Entries by The StoneTree Team

Recipes From the StoneTree Summer BBQ!

The StoneTree team spent a glorious Friday evening enjoying some delicious food and excellent gin. We though you might enjoy the recipes! Napa Cabbage Salad Ingredients: 1/2 cup slivered almonds 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1 lb. napa cabbage chopped 2 scallions thinly sliced 1/4 cup […]

Vitamin B12 Deficiency: What You Should Know

Vitamin B12 is one of eight B vitamins in your body. (Yes, the numbering is strange. There used to be more labeled B vitamins, but scientists short-listed almost thirty of them down to eight.) Of all the vitamins in the B-complex, though, B12 is the most complicated and arguably the most important. B12 is involved […]

June 3rd is National Health and Fitness Day!

Let’s make Canada the Fittest Nation on Earth! We write an annoying amount a lot about the many health benefits of exercise. It really is one of the most important things to do for our overall health, so when we became aware of the Canada’s National Health and Fitness Day we just had to share. The first […]

World Hypertension Day

The international society of hypertension initiated World Hypertension Day in 2005 and has promoted it yearly ever since. Why? Hypertension–you might know it better as high blood pressure–is called the silent killer because people who have it often don’t know it. And it’s a big deal, because the risk of stroke is four times greater in […]

Food Matters (And It Only Took 2000 Years!)

Nearly 2500 years ago, a Greek physician named Hippocrates was busy reinventing medicine. Hippocrates wrote some of the oldest known medical books, and thousands of new physicians are still sworn in each year based on variations of the oath that bears his name. He was the first to describe a number of diseases and conditions and was […]

Exercise Lowers Blood Sugar

Yet another study to show the value of exercise. Researchers discovered that patients who increased their daily step count by 2,000 steps saw decreases in both their blood sugar and insulin resistance levels. The decreases aren’t huge–only 0.4 points for blood sugar and 1 point for insulin resistance–but neither was the increase in steps. If you work it […]

Free Meditation Night at StoneTree

The team at StoneTree is excited to welcome Lanee Brown for an evening of mindfulness and meditation. Mindfulness has left the fringes, and gained incredible traction in recent years. Research has shown that meditation can:  Improve mental focus and increase short-term memory  Reduce the risk of heart disease and lower blood pressure  Improve sleep and […]

Dealing With Spring Allergies

The first week of April is World Allergy Week. And what better time–you know that with April showers and May flowers on the horizon, annoying allergy symptoms can’t be far off! For sufferers, it can be an awful time of year. The sun is shining, you want to get out in your garden, but all you […]

Thyroid Tests Your Doctor Never Told You About

We’ve written about thyroid testing in the past–it’s one of the most common concerns we hear from patients coming into the clinic. If you take a peek at the symptoms of low thyroid, you can see why: Exhaustion, weakness, and fatigue Sensitivity to cold and reduced sweating Shortness of breath when exercising Slight to moderate weight […]