Nutrition Tips for Athletes

by Dr. Michael Mason-Wood and Joy Dertinger

Is your child in sports? With a son in hockey, soccer and curling, we find there are many different influences from coaches, teammates and parents about what is healthy. And then there is the internet.

It can be confusing on who to trust and which information is correct.

Support your Menstrual Cycle with Seeds

Support your menstrual cycle with seeds by Dr. Chris Bjorndal

Do you struggle with mood swings prior to your menstrual cycle? Can you cry at a Kleenix commercial during this time? Or are you extra irritable and slightly more prone to anger just before your period? Remember that most hormone conditions, such as,

Milk Thistle and Liver Health

Milk Thistle: Benefits and Preparation

Benefits of Consuming Milk Thistle:

Milk thistle contains an active ingredient known as silymarin, which is protective to the liver and helps prevent liver damage. Silymarin is a group of flavonoids (silibinin, silidianin, and silicristin), which are thought to help repair liver cells damaged by alcohol or other toxic substances.

Are we sure about Ensure?

Are we sure about Ensure?

Ensure claims to be the #1 Doctor recommended nutritious drink, with its label stating it allows for a ‘complete, balanced nutrition to help stay healthy, active and energetic.’ But is this really the case? Ensure Clear provides 180 calories, 9 grams of protein, and 17 essential vitamins and minerals per serving.

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New Services: Meal Planning, Kitchen Cleanse, Grocery Tours and Diet analysis

Meal Planning

How many of the following statements apply to you or someone you know:

  • Do you lead a busy lifestyle and just don’t have the time to plan meals?
  • Are you opting for take-out and restaurants more than you’d like?

Healthy Happy Hallowe’en – have you met the “switch witch”

For the last few years, our son has been quite sick in early November – and I wrote about that in a recent blog post. I have been suspicious that the increase in sugar consumption following Hallowe’en was the culprit. Sugar depresses the immune system and results in a perfect terrain for those nasty “bugs”

How Sugar Affects Your Health

After Halloween and Thanksgiving, do you find that you can’t get through the day without a sugary snack? You may be one of many people who are “addicted” to sugar. Signs of sugar addiction include irritability, frequent colds/flus, headaches, mood swings and insomnia. Sugar addiction is, in part, a by-product of sugar’s purity – the body is not suited to accommodate this level of refinement.

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