The term “functional Medicine,” has been an emerging buzzword in the arenas of health and wellness for some time now – and in the opinion of many thought leaders the medical space this is the medicine of the future.
You may still be slightly in the dark as to what this cutting-edge medicine is really all about, and how it can benefit you. The reason I’m writing this post is that functional medicine may literally save your life. Period. Read more ›
Can you believe that 2015 is just about to wind down and an entirely new year is almost upon us?? I know it’s a cliché – but it’s quite crazy how fast time goes.
I absolutely love this time of year. Not only for all of the holiday festivities, but also as a time to re-evaluate the previous year (good and bad), to plan ahead and to make new goals for all aspects of life going forward. I’m a big fan of setting our goals and aspirations ahead of us to strive for, and no better time to start a fresh slate than January 1st. But before we start planning our life for 2016 – there’s still a number of high quality days left in the 2015 calendar year to maximize and ENJOY.
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November is Diabetes month in Canada. There are a variety of different types of diabetes, however Type 2 Diabetes is the most common affecting 90-95 percent of all diabetes cases. It is astoundingly estimated that almost 10% of the entire world population is diabetic(1), making it one of the biggest global health challenges today.
The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimates an increasing trend towards younger and younger people developing diabetes, a trend that is very worrisome for future generations. If current demographic patterns continue, more than 592 million people will be affected with diabetes within a generation(2). Sadly, most diabetics find themselves clueless about how to reverse their condition – let alone prevent it in the first place. The bigger concern is that more than half of those with type 2 diabetes are NOT even aware they have diabetes(2). Read more ›
I want to share a personal story with you. This past year has been one filled with many incredible blessings, memories, beautiful and hilarious moments. It has also been the most stressful 12 months of my life.
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Most of us have heard of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS as it is affectionately known. In fact, many of you might actually be dealing with this stubborn and degrading condition as 1 in 5 people suffer from this annoying condition. You know if you have IBS, with its numerous symptoms including bloating or gas, distention, constipation, diarrhea, cramping, and most likely, running to the bathroom after you eat. It is also one that western medicine offers no permanent cure for.
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Whether we acknowledge it or not, healthcare as we know it is in the midst of radical change. More and more patients are demanding answers to the root cause(s) of their symptoms, not wanting merely a suppressive ‘band-aid’ approach. One major area of medicine that has patients, doctors and researchers scrambling for more answers is in the field of psychiatry. Research and awareness of psychiatric conditions have been making great strides as of late, but it has not always been the case. In fact for decades mental health conditions were marginalized to the medical sidelines without gaining much mainstream attention such as many other keynote health conditions facing us globally such as; cancer, heart disease, diabetes, etc. Read more ›