Melisa Walczak, HBOR, BEd, ND

Articles by Melisa Walczak, HBOR, BEd, ND

Why Spinach Is a Mighty Leafy Green

Before kale came along and took the nutrition world by storm, there was spinach. It was a favourite of Popeye the Sailor and the Queen of France for a good reason. It is easy to grow, chock full of vitamins and minerals, and has a milder taste than kale, making is easy to add to more…

How to Make Your Own Apple Cider Vinegar

Apples are one of those fruits that you love to make stuff with, such as pies and crisps. But, have you ever thought about making your own apple cider vinegar? The Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar Apple cider vinegar is rich in bioactive phenolic compounds such as acetic acid, gallic acid, catechin, epicatechin, chlorogenic more…

Why Am I So Tired? 3 Autumn Sleep Tips

As daylight hours become shorter and the darkness of the fall and winter months seem to go on forever, you may notice that your sleep habits change. And you may be asking yourself, why? The decrease in the amount of daylight in the autumn and winter months influences the body’s sleep-wake cycle [1]. If you more…

3 Questions to Consider Before Starting a Cleanse

The body is amazing. It has the ability to process all the “stuff” that is thrown at it every day. From food and water to natural body toxins, the body has the ability to deal with all it all. Over time, you may notice that your body isn’t working as efficiently. It may be time more…

Developing Healthy Habits

Do you ever wish you were a little bit better at sticking to your goals and incorporating more healthy habits into your daily life? Here are 5 strategies to help make your healthy habits stick: 1. Choose One Habit at a Time Trying to change too many things at once can be overwhelming and will more…

5 Healthy Lifestyle Changes

Have you ever thought you were doomed to get a chronic disease because your mother, father, grandparents or siblings suffer from one? Science is discovering that this just isn’t true; your environment and lifestyle play a significant role in determining your health. If you smoke, if you exercise, how you eat, how you sleep, and how more…

4 Great Winter Activities

With the drop in temperature during the winter, it’s all too easy to hibernate indoors for months on end. Here are 4 fun, outdoor activities to keep you active this winter: 1. Skating This is an activity that can be done indoors or out. An indoor rink is a great place to learn and once more…

Winter Health Tips

The change in weather that accompanies the start of Winter often serves as a reminder that it’s time for us to be extra mindful about immune support. Here are some basic actions that you can take to boost your immune system during the winter months: Hygiene Wash your hands with soap and water frequently throughout more…