All posts by Georgia Wilson

What You Should Know about Sleep Disorders

By Alena Krizek, RPSGT, REEGT, Certified Clinical Sleep Educator

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Sleep disorders are common.  Sleep disorders are often neglected. Sleep disorders can be life-threatening.

Today, there are over 60 different classified sleep disorders that can affect one’s slumber. You have probably heard of the more familiar conditions such as insomnia, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, and sleepwalking, but there are many others that spend much less time in the spotlight. Some of these include sleep-related groaning, exploding head syndrome, confusional arousals, and sleep paralysis, just to name a few.
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The Prescription to Good Health

By Shelly Korobanik

The health benefits of having a pet!

Have you ever sat in a quiet room and just watched fish swimming in an aquarium? Or relaxed on the sofa with a purring cat sleeping on your chest, or pet your pooch’s head resting on your lap? What about listening to singing birds or going out horseback riding? All of these experiences can provide an incredible sense of serenity and calmness—something we all can use a little more of in today’s crazy world! Whether it’s reducing one’s anxiety, blood pressure or heart rate by creating an environment of calmness, or dogs that can detect types of illness, there is no denying the health benefits of interacting with an animal. Continue reading

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My Top 7 Tips for Healthy Skin

By Lori Anderson

We often neglect our skin and forget that it needs just a little daily TLC in order to function optimally.

Your skin is a complex organ with many functions—to regulate temperature, to protect inner organs, to keep water in and keep bacteria out. Here are a few tips to ensure your skin is getting everything it needs to stay healthy. Continue reading

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5 Signs You Need a Mental Health Day

By Jodi Scott

… And here’s how to make it happen.

A mental health day is a modern term for a day off. It has this rather official label for good reason. In a world where technology and a global economy make everyone, nearly everywhere, accessible every minute of every day and business runs 24 hours, the necessity to break the stress cycle to maintain mental wellness has become legitimate. While technology and business operate continuously, the mind and body are not designed to do so. The mental health day has evolved as the antidote that brings balance and wellness to our fast-paced schedules and modern demands. Continue reading

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Healing Benefits of Bone Broth

By Helen Whittle

Cooler temperatures and reduced daylight hours provide the perfect setting for creating a nourishing home-made stock.

Living off the land and being nourished by whole foods the way nature intended was what our ancient ancestors did. Cultures in times past made rich broths, or stock, as it was known, from a variety of animal sources such as chicken, turkey, beef, pork, fish, and buffalo. The premise was to let nothing go to waste. Traditional cuisines of the Middle East, France, Italy, South America, China, and Japan have always used broths which form the basis for rich, thick, flavourful sauces, soups, and stews that these countries have been well known for. Continue reading

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