Are Your Sleeping Habits Sabotaging Your Fat Loss Goals?

If you want clear skin, a healthy body composition and better performance in your day, you NEED to get enough sleep. The average human needs about 7-8.5 hours of sleep nightly whereas most of us are increasingly getting less.  Considering Canada is the third-most sleep-deprived country, with nearly 1/3 of us saying we don't get enough sleep.  In my humble opinion, “sleep when you’re dead” is the worst piece of advice probably ever...

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Happy Hormones for Healthy Skin

Hormones significantly influence the overall health of our skin. Regardless if you're in your teens or post-menopausal, hormone health is a relevant topic. From acne to rosacea to improving skin elasticity and anti-aging, the overall health of your hormones need to be considered.

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How to Reduce Stress...Immediately

Stress - it affects us all.  We all have our limits and what that looks like may be different for each of us.  I talk about stress a lot when it comes to health and especially functional skincare because I strongly believe that chronic stress is a major issue for many of us and can affect us in so many different ways - be it the appearance of your skin, chronic disease, energy levels or overall quality of life.  Optimal health is not just eating well and exercising.  It's so much more than that.

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How to Have a Happy, Energetic Life

Inspired by Dr. John Sarno's book, The MindBody Prescription, I wanted to take a moment to talk more about what it really means to be healthy and how that coincides with having a happy, energetic life.  If you missed the Facebook LIVE video, I've got you covered...

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Top Anti-Aging Skincare Tips (Hint: They're Simpler Than You Think)

Have you ever seen that person who looks 20 years older than they are?  Not only do they appear just as such, but it can also be a sign of accelerated aging, which means an increased prevalence of chronic disease and early mortality.  With the anti-aging skincare industry being a billion-dollar venture, it's pretty clear that many of us are looking to maintain that "youthful" appearance.  The key to anti-aging is to take care of yourself - your entire self, not just topically with the skin on your face.

The stark reality is that we're all aging.  Let's just do it better.  

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How to Actually Get Over a Cold: The "Insider" Basics

They're unpleasant, can keep you awake at night and really wreak havoc on your schedule.  Having a cold isn't pleasant at the best of times but here are my top tips that I use when I'm feeling under the weather that help me, and my patients out the most.

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What's a Platelet-Rich Plasma Facial and is it Right for You?

With the global skincare industry being a multi-billion dollar venture, it's pretty obvious that we all care about the look and health of our skin.  And with good reason - our skin is the outward manifestation of our inner selves.  From gut issues to hormone dysregulation high stress, these concerns will show up on our skin in the form of dullness, dryness, acne, rosacea and the like.  While there are a list of internal treatments that should be implemented for optimal skin health, topical treatments are also part of the picture.  

So have you heard of platelet-rich plasma facials?  Read on or check out the video to learn more.

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The Simplest, Most Effective Tips for Menopause

Menopause.  That really fun time of a woman's life where thing start...changing.  Many women suffer from hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, skin changes and weight fluctuations.  Menopause is caused from the ovaries essentially "shutting down", causing a decrease in the production of sex hormones and an end to a monthly hormonal cycle.  This fluctuation in hormones during the menopausal transition can cause the unwanted side effects that can linger for years in some women.  But did you know you don't necessarily have to deal with these side effects?  

Here are my top simple, most effective tips that you can start doing today to lessen the frequency and severity of some of the most annoying side effects.

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