Nutrition and microbiome
factors for mental health
Our health, including our mental well-being, is the result of a multitude of factors, including the complex interactions between our unique genes and the environment.
How to Tell the Difference Between Stress and Anxiety
We’ve all experienced either stress or anxiety – both lead to symptoms such as emotional exhaustion, brain fog, sleepless nights, muscle tension, headaches and more. However, it can be difficult to determine which one you're experiencing. 
Tips to get a better sleep
A lack of quality sleep is linked to nearly all major disease of aging—heart disease, obesity, dementia, diabetes, and cancer. As doctors, we place a heavy focus on attaining deep, restorative sleep. In fact, it’s non-negotiable.
COVID-19, or just seasonal allergies?
By Ying Wang, BSc. (Pharm), RPh. As days grow longer and pollen fills the air, one thing is clear: allergy season is upon us. But this year, allergy season is complicated by the coexistence of a global pandemic. Every sneeze,...
Prolonged stress can lead to hormone imbalance
Stress is pervasive and has reached unprecedented levels during the past year. Pandemic stress has particularly impacted women at higher rates than men. That’s because women are more often caregivers for children and the elderly.
The Facts about DNA Testing
The topic of home genetic testing comes up quite frequently with our patients. Should you get them done? What does the data mean? Should you change your behaviours based on your genes?
Learning about Liposomes
Liposomes are a method to safely transport supplements, through digestion acids and enzymes, into the body. Liposomes were discovered in 1965; in 1971 the first paper was written, on using liposomes, as a drug delivery system.
Omega-3: brain function & heart health in women
I was in perimenopause, my stress was high ... After all that, it’s not surprising that I continue to be concerned for how I can invest in my own brain health. I know now, that it affects my heart health too. 
Isolation Linked to Women’s Heart Health
Did you know that loneliness and isolation affect our physical and mental health? The mind and the body cannot be separated. When our beliefs and thoughts negatively impact our mental health, our physical body feels the effects.
Magnesium: What You Need to Know
Magnesium is one of the most essential nutrients for maintaining good health. It is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body and is required for the proper function of all the body’s cells and organs.
Bob: Inspire Each Other to Health
Looking back at the years past, I’m encouraged to see a clear shift in the perception of health and healing. Today, we have the knowledge, information, and the access needed to inspire ourselves, and each other, to achieve better health.
Pharmacists Stand Ready to Help
Did you know that in this flu season, BC Pharmacists have administered more than 1 million flu shots to protect British Columbians? Even before COVID-19, pharmacists have been on the front lines of vaccination distribution for years.
How to get a Better Sleep, Tonight
Thanks to pandemic life, we’re experiencing a steady increase of complaints around poor sleep quality and its effects on our kids, our teens, and ourselves. But good sleep is a skill, and it’s as teachable as washing our hands and cleaning our teeth.
When Health is Impaired by Environment
Our collective health, as individuals and as communities, is inextricable from the health of our planet as a whole. And maybe now more than ever before, we can see the negative effects of environment on the state of human health
Feeling Sick and Tired — Perimenopause or Stress?
Increased work-life demands during a pandemic means that, never before, have women felt the stress and pressure to keep so many proverbial balls in the air.
5 Tips for Mindfulness to Manage your Day
Canadians have experienced a drop in emotional satisfaction and a rise in stress and anxiety levels. That’s pandemic life. But it doesn’t have to be. Take control and find strength with 5 simple tools to find mindfulness in your day.
Save the Leaves - Give Nature a Chance
People all across BC are getting ready for a colourful annual event, and it’s not Thanksgiving — it’s the yearly rake-a-thon of millions of fallen leaves. But what if there's a better way? There is.
Here's How to Hack Pumpkin Spice Season
There are unseen additives commonly found in fall’s favourite flavour of latte (and every-other-kinda-seasonal-treat), Pumpkin Spice. On its own, Pumpkin Spice is a simple mix of fresh ground spices, but a Pumpkin Spice Latte? Uh-oh.
Bio-identical hormone therapy explained
The body’s metabolism is very complex. Many systems have to work together to create healthy function. In order for these interdependent systems to run smoothly, a communication system is required.
Hormone therapy: Understanding the benefits and risks
What are the Benefits and Risks of Hormone Therapy? When deciding on using hormone therapy, there are often a lot of questions that come up for women. Is using hormone therapy (HT) safe? How long can I take hormones?
Fall Family Fun Facts
Sure it’s September but that’s no reason to let the family sit around like under cooked couch potatoes! Get moving with these simple tricks and tips that will get you and your loved ones up off the couch and moving your bodies.