Category: Health

Inner Nutrition Outer Glow

Did you know that your skin is the largest organ  in your body? It’s true: your skin is much more than an outer surface for the world to see. It protects you from bacteria, dirt, and the UV rays  of the sun. It also contains nerve endings that let you know if something is hot or cold, soft or hard, sharp  or dull. Your skin also plays an important role in  regulating your body’s fluids and temperatures. Healthy skin mirrors a healthy body. Most of us will spend an exorbitant amount of money on creams, lotions, and potions formulated...

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How the Heart, Brain, and Gut Influence Mental Health

An instinct. A sixth sense, we sometimes say. A gut feeling. Sometimes when we have a decision to make we feel almost overtaken by a recognition of what we should do… or shouldn’t. When reasoning fails, words escape us and yet the instinct persists, we’re often smart to “go with [our] gut” and do what, deep inside, we feel is best. Then there are times when we act on the desires of our heart, with little regard to rational thought. Especially in love, or in sudden decisions to make  a big life change, we say we  “listen to [our]...

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Elastin & Collagen

Did you know that your skin, your body’s connective tissue, and many of its anchoring structures contain a secret weapon? It’s true! The secret weapon is called elastin. Elastin is a special building block found within the many tissues in our bodies that depend on their ability to flex. These littletalked- about, but very powerful elastin fibres give strength, tone, stretch, and “snap-back” ability to our skin, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Elastin is one-half of the duo that keeps aging skin looking great (the other half being collagen). Elastin also plays a key role in keeping us moving, ensuring...

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8 Sneaky Signs You Have a Hormonal Imbalance

In my clinical practice, I treat hundreds of women each year, and each day I hear the same general concerns:“I have no energy; I can’t sleep; I’m so stressed; my moods are out of control!”I can’t sleep; I’m so stressed; my moods are out of control!” As I begin considering and eliminating various illnesses or conditions for each of these complaints, I think about hormones. Out-of-control hormones can cause or mimic many medical issues, and they can have a serious impact on your quality of life.   1) Belly Fat The adrenal glands are two small glands that sit on...

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