Is Your Body Too Acidic?

A measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution, pH (potential for hydrogen) is measured on a scale of 0 to 14 - the lower the pH, the more acidic the solution, the higher the pH, the more alkaline (or base) the solution. When a solution is neither acid nor alkaline, it has a pH of 7, which is neutral. The following is a generalized list...

Three Steps Towards Greater Happiness

In this day and age people are more like busy bubbles apposed to busy bees. We are all stressed about something, in a rush and in our own world. It’s not surprising to bump into a stranger on the street, because their eyes were glued to their phone. We are all busy - and we are all stressed. Our happiness has plummeted as our hectic life...

Common Probiotics Can Reduce Stress Levels, Lessen Anxiety

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Probiotics, or beneficial live bacteria that are introduced into the body, have become increasingly popular as a way to improve health and well-being. Previous studies have shown a direct correlation between gut microbes and the central nervous system. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri, using a zebrafish model, determined that a common probiotic sold in supplements and yogurt can decrease stress-related behavior...

What is the Purpose Behind Your Health Goals?

When meeting a client for the first time I always ask a few questions about their health goals going forward. This helps me determine if their goals are realistic and how they've gotten to the point of sitting and talking with me. I can usually tell a few minutes into our conversation how dedicated this person is going to be, how much energy and time it's...

Yerba Mate: A Traditional Source of Health and Energy

If you ever find yourself in Argentina, you will most definitely be offered a cup of their national drink: yerba mate. There, they still drink this tea-like infusion with a gourd and bombilla (a round drinking vessel and filter-straw). Slightly woodsy in taste, yerba mate is also preferred over coffee in Paraguay, Uruguay and Southern Brazil. This beverage is made from the leaves of the shrub-like...

Coco Rinse for Good Oral Health

Good dental hygiene and excellent oral health have a beneficial effect on your overall wellbeing. Glossy white teeth not only give you your brilliant smile, but the mouth-body connection has been well established by medical science. Healthy teeth and gums are linked to the prevention of many diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, lung conditions, and even cancer. You may find it hard to believe...

Trust Your Gut: 6 Stomach Issues Not to Ignore

We’ve all eaten or have drunk something that didn’t agree with us. We’ve all caught a stomach bug that was settled with rest, and over-the-counter aid and some chicken broth. While many times we can go at it alone and solve a stomachache ourselves, there are certainly times where it’s necessary to see a doctor. Dr. Gina Sam Gastroenterologist with Mount Sinai in New York City...

Coconut Matcha Smoothie

This is a power packed smoothie that I enjoy drinking for breakfast, or as a healthy pick-me-up! It’s easy to drink and does not leave you feeling heavy, so you’re energized for a busy workday ahead. WHAT'S GREAT ABOUT THIS SMOOTHIE:  Matcha:  As far as its health benefits go, matcha is a powerful antioxidant. It's being used as a pre-workout supplement to increase energy and focus in the...

The Top 5 Reasons South Ridge Club is a Lifestyle You Can Live

The moment I walked through the front entrance to South Ridge Club I knew the bar had been raised for living a healthy lifestyle on the west coast. South Ridge Club is a development by Adera, one of British Columbia’s leading real-estate development specialists, that epitomizes Adera’s commitment to health and social well-being. Recently, I had the pleasure of spending the day at the development in...

Be Cool This Summer: Gluten-free Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ice Cream is a delicious treat any time of the year. But summer is the perfect season for ice cream sandwiches. If you have a gluten intolerance, you’ve probably had to pass them by. Now, you can once again indulge in this old–fashioned favourite. Enjoy our gluten–free ice cream sandwiches, and you’ll never feel deprived. Our cookies are full of rich, chocolate flavour with none of...