Here’s How to Create Vitality for the Highly Sensitive Person

2024-03-21T11:54:55-07:00March 21st, 2024|News|

Highly Sensitive Persons, or HSPs, account for about 20% of the population. If you’re a woman who identifies as highly sensitive, or a woman who’s searching for a sense of vitality, this discussion is for you.Are you thriving, or just surviving? We all want optimal health — but could vitality be a missing ingredient? Vitality [...]

The Rise of Lifestyle Medicine

2024-02-20T13:20:37-08:00February 20th, 2024|News|

Diane McIntosh and Bryn Hyndman talk about the growing trend of integrating lifestyle medicine into traditional medicine. Eating well, exercising, connecting with friends—these are the new doctor’s orders. Lifestyle medicine, which is essentially a prescription for the good habits, behaviours and choices we make as individuals, is a field of medicine that’s gaining traction, [...]

Personal growth: invest time in yourself – you’re worth it!

2024-01-18T17:29:10-08:00January 18th, 2024|News|

To be honest, New Year’s resolutions have never really resonated with me. I find them too easy to make and too easy to break. I think there’s a better way. Of course, starting or recommitting to a new habit, or dropping a habit that isn’t serving us, can certainly be good for our health. [...]

Building your immune system is important for all ages

2023-10-20T23:45:52-07:00October 20th, 2023|News|

One cold and wet day, I was at an integrative medical clinic and a large, brightly-coloured chalk board in the waiting room read: “Winter is not cold and flu season. It is a deficiency of sunlight, fresh air, and Vitamin D season.”This got me thinking: Why do we get more colds and flus in the [...]

It’s finally summertime in BC! Be prepared and be safe

2023-07-19T11:44:38-07:00July 19th, 2023|News|

Summer is here, and that means outdoor fun and adventures are calling. The forests and mountains beckon with their tranquil solitude and cooling shade on hot summer days. We researched afterwards and learned we had disturbed a hornet’s nest. And while this experience was unfolding, my mind was screaming, How could I have been [...]

The art of self-care: thriving as a caregiver without burning out

2023-04-05T10:08:20-07:00April 3rd, 2023|News|

If you’re a woman, you’ve likely been encouraged to be a caregiver. Whether you’re a mother, daughter, friend, supporter, or helper, you’re probably a caregiver to at least one other person, maybe many others, including other women. Have you heard the saying coined by UCLA social psychologists that women “tend and befriend”? Translation: we [...]

Designing a better lifestyle to create a healthier future

2023-02-13T11:13:37-08:00February 13th, 2023|News|

It’s that time of year again, when the clock strikes midnight and we all dive into a New Year! And maybe a new you? Let’s face it, your lifestyle is like a daily medicine. Think of lifestyle as your habits combined with your self-identity to induce positive change, like the right medicine can. Now [...]

Eat this, not that

2023-01-20T10:39:24-08:00July 21st, 2022|News|

What’s the truth behind all the noise? Have you been confused or overwhelmed by conflicting nutritional information and popularized, trending diets? Welcome to the world of the internet, documentaries, personal health, wellness gurus, health care professionals, and Canada’s Food Guide. Nutrition and dietary trends are verging on religious fervor; there are doctrine-filled diets led by [...]

Does your child have ADHD? Tips for making it a wonderful summer!

2022-07-25T08:54:27-07:00July 21st, 2022|News|

What does ADHD look like? It’s not always as obvious as the disruptive noisy child who cannot sit still and interrupts others. It’s more than a child who might be inattentive with directions and instructions, a poor manager of their time, or impossibly disorganized with their personal belongings and responsibilities, squandering their talents and golden [...]

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