Nourish Your Spirit Spa Workshop at Le Nordik Spa

The Nourish Your Spirit Workshop is here!

Are you feeling run down? Tired of taking care of everybody else? It’s time to put yourself first and nourish your spirit!

The workshop includes:

Step by step guide to identify and clear out toxic sludge that is bringing you down. Both environmental and emotional toxins will be discussed.
Supercharged nutrition tips to give your body energy and recharge your batteries.
Practical tips to create your own spa experience at home so the pampering never stops!
Gentle relaxation exercises and a guided meditation to bring out your inner Zen.
FREE Same day admission to Le Nordik Spa!
Date: Sunday, November 13th, 2016
Time 10 am to 12 pm then we head to Le Nordik Spa for as long as you want!
Location: Meredith Centre, 23 Cecil Road, Chelsea, Quebec, J9B 0A5 in the Meeting Room.
Cost: $120 + HST

Register today! Space is limited.

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Host a Lunch and Learn session at your workplace!

Are you feeling inspired and want to bring healthy living to your workplace? Why not host a Lunch and Learn session for your colleagues!

I offer the following 45-60 minute lunch and learn topics:

  • Healthy Lunches on the Go
  • Reduce Stress and be Happy
  • Detoxify Your Kitchen Cupboard
  • Prevent the Cold and Flu Naturally

E-mail me for more info and to book your workplace Lunch and Learn session today!

info@drellensimone.com

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10 tips for optimizing fertility

Are you trying to have a baby? How exciting!

Even if having a baby is not in your immediate future, it is important to think about the impact your diet and lifestyle choices have on your fertility. This applies to both partners and I would suggest changes start being made 3-6 months before actively trying to conceive.

Engaging in the following tips for optimizing fertility can support your journey and result in everyone achieving a state of optimized health and wellness.

10 tips for optimizing fertility

  1. Assume you are pregnant. There is truth in the power of positive thinking and setting the intention for welcoming a child into your life.  It will also help you follow the next few tips!
  2. Take a prenatal vitamin and an omega-3 fatty acid supplement regularly.
  3. Eliminate alcohol, caffeine, and processed foods from your diet.
  4. Identify and eliminate environmental exposure to toxins and consider doing a supervised detoxification program with the help of your naturopathic doctor.
  5. Quit smoking and recreational drugs. See your family doctor or naturopathic doctor for assistance.
  6. Visit your family doctor or naturopathic doctor to address existing health conditions.
  7. Speak to your family doctor or naturopathic doctor about the safety of your medications and natural supplements during pregnancy and change them accordingly.
  8. Communicate with your partner about your feelings regarding having children.
  9. To manage stress, make time for self-care by doing something you enjoy like exercise, yoga, meditation, listening to music, etc.
  10. Track your menstrual cycle by monitoring your basal body temperature.  The basal body temperature chart can provide important information to determine when you are fertile and identify menstrual cycle issues.
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Boost your immune system naturally!

Happy Fall everyone! Check out my video blog with tips to boost your immune system as the cold and flu season kicks off. Feel free to share you own tips below. Enjoy!

Good-bye period cramps!

When it comes to ‘that time of the month’ most women have experienced menstrual cramps at one point in their lives or another. Painful periods are often accompanied by other symptoms such as headaches, breast tenderness, heavy/clotty flow, low back pain, mood swings and food cravings.

All of these PMS symptoms are due to a hormone imbalance called ‘Estrogen dominance.’ This basically means that your body has an excess of estrogen in relation to progesterone.

Excess estrogen could be caused by:

  1. The build up of xenoestrogens in your body
  2. Liver Qi Stagnation: a Chinese medicine syndrome where your liver cannot process and eliminate the xenoestrogens fast enough so they build up in your body causing symptoms.
  3. Low progesterone: Your estrogen could be normal but if your progesterone is low it is not able to balance the effects of estrogen and creates a relative estrogen dominance picture.

How do you know if you have estrogen dominance?

  1. Your symptoms fall under the estrogen dominance category (see above)
  2. You do a blood test for estradiol and progesterone. Blood tests should ideally be done on day 5 and day 21 of the menstrual cycle.  Your hormones change throughout the cycle and this gives a more accurate picture of what is happening in the first half versus the second half of the cycle.
  3. Saliva hormone testing: This test is run through a private lab such as Rocky Mountain Analytical and is usually ordered by a naturopathic doctor. Here is more info on their Female Hormone Panel.

