Posts by: Bell Lifestyle

When the temperatures warm up, and the birds start getting active, the trees and their pollens are not far behind. Yes, Spring and late Summer are prime times for plant pollens to be airborne, as well as dust and mould spores. Unfortunately, for seasonal allergy sufferers – or what is medically called allergic rhinitis…

Your liver is the central processing department for your body. It is responsible for hundreds of biochemical functions that impact your hormonal health, your nutrition, proper digestion, cholesterol levels, etc. Here are a few highlights of what the liver does for you: • Packages the nutrients from your meals, and send…

Myth #1: Skipping Meals Means You’ll Lose More Weight Fact: Research shows that people who skip breakfast and eat fewer times during the day end up being heavier than people who eat a healthy breakfast and eat 4-5 times a day…it may be because those who skip meals often feel hungrier later in the day and end up eating…

While many women are working harder than ever to manage their personal health and take care of their bodies, there are still many health problems that may be going unrecognized. Today we present a list of the 10 most unrecognized health problems faced by women. 1. Unrecognized Weight Gain. A recent survey by the Univer…

1. I Want it Now! Our society is used to instant gratification – think of the growing prominence of stomach surgeries and liposuction procedures. We want to eat dessert with every meal and eat whatever we want, but also have superhero metabolism. But this is faulty thinking. Like anything worthwhile, it is achieved by…

When it comes to your joints, we want them to bend and move smoothly and easily, without friction, and therefore without pain. You know if you are prone to joint pain after an intense game of squash, tennis, basketball, or after a jog outside or on the treadmill. Lets think of the knee joint for example: two large bone…

What makes you happy? A common response is positive and healthy personal relationships. Positive and healthy personal relationships are based on a number of factors: trust and honesty, effective communication, and mutual sexual satisfaction or intimacy. In a recent Australian study conducted by the Sydney Centre for Se…

Whether you made goals for 2012 or not, the fact is that most people can use motivation to stay on track with developing a healthy lifestyle. Below are my 12 tips for staying inspired and eating well for this New Year. 1. Develop Motivating Principles. You need to make a foundation that is meaningful to you, that you c…

As a naturopathic doctor, I commonly see patients with urinary tract infections. In this article, I’ll not only discuss the symptoms and causes, but also how to prevent these pesky, irritating infections, and some home remedies that can help. Common Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infections When you feel sudden pangs of pai…

As a naturopathic doctor, I commonly see patients with urinary tract infections. In this article, I’ll not only discuss the symptoms and causes, but also how to prevent these pesky, irritating infections, and some home remedies that can help. Common Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infections When you feel sudden pangs of pai…