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Christina Carreau BA, ND

I feel very grateful that from an early age, my parents taught me the importance of clean eating. We focused on healthy and whole foods most of the time but on holidays and summer vacation we threw caution to the wind and lived it up. My younger brother would remind us […]

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Dr. Christina Carreau, ND

Goals are part of every aspect of life and provide a sense of direction, motivation, focus and clarification about what matters most. You are probably familiar with the SMART framework often used for goal setting in the corporate/business world, but this framework can also be used to guide and assist you […]

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Dr. Christina Carreau ND

Everyone experiences stress from time to time. How can we not, with the fast pace and high demands of our modern lives? Our bodies are designed to adapt to stress but occasionally the overabundance of stressors can result in our coping resources being overwhelmed or not readily available, which in turn […]

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Christina Carreau BA, ND

Hydrotherapy is the use of water (hot, cold, steam, or ice) to relieve discomfort and promote physical well-being.  If you have ever been to a spa then you have probably already dabbled in hydrotherapy between the hot tubs, cold plunges, saunas and steam rooms. One very accessible hydrotherapy treatment that you […]

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Christina Carreau BA, ND

Resiliency – ‘the ability to recover from difficult life events‘;’ to withstand adversity and bounce back and grow despite life’s downturns.’

We all have vulnerabilities, we all have weaknesses, we all have moments of fear where we may feel we have lost our way.  Even those who we look upon […]

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1) Sleep – Get to bed! Ensure adequate and quality sleep each night at least 7-8 hours. Try to be in bed by 10pm.  Adequate sleep not only fuels your immune system but it improves your ability to deal with stress.

2) Diet – Keep it clean! Eat a well-balanced and healthy diet that […]

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Metabolic Balance ®

On March 11, 2020 By

What if I told you there was a program that could help you lose weight, boost energy, regulate blood sugar, balance hormones, reduce inflammation, improve overall health status and health related quality of life… wouldn’t that be AMAZING?!

Exciting news!

The program exists and is called Metabolic Balance. This is a personalized meal plan […]

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Brené Brown says, “Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them – we can only love others as much as we love ourselves.”  How true is that?!

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Christina Carreau BA, ND

Most of us do not need convincing that vacations are good for our health, as we have experienced these benefits firsthand. But I did want to highlight some of the research surrounding this topic as it is an important reminder to slow down and hit the reset button every once in […]

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5 Health Benefits of Love

On February 14, 2019 By

Christina Carreau ND

Research shows that giving and receiving love is beneficial to our health! Hopefully we have all experienced the benefits first hand and don’t need research to validate this! The good news is, these benefits are not specific to romantic love, they also apply when we give love to family, […]

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