It’s all about the TERRAIN

Any gardener knows that simply cutting the top off a weed won’t stop it from growing back. It actually creates a vicious cycle that lead to very resistant weeds. The same is true in the human body. Most of us have been taught that germs cause disease. But another theory, known at the terrain theory,Continue reading “It’s all about the TERRAIN”

The Nutritional Change You Can’t Live Without

I often tell my patients when it comes to things that are good for you more is not necessarily better….except when it comes to veggies! If there is one nutritional recommendation that outlasts all the crazy diet fads and fits into every tailored nutritional plan it is to EAT MORE VEGGIES! Eating more vegetables isContinue reading “The Nutritional Change You Can’t Live Without”

Cancer and Nutrition – What’s the Connection?

More and more people are making the connection between how they feel and what they eat. Science is also connecting the dots, linking poor dietary choices with a variety of health conditions, including increased cancer risk. In fact, it has been estimated that 30–40 percent of all cancers can be prevented by lifestyle and dietaryContinue reading “Cancer and Nutrition – What’s the Connection?”

Whole Body Reset

Sign up now by calling The Pear Tree at 506-857-1300 to register OR SECURE YOUR SPOT ONLINE NOW. With the indulgence that comes with the holiday season, there’s no better time for the Pear Tree’s Whole Body Reset than the New Year. Toxins can have a serious impact on our health. On an everyday scaleContinue reading “Whole Body Reset”

8 Stress-Busting Superfoods

Did you know you can use nutrition to increase your stress resilience. Here are a few of our stress-busting superfoods: 1. Omega 3s Animal-based omega-3 fats, EPA and DHA, play an important role in your emotional well-being. Studies show omega 3s reduce signs of depression and anxiety. They also have anti-inflammatory benefits that help to counteractContinue reading “8 Stress-Busting Superfoods”

The Importance of Self-Care for Parents

More and more I am amazed (and overwhelmed!) by the responsibility of being a parent. I am constantly asking myself “Am I doing the right thing?”, “Is she getting enough veggies, enough exercise, enough fresh air?” I’ve come to realize it all boils down to this: the better I am at taking care of myselfContinue reading “The Importance of Self-Care for Parents”

Change of Season Soup

I love herbal medicine and Change of Season Soup blend is one of my favourites for boosting immune health. This post and recipe is from a colleague, Dr. Mahalia Freed. Her website is: http://www.drmahaliafreed.com BUILD YOUR IMMUNE POWER WITH CHANGE OF SEASON SOUP This herbal formula is a great harmonizer, helping to balance the body andContinue reading “Change of Season Soup”

The 3R Plan for Wellness

Did you know that as much as 70% of your immune system is in your digestive tract? Gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT) is a system made up of several types of immune tissues and cells that plays an essential role in maintaining immune health. Along with these important immune cells, neurotransmitters and brain cell messengers areContinue reading “The 3R Plan for Wellness”

Supercharge with Superfoods

Every choice you make about the food you put in your body is an opportunity to enhance your health and wellbeing. All plant foods contain a variety of nutrients to support good health. A few foods have exceptionally high levels of certain phytochemicals and have earned the reputation of being “superfoods”. Here are a fewContinue reading “Supercharge with Superfoods”