Wellness Advice

Simple tips for maintaining optimum health

Sleep. Good quality sleep is the time when your body regenerates itself, healing damaged cells and giving your organs a much needed rest.

Diet. Increase raw fruit and veggies. Avoid processed food, refined carbs, greasy foods, and remember sugary foods lower your immunity dramatically.

Water. Fill up a litre bottle twice per day and make sure you finish it off.

Exercise at least 4-5 days per week. Don’t forget to get outside…your immune system needs fresh air and sunshine.

Laughter. Your attitude has a direct impact on your health so try to lighten up and enjoy life.

Stress management. If you have a stressful job or lifestyle, relieve the stress on a regular basis through massage, reiki, shiatsu, counseling, yoga, meditation. Stress weakens immunity and promotes disease.

Multivitamin (I recommend Natural Factors, Nulife or Genestra) for both kids and adults

For kids: Follow the same guidelines listed above. Replace tv/computer time with outdoor activity. Pump up on the raw fruit and veggies…if you are filling them with the right stuff, there is no more room in their tummy for junk. Smoothies are a great way to hide nutritious supplements like greens powders, probiotics and flax seed oil.

“Constitutional” homeopathic treatment. When you consult with a classical homeopath, they will prescribe a remedy that is specially suited to your individual make-up. Constitutional remedies support the immune system, remove symptoms from the root, and patients find that they get fewer and less severe illnesses.