Give the GIFT OF HEALTH
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Give the gift of health by purchasing an Advanced Naturopathic Medical Centre Gift Certificate toward an Initial Consultation for your friends or family!
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Healthy Stocking Stuffers:
- Great heath information BOOKS
- 100% natural, gluten-free, dairy-free, preservative-free, great-tasting PROTEIN BARS
- 100% Pure gluten-free, paraben-free HAND LOTION, HAND WASH, LIP BALMS
- Gluten-free, paraben-free anti-aging FACE CREAM
How Stressed Are You? – Assess Your Stress Level with Heart Rate Variability
Heart rate variability (HRV) is a non-invasive technology that can be used to provide important information about overall health and fitness. It was initially thought that the heart rate was monotonously regular but we now know that the rhythm of the healthy heart displays small variations between each beat. As a marker of the body’s resilience, HRV reflects the ability to adapt effectively to stress and environmental demands. Although too much variation can be detrimental, too little variation can also be problematic and is associated with poor health and chronic illness.
Depletion to Renewal: The HeartMath® Program as Tool to Effectively Transform Stress
Stress can be defined as the body and mind’s response to any pressure that disrupts the normal balance. Stressors can be physical, such as illness or injury, or they can involve certain situations, circumstances, or interactions with other people. Although any major life change such as a new job, move, or loss of a loved one, can be a significant source of stress, the accumulation of day to day stressors such as rush hour traffic, waiting in line, and endless emails can also have a detrimental effect on wellbeing. However, it is important to recognize that it is not the situations themselves that are stressful, but rather it’s our perception of them that dictates whether or not we will feel stressed.
Your Health Questions answered
Is there anything wrong with CORN?
Corn is a common food sensitivity. We are most familiar with corn in its kernel state, but it is also found in many processed foods such as high fructose corn syrup and corn starch. A large percentage of corn on the market today are genetically modified to have increased resistance to insect pests. The genetic modification to corn includes Bacillus thuringiensis crystal protein gene being transferred into corn, this allows the corn to produce its own pesticides against insects. These are considered advancements is agriculture that have gone through rigorous testing and been approved by the FDA, but the potential risks on short-term and long-term human health still remain to be rigorously studied.
Another problem with corn is that pesticide residue from surrounding soil tends to accumulate and become concentrated in the kernel of the corn making it a high source of toxic pesticides when consumed.
Banana Fritters (gluten-free)