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Runners – Are you Killing your Immune System?

November 29, 2018

Are you catching every cold that comes your way, yet determined to keep running?   Continue reading to learn how to Beat the Immune Battle. Exercise, particularly running longer distances or intense work outs, can be a stressor on your system. The recovery phase from intense exercise has shown lower levels of lymphocytes in the blood. […]

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Your Crohn’s and Colitis Coping Cheat Sheet

November 12, 2018

Welcome to a special edition of Lauren’s Top Tips! November is Crohn’s and Colitis Month and, as someone who was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease at 10 years old, I’ve learned a thing or two about how to cope when the going gets rough.  The best part about these tips is that they are absolutely not […]

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Counting Macros: Key to Success or Obsessive Behaviour

November 03, 2018

Whether from the trainer at the gym, or your pal at work, you’ve probably heard the buzz about counting macros. What does that term actually mean, and is it a necessary part of your nutrition strategy, or an obsessive dieting behaviour? Let’s dive deeper! But before we do, I want you to think about a […]

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PRODUCTIVITY with MINDFULNESS

October 01, 2018

Do you want to feel more productive? Many high achieving professionals are banking on the proven benefits of an ancient mind technology to balance the demands of a successful professional life while staying productive and competitive. This technique even helps to manage their stress and increase wellbeing. Business coaches, counselling professionals and business leaders have […]

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RUNNING OVERTIME – Runners who work LONG Hours

September 19, 2018

Strategies to REVERSE YOUR PYRAMID, Support your Immune System and Stress Response when under Pressure to Perform Anyone who works long hours has the potential for burn out. Runners, athletes and those who are trying to whip themselves into shape who work long hours AND train in their spare time are at a higher risk […]

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Summer Peach Popsicles

August 20, 2018

August is peach season in Ontario! Eating seasonally & locally means the food is picked at peak freshness and gets to you quicker. The result is maximal nutrition for you. One peach has about 10% of your fibre for the day, 15% of your Vitamin C needs, and is loaded with antioxidants to protect the […]

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The Fastest Test for Digestive Function: The Indican Test

August 07, 2018

Did you know there is a simple, in office test that can tell you about several key factors impacting your gut, including: stomach acid production production of digestive enzymes malabsorption bacterial overgrowth I bet you didn’t! Too few doctors are using this simple test to diagnose digestive concerns (and it can also be used to […]

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NSAID Overuse

June 25, 2018

The things you didn’t know about your pain medication that could hurt you. After winning a 24-hour track run in record time, Stephanie Ehret should have been celebrating. Instead she was in the hospital being treated for rhabdomyolosis[i]. This is a dangerous breakdown of muscle that can damage your kidneys. Turns out she wasn’t following […]

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Low Key Addictions

June 18, 2018

Cigarettes. Alcohol. Gambling. Heroin. When most people think of addiction, these are the things that come to mind. While you may not be enabling a pack-a-day habit, you may have addictive tendencies to something much more minor. Think about it: If I told you that your morning coffee is off-limits tomorrow, how do you react? […]

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Social Media? Who Are You Following?

May 22, 2018

Gone are the days when being followed was a creepy event. With the advent of social media, being “followed” is now a desirable feat. While most people agree that the growth of social media isn’t slowing down any time soon, many also agree that it has the potential to wreak havoc on your mental health. […]

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