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Do Artificial Sweeteners Lead to Weight Gain?

Note: It’s habit change season! Last year, we did an entire five-post series on creating change in the New Year. If you’ve got a resolution you’re trying to keep, those short posts contain all our wisdom about habits and sustainable change. Many of you will be kicking off the New Year looking to make diet… Continue reading →

6 Easy Tips for Better Sleep

In 2019, the Public Health Agency of Canada reported that over 25% of adults in Canada don’t get enough sleep. That probably surprises no one.  But recent research published in the UK followed people 7000 people for over 25 years, and it sheds a little more light on what that means. The study found that… Continue reading →

Stress, Chronic Inflammation, and Long COVID

A recent study in JAMA Psychiatry suggests that there’s a link between psychological distress—things like depression, anxiety, and loneliness—and long COVID.  From a naturopathic perspective, there’s a pretty solid argument for why this makes sense (and why long COVID isn’t “all in your head”). The reasoning looks like this: Depression, anxiety, worry, and loneliness create… Continue reading →

The #1 Way to Support Your Immune System this Winter

What beautiful fall colours this year!  As we watch the last of the leaves fall, I’m reminded that fall is the time to prepare our immune systems for the coming winter. This year, with COVID, RSV, and the usual increase in colds and flu, strengthening your immune system is more important than ever. Prevention is Better… Continue reading →

Our Top 5 Ways to Manage the February Blues

It’s the last week of February. The weather is cooperating, and March is in your sights! Still, while you can glimpse the end of winter, this can also be the toughest part of the marathon, especially if you are more susceptible to seasonal mood challenges.  Here are our best tips for cultivating a good mood… Continue reading →

Vitamin D and COVID-19

We’ve written about vitamin D levels before, and why your levels are so important: Are Your Vitamin D Levels Too Low? Why Vitamin D Matters New research is suggesting that the good old “sunshine vitamin” may reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection severity. The clinical trial studied 76 patients who had been admitted to the… Continue reading →

2021: International Year of Fruits & Vegetables!

This year is the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables (IYFV). Proclaimed at the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, IYFV is a unique opportunity to raise awareness of the important role of fruits and vegetables in nutrition, food security, and human and planetary health. It also aims to reduce food loss and waste… Continue reading →

New You Week 5: Anticipating Challenges

Week five! So far on our journey, we’ve learned how to: Create a New You in 2021 Pick One Thing Start Small Habit stack Now it’s time to get serious about dealing with the very real obstacles on the road to habit change. If you’ve already stumbled in your 2021 goals, it’s time for a… Continue reading →

New You Week 4: Habit Stacking

Welcome to Week 4! If you’ve been following along, then you’ll know our journey so far looks like this: How to Create a New You in 2021 Pick One Thing Start Small At this point, it’s not unusual for a few speed bumps to have popped up on the road to better habits. In fact,… Continue reading →

New You Week 3: Start Small

Last week we asked you to take your hopes for change and distill them into one thing. Trying to do everything at once is a quick way to sputter out. Now that you’ve got one area to focus on, how will you change it? Our suggestion is to a) start small, and b) make it… Continue reading →