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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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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By Moira Hutchison, Certified Mindfulness Coach I’m sure you have heard about the power of  staying in the present moment, however there are many who do not understand what this means. Being present is simply being focused on your environment and what it is you are doing. It means that your mind isn’t thinking about…

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By Ellen McDonell, ND and Julie Ennis, PhD.  Don’t I need more carbs?  Do I need sports drinks or electrolyte replacement?  What about beet root juice, and coffee… I heard those improve athletic performance?  We hate to break it to you, but for most people nutrition doesn’t need to change to compensate for exercise. Many people…

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By Ellen McDonell, ND and Julie Ennis, PhD.  Tips for making exercise happen! “I just don’t have the time or energy to exercise…”   This phrase is familiar to most health care providers who discuss exercise with their patients. This is not a bad excuse, particularly in the oncology setting where an estimated 20-50% of patients experience…

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