Top 6 happy foods to beat winter blues

Top 6 happy foods to beat winter blues

If you or someone in your family is susceptible to mood swings you may want to consider changing up your diet just a little.

The foods you eat are responsible for your skin’s glow and our hair’s shine, for the strength of your bones and the health of your heart. The foods you eat can also have a great impact on mood.

These micronutrients found in certain foods can go a long way to supporting the entire family in feeling a little less blue.

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Five foods to help you overcome feeling blue

Five foods to help you overcome feeling blue

The food you eat is responsible for our skin’s glow and hair’s sheen. It strengthens bones and supports the health of our heart. These facts may seem obvious, but have you considered that the foods you eat also have a great impact on your mood?

In the cold and dark of winter, you may find yourself susceptible to mood swings or having those days where you feel like curling up under a blanket and waiting for the gray clouds to clear away. Some small dietary shifts may be the key to restoring your positive disposition. 

Below are some foods to consider incorporating into your diet if you find yourself feeling blue!

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Five practical tools for reducing anxiety

Five practical tools for reducing anxiety

Most people have experienced anxiety at some point in their lives. In fact, one in four Canadians (12% of the population) have experienced anxiety within the last 12 months.
 
Anxiety can present in different ways for many people and can range from mild, generalized anxiety to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or panic disorder. The most common symptoms include:  

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Surviving the holidays

Surviving the holidays

For children, or the child within you, the holiday season can truly feel like the most wonderful time of the year.

As an adult and a parent, this is not always the case. The most wonderful time often transforms into the most stressful. The strain of never-ending social, family and financial obligations, and those tempting, not-so-healthy foods that are always right under your nose are a few stressors that can leave you feeling stressed, sick, unhappy and exhausted.

There is a solution; it does not have to play out this way each year. Taking good care of yourself does not have to wait until the New Year.

Here are some simple suggestions to help you get through the season more relaxed and with peace of mind.

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Five tips to avoid exhaustion and low mood postpartum

Five tips to avoid exhaustion and low mood postpartum

The period after delivery is often considered the “fourth trimester", lasting between 30 days and three months. There are a number of changes that occur in a woman’s body during this time including many hormones fluctuations, including estrogen levels dropping approximately 300%. This hormonal shift generally takes an average of 10 days to balance out.  With the hormone changes that occur post-pregnancy coupled with sleep deprivation, adapting to the demands of a newborn, and so many other requirements, it is normal for a new mom or even a seasoned mom to have multiple changes in mood over the course of a day. After the much anticipated arrival of the new baby and the excitement of birth, it may come as a surprise for new moms to experience emotions such as sadness and anxiety. 

Here are five general recommendations for treating low mood after delivery: 
 

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