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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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Christina Carreau, BA, ND

Summer is such a special time of year. I am always amazed by how alive our city is when the nice weather hits. Beaches, parks, patios and the lake are bustling…not to mention the highways headed out to cottage country…eek…also very busy! There is something so liberating and restorative […]

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Christina Carreau BA, ND

Your stress response is a complex series of interactions between your nervous system, adrenal glands and a number of other organs, which signal the release of cortisol, adrenaline and noradrenaline into the bloodstream. The effects of these hormones in our system is variable depending on the frequency and duration with which […]

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The Importance of Sleep

On March 1, 2017 By

Christina Carreau BA, ND

We all know the value of sleeping well. Everyone has experienced the effects of a good nights sleep versus a restless night, and the impact that can have on our energy levels, mood and motivation the following day.

With the increased busyness of our lives, more of us are getting […]

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Christina Carreau BA, ND

As many of you know, I am a big believer in detoxification. I think that it is important to step back from our routine a few times each year to pay respect to our internal organs and focus on cleaning out accumulated wastes and unwanted toxins that can build up […]

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Christina Carreau BA, ND

Too many of us are operating under the premise that we need more hours in the day. Our ‘to do’ lists often exceed our time constraints, so that the only way to get everything done, is to rush and to hurry. Part of the problem with rushing and hurrying is […]

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Christina Carreau BA, ND

Exercise is a real ‘miracle cure’ when it comes to overall wellness and prevention of chronic disease. Research indicates that exercise can reduce our risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, Type II diabetes, colon cancer, breast cancer, osteoarthritis, hip fractures, dementia and depression. While the health benefits of exercise are well-documented, statistics […]

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Christina Carreau, BA, ND

We live in an increasingly toxic world. One in which our bodies are being put to the test every day, in terms of toxin exposure.  Let me start by outlining some of the toxins that we are exposed to on a regular basis.  There are two categories of toxins: Endogenous […]

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Christina Carreau BA, ND

 This article is about setting yourself up for success when it comes to your own health. I think that too many of us think about health as an ‘all or nothing’ commitment. We need to appreciate the fact that small changes over the course of days, weeks, months […]

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