4 Ways to Manage your Child's Screen Time

ImageK Kelly Sikkema There’s been quite a bit of back-and-forth in scientific research (not to mention mass media) about children’s exposure to screens in the last decade, as the use of devices has become more and more prevalent. The long and short of today situation, however, is that the [...] read more
On August 18, 2017, posted in: Blog , Brain Health , Pediatrics

What "Self Care" Really Means, Part 2: The Mind

Image: Tim Marshall Did you know that July 24 is International Self Care Day? All around the world, people will be slowing down a little to honour the fine art of self care. But what does that really mean? “Self care” is one of those popular terms in the media, especially on the health & [...] read more
On July 24, 2017, posted in: Blog , Brain Health , Mental Health , Nutrition , Stress Management

What Causes Poor Gut Health?

Image: Benjamin Combs In this three part series, I’m exploring the connection between the gut and the brain – one of the most important connections in the human body! And one that’s been seriously overlooked until recently. For more info on the connection between your digestive [...] read more

Why Sauerkraut Will Make You Less SAD

Image: Dr. Axe I know I’ve had a lot to say about SAD this month, even while being on vacation – but this can be a hard time for people to get through. These grey days have a detrimental affect on even the strongest psyche. Luckily, as I’ve gone on (and on, and on) about, [...] read more

Still SAD? You May Want to Consider a Mid-Winter Vacation

Image: Sonja Guina Since writing my post about SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), I’ve had a ton of response from patients, friends, and family alike. It seems as though the winter blues is every bit as common as research shows. Between then and now, I’ve also had the pleasure of [...] read more
On November 29, 2016, posted in: Blog , Brain Health , Mental Health , Stress Management

Feeling Blue? 10 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues, Naturally

Image: Andrew Neel When the clocks turn back at the beginning of November and the days grow shorter & darker, even the best of us can get a little down. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also known as winter depression or winter blues, is a mood disorder in which people with normal mental [...] read more
On November 22, 2016, posted in: Adrenal Health , Blog , Brain Health , Exercise , Mental Health , Nutrition , Stress Management