health Tag

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...

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...

Did you know that one in five Canadians will experience a mental illness? Did you know exercise has proven benefits for our physical and mental health? Experts believe exercise enhances our mental health by releasing feel-good brain chemicals (neurotransmitters and endorphins); by reducing immune system...

An avid runner in every season, I've discovered a few tricks that make running outdoors throughout the winter months a little more enjoyable...

These days, one doesn't have to look hard or travel far to find a yoga studio or class. Yoga practice has become increasingly popular with participants of all ages and abilities and continues to gain followers who upon giving it a fair try,...

The holiday season is a time where fun and festivities usually come with too much food and drink, and too little exercise. With much of December spent meeting deadlines at work, holiday shopping, attending school concerts and other festive functions, and visiting with friends and...

It's recommended that we get seven to nine hours of sleep every night. In fact, just like good nutrition and exercise, enough quality sleep is essential to our health. We all have a restless or wakeful night now and then, but if you...

Mindfulness and meditation are often associated with states of deep relaxation, focus, peace and insight. Though the experience is different for each participant, through regular practice, many will experience some of the following benefits: A reduction in pain Reduced feelings of anger, anxiety...

Intermittent Fasting is arguably one of the biggest health trends in recent years and has been associated with numerous related benefits.  I wrote about this topic over a year ago (check my original blog here) and thought now would be a great opportunity...

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to our Medical Director, Dr. Randy Knipping. Yesterday he won the Canadian Masters 10000 m championship in Surrey BC yesterday taking home the gold medal for Toronto West Athletics in a time of 43:21.   Dr. Knipping knows all about setting goals...