All posts by Georgia Wilson

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Getting a Grip: The Wonderful Sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

By Andrea Pow

Considered by some to be the ultimate form of self-defence, Brazilian jiu-jitsu requires no hitting or kicking and is accessible to men and women of all ages and ability levels.

Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art, combat sport, and self-defence system that focuses on grappling, especially ground fighting. It was formed from Kodokan judo ground fighting fundamentals and eventually came to be its own art through experimentations, practices, and adaptations from the judo knowledge. Continue reading

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Build Strong, Healthy Bodies with Liver

By Michale Hartte BASc (Nutr), NNCP, CH

Love it or hate it, this nutritional powerhouse is so good for you—and here’s a way to sneak it into your diet.

Want to have more energy, feel stronger, and be leaner and healthier? Look to liver!

Liver is one of my “super stars” in the arena of nutrient-rich foods that my family and many of my clients eat regularly to become healthy and stay that way. Continue reading

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9 Overlooked Causes of Weight Loss Resistance

By Chelsea Gronick, ND

What if your health and weight loss struggles really aren’t your fault, and by doing a few things differently, you could jumpstart your weight loss today?

Weight loss resistance is the term I use to describe the common syndrome I see in people with metabolic damage who fail to lose weight, despite following a healthy diet and exercise program, and suffer from a host of troublesome symptoms including low thyroid, food intolerances, low sex drive, gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, and fatigue. Continue reading

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Why Should I Choose a Registered Acupuncturist?

By Marcel Mallette, R.Ac

Why Should I Choose a Registered Acupuncturist?

Acupuncture has been used in China for over 2,500 years and is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine theory. Today, as acupuncture continues to become popular, more medical practitioners (medical doctors, physiotherapists, naturopaths, and the like) are studying acupuncture and employing it in their practices, including other types of treatment such as “dry needling,” intra-muscular stimulation (IMS), and laser and auricular acupuncture, which are all originally based on TCM acupuncture. Continue reading

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Meditation, Healing, and the Pursuit of a Personal Practice

By Marcela A. Toro Garland, BA, MA, CBT

In a stressful world, how can we break away from destructive patterns of behaviour?

Researchers have proven that going for a daily walk embraces so many more benefits than we have ever considered. Some have even claimed that it is the perfect exercise and one of the best ways to reach and maintain good health. Walking may be the simplest form of exercise, yet so overlooked as to how enriching and beneficial the walk can be. Continue reading