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Daily Habits for Body Detoxification

5 Daily Habits to Help Detoxify Your Body

Spring has just arrived and even though it might not feel like it weather wise, it still marks the beginning of a fresh new season, warmer days and blooming flowers. Spring is a time of purification, healing and rejuvenation. Over the winter months, we tend to move less, indulge in one to many sweets and resort to staying indoors more than we would like. As we spring forward, many will implement a detox program to cleanse and embrace a new season. Some of these programs include fasting or drinking cold-pressed juices over a period of time.

But are these detox programs necessary?

Detoxification is the process of getting rid of toxins that may build up in the body. You are taking in toxins everyday through eating, drinking, breathing and consuming every day products. To rid of these toxins, your body is working hard every day to eliminate them through the skin, liver, intestine, lungs and kidneys. To maximize your body’s function and efficiency, there are a few daily habits you can implement. Read more

The Inside Out – How Decreasing Inflammation Can Help You Lose Weight and Improve Your Skin

Too much of a good thing. Yup, we’ve all heard that one before. But normally, we attach this ever so common expression to things like chocolate, wine, and yes, even exercise—not inflammation. It makes sense though, doesn’t it? Nobody really wants a second helping of swelling, tenderness, and redness.

All the same, inflammation is a vital part of your body’s natural defense system. This important function helps to fight off invading bacteria and viruses and support the healing of injuries by increasing blood flow and dispatching white blood cells, hormones, and nutrients to the affected area. Read more

Benefits of Eating More Vegetarian Meals

Benefits of Eating More Vegetarian Meals

By: Dr. Melissa Carr

You don’t have to be a strict vegetarian to experience better health. Believe it or not, cutting back on meat (even just a little) has a ton of great benefits. And if you think skipping the meat isle means you have to skimp on taste, you couldn’t be more wrong. Besides being amazing for your overall health, a plant-based diet, rich in veggies, fruits, beans, nuts, and seeds can be really delicious. Read more

Run, Faith, run! A SierraSilian takes on the Mississauga marathon

Every now and again you meet someone who defies ageing and serves as an inspiration to everyone around them just by the way they live life. Even rarer is getting to work side-by-side every day with a super masters athlete who ups the energy of the office staff half her age.

Meet Faith!

A Vancouver, BC, native, Faith is a member of the CPA’s of Canada and came to SierraSil late in her career to take over as controller in 2013.  If the way she runs our books is any indication of how she trains, you can be sure that no training run goes uncompleted and every target is met. Faith loves her work and is often the first one in the office and the last one out, making sure that not only all of our accounts are in order but that she’s had a chance to check in with everyone in the office and spread her joy around. Read more

Tips for Relieving Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)

By: Dr. Melissa Carr

Still feeling the burn after your workout? If you are into fitness, you’re certainly no stranger to the symptoms of delayed onset muscle soreness or DOMS— microscopic tears in muscle from intense or increased activity. For some, sore, achy muscles are a sign of a good workout. But for others, the pain that is associated from overdoing it at the gym can be intense, lasting for several days, and interfering with daily activities.

No matter which end of the spectrum you’re on, pushing yourself too hard and not taking the proper time to recover can wind up putting you on the sidelines. Don’t let DOMS keep you from your exercise regimen. If you’ve got that hit-by-a-truck feeling after a grueling workout, here are our top tips to speed up the healing process and reduce your risk of injury. Read more

Homemade SierraSil Hot Detox Drinks

With an increasing amount of pollutants making their way into our food supply, our environment and more products than we could possibly cut out of our lives – the need to detox is ever more important. Detoxing our bodies can have a positive effect on so many areas of our lives, including increased energy, better skin, increased immune function and help to naturally reduce inflammation. If when you think of a “detox” you think of fasting for days or buying expensive kits, we’d like to entice you with a different option, one made at home with ingredients you probably already have, and the addition of SierraSil.  Here are 4 recipes that will give you a gentle daily detox for a healthier you.

Drink #1 – The Canadian detox

  • 1 tsp Maple syrup
  • ½ Lemon (juiced)
  • 1 cup Warm water
  • 1 scoop (2gr.) SierraSil

Organic maple syrup is rich in antioxidants and full of vital minerals, plus it makes us feel patriotic. Lemon contains ascorbic acid, which helps to detoxify the body; it also aids digestion, keeps your skin glowing and provides vitamin C, which stimulates white blood cell production and boosts immune system function. Read more

Detox for an Energy Boost

5 Benefits of Detoxing Your Body in the New Year

2017 is finally here. And like many this time of year, you may be looking ahead and setting goals to live a healthier lifestyle. But with a growing exposure to pollution, processed foods, and toxins, your liver can get overburdened, making it difficult to get your health back on track. Thankfully, a great way to support your liver and take better care of yourself is to support your body’s detoxification processes. So, if your New Year’s plans include losing excess weight, boosting your energy, or getting fit, here are five ways a detox will help you see your resolution through. Read more

Mid-month Slump

Tips to thriving through the New Year‰’s resolution mid-month slump

How is your commitment to your New Year’s resolutions? Some individuals tend to lose steam and momentum at the mid-month mark because they take on too many goals or change their schedule entirely in order to achieve certain goals, for example going to the gym 3-5 times a week or following a restrictive diet. If you find yourself slowing down or wanting to throw in the towel, here are some tips to get you through the rough patches and come out thriving.

Take small steps

If you want to implement a new fitness or nutrition regimen, start small. It is the small things we do in life that make the biggest differences. You don’t lose weight overnight nor do you gain the strength to complete a race. It’s about starting small, adjusting along the way and implementing good habits everyday over a period of time. If you don’t see positive results right away, don’t give up, know that every step you take is leading you towards your ultimate goal. Read more