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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‰Ûªs 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

The Benefits of Exercise on Joint Health

If you suffer from joint discomfort, exercising can be difficult. Some think exercising increases discomfort and it’s best to avoid putting any additional pressure on the joints. But the opposite is true. If you don’t use it, you lose it. Exercising can help ease stiffness, improve joint movement, strengthen muscles and maintain bone density. Even slight movements can help pump the blood to the joints, lubricate the joints and strengthen the muscles to protect the joints. When you don’t work out, that is when the discomfort increases and arthritis worsens. However, keep in mind that prolonged and intense workouts may worsen the discomfort and inflammation.

When implementing a regular exercise regimen, avoid strenuous activity, listen to your body and incorporate light activities. If you are just starting out, aquatic exercises may be a great place to start. Aquatic workouts help relieve pressure of your body’s weight on the affected joints, while providing resistance for your muscles to get stronger. You can even do aquatic exercise if you don’t know how to swim. Other light activities may include jogging, walking, light weights and stretching (yoga, Pilates, or Tai Chi). If you are uncertain which type of exercise is best for you, consult with your health care provider. Read more

Video Blog: Caroline Berry on why anti-inflammatory diets are great for joint health and mobility

Video Transcript Hi, my name is Carolyn Berry and I’m a registered dietitian here in Vancouver BC. I am passionate about being a dietitian because I feel there is so much information going around about nutrition.  There’s lots of myths and I really like to debunk those myths. I think that’s really important. I do […]