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Prepared by Paulette Millis, R.H.N. | healingwithnutrition.ca Dry and/or scaly skin is the sign of essential fatty acid deficiency.  The skin’s outermost layer is composed of cell membranes and protein, and the cell membranes are dependent on good fats.   A healthy child has lustrous skin and hair.  Hair is really an appendage of the skin,...
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Prepared by: Rejan Magee, R.H.N.| wholeharmony.ca The gut microbiome is a fascinating place, and it grows progressively more interesting as we delve deeper into the research on its connections to everything. This is especially true now as we’re seeing an increasing rise in problems associated with digestive health and other areas of health we wouldn’t necessarily...
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Prepared by: Tara Patriquin, R.H.N., RMT | 121wellness.ca/tara-patriquin-massage-therapist/ Staying healthy is a balancing act between immune boosters and immunity drainers. After all, we’re surrounded by things that compromise our immune system on a daily basis; whether it’s pollution, questionable lifestyle choices, or viruses, for example. It seems that at no time do we hear more...
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Image via Vegan Liftz / Unsplash Prepared by: Debora Palmieri, BASc., R.H.N. | myhealthychoices.ca You wake up before your alarm goes off and jump out of bed ready for the day ahead. You wash your beautiful face and fix your lovely tresses; no beauty care products needed because you have a great complexion and soft,...
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Prepared by Michelle Waithe, BaSC, R.H.N. The heart is the powerhouse of the cardiovascular system which is an intricate system of blood vessels that allows nutrients to get where they need to go and transports harmful substances out of the body. Unfortunately, if you are putting harmful substances into your body the cardiovascular system becomes...
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Prepared by Meredith Deasley, BA, R.H.N., ACC | theresourcefulmother.com In today’s world, food allergies have become an epidemic.  We have the sickest generation of kids to have ever existed in the history of mankind.  Sadly, the majority of parents don’t even know that their kids are reacting adversely to food. Why is it crucial to find...
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Prepared by: Kathleen Trotter, MSc, CanFit PTS, CSN, R.H.N. |  kathleentrotter.com Most of us know that staying hydrated is important, yet too many of us don’t make it a conscious priority. By default, staying hydrated becomes relegated to a “when I think about it” health habit vs the “non-negotiable” that it actually is.   Appropriate...
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Prepared by: Jess Sherman, M. Ed., R.H.N.  |  jesssherman.com We live in a time where more people than not are experiencing some sort of health crisis. Our risk of developing cancer is around 1 in 3, and autoimmune disease has become a leading cause of death, especially in women; overweight and diabetes are on the...
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