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Feb 26 2017

Navigating the world of complementary and alternative healthcare information

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    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

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  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

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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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Jan 16 2017

What’s On Your Playlist?

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  What’s On Your Playlist? By Sarah Rose Black, MMT, MTA, RP, CKN Music & Creative Therapies Editor Whether I am discussing music with friends, family, patients or colleagues, a consistent trend seems to emerge. What we prefer is closely linked to our associations. When we associate a song with a particular time in our lives, that same song tends to hold ongoing significance. Perhaps a song that was played during a first dance at a wedding continues to bri...

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Jan 16 2017

Gourmet Crockpot Comfort Food: Pumpkin, Pine Nut & Sage Risotto

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  Gourmet Crockpot Comfort Food: Pumpkin, Pine Nut and Sage Risotto. Recipe by Kylie Delfino, RHN. Cold weather and shorter days bring out our desire for comfort foods. Here is a healthy slow cooker option, that will be steaming hot when you come in from an afternoon in the snow! Pumpkin is an excellent source of fibre; one-half cup serving contains 5 grams of fibre. It helps to reduce bad cholesterol levels, to protect the body against heart disease, to control ...

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