• Blog,  Exercise,  Goals,  happiness,  Nutrition,  Sleep,  Stress Management,  Women's Health

    How to Conquer Stress and Put the Joy Back in the Holidays

    December brings festive parties, fun times with family, favourite traditions… and stress. How much stress? According to a Healthline survey, the combination of joy and pressure that makes up the month of December means that more than 60% of us find the holiday season somewhat to very stressful. Considering the many factors that make up holiday stress: the tricky family politics, the joys of winter weather, busy schedules getting in the way of regular exercise, the endless appetizers, and of…

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    Keep Your Metabolism Strong Over The Holidays

    Do you have big plans for January? Many of our patients say they’d like to take control of their health in 2020. That often includes losing some extra pounds. However, it’s always important not to get caught up in the numbers on the scale. Instead, a good alternative goal is to focus on lowering your body fat (but only if that would help your general health) and raising your energy levels. In other words, your goal should always be to…

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    Men’s Health: 4 Common Concerns and How to Treat Them Naturally

    Not so shockingly, Men are less likely than women to visit a healthcare provider when they’re sick. And often they wait until a medical issue has become serious before they do anything about it. Some of this tendency may be that men are less likely to ask for help in general (hence their often-joked-about difficulty with asking for directions). And some of it may be that many men simply don’t like to talk much about health issues.  The reason most…

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    Bacon, Kale, & Turkey Stew

    SERVES 6 INGREDIENTS 3 thick slices bacon, cut into small strips 1 large yellow onion, peeled and diced 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 1 bay leaf 10 ounces kale, chopped into bite-sized pieces Salt and pepper 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 2 to 3 cups shredded cooked turkey or chicken meat 4 to 5 cups turkey or chicken broth, ideally homemade Gruyere or Parmesan cheese, to serve INSTRUCTIONS Place a heavy 5-quart or larger pot over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and cook, stirring frequently. When it has released much of its fat,…

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    Which Is More Important: Diet or Exercise?

    Eat less, exercise more. You’ve probably heard that’s the secret to weight loss. So, it makes sense that if you want to lose weight quickly, or if you’ve hit a weight-loss plateau, you need to really ramp up the exercise, right? Unfortunately, many people experience frustration with this approach. Why aren’t they successful?  Research suggests that weight loss can be more complex than a simple “calories in/calories out” formula. In fact, our hormones play a larger role in regulating our…