Healthy Lifestyle

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Canada. Did you know that in Canada, about 74 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each day?   In fact, it is estimated that this year, 26,900 women and 230 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer.  These are...

The connection between the gut and the brain is fascinating! In this episode, Dr. Simran Rattan, MD, an integrative medicine physician, integrative health coach, meditation coach and tai chi instructor, explains the gut-brain axis and how inflammation, mental health and chronic disease fit in. You’ll...

It's always a good idea to eat a balanced diet - and achieving optimal health through food and nutrition isn't accomplished by following fads or restricting yourself to a mere handful of trendy foods. Good health is best supported by eating a variety of nutritious...

The average home contains 500-1,000 chemicals, most of which you can't see, smell or taste. Many common household and cosmetic or body products are linked to negative health, affecting our immune systems, as well as our endocrine, cardiovascular and respiratory systems. It's time to detox your home! Try...

Pelvic health. It's not a subject most of us talk about regularly, is it? Thankfully, in part due to burgeoning interest in pelvic floor physiotherapy, discussion around pelvic health is becoming, as it should be, a little easier.  At DeerFields, it's certainly a subject one...

If your hair and skin are lacking the lustre they once did, you may either be considering or taking biotin. Biotin, also known as vitamin B7 or vitamin H, has surged in popularity in recent years based on limited evidence it improves hair, skin, and...

We are born with the desire to express ourselves and art and other forms of creative expression such as dance, writing, photography, playing an instrument, theatre arts, sculpture and painting, enable us to do just this. Self expression nourishes our souls, but did you know...

When it comes to aging, most of us can easily spot some of the related changes. Graying hair, some fine and not-so-fine lines, muscle loss, stiffness, perhaps a few extra pounds that came out of nowhere, a loss of interest in sex...

Canada’s revised food guide was released today, and with it, have come some substantial changes. The new guide no longer breaks down into four food groups with a suggested number of daily servings for each. Instead of specific serving recommendations, the new guide presents a...