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Dr. Phil Shares: 6 Must-Dos After Every Walking Workout

While walking is an excellent low to moderately intense workout that’s easy on the joints, you’ll still need to recover properly to improve fitness and avoid injuries. Here, seven steps to include in your post-walk recovery routine: 1 COOL DOWN Whether you’ve gone for a long endurance walk or thrown in some intervals, it’s important to take time to let your body cool down before […]

| July 19th 2019

Dr. Phil Shares: Does Your Water Need A Boost?

Since the body is 60% water, drinking H20 is “crucial for so many of the most basic biologic functions. Cells need to be hydrated with water or they literally shrivel up and can’t do their job as efficiently,” says Robin Foroutan, MS, RD, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. That includes an impaired ability to […]

| June 26th 2019

From The Desk of Dr. Phil: Simple Tips to Boost Your Immunity

How can we protect ourselves from getting colds and flu naturally? The key is boosting your immune system. Consider adding a few key nutrients to your diet daily. Vitamin C:  This vitamin is an antioxidant which helps the body increase production of white blood cells. Found in red peppers, citrus (grapefruit, lemons, limes and clementine’s), […]

| February 25th 2020

Dr. Phil Shares: Catching some Zzzs

I think we can all agree that there is nothing better than waking up after a restful night sleep feeling rejuvenated, refreshed and ready to tackle what life throws our way. Good quality sleep puts our bodies into the parasympathetic state – more commonly known as the “rest and digest” nervous system. It is not […]

| December 21st 2019

Rick’s Vegetable Stock Recipe!

Fresh vegetable stock is the key ingredient for wonderful homemade soups and sauces this Fall Season, and the best part is that if you make it, you know exactly what’s in it! Makes: 2.5 litres of stock Ingredients:2 Leeks roughly chopped2 sticks of celery roughly chopped2 Large onions chopped into quarters1 Large green, red or […]

| October 20th 2019

Dr. Phil Shares: How Often Should I Work Out to Maintain?

You put in the hours, pumping iron, logging miles, sweating buckets, overhauling your diet, and (most important) staying consistent. And the results speak for themselves — every time you look in the mirror, a leaner, more athletic person stares back at you. You’ve even bought yourself a new wardrobe. So now what? Some people will […]

| October 15th 2019

Dr. Laura: Menopause-could probiotics be the answer?

The microbiome shows distinct differences in pre and post menopausal women, a 2019 study reports. The change in microbiome could help us better understand the reasons for health decline in many post-menopausal women. The presence of estrogen protects against cardiovascular, metabolic disease and bone health. Now mounting evidence shows how the gut microbiota affects estrogen […]

| October 10th 2019

Dr. Phil Shares: Lifting Weights Could Lower Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

A whopping 30 million North Americans have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes — and more than 84 million more have higher than normal blood glucose levels (called prediabetes) and are at risk for developing the disease. Obesity is the leading risk factor for developing Type 2 diabetes. The rising rates of Type 2 diabetes also mean increased potential […]

| September 29th 2019

Dr. Phil Shares: The Surprising Connection Between Obesity and Artificial Light

Before you crawl into bed tonight, turn out the lights and power down your devices. Exposure to artificial light — from sources such as overhead lights, smartphones and televisions — was associated with higher rates of obesity, according to new research published in JAMA Internal Medicine. The study included almost 44,000 women between the ages of 35–74 […]

| August 14th 2019

Dr. Laura: How Sugar Ages the Brain

Vulnerable populations with long term unmanaged blood sugar levels are subject to brain atrophy (shrinkage) and accelerated brain changes including memory loss and cognitive decline. Memory Lapses? Vulnerable populations with long term unmanaged blood sugar levels are subject to accelerated brain changes including memory loss and cognitive decline.  Who’s most at risk? Most at risk […]

| August 13th 2019

Dr. Laura: Strengthen Super Powers of the Immune

What you’ll learn Build your immune super powers to stay strong and healthy. Once you get a cold or flu virus, most remedies only lessen the severity of symptoms. The real trick is to build an army of defense and prevent the invading virus or bacteria from taking hold. This is important year-round, but especially […]

| August 7th 2019