Well being

“Do Your Best” , “Be Courageous” & “Do Not Give Up”. When bringing new changes to ones life it is often easier to fall on old habits instead of moving forward with new ones. Take a deep breath and let us take the first couple of steps together and work towards a better well being healthier you!

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – ADHD

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Well being
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Published July 5, 2017
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Updated June 10, 2019
Lack of focus, extreme activity and inability to control behaviour are all characterized by symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, does having such symptoms indicate a mental disorder in a child or simply a lack of something that is preventing them from being healthy as a whole (The British Psychological Society and the […]

Whooping Cough

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published July 3, 2017
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Updated June 3, 2019

At the end of the 12th century, St.Godric of Finchale reportedly cured a small boy of an intensive cough, providing the first documentation of the disease known to the western world today as whooping cough or Pertussis. However, there are also strong indications that a dreadful cough found its way onto the shores of Europe […]

The Benefits and Risks of Sun Exposure

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published June 10, 2017
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Updated August 6, 2019

The media, cosmetic industry and public health authorities have been pushing for less sun exposure for fear of causing skin cancer. Yet, over the last two decades, there has been a steady increase in global vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency (Hoel, D.G., et al., 2016). Moderate non-burning sun exposure is needed to keep vitamin D […]

Heartburn & Acid Reflux 

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published June 10, 2017
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Updated July 20, 2019

Do you ever get heartburn? The surprising thing, heartburn is an indication (and a symptom) that you are lacking in stomach acid – you most likely have low stomach acid and are experiencing acid reflux. There are no symptoms of heartburn because heartburn itself is a symptom of Acid Reflux (Lipski, E., 2015).  Acid reflux […]

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