Well Street Blog

We often talk about the dangers of prolonged sitting, and encourage finding ways to tackle the sedentary lifestyle many office workers experience. A 2015 study from University of Toronto found that sitting for more than 8-12 hrs/day increases disease risk – even if you exercise. They found that although exercise can decrease your risk of disease, it doesn’t completely...
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“I’m Here” –  Advice for Riding The Waves of Overwhelm. I reached a point in my life where I decided I really needed to learn how to cope with feeling overwhelmed.  I was becoming so tired of having wonderful times of balance completely swept away by the busyness of my life.  It was as if I was an unwilling...
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What we eat can impact our risk of depression and have a dramatic impact on our overall wellbeing. Check out these great tips for a healthy mind and body.Eat nuts and seeds every day – these are a rare source of vitamin E, an antioxidant that promotes circulation and repairing brain tissue. Remember folic acid (Folate) – people deficient in...
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Interview with Karen Kelusky at Ferrero Canada and Well Street on Creating a Great Place to Work & Driving Employee Engagement Through Wellness Programs. WS = What are the business goals driving your wellness strategy? KK = Our goal is to create a great place to work and to drive employee engagement, as a means of retaining and recruiting talent.  In a nutshell,...
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Optimize your brain power and leverage your mindset to make positive and sustainable changes: 1. SET INTENTIONS, NOT GOALS  Most people have an ingrained connotation for the word ‘goal’ – a point you score in a sports match such as soccer or hockey that will determine a win or a loss for you and your team. Typically goals are associated with...
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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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