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Childrens’ moles: what to expect and when to check
Childhood is when a lot of moles (nevi) first appear, and parents are understandably unsure of what is normal. There are many different types of moles. A set of rules to assess moles for melanoma risk in adults and older children is the “ABCDE” rule. Not every mole that... Read more
“Something” is better than “Nothing”
The other day, I dropped Portia off at karate and had 40 minutes to either A) sit and ‘watch her’ (a.k.a aimlessly peruse Instagram on my phone) or B) run upstairs to the gym and squeeze in a really quick workout.  From the time I got on the treadmill... Read more
SWEAT Vancity: Why TRX?  
Welcome to SWEAT Vancity studio. Who are we you ask? We are the North Shore’s Premier TRX and Small Group Training Studio. Since June we have been building an incredible Community and currently offer six styles of classes ranging from beginner fundamentals to advanced cardio and suspension training sets. What is the TRX?... Read more
It’s Eczema Season- How to Beat The Winter Itch
As the weather cools down and we move indoors and turn up the heat, the dry air can wreak havoc on sensitive skin. Here are a few tips to get your child through the winter more comfortably. Moisturize! Applying a moisturizer helps to restore the barrier function of skin.... Read more
Choose your sunscreen based on these 3 things…
Depending on where you are in Canada, you may be experiencing record highs or in the case of those of us in Vancouver, record lows and rainfall!  Either way sun protection is a “hot” topic this time of year and a great time to gather information and tips on... Read more
Spinach & Parmesan Scrambled Eggs #WakeUpToYellow (+ HUGE GIVEAWAY!)
I have gotten into a really bad habit of skipping breakfast many mornings. I used to wake up and eat something (usually eggs and toast) within the first 20 minutes of opening my eyes, but since Portia started Kindergarten in September, our mornings are a little busier and are... Read more
Healthy Family Expo 2016 Is Bigger & Better Than Ever!
The 3rd annual Healthy Family Expo returns to the Vancouver Convention Centre on Sunday March 6th from 10 am – 5pm. It’s a fun-filled day for Lower Mainland families with kids aged 0-12 offering small steps & simple solutions to healthy, active, eco-friendly living, including: 100+ Exhibitors, Shopping &... Read more
Sensitive Skin Summer Care for kids
Summer is my all time favourite season of the year, and I am sure I am not alone on this one.  I like to bask in the rays, play in the water and I tend to be most active in the sunny months.  As a result, my kids are... Read more
Top Tips for Successfully Completing a Juice Cleanse
Oh my goodness.  I DID IT!  Last week I completed a full 3-day juice/soup cleanse with North Shore Juice Company and I didn’t cheat ONCE!  Because juice cleanses are a commitment physically, mentally and financially (and so many seem to be hesitant to give it a go) I am... Read more
Pain Language: Let Kids Learn the Lingo
Written by: Julie Paul, BSc (HealthSciences), MScPT Pediatric Physiotherapist at Kids Physio Group (North Van & Vancouver) How many times have you said “I have a pounding headache”? Or “My back is aching like crazy”? Or “My knee is throbbing”? We use a wide range of descriptive language to... Read more