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By Dr. Shawna Darou, ND I know it may seem early to be talking about this, but I am a big fan of being prepared. With the start of school coming quickly, our children's immune systems will be challenged soon. It's amazing how the first round of colds start right after the first week back to school, regardless of the weather! This article will review the basics of supporting your child's immune system to reduce the … [Read More]
By: Pamela Bohan, RP, CGT If you’ve spent anytime in the last couple of years reading the news, browsing on line or reading magazines you will have noticed that the numbers of people suffering from anxiety are at an all time high. So many of us are living with anxiety. The experience can range from butterflies before an important event to near paralysis, with the sufferer unable to get out … [Read More]
By: Dr. Hilary Booth, ND Cortisol is commonly referred to as the “stress hormone”, as it is released in response to stressful situations, but is also a normal and healthy part of our hormone system. However, when people experience high stress on a daily basis their cortisol levels become chronically increased and we see negative impacts on their health. What does a NORMAL cortisol rhythm look … [Read More]
Startling evidence has emerged that even before we are born we have been exposed to over 200 toxic elements. Beginning in the womb, and continuing through our daily lives, we are exposed to toxins in our air, food, water, and household products. In this lecture we will learn about the top toxins to avoid, hidden sources of exposure, and alternatives that you can use to keep a healthier home. We will also discuss natural ways to support the body’s detoxification pathways to keep your body toxin-free.
Having high standards can be a good thing, however to much of a good thing can lead to nearly unobtainable expectations and serious let down. Perfectionism shows up at work; in parenting; pursuing health; at school; in relation to body image and more. It interferes with life satisfaction and relationships. Come and learn about the origins and impact of perfectionism. More importantly, take away tips and tools for keeping perspective in our perfectionistic culture.
Are you dreading the arrival of lunchbox season in September? This workshop is for parents who are looking to make lunchtime healthier for their kids, but feel lost as to where to start.
Join Family Nutritionist Sarah Bester as she provides you with the tools to pack a healthy lunchbox, while keeping it simple and easy. You will learn the fundamentals of a healthy lunch and why it is so important; simple strategies for making lunch prep less stressful; and tips on getting picky eaters to eat something other than a sandwich. Sarah will showcase the latest in lunchbox “gear” and discuss which products can support a healthy lunchbox.
Walk away with some great lunch and snack ideas and inspiration (this workshop will include food demos and samples), and the motivation to start this lunchbox season off on a healthier note!
We live in a sugar-fueled world! Most of us know sugar isn’t great for our bodies, but do you know why? In this workshop, we will tackle the myths and truths about sugar, and learn how to overcome your sugar addiction.
During this workshop, there will be a live cooking demo, a delicious sugar-free lunch, and you will leave with sugar-free recipes your family will love!
Agnès has worked in Toronto as a Therapist, Developmental Counsellor, Consultant, Program Coordinator and Supervisor since 1998. She holds a Specialized B.A. in Psychology (York University) where she focused on developmental psychology, and a Master's degree in Social Work (University of Toronto) where she focused on family and child therapy and parenting issues. She has also completed an internship in play … [Read More...]
Lauren graduated with a Specialization in Exercise Science and Athletic Therapy at Concordia University in 2007. She holds a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto from 2009 and has completed post-graduate training in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture at McMaster University. Lauren has also taken specialized training in Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation. Lauren is a member of the Canadian … [read more...]
Dr. Hilary Booth, ND is a licensed and registered Naturopathic Doctor who graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Naturopathy from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She completed her internships at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Teaching Clinic, as well as the innovative Naturopathic Clinic at Brampton Civic Hospital. Prior to that, Dr. Booth was the recipient of the Gold Medallion award from the … [Read More...]