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Mar 12 2017

Exercise for People with Cancer: Evidence Based Recommendations

Posted in: Exercises,

Exercise for People with Cancer: Evidence Based Recommendations. By Julie Ennis, PhD. Few will dispute the power of physical activity to improve overall physical and mental health. It’s challenging, if not impossible, to think of another intervention that has such broad benefits with essentially no negative side effects. More and more health care providers are prescribing exercise for both disease prevention and management. A key element of evidence based healthca...

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Mar 12 2017

Fish Oil and Prostate Cancer - Help or Harm?

Posted in: Research,

Fish Oil and Prostate Cancer - Help or Harm? By Dr. Monique Aucoin, ND. In 2013, you may have seen some striking headlines about fish oil that made it into the popular media. Statements like “Link between omega‑3 fatty acids and increased prostate cancer confirmed” in Science Daily, and “Men who take omega‑3 supplements at 71% higher risk of prostate cancer” in the New York Daily News. This was quite alarming to members of the public wh...

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Feb 26 2017

Navigating the world of complementary and alternative healthcare information

Posted in: Tips,

    Navigating the world of complementary and alternative healthcare information. By Dr. Ellen McDonell, ND. The internet, television and bookstore host a wealth of health information. Recently, there has been a boom in documentaries, books and blogs on the topic of complementary and alternative medicine for cancer. While some are well written and appropriately researched, others misrepresent information and can lead patients to make potentially dangerou...

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Feb 24 2017

Fats, Flora and Fitness: Positive ways to enhance your heart health

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Fats, Flora and Fitness: Positive ways to enhance your heart health. By Dr. Gillian Flower, ND. Get some insight into current perspectives on dietary factors in cardiovascular disease, and read the facts on flora. Treat your heart to some exercise, and find out if wearable technology is a fit for you. The last decade has seen a revolution in our understanding of cardiac health. Perspectives on dietary saturated fats are shifting, awareness of the role of gut flo...

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Feb 15 2017

Getting started as a runner or walker

Posted in: Tips,

  Keen to become a runner or walker?  Here's some tips to help you get started! By Ellen McDonell, ND and Julie Ennis, PhD.  Whether you’ve already signed-up for the Scotia Bank Charity Challenge (Ottawa Race Weekend) or you’re on the fence, we hope this blog will inspire you to get your training off on the right foot! Before we get started, we want to highlight that these are general tips to get your running or walking training pr...

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Jan 27 2017

How to Stop Worrying With Mindfulness

Posted in: Tips, Mind-body-medicine,

How to Stop Worrying With Mindfulness. By Moira Hutchison, Certified Mindfulness Coach. Many studies have been reaching the same conclusion… When it comes to using meditation to manage anxiety, Mindfulness can help you to stop worrying. A great many people experience some form of anxiety or even depression, and many more have occasional bouts of being worried due to pressures at work or home. While you can’t remove the stress from daily life,...

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