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8 Tips for a Spring Detox

Posted by Administrator on 4/14/2015 to Nutrition Tips

It's been a long winter across Canada, but the end is in sight. April and spring go hand in hand. Spring is the season for renewal and new beginnings.

During the bitterly cold winter months, we tend to curl up in front of the TV to avoid the elements. The lack of physical activity can cause stagnation which can lead to toxic buildup within the body. If your systems are constricted, you may have aches and pains, feel fatigued and congested.

Daylight Saving Time - Help your body adjust to time changes

Posted by Allen on 3/4/2015 to Nutrition Tips

Turning the clocks back an hour in November means a precious extra hour of sleep. The spring, however, is another story. In March, daylight saving time means being pulled from our beds an hour early.

But as the snow melts, you may also start notice a change in your mood and energy levels. We are so sleep deprived to begin with, that loosing an hour of sleep goes far beyond the mild inconvenience many will feel with the time change.

According to Sleep Tracker, adults should be getting at least seven to nine hours of sleep every night. Most people who enjoy a full night’s sleep can easily manage the time change. However, the loss of an hours sleep can affect you if you are sleeping less. Similar to experiencing jet lag, a time change can disrupt our internal clocks and require the body to start a new sleep schedule. It’s harder for our bodies to lose an hour of sleep then adding one in the fall.

Health Resolutions Made Easier

Posted by Allen on 1/1/2015

It’s 2015! For many of us, a new year brings the promise of a fresh start. The New Year is a time to reflect on the changes we want or need to make. Most of us will make a New Year's resolution. Resolutions are great, but let’s face it: The more radical they are, the more likely you are to drop them. How many of us have really stuck with our resolutions? If you nodded your head, you’re not alone - only one in 10 of us will achieve our goal.

Vitamin D Protects Against Falls and Fractures

Posted by Allen on 7/21/2013 to Nutrition Tips

Vitamin D is very important for bone health. It helps build stronger bones, partly by increasing the absorption of calcium. Vitamin D also improves the function of muscles, which in turn improves your balance and decreases the likelihood of falling. Vitamin D is therefore doubly essential in helping protect you against fractures.