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Nutrition Tips for Soft Tissue Injuries

You just sprained your ankle, tore your meniscus, trained at the gym way too hard, or got beat up by your manual therapist using Graston Technique.  Whatever your story, you know your body is hurt.  Your soft tissue structures (muscles, tendons, ligaments, connective tissue, fascia, etc.) are pretty good at communicating with you when you […]

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Considerations for a HEALTHY Vegetarian

Vegetarians, on the whole, have less risk of heart attack and diabetes than their meat eating comrades.  They are less likely to suffer from high blood pressure, obesity, and high cholesterol and they have considerably lower incidence of digestive disorders, gallbladder disease, constipation, and colon cancer (and possibly other cancers as well).  The research is […]

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20 Things I Learned About Happiness

Dr. Mark Holder is a neuroscientist who works out of UBCO studying happiness.  Pretty cool, eh?  Apparently some of his research has involved cookies and dolphins (separately, not together, though maybe there is an idea in there somewhere).  Dr. Holder spoke on the Science of Happiness in Children at the Rotary Centre for the Arts […]

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Guidelines for Taking Supplements

General Guidelines for Taking Supplements Nutritional supplements, nurtriceuticals, and medical foods can be very helpful for improving your health and healing physiological conditions.  They can also be very intimidating.  Here are some tips to making sure you are getting the most out of your health regime. Quality matters. The supplement industry is a multi-million dollar industry, […]

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Top 10 Healthy Costco Picks

One of the biggest struggles that families share with me in their journey to healthy eating is the trip to the grocery store.  Price is often listed as a major roadblock, as is the terror of reading labels.  Many moms feel like they are bombarded by claims they have no way of legitimizing and ingredient […]

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How to Discourage Iron Deficiency

Iron Deficiency One of the most common nutrition “problems” that I see in my office is iron deficiency (low iron levels).  This makes sense, considering iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiencies in the world, with women and children most commonly affected. Whether borderline or a full-blown clinical deficiency, there is usually a lot […]

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