What are some treatment options for estrogen dominance?

  1. Minimize your exposure to xenoestrogens.
  2. Support your liver through diet, herbs and acupuncture so it can clear out excess estrogens.
  3. Boost your progesterone levels through diet, herbs and acupuncture. Or consider Bio-identical progesterone cream if indicated for your individual situation.

To learn more speak to your naturopathic doctor today!

Kick the flu bug 4 week ONLINE program!

Introducing our 4 week ONLINE Kick the Flu Bug program!

The cold and flu season is here! Do you wish to boost your immune system naturally and prevent getting sick this winter?

I’ve teamed up once again with one of the best holistic nutritionists I know, Sonia Turingia from Kick Ass Nutrition.

We are offering the Kick the Flu Bug program at a special introductory price of $98 + HST.

What you’ll get from our Kick the Flu Bug program:

4 weekly podcasts providing you with the info you need to know to prevent getting sick this winter:

  • Is the Flu shot right for you?
  • Identify what foods you need to ADD IN to keep you and your family healthy
  • Why you need FAT to fight a flu or cold
  • Eliminate food evils like excess sugar
  • Should I exercise when I’m sick?
  • What’s the difference between PRE and PRO biotics and why are so important for immune function?
  • The ancient healing wisdom or traditional Chinese medicine

FREE BONUS GIFTS! 

Register today and receive these awesome bonuses!

  • 72 hour sugar kick!
  • Magic Socks Treatment to reduce a fever
  • Homemade cough drops
  • How to use an onion to cure an ear infection!
  • Tasty, quick recipes that will fuel your busy life

I hope you enjoy the tips in this program as you work towards achieving optimal health!

Dr. Ellen Simone, Naturopath

Ready Set…Meals Are Prepped! Our exclusive ONLINE program is here!

This summer I’ve teamed up with one of the best holistic nutritionists I know, Sonia Turingia from Kick Ass Nutrition to bring you an exclusive ONLINE program called Ready Set…Meals Are Prepped!

This 2 week program is only $19.99 if you sign-up by September 7th, 2015.

What you’ll get from our Ready, Set Program 

8 Elements to Soulful Meals 

2 action packed podcasts giving you 8 essential elements to kitchen hack your way to healthy, soulful meals.

Discover your Inner Chef

Learn how healthy meals can be prepared in 20-30 mins – allowing you to find your Inner Chef every day of the week.

FREE BONUS GIFTS! 

Get our Super Shopper Secrets – get in and out of the grocery store in under 30 mins with everything you need. PLUS… receive 10 healthy recipes that can be prepared in 20 mins.

Our special bonus gifts to you!

Please share with your friends and sign-up today!

3 nutrients that help with post-partum depression

Check out my latest blog post for the Ottawa Mommy Club!

3 nutrients that help with post-partum depression

Enjoy!

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Do you have food sensitivities?

Do you have food sensitivities?

What health symptoms are associated with food sensitivities?

What is the difference between a food allergy and a food sensitivity?

How do you test for a food sensitivity?

Find out by watching my latest video blog on food sensitivities!

A new year, a new you! 3 simple changes to improve your health

It’s a new year and time for a new you! Here are 3 simple changes which will give you a boost to achieve optimal health:

1. Drink a glass of warm lemon water when you wake up.  In addition to getting that extra cup of water, the lemon stimulates your liver to help your body release toxins, gets your digestive juices flowing, and stimulates a morning bowel movement.  Squeezing 1/4 a lemon into a glass of water is all you need to obtain this gentle daily detox.  Cutting up a lemon and storing it in the fridge ahead of time makes this lifestyle habit simpler to achieve.

2. Eat some berries! Blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, cranberries, and raspberries are high in proanthocyanidins, important anti-oxidants which protect your cells from damage.  They have anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and tissue healing properties which keeps our  bodies resilient as we age.

3. Drink a cup of green tea to replace one of your daily cups of coffee.  Green tea helps prevent cancer, heart disease and nervous system diseases like Alzheimer’s.  Components of green tea also assist your body in blood sugar balance, reducing cravings.  This is especially helpful in the new year when you are trying to fulfill your resolutions to drink less alcohol and coffee, quit smoking or reduce your sugar consumption.

There are an abundance of little changes you can make to optimize your health and prevent disease.

These are just 3 simple ones to get you started.  Remember every little bit counts and will have an additive effect on your overall health so why not get started today?

Happy Healthy New Year!

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