Help for Erectile Dysfunction

Most men will experience some form of erectile dysfunction (ED) at some point in their life. It will usually be significant enough that they will visit a doctor to discuss treatment options. Unfortunately for many men, this becomes a chronic state that they will continue to live with. Depending on the presentation of ED, the treatment options are erectile pumps, injections, shock therapy and medications. These are not often directed at curing the mechanism but [...]

By |November 29th, 2019|Men's Health|

Ma Po Tofu – a recipe for MOvember

Not only is November, the month of MOvember and men’s health awareness, it also happens to be World Vegan month. How do these cross-over you ask?  The answer is well exhibited in this amazing recipe for the Sichuan delicacy, Ma Po Tofu. This past year, our family turned up the focus on eating a more plant based diet. Not only this month, but throughout the year, we have been trying many new recipes and different [...]

By |November 16th, 2019|Food & Nutrition, Men's Health|

Welcome to Movember!

Welcome to Movember, the hairy month of the year, when we shine a light on men’s health.  The scope of this movement has grown to include mental health, suicide prevention, life challenges associated with prostate or testicular cancers pre, post and during treatment, and encouraging men to be more aware of their health. Whether you are growing a moustache this year or not, I would like to encourage all the men out there to take [...]

By |November 1st, 2019|Men's Health|

Pumpkin Pancakes

This is such a good little find of a recipe.  Plus 'tis the season for all things pumpkin! In recent years, I have been reducing my intake of grains (eliminating gluten entirely) and that has made the traditional western breakfasts feel challenging.  There are only so many ways to eat eggs before you kinda get egged out! I found this lovely recipe in a book called Practical Paleo.  Regardless of whether you are a die [...]

By |October 24th, 2019|Food & Nutrition|


Gentle readers, next time you are texting on your space-age wonder-phone, please consider paying attention to something: your posture. Boring, right? But here's the thing; if you're like most people, you sit at a desk for hours in a slumped C-shape before going home and collapsing into your soft, horrible couch in another variation of the letter "C" for a couple of more hours in front of the tv. In between (or even during) these [...]

By |October 20th, 2019|Massage|

Did you know apples help ease nausea?

After a recent bout of what might have been food poisoning, I have a newfound appreciation for apples. Whether it was the steamed salmon I had for dinner the night before or a flu virus I picked up, I awoke at 4 am with terrible nausea, vertigo, profuse sweating and full body shakes. Not exactly the kind of thing you want to go through when staying over at a colleague’s house for the first time. [...]

By |October 19th, 2019|Food & Nutrition|

Breastfeeding – reflections and resources

It's World Breastfeeding Week Aug.1-7 and seeing all the posts and articles being shared on social media has me once again reflecting on my experience of breastfeeding our daughter 7 years ago.  She and I struggled together tremendously with getting her to open her mouth and latch properly.  But despite the painful nipples, blocked ducts, mastitis, crazy pumping schedule and some tears...we perservered. Whether you breastfeed, formula feed or do a combination of both (as [...]

By |October 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

PCOS – making sense of this syndrome

Why did it take so long to get diagnosed with PCOS? Diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can be tricky, many women affected by PCOS are going undiagnosed and therefore are unaware of how to better work with hormonal challenges they may be experiencing. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is given as a diagnosis if at least two of the following clinical findings are present and other known metabolic or endocrine disorders that could cause similar symptoms [...]

By |September 22nd, 2019|PCOS|

Helpful supplements for PCOS

When embarking on a PCOS treatment plan, lifestyle and diet are paramount to your success (refer to my previous post on tips for a PCOS diet.) To take your treatment plan one step further, there are a number of different supplements that have been shown to be quite helpful to add to your lifestyle and diet changes. There really are so many to choose from, so it is important to work with your health care [...]

By |September 20th, 2019|PCOS|

Which PCOS diet is best for you?

PCOS affects more than just our fertility. Our entire body, including our endocrine, metabolic, reproductive, psychological, cardiovascular, and digestive systems are all touched in some way by this syndrome. Therefore, there is not one specific diet for PCOS. It is important to work with your health care provider to determine which diet is best suited to you. However, at the core of any PCOS diet, supporting healthy glucose and insulin levels with blood sugar balanced [...]

By |September 15th, 2019|Food & Nutrition, PCOS|