Can you believe it is the first of December?
I don’t know why I’m always surprised by a new month, and every year I say that I can’t believe how quickly time has passed. Am I getting old? I’m pretty sure that my kids would say a big YES!
December has always been a great month for me. I always get excited looking ahead to the holiday season and spending time with friends and family.
It is a month of reflection for me as well. I look back on the year that has passed and give thanks for what I have been blessed with and have achieved, and it also a time to assess what challenges I faced and how I handled them.
Skin issues are definitely not skin-deep. As the largest organ in our body, skin reflects the condition inside our body. Sometimes, the best way to relieve skin problems is the fix the root cause so that they can be taken care of once and for all.
I see so many women who spend a huge amount of money on creams that tout the benefits of improved look and feel of their skin, however, the answer to most skin conditions is through proper nutrition and healthy lifestyles.
While it is likely that you think about how nutrition affects your internal health and your weight, you may not realize that eating the right foods can also improve the quality of your skin. And all of these amazing skin care products are found right in your local grocery store. Read more
The balance between the two female sex hormones – estrogen and progesterone – is critical to maintaining optimal health. Unfortunately, this hormonal balance can be thrown out of whack by factors such as stress, excess weight, not enough sleep, and sometimes side effects from certain medications or environmental factors. This hormonal imbalance is very common in perimenopause and menopause.
Hormonal balance is a big concern for many women, and it can affect so many areas of our physical and emotional wellbeing. Constantly saying ‘no’ to your partner can also put an uncomfortable strain on your relationship, which then can impact so many other parts of our life.
Recent studies show that an estimated 40 to 50 percent of women in the US and Canada suffer from a low sex drive. As our lives get busier and busier with both professional and personal demands, it’s easy to put sex low on the ‘to do’ list. Read more
I don’t know what the weather was like where you are, but today where I live in Southern Ontario, we had a beautiful classic fall day. Crisp, with lovely blue skies and lots of sunshine. I thought to myself, what a great day to get my dose of Vitamin D.
Later today, as I was scrolling through Facebook, I noticed that today was designated Vitamin D Awareness Day. Lately I have found there are days devoted to everything, but I wondered why we needed a Vitamin D awareness day. Upon further reading I was shocked to find out that one third of the world is deficient in Vitamin D. Magnesium and zinc deficiency due to soil depletion and over farming I knew about, because I had been dealing with it myself, and with some of my clients, but Vitamin D? To get a good dose of Vitamin D all you need to do is just step outside into the sunlight. And then it hit me. How often have I walked outside on a beautiful day and thought to myself, where is everyone? Why aren’t more people outside taking advantage of the beautiful weather. And that sums it up completely. So many people are living an indoor lifestyle, often avoiding the sun entirely. Read more