There is absolutely no time to be sick on a holiday! By taking the time to integrate these natural medical supports, you can decrease the potential of falling ill during your holidays and maximize the amount of relaxation, rejuvenation, and enjoyment in each and every day.
Reasons our health becomes unbalanced over the holidays are numerous, however a few of the most common would include:
…the list could continue
Continue reading to see Dr. Kate’s staples for travelling.
It’s that time of year again: the kids are heading back to school! With more and more emphasis being put on study and homework, there is a real danger that your children are being overloaded with heavy textbooks and schoolwork. Here are some great tips from the Toronto Wellness Centre’s own Dr. Jonathan Cartile DC to help reduce your child’s chance of injury from lugging their heavy bags around:
Get the right backpack!
Wearing the backpack correctly:
If needed, please discuss options with teachers and school staff about how to help reduce the physical load. Consider photocopies, online material or having the lesson plan allow for leaving heavy textbooks at one location (home or school). If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at the Toronto Wellness Centre!
As the naturopathic doctor at the Toronto Wellness Centre, I attended the Green Living Show at the Toronto Metro Convention Centre, to explore what was new on the market to offer to our patients! I was astounded at the number of new green products that are available on the market, and moreover, companies making it ridiculously easy to convert to green – there really aren’t any excuses anymore!
Did you know!?
The EWG (Environmental Working Group) conducted a survey of 2300 people and the results showed that “on average, respondents use nine products daily. These contain 126 unique ingredients. One man in 100 and fully 25 percent of women surveyed apply 15 or more products each day.” With these types of numbers of exposure to products with potential long term health effects, we need to start taking action.