The Gift of Giving

Welcome to the season of giving — of self, time and gifts! The Christmas season is one of my favourite ones because, well, I love to give gifts.  I start planning those “special” gifts for family and friends much too early, but I enjoy the thought, the planning and the giving processes.  Some of the non-physical gifts I enjoy offering…


Remembering

The Psychology Dictionary states the remembering is “to recall with effort or think of again… Spontaneously recalling information stored in the memory.” [1] Recalling memories is an important aspect of your mental health.  In Alzheimer’s, recalling memories becomes increasing more difficult as the disease progresses.  Initially, an Alzheimer’s patient loses short-term memory recall, those day-to-day memories.  However, these same individuals can usually…


Extend Some Gratitude

In Canada, October brings wafting smells of pumpkin spice, turkey and other traditions of Thanksgiving.  But what is Thanksgiving truly about?  Family gatherings? Big meals? Thanksgiving is an opportunity to celebrate the harvest and other blessings from the previous year.  Hum… I’d like to flip the opportunity to be thankful to become a daily practice of gratitude.  You might be…


Add Some Curiosity

Fall marks the footsteps into the education corridors for those of all ages.  For some of you, your children will be marching off to elementary, middle or high school.  For others, maybe it’s you that is heading to higher education.  Often it is me that is off taking courses online or in classes. Why? I am curious.  I am notoriously…


Elemental Diet

If you have ventured into the world of SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) treatment, you may have come across the elemental diet.  The elemental diet is usually the last stab at treatment when pharmaceutical and herbal treatment plans have not reduced gas levels sufficiently to bring about a reduction in symptoms and healing.  Basically, the elemental diet is not a…