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Dr. Laura: New tests in mental health

Are imbalances in your brain chemicals and hormones affecting your sleep, work and pleasure in life? Check each of the following that apply to you: I wake feeling unrested Sleep is difficult for me I am always tired, fatigued or lack lustre for life Concentration and focus are a challenge My motivation is low I […]

| July 22nd 2019

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: How Long Should Workouts Last?

How long should a workout last? It seems like a question that should have a straightforward answer, but the truth is, there isn’t one. You could spend as little as four minutes on a workout: “There is no minimum,” says Marie Urban, regional group training coordinator for Life Time. “You can get a great workout […]

| July 3rd 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

Rick’s Honey-Garlic Chicken Kabobs

Perfect for a summer bbq! Instructions: Ingredients:1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil1/3 Cup Soy Sauce1/3 Cup Honey1/4 Tsp Ground Black Pepper2 Cloves of Garlic Minced1-2 lbs Chicken Breasts Cut into Bite-sized Chunks2-3 Bell Peppers Seeded and Cut into Bite-sized Chunks1 Red Onion Cut into Bite-sized ChunksAny Other Kabob Vegetables You Enjoy (eg. Tomato, Mushrooms) In […]

| June 20th 2019

Dr. Laura: Opioids have lasting affect on the microbiome

Pain medications that include opioids have a lasting negative affect on the gut microbiome. Have you ever taken a Tylenol #3 with codeine? Had an operation and needed pain killers like meperidine (Demerol) or morphine? Or a prescription for oxycodone (OxyContin®) or hydrocodone (Vicodin®) to help relieve intense pain? Opioids are a class of drugs that also include […]

| June 12th 2019

Dr. Laura: The Science of Eating a Rainbow

The colours that our foods employ are very functional and serve a purpose. Phytonutrients are vast and the last time I counted, there were over 5,000 known. Allow me to introduce Dr. Deana Minich, MD. She has dedicated her career to express why, in scientific means, we should “eat” a rainbow. In the chart below […]

| June 4th 2019

Dr. Laura: Is Your Thyroid Tired ?

Perhaps your thyroid needs a check-up? It does if you feel sluggish, tired, constipated, have difficult concentration, and are a wee bit depressed. Subclinical hypothyroidism is when a patient with sluggish digestion, cognition, fatigue and weight issues has a high TSH but normal T4. It is important to look at the reasons for the symptoms, […]

| May 22nd 2019

Dr. Laura: Signs of Blood Clot

Swelling, tenderness, redness in the legs, shortness of breath and or chest pain are all signs of a blood clot. This is an emergent condition and needs to be addressed immediately. To prevent a blood clot, there are plenty of natural remedies that will help. C-L-OT-S Awareness Campaign Spread the word on the CLOTS awareness […]

| May 15th 2019