Although insulin resistance can have extremely detrimental health impacts, there are simple changes you can make to your diet and lifestyle that help to prevent the condition.
One in eight women experience polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a health condition characterized by irregular periods, thinning hair, weight gain, acne, increased facial hair, elevated insulin levels, ovarian cysts and high estrogen levels. Luckily, there are a number of ways women can prevent developing the condition. Here’s how:
In honour of breast cancer awareness month, I wanted to shed light on some important steps to take to reduce your risk of developing breast cancer, and ways to get checked for it.
Not only are pumpkin-flavoured goods uber trendy in fall (hello, pumpkin spiced lattes), this seasonal fruit contains potent nutrition. Check out my three favourite pumpkin recipes to enjoy fall’s flavours.
There are so many healthy substitutes to traditional meals, and I’ve compiled my four favourites for a full-course Thanksgiving dinner. These nutrient-packed alternatives will leave you feeling energized, nourished, and with room for desert!
This time of year is a great opportunity to take stock of your current supplement inventory, and update your cabinets with new items that can help keep you healthy for the season ahead. While I always recommend my patients to try to get as many vitamins and minerals from food first, supplements are a great second step to support your health.
Keeping the immune system strong is a vital part of overall health and wellness. As the natural defense system against pathogens, it’s crucial that this system remains functioning and in balance. Here are five herbs that can help support your immunity.
Plan ahead, batch your time, think variety, and make extra food for the week.
When school is back in session, having healthy, grab-and-go snacks on hand is essential. When you wait too long to eat, or go extended periods between meals, your blood sugar can drop, leading to headaches, anxiety, low mood, agitation and hormonal imbalances.
When we are present in the moment, our nervous systems can come out of the sympathetic, fight-or-flight response and back into the parasympathetic, calm state. When we are relaxed and present, we naturally begin to make choices that better serve our health.
Summer is a time when we can enjoy the plentiful foods that are in season, and often the best summer meals are the ones that are the most simple. Here are a few recipes to spark some inspiration next time you’re at your local farmer’s market picking up groceries for the week.
Summer is a great opportunity to detox from coffee. Ayurvedic Medicine, the oldest medical system in the world with roots in India, suggests that summer is the time when our fire element, also known as pitta, is at its peak. Since coffee is pitta-aggravating, meaning it can push us out of balance at this time of year, it’s a natural time to wean off coffee and try a healthy substitute.
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