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It’ll change your life! Meditation has gone from fringe to the boardroom and is a modern-day health movement. Tim Ferris, author of the book, The 4-Hour Workweek, and award winning business innovator, interviewed 140 of the world’s top performers and elite athletes and found that 80% practice some form of daily meditation and mindfulness routine. “Mindfulness” (a type...
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March is National Nutrition Month.  The key to healthy weight and supporting optimal health is about eating healthy high quality foods…. The Zone Diet.  Keto. South Beach. Whole 30. Raw Diet. Paleo. Vegan. With so many diets being touted as the miracle answer to your weight loss woes, a new study published in JAMA in February blew these theories out of...
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Did You Know Your Gut is your 2nd Brain? There are more neurons, and serotonin – aka the “happy hormone” – in the digestive system than in the spinal cord or the peripheral nervous system. In fact, 95% of the serotonin in the body is found in the gut. So for optimal brain health (both brains – head and...
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March is National Nutrition Month and, while we all know the importance of what we put into our bodies, did you know that how you eat is just as important? Check out our Medical Director’s top questions to ask yourself that will assist you in building Good Food Habits… HOW QUICKLY do you eat? Finishing a meal in 20 minutes...
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March is National Nutrition Month. Over the next few weeks we will be posting the top Nutrition Questions commonly asked, and provide you with the answers from a Naturopathic Doctor: Q. How much protein/fat/carb/fiber/vitamin/mineral should I eat per day?There are recommendations for nutrient intake.  You can calculate how much protein you need for your weight, how much calcium you...
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 Influenza cases are spiking across the country and infectious disease experts warn the worst may be yet to come. Every year, approximately 70 percent of Canadian companies offer their employees a flu immunization program. Despite these well-planned efforts, companies continue to report a dwindling number of attendees. And to make matters worse, previous years’ vaccine effectiveness did not...
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The team at Well Street is regularly coming across encouraging articles and inspiring books on well-being for improving our health, happiness and productivity. This month we wanted to share with you our latest captivating read: “Thrive”, by Arianna Huffington. The author makes a passionate case for the vital need to create room for well-being in our lives, and...
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Stress has become a “bad” word today.  We associate it with very bad things – high blood pressure, obesity, mental health disorders.  When we say the word “stress” people cringe, or frown, or sigh. But is stress really such a bad thing or have we painted a potentially complex concept with a too-simple brush? Stress is a vital physiological process. ...
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pH testing is a tool we use in our programs, including the Healthy Detox Program, to measure the state of someone’s health. pH measures the acid-base balance in your body.  Your blood has a very small range of pH that it needs to maintain for proper function of every cell and metabolic function in your body. pH is often measured...
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Soups are a great way to get in a variety of nutrients with less calories. Delicious and warm, a great inclusion for anyone wanting to eat healthy and lose some of that extra holiday weight. Make a big pot to have enough for lunch during the week. We’ve found 5 soup recipes that we loved cooking and eating: 1. Tuscan...
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