Physical

Your physical health impacts your ability to live life to the fullest. We want to help you live better every day with these helpful articles and tips.

Sugar is a hot topic these days; the new nutrient/food that society loves to hate. Not saying that it is not somewhat justified – as more and more health organizations and professionals are calling for a large reduction of added sugar in the diet – but demonizing one specific food as the root of all problems tends to d…

It’s often assumed that prostate problems only affect seniors. In my practice as a naturopathic doctor, I have found it affecting men in their forties and even thirties. For this reason, I feel it is important that all men of all ages be educated about the topic and know their options for promoting prostate health. Kno…

For new moms pregnancy comes with many changes to the body. In the early stages of pregnancy, a very noticeable change is seen in breast size as the mammary glands prepare to start producing milk for the baby. By the end of the pregnancy, the expecting mom’s body is awaiting the signal for lactation to begin. This will…

Having a healthy brain isn’t just psychological or physical, it’s a balance of both. Use this inforgraphic to learn about exercise, nutrition, and how you use it. Think of it like the most important muscle in your body to better understand how it all fits together.

How you hold your body and how you move your body matters. Poor posture can result in current or future health problems; commonly through promoting degeneration of your joints, leading to stiffness, pain and even organ dysfunction. Over time this can impact your sleep, energy and mental health. So how do you stand prop…

As it stands in today’s society, it is commonplace to use computers in the work place, at home and even at the self check-out terminal of your local grocery store. Let’s face it, screens are everywhere and they are not going anywhere. It is estimated that young adults use their smart phones for an average of 4 to 5 hou…

Did you know you have more than 600 muscles in your body? These muscles help you move, lift things, pump blood through your body, and even help you breathe. You might think that increasing the amount of muscle you have is a goal only Arnold Schwarzenegger style body builders and athletes should strive for, but you woul…

Much attention and research is dedicated to understanding how we can better repair tissues of the human body. Whether it’s your bones, muscle or nerves, the body has some remarkable strategies to repair old or damaged tissues. Researchers have found that all the tissues of the body start from a general, non-specialized…

Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a complex disorder of the endocrine system affecting 5 to 10 per cent of women of reproductive age. It is not known what causes PCOS, however it is thought that the exposure to testosterone as a developing fetus may play a role. The hallmark characteristic of PCOS is insulin resistance. W…

Most people have experienced an infection, such as a sore throat or a urinary tract infection, but what is sepsis? It refers to a worsening infection, such that your body is showing strong signs that it is having a hard time handling the infection. In this article I will describe what sepsis is and the proper care of w…