Stay accountable to yourself by following these simple tips
December 30, 2015
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New Year’s resolutions are acts of self-improvement, many of which are geared towards diet, health and weight loss. Unfortunately, the failure to follow through usually stems from setting unrealistic guidelines. This year, avoid this pitfall and stay accountable to yourself by following these simple tips.
Show your loved ones how much you care with a gift that puts their health first
December 10, 2015
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Coming up with fun and unique holiday presents for friends and family is always a lot more daunting than it sounds. Add on practical, environmentally responsible and budget-friendly, and we’re almost ready to cry!
Well, don’t reach for that Kleenex box just yet. There are many great gift ideas that will fulfill all of the above criteria with the added bonus of providing something that we all want, need and can never get enough of – good health.
It's hard to be the parent and partner you want to be when you're suffering from sleep deprivation.
December 7, 2015
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Shortly after becoming a parent you recognize how important sleep is to your everyday life. When you are suffering from sleep deprivation, it is very difficult to be the parent and partner you want to be. Relationships can suffer, it can take a toll on your mental health and getting through the day can seem daunting. We all need sleep and we all know how important sleep is to function in our day-to-day life. But what happens when your family isn’t getting the sleep they need? The right sleep consultant can help.
Stay warm and resilient through the season with these tips for starting family traditions
November 28, 2015
The holiday season is ideally a time filled with joy and excitement for all ages. It can, unfortunately, also come with stress, sickness and bad habits. Keeping your family strong and resilient throughout the season ensures that you can focus on the joy and let the stress take a hike. However, this does not come simply. It requires some effort on everyone’s part to stay on top of a healthy holiday season.
Starting healthy holiday season traditions is an excellent strategy for success.
For all things TCM, there is an element which governs the season. Summer is about expansion, growth, activity and creativity.
Element: Fire Colour: Red Nature: Yang Emotion: Joy
“Huang Di Nei Jing” (“Medical Classic of the Yellow Emperor”) says the energy of the sky merges with the energy of the Earth during the summer, thus yang (“hot”) energy grows rapidly in the universe while yin (“cold”) energy diminishes.
An interview with world renowned probiotics researcher, Dr. Shekhar Challa, MD.
March 3, 2013
Bolstering your immune system, alleviating allergies and improving your digestive health may just be the beginning of what regular probiotic intake can offer your family’s health. We spoke with board certified gastroenterologist and world-renowned researcher in the rapidly evolving field of probiotic therapy, Dr. Shekhar Challa, to help you learn more.
My child is about to start kindergarten in the fall and I am concerned about the health of his classroom: it is an older school and doesn’t look well-maintained. I thought about starting an Environmental Club for his class, but I am most concerned about the health of the children. Where do I start?
The term “core” has been increasing in popularity over the past decade, especially with the growing popularity of such exercise regimes as Pilates and yoga, and the use of stability equipment like the “stability ball,” BOSU, balance boards, etc. Many fitness experts agree that your core is, in fact, the foundation of your entire body. You rely on it each and every day as you move, as well as while you are sedentary, so it only makes sense that when you are exercising, you should ensure that core training is a regular part of your routine.
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