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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...

USING A STRESS MANAGEMENT CHECKLIST TO SURVIVE THE HOLIDAYS

The funny thing about stress management is that when people are under stress, they genuinely believe there is no time to be healthy, or relax. Yet, a simple 15 minute time investment or an adjustment in attitude is sometimes all it takes to keep it together, and even improve the experience. Interestingly, as little time as there seems to be in a busy, hectic schedule, people seem to find time “managing stress” in ways that actually drain them more, such as taking a cigarette break, having a drink, watching mindless TV, emotional eating or ranting/complaining on the phone or through...

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....

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Health

We all have the power to change, just remember that it is a marathon not a sprint. Dr. Mercola believes the key to improve your health and wellness is to facilitate the natural health capacity that all of us have within. This can be done to a remarkable degree through changes in lifestyle, diet and exercise. Vancouver Health Coach is ultimately about the journey to higher health and the unique path we each must take to achieve our goals for a happier healthier life with friends and family. After all, this is truly what we all want in life.  Therefore,...

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...

Preventing Stress at Work from Becoming a Health Risk

You may have your life set up as optimally as possible for preventing stress. For example; a well-paying job, comfortable standard of living, good relationships, healthy foods in your pantry and a steady exercise routine. However, there is one key piece to consider that often gets overlooked. Your health is still at risk if your job causes you stress. According to this Women's Health Study, sponsored by the American National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, stress in the workplace is a primary hazard for heart disease. In the findings of this large study (17, 415 middle-aged women), factors that increased cardiovascular...

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Naturopathic Perspective

In my clinical practice, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Fibromyalgia (FM) are two very common chronic conditions that are often debilitating and very difficult to treat. The physical, mental and emotional stress incurred by the individual (as well as their loved ones) is often very difficult to witness, yet, strangely inspiring. From a clinical standpoint, is important that individuals suffering from chronic fatigue who suspect they may have FM or CFS should ask that their physician first rule out other organic causes of fatigue such as anemia, hypothyroidism, and viral infections [eg. Cytomegalovirus (CMV), Lyme disease, Human Herpes Virus 6 (HHV...

Fit Parents: Keeping Fit for Family Life

When you’ve got children what’s better than being able to play with and keep up with them? Better yet, when you’ve got children what is better than being able to do those things without getting out of breath? Being fit parents and keeping active is so important; not only for a great body, but also for daily life. For new parents you’d want to be able to pick your baby up and carry him or her around with ease. You’ll not only have to carry a baby around, but I’m sure you’ll have a stroller and other luggage as well. Exercise helps...

What to do at Wanderlust Whistler 2015

It has been called a summer camp for yogis. Wanderlust Whistler is a one-of-a-kind yoga festival bringing together the world's leading yoga teachers, top musical acts such as Michael Franti and D.J Drez and a lineup of renowned speakers such as Graham Hill; all in the breathtaking setting of Whistler, B.C. Taking place July 30 – August 3rd at Whistler Resort. Wanderlust Whistler features over 100 yoga classes led by top teachers like Shiva Rea, Sean Corne, and Ana Forrest, as well as a handpicked group of locally grown lululemon athletica ambassadors. Mix in meditation or relaxing yin classes with sweaty, uplifting vinyasa, or challenge...