Circadian Rhythms: Bulletproof Your Biology

Have you ever changed your diet in an effort to overcome nagging health symptoms, but fail to see any progress? As a Nutrition Coach I know this plight all too well: People tend to treat dietary tweaks as a panacea, leaving other important actions ignored and results untapped. As humans we have developed the complacent…
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Does Intermittent Fasting Work?

Intermittent fasting has been one of the most popular health hacks and weight loss approaches of the past decade. Although research has shown that fasting can have beneficial health effects and contribute to weight loss, what most articles don’t detail are the underlying mechanisms at play and the most effective ways to fast. As with…

Top 5 hEDS & HSD Considerations: Movement & Exercise

As discussed in Parts 1: Stress & Anxiety, Part 2: Hormonal Cycles, and Part 3: Digestive Health, management of Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (hEDS) and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSD) requires addressing much more than musculoskeletal pain and subluxations/dislocations. That said, managing musculoskeletal pain and the demands of daily movement is of utmost importance, and doing so…
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Your Guide To Better Sleep

Sleep is a hot topic right now. With books such as Why We Sleep, The Sleep Solution, The Circadian Code and countless others, there is a plethora of information out there for anyone who struggles with sleep. Despite this wealth of information, Canadians remain plagued with sleep disorders, and mental health concerns are by no…
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Embracing Caloric Restriction for Weight Loss

Caloric restriction has become somewhat controversial. With Social Media at the helm of daily influence, tight bodies abound but mental health and eating disorders are very real concerns. Mere mention of the word ‘restriction’ elicits a visceral stress response in many who have struggled with diets and weight fluctuations over the years. The hard truth,…
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Top 5 hEDS & HSD Considerations: Digestive Health

As discussed in Parts 1: Stress & Anxiety, and Part 2: Hormonal Cycles, hEDS and HSD management requires addressing more than musculoskeletal pain and subluxations/dislocations. Being that it is a connective tissue disorder, the altered collagen structure can affect all bodily systems including organs. The gastrointestinal system (GI) is one of the most under-reported of…

Digestive Health Solutions

Earlier this month we posted blogs about Bloating and Constipation. Over the past few weeks we’ve also been posting on Instagram about common ways to resolve these issues. Here, however, is a more thorough approach with step-wise solutions to improve your digestive health. Step 1: Address daily habits that contribute to bloating Stop chewing gum…
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Intuitive Health: Constipation

In a time of quick fixes, we see them everywhere we go. Are you constipated? Take a laxative. Have a headache? Take some Advil. Feeling tired? Coffee. Although it’s convenient to have solutions at your fingertips, ask yourself: Are you treating the root cause of what ails you? Or are you just masking the symptom…