Whether you love them, hate them or are somewhere in between, it’s clear that the holidays can be really stressful and they can derail your plans for staying healthy. And this year may be even more so—or at least different. After almost three years of isolation, working from home and curbing travel, it seems like the gates … [Read more...]
How to Survive the Holidays During COVID
The holidays are upon us! ‘Tis the season to be jolly…and gain weight? Many of us fear gaining weight during the holiday season or even plan on it. This year people are also over-shopping and hoarding food because of COVID. And while there may be fewer office parties, there will still be family gatherings and holidays … [Read more...]
Ten Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season
The holidays are a time of celebrating, gathering with friends and family, and let’s be honest—overindulging. In Vancouver and throughout the world, the winter holidays are a period of socializing and eating. It can be hard to navigate a healthy diet and maintain your weight amidst an abundance of rich appetizers, hefty … [Read more...]
Does Your Gut play a Role in Mental Health?
Your digestion is one of the most emotional systems in your body. Think about it; you can have a gut wrenching experience, a visceral reaction, a nervous stomach or a gut feeling. You know intuitively that your gut is closely tied to your emotions. Scientists are finding just how closely your brain and your digestion are … [Read more...]
Does Everyone Get Anxiety?
We all worry about things from time to time—finances, your health or that of a family member, feeling safe or a situation at work. However when that worry interferes with your daily life and relationships, and it doesn’t go away, it crosses the line and becomes anxiety. There are actually different kinds of anxiety, … [Read more...]
Is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Real?
Ugh! Winter is coming! If winter weather makes you feel sad or depressed, you may have something called Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. Seasonal Affective Disorder is a form of depression that’s related to a change in seasons. The most common kind is SAD that begins late in the summer or fall and is sustained during … [Read more...]