test then gave you the extreme
Vitamin B12 is one of our super vitamins that has a lot of important roles in our body.
Parietal cells in the stomach secrete intrinsic factor which is then used to absorb B12 from our food. Vitamin B12 is then used in many areas of our bodies, including a key role in how our brains work, production of red blood cells, DNA synthesis, circadian rhythms (sleep quality), and detoxification.
What are the symptoms of Low B12?: neurological disorders (neuritis, sciatica, trige
People are sniffling and coughing and frankly it's getting me a little worried! There is a lot you can do starting NOW to help reduce your chances of getting sick this Fall and Winter season. I've prepared a newsletter that is readily available at the Wolbeck Health Centre but if you can't make it down to grab a copy then check it out in this link.
Tips include: Do's and Don'ts, diet recommendations, vitamins and herbs to use to keep you healthy! But don't worry there are a
Talk about buzz words! I don't know about you, but it seems that every where you go, you hear someone say that have a food sensitivity to this, or an allergy to that, or they are intolerant to something. But when they say that, what do they really mean??
All three terms describe a person having a bad reaction to a food. They are different in how the person reacts to the food.
Food Allergies are the classic type of allergy we think of: mild enough to cause an itchy throat o
This morning I found that I had lots of extra fresh dill laying around from last night's tzaztiki chicken salad. But aside from this usage and maybe adding this herb onto potatoes with lemon, I don't use much dill. I do, however, love my daily green smoothies and was curious to see if I could have a tasty dill smoothie! The answer, is Absolutely!!
1.5 C water
2 handfuls frozen mango
1/2 lime, peeled
1/2 C fresh dill
2 handfuls of fresh spinach
Good morning, everyone! Well there is a definite chill in the air after last night's epic thunderstorm. I hope you were all safe inside and able to enjoy the light show.
During my morning walk with Barkley I realized that my lower back was particularly achy... and had been for a couple weeks now. I have been fully able to recommend the benefits of yoga to many patients in the past few weeks but have been neglecting myself. Sitting in an office chair all day creates a few ch
Breakfast is one of the most common aspects of a healthy lifestyle that is skipped! And if it's not skipped, it's filled with simple carbohydrates (cereal, pancakes, donuts, etc.) that give us a quick source of energy but leaves us hungry an hour later and needing a 10AM coffee.
A healthy breakfast should help us feel full all the way until just before lunch, and a great way to do this is to have lots of fibre. Chia seed is a soluble fibre that mixes with water and helps u
Whether it is a major procedure, such as removing an appendix, or a minor procedure (like filling a cavity), there are lots of options you can take to improve your recovery and decrease pain.
1. ARNICA MONTANA. This is a homeopathic remedy that is awesome at improving healing, decreasing pain, and decreasing inflammation. I personally had dental implants and used a combination of homeopathic remedies that included Arnica, and I was able to avoid the use of ANY pain medicat
You tried and you tried, but the sniffler one cubicle down from you finally infected you. You can start to feel a little rawness at the back of your throat, or start with a little sniffling yourself. Whatever your warning signs are, they are going off! When I'm in this state, I make myself some tea.
You might want to pin this one to use at a later date!
2C hot Broth (ideally home made, but you do what you gotta do)
1-2 cloves of garlic, crushed