on the benefits of vitamin C – and why I’m such a huge fan

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Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that the human body requires for numerous different functions. Unlike most other mammals, humans lack an enzyme called L-gulonolactone oxidase, or GLO, that renders us unable to produce this vitamin on … Continued

on more foundation training: exercises for shoulders and low back

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Shoulder pain? Back pain? Sciatic nerve issues? The Foundation Training exercises in this post are for you! Even if you don’t have any specific issues in these areas, the exercises you will learn here are fantastic for shoulder strength and … Continued

exercises for your spine – the three flying friends

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Do you agree that it’s important to have a healthy, strong spine? Stress on your spine can originate from many different habits, accidents, and activities. It may be worthwhile to reevaluate your pillow choice by checking out this helpful guide. … Continued

your neck pain – and what to do about it

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Neck pain, shoulder pain, and back pain are becoming increasingly common at younger and younger ages. I see people with these symptoms daily in my chiropractic practice, and I see the causes of it surrounding me in my everyday life. … Continued

on new year’s, goals, and a better 2016

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A brand new year has just begun, bringing with it the promise of a new start, the opportunity for a ‘new you’. It is full of excitement, anticipation, and for some, a myriad of resolutions. We resolve to be skinnier, … Continued

on breathing better – to help decompress your spine

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Breathing. You do it all the time. In fact, the average person takes around 23,040 breaths per day, without taking into account any increase in respiratory rate with exercise. Imagine if something so simple, so automatic, so necessary to life … Continued

hiking (and camping!) at lake ann, mount baker

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It was Labour Day long weekend, and we were ready for another hiking and camping adventure! So we packed our bags, hopped the border, and began our journey into the wilderness. We knew that we would need a Northwest Forest … Continued

on natural deodorant – it’s time to sweat it!

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I remember learning about the importance of personal hygiene way back in elementary school. I came home from school one day with a travel sized deodorant stick that I was told to use daily to prevent myself from smelling. However, they did … Continued

hiking (and camping!) at wedgemount lake

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‘Twas a long weekend here in British Columbia as the province celebrated BC Day. Which meant that, naturally, it was time for my boyfriend and I to seek out another challenging adventure. So far in my lifetime I’ve ‘glamped’ (glamorous … Continued

becoming unplugged

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Let’s face it. Social media is an easy thing to become obsessed with. Even while writing this post, I have Facebook open on my monitor, I’ve checked Instagram on my phone at least 4 times for new ‘hearts’, and I’ve … Continued


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Yoga. A form of exercise that has become increasingly popular in recent years, especially amongst those with back pain. I have taken several vinyasa yoga classes in the past. I would occasionally experience some brief meditation and deep breathing, but the classes I … Continued

living with less

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The weather in Vancouver seems to be reminding us that it is still spring: the season of cleaning. This blog is dedicated to cleaning out the nonessential; learning to live with less. After moving cross-country three times (Winnipeg to Atlanta to … Continued

hiking williams ridge

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This weekend my boyfriend suggested that we hike Williams Ridge by Chilliwack, BC. We try to do some outdoor activity every weekend, to help balance out all of the time spent in the city during the week. While the end view is gorgeous … Continued