Want One Simple Tip to Help Calm Anxiety, Enhance Sleep and Increase Digestive Health?

A woman taking a moment in a field to relax and connect.The Relaxing Breath exercise – better known as the 4-7-8 breath as taught by Dr. Andrew Weil. It’s free, simple, and when done consistently can really make a difference to your health. We’ve provided the link here and hope you give it a try. It’s awesome!

Be sure to watch the video the whole way through to find out how to properly incorporate this relaxing breath exercise into your life, and for all the benefits it can offer.

To your Best Health,

Dawn Byford
B.Com, C.H.N. ™ Certified Holistic Nutritionist

Parasites Are Not Just From Sushi

This week’s news reports of a man who had worms from sushi alarmed the public. Here is just one news report for those of you who haven’t seen it: http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/calgary-doctors-find-worms-in-stomach-of-man-who-ate-raw-salmon-1.2747222

Yes, it is disturbing, but not as uncommon as you would think (or hope). There are different types of nematodes, commonly called worms. Pinworms, roundworms, tapeworms, hook worms, just to name a few. For those of you familiar with livestock or have experience in veterinary medicine or animal shelters, you’ve probably seen worms at some point in the feces of an animal. And if you haven’t, you’ve likely ‘wormed’ your animal so they don’t catch them.

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Male Hormonal Health – keys to your vitality!

thumb exhausted businessmanHi guys – we helped out the ladies last week but we didn’t want to leave your health out of the picture – hormones really matter for you too! Every man can identify with testosterone and how important it is for a man’s physical features, muscle mass and sex drive. But did you know that there are actually 4 main hormones that work together to keep you a happy, healthy, strong, and energetic male? Testosterone, Estrogens (estradiol, estrone, estriol), Cortisol, and DHEA’s all must synchronize, and when any one of them are imbalanced it can lead to frustrating or even debilitating health issues .  These are symptoms we see men struggle with on a regular basis  – you are not alone.

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Feeling crazy? … It could be your Hormones!

Ok ladies…

Hormone can drive you crazy - Fish Creek Naturopaths can help!

we ALL know what hormones can do to us, and how our days and lives can fluctuate because of them.  But not only do hormones help regulate our moods, they are fundamental to our overall health and well-being.  There are 5 major Hormonal players that all work synergistically, which means ALL of them are important to our body.  They are: Estrogens ( estradiol, estrone, estriol) , progesterone, cortisol , DHEA’s, and testosterone. Here are a few symptoms that may indicate one of more of them are out of balance:

  1. Sleep Disturbances
  2. Weight gain
  3. Hot flashes
  4. Bone Loss
  5. Depression/Irritabily/Difficulty coping
  6. Breast Cancer

If you can identify with any of these, it is worth checking into. Long term, undiagnosed hormonal imbalances can be very damaging to your overall Health.

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Is Cadmium toxicity affecting your health?

Mineral toxicities are often overlooked as a contributor to chronic health issues. Environmental exposures to toxic elements can have a profound impact on your health. An example is cadmium, which can be found in many imported jewellery products as well as in household and industrial chemicals.

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