Can't beat the summer HEAT?

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We all look forward to SUMMER months in January when there's heavy snowfall, and it's -30° outside.  Ugh!!  But let's get real for a second, shall we??  Is this weather a little TOO HOT for you? 

Most would agree that 30° in any city, surrounded by buildings and pavement is TOO dang hot!! I'm sure there's a few who are reading this, shaking their heads saying "STOP COMPLAINING"!  In reality, we are not accustomed to this kind of heat for long periods of time. After all, we are true Canadians; we may not like the cold but thats what we're use to.

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Laxatives vs Colon Hydrotherapy

Person sitting on toiletsmallWhy WE choose Colon Hydrotherapy vs Laxatives?

 

What happens when you don’t take the garbage out for a week? Confused

We've all seen it, we've all smelt it!!  It starts to STINK, BULGE, and eat away at the garbage bag!  Sounds gross doesn’t it?  It’s the same idea with your colon (large intestine). We ALL retain old fecal matter (poop), dead red blood cells, excess mucous, parasites, and yeast in our colon.  Whether we’re having 1 or 3 bowel movements a day, "garbage" can get trapped in there.  What goes in must come out and a lot of the time we don't see the balance of the two.  If you're only having one bowel movement a few times a week, imagine what you’re storing in there, what it’s doing to your gut lining and how it's effecting your health?

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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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