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Reflexology and Cancer

By The Centre for Health Innovation / July 17, 2017 /

People often wonder how Reflexology can help those living with cancer.
For most of us, Reflexology is often thought of as a really great foot massage with relaxing benefits. While that is completely true, Reflexology is more than just a foot massage.

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Massage Therapy for Gardeners

By The Centre for Health Innovation / June 16, 2017 /

How you can you tell a truly dedicated gardener? A beautiful flower garden or productive vegetable patch are the usual signs.

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What if Death is Not a Failure?

By The Centre for Health Innovation / April 20, 2017 /

aving worked with cancer, both professionally and personally over the last 15 years, I’ve spent thousands of hours with people diagnosed with cancer. Most have recovered and are now only in the shadow of that diagnosis. Some have died.

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Fish Oil and Prostate Cancer – Help or Harm?

By The Centre for Health Innovation / March 12, 2017 /

In 2013, you may have seen some striking headlines about fish oil that made it into the popular media. Statements like “Link between omega‑3 fatty acids and increased prostate cancer confirmed” in Science Daily, and “Men who take omega‑3 supplements at 71% higher risk of prostate cancer” in the New York Daily News.

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Exercise for People with Cancer: Evidence Based Recommendations

By The Centre for Health Innovation / March 12, 2017 /

ew will dispute the power of physical activity to improve overall physical and mental health. It’s challenging, if not impossible, to think of another intervention that has such broad benefits with essentially no negative side effects.

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Probing the World of Probiotics: Interview with an Expert

By The Centre for Health Innovation / March 10, 2017 /

With a growing understanding of just how large, diverse and important the populations of bacteria living within the human body are, research into how we can alter the microbiome and what potential health benefits this may have is exploding.

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Navigating the world of complementary and alternative healthcare information.

By The Centre for Health Innovation / February 26, 2017 /

The internet, television and bookstore host a wealth of health information. Recently, there has been a boom in documentaries, books and blogs on the topic of complementary and alternative medicine for cancer.

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Getting started as a runner or walker

By The Centre for Health Innovation / February 15, 2017 /

By Ellen McDonell, ND and Julie Ennis, PhD.  Keen to become a runner or walker?  Here’s some tips to help you get started! Before we get started, we want to highlight that these are general tips to get your running or walking training program off the ground. A common question is whether exercise is safe for people…

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How to Stop Worrying With Mindfulness

By The Centre for Health Innovation / January 27, 2017 /

By Moira Hutchison, Certified Mindfulness Coach Many studies have been reaching the same conclusion… When it comes to using meditation to manage anxiety- Mindfulness can help you to stop worrying. A great many people experience some form of anxiety or even depression, and many more have occasional bouts of being worried due to pressures at work…

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Gourmet Crock-pot Comfort Food: Pumpkin, Pine Nut and Sage Risotto.

By The Centre for Health Innovation / January 16, 2017 /

Recipe by Kylie Delfino, RHN. Cold weather and shorter days bring out our desire for comfort foods. Here is a healthy slow cooker option, that will be steaming hot when you come in from an afternoon in the snow! Pumpkin is an excellent source of fibre; one-half cup serving contains 5 grams of fibre. It…

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