Holistic Health

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 style increases. I believe there are three simple things we can do in our daily life to change the way we feel. Three steps  to achieve daily happiness. 1.  Awareness: Put your phone down, take...

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 and anxiety. Studying how gut bacteria affect behavior in zebrafish could lead to a better understanding of how probiotics may affect the central nervous system in humans. Their results recently were published in Scientific...

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 going to take from me to help them and whether they'll actually achieve the health goals they've mentioned. The reality is, not everyone has the drive, self confidence, dedication and purpose driving him or her...

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 that an ancient Ayurvedic practice from India can transform your body by detoxifying it. Recently, I started using a coconut oil rinse called Coco Rinse by Kismet Essentials. I was instantly impressed when I saw that...

BENEFITS OF OIL PULLING 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 that an ancient Ayurvedic practice from India can transform your body by detoxifying it. This is an incredibly simple process that maintains impeccable dental hygiene. Oil pulling also boosts metabolism and wakes you up first...

Top Food Tips For Surviving the Holidays

Did you know that in order to gain five pounds from now to the end of January, all you have to do is eat an average of 220 calories per day more than you actually need? The holidays typically encourage us to indulge in high-fat, high-calorie foods that are low in nutrients, and this is also the time we’re most likely to make excuses for skipping exercise. One of the most significant diet dangers revolves around sugar consumption. Binging on sugar increases the cravings for it while the body slows down. Along with sunlight deprivation in the winter, sugar binges...

New Service Targets Overstressed Vancouver Residents

In today’s world of endless distractions, always-on connections, and breakneck speed work, it’s easy to feel drained and anxious. Instead of addressing the root cause of stress, too often we medicate it away with caffeine or even prescription drugs, which, over the long run, run our batteries still lower. These symptoms of low energy include: feeling frequently tired, anxious or overwhelmed and over time, this will lead to deficiency in self-care, especially around energy and health. It’s an unfortunate fact, but in today’s world of endless distractions and rapid pace, self-care in the area of health frequently falls to the bottom...

Why Health Coaching Will Impact Baby Boomers

NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Health Coaching is one of the fastest growing career options of this decade! Wikipedia refers to health coaching as a process that facilitates healthy, sustainable behavior change by challenging a client to listen to their inner wisdom, identify their values, and transform their goals into action. As this niche grows, so does the demand for licensed or certified health coaches. These coaches are health and fitness experts who help develop a regimen to achieve goals such as increasing energy, lowering cholesterol, improving eating and sleeping habits, or boosting immunity....

Benefits of Digestive Enzymes

Summer in Vancouver is one of the reasons why locals love this city. There is ample opportunity to get outside for some exercise and shed those extra pounds stored during the winter months. In my practice, increased physical activity often comes with it an increased incidence of musculoskeletal injuries, traumas and tears. Among some of the most effective means to treat these situations naturally, I recommend proteolytic enzymes which target proteases that help break down proteins. Originally discovered in yeast, enzymes (specifically digestive enzymes) are the first step in the breakdown of food; enzymes are proteins that are produced by living...

Self-Care: An Inner Revolution

"For some reason, we are truly convinced that if we criticize ourselves, the criticism will lead to change. If we are harsh, we believe we will end up being kind. If we shame ourselves, we believe we end up loving ourselves. It has never been true, not for a moment, that shame leads to love. Only love leads to love." Geneen Roth Remember that day that didn’t have enough hours?.. when you rushed, pushed, tried to squeeze as much in as possible, worked overtime, had to eat on the go, judged your body/hair/look of exhaustion when you passed a mirror, ignored...