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Re-thinking New Years Resolutions and Our Health Goals

I love the feeling of a new year and the possibilities it brings! And while I don’t set New Years resolutions anymore, I have a natural inclination to go inwards and think of aspects of my life around which I want to reflect upon and make some changes throughout the year.   As human beings, we naturally want to reach higher and sometimes a challenge is exactly what we need to discover just how much we’re actually capable of. While I’m all for supporting people in setting goals for themselves, I find many of us simply set goals that are unrealistic. This eventually takes us back to square one, yet with a greater sense of frustration, disappointment and failure. This is particularly common among those of us...

10 Steps To Clean Up Your Diet

Written by: Dr. Sarah Vadeboncoeur, buy ND 1. Ditch Plastics Plastics (from water bottles and food containers) can contain chemicals that have estrogen-like properties and have been linked to weight gain, help diabetes, and infertility. Even BPA-free plastics can have these effects. 2. Drink Pure, Filtered Water Unfiltered tap water can contain chlorine, fluoride and other chemical contaminants. Carbon filters (such as Brita) only remove small amounts of chlorine. The gold standard in water filtration is reverse osmosis. 3. Go Organic Organic food contains less pesticides and chemicals and isn’t raised using hormones or antibiotics. The most important foods to choose organic are dairy, meat, and the Dirty Dozen fruits and vegetables. 4. Choose Your Meat Wisely Whether or not meat is “healthy” is in large part determined by how the meat is raised. Conventionally raised animal meats...