My Nutrition Philosophy

Nurturing Healthy Strong Families What and how we eat is a spoke in the wheel of health along with building strong relationships, practicing mindfulness, moving the body, and taking time for rest. I believe that your relationship with food is just as important as the food you choose to fuel your body with. I believe […]

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Kids in the Kitchen

After School Munch If your kids are anything like mine, the first thing they ask for on the car ride home from school is a snack… but the last thing you want to do is prepare another meal before having to get dinner ready. Start encouraging your kids to be independent in the kitchen by […]

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Eating with Purpose

Tips to Tune Up Your Eating Attitude Developing a healthy relationship with food will be a key milestone in helping you and your family along the path to healthy eating. Whether you feel guilty for filling up on sweet treats or simply ignoring what you are putting into your mouth, both can be a sign […]

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Postpartum Pain Syndrome

Ladies, let’s take a few minutes to talk about pain. There is enough emphasis about the pain experienced during labour, but I want to focus specifically on the aches and pains that women feel after giving birth to their little bundle. While many women expect there will be some ups and downs during the first […]

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Dr Shayna’s Ponderings on Wellness

There is a lot of talk these days about wellness. Wellness is everywhere, and with it, the image of what it should look like. Picture a TV commercial featuring a fit young woman running through a field with an organic granola bar, wearing Lululemon and a Fitbit. There is no end to the number of […]

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Lessons Listened or Learned?

Last week I was chatting with a mom about her 10 year old daughter. She was telling me about how her daughter had recently started complaining that her back was hurting. Mom expressed that she thought her daughter was sincere and that she wasn’t usually a complainer, but that she thought it was odd because […]

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Constipation During Pregnancy

Up to 40% of women experience constipation at some point during pregnancy. It is second only to nausea as the most common gastrointestinal complaint during pregnancy. Why does it happen? Higher levels of the hormone progesterone calm smooth muscle. This is good for keeping your uterus sedated, but it also slows motility of gastrointestinal tract. […]

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Top 5 Tips for Healthy Sleep

Proper sleep is VERY important.  Sleep helps your body recover from a hard days work and lets your brain reboot for tomorrow.  It helps improve healing and mood and energy.  About 1/3 of your life is spent sleeping, so you best make the most of it so the other 2/3 can be great! So many […]

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Baby’s First Chiropractic Check-Up

Congratulations! You are either expecting or just had a baby. How exciting! We are frequently asked by health savvy moms when they should bring baby in for their first chiropractic check up. Here is some information to help you out with that decision. Chiropractic care is safe for newborns, infants, toddlers, kids, and adults of […]

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