Health Matters

Lyme Disease Warning

Chronic Disease, Environmental Health, Health Matters, Prevention

Last January we travelled to the Caribbean with my husband’s family. After much discussion and debate, we ended up in Barbados. The beaches were lovely, golf…

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How to Stay Healthy When You Live With a Junk Food Junkie

Concepts, Diet, Entrepreneurial Health, Food, Health Matters, Priorities

My name is Heather Allen. I am a Holistic Nutritionist and I live with a junk food junkie. Before my man and I shacked up, the phonebook was his cookbook, delivery…

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Anxious? Ask Santa for some video games

Brain, Concepts, Entrepreneurial Health, Focus, Health Matters, Mental Health

Julie (not her real name) is mother of 2, community volunteer and a passionate supporter of local food initiatives. She recently came to see me because she was…

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Brain Boosting Salad Nicoise

Brain, Diet, Entrepreneurial Health, Focus, Food, Health Matters, Mental Health, Prevention, Recipe

When we eat unhealthy foods, we know exactly what types of gastrointestinal symptoms to expect. The gas, bloating, cramps and other bathroom woes come as no surprise…

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How to Make Awesome Smoothies- The 5 Must Have Ingredients

Brain, Diet, Entrepreneurial Health, Food, Health Matters, Immune Health

My name is Heather Allen. I am a Holistic Nutritionist and a terrible smoothie maker. I always feel like a big time failure when I confess that to people. It…

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4 Common Misconceptions About IBS

Chronic Disease, Diet, Health Matters, Microbiome

With approximately 120,000 new cases diagnosed in Canada every year, Irritable Bowel Syndrome has become the most common diagnosis handed out by Gastroenterologists.…

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5 Roles of Protein You May Not Know About

Brain, Diet, Food, Health Matters, Mental Health, Prevention

We often associate protein with beefy muscle-men who spend their days in the gym pumping iron, but protein is an essential component to our overall health for a…

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The secret to getting it all done... with 3 kids under 5

Biz Blog, Brain, Concepts, Entrepreneurial Health, Focus, Health Matters, Mental Health, Movement, Self Actualization

I am back. After a much needed mini mat-leave, I am back in the office and ready for action. Life is busy and we are taking it day by day. If there is one thing…

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5 Meal Planning Hacks for Your Busy Schedule

Brain, Diet, Entrepreneurial Health, Food, Health Matters, Prevention

You're busy. I get it. You might even be too busy to read this, so I'll get straight to the point. Being unhealthy is one of the fastest ways to derail your productivity…

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How to Spring Clean Your Habits

Diet, Entrepreneurial Health, Health Matters, Mindfullness, Movement, Priorities

For the majority of us, our New Year’s resolutions are a distant memory. Approximately 92% of people who make resolutions fail with their intention to kick a…

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Why Warren Buffet Is Wrong

Brain, Chronic Disease, Diet, Entrepreneurial Health, Food, Health Matters, Heart Health, Prevention

Don’t listen to Warren Buffet. Well, maybe consider his wealth management strategies, but please, for the love of your long-term health, ignore anything this…

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The Lab Tests You Should Be Asking For...

Chronic Disease, Concepts, Entrepreneurial Health, Environmental Health, Health Matters, Prevention, Priorities

Lab testing has long been the domain of our doctors. They decide what boxes to check, they review the results and they decide whether action needs to be taken.…

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