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Dr. Alison Chen, ND

Naturopathic Doctor (inactive), Author, Athlete and Explorer of life.

<strong>Dr. Alison Chen</strong>, Naturopathic doctor (inactive) is the founder of <a href="http://www.MummyCare.org" rel="nofollow">MummyCare</a>, co-founder of the Naturopathic Doctor Development Center, and the author of “ <a href="http://www.dralisonchen.com/poobook" rel="nofollow"><em>What Your Poo Says About You</em></a>”. <br> <br> Her background in competitive gymnastics, personal training, volunteer work in Africa, and honors degree in biology give her a well-rounded view to living well. <br> <br> Originally from Toronto, Alison travels the world with her husband, Jonathan Goodman, and family.
Should I Be

Should I Be Gluten-Free?

GLUTEN-FREE (GF) IS A CATCHY FAD that has become more popular over the last few years. You've probably seen many different
12/12/2016 08:20 EST
6 Exercises To Make Sure You Keep Your New Year's

6 Exercises To Make Sure You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

I know, we're only in November, but the end of the year is actually a great chance to re-evaluate your goals with enough time to prepare for the New Year ahead of you. So even though it may seem like an unconventional time to take stock of what you were hoping to accomplish this 2016, it's actually a great time to recognize your accomplishments.
11/15/2016 07:23 EST
How To Have A Healthy, Safe (And Green)

How To Have A Healthy, Safe (And Green) Halloween

There is no shortage of costumes to purchase in our local department or online. However, using your imagination to create your DIY Halloween costume not only engages you and your little one's imagination but can also help you be a little more green this Halloween.
10/31/2016 10:14 EDT
Here's How To Eat Healthy While Saving Time And

Here's How To Eat Healthy While Saving Time And Money

When we prepare our meals at home, including our on-the-go lunches and snacks, we use fruits and vegetables (organic if possible), lean proteins, and healthy grains and fats to control what we put into our bodies and influence our health. Food is our medicine after all!
10/14/2016 08:19 EDT
The Real Reasons Why You're Having Stomach

The Real Reasons Why You're Having Stomach Problems

The gut is like a highway junction to every part of the body. The mucosal lining of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) gives direct access to the blood stream which carries nutrients, oxygen, toxins, waste products, and inflammatory markers to the whole body. So when there is trouble in the gut, you can have health issues throughout your body.
08/25/2016 07:17 EDT
8 Healthy Extras You Can Do Every

8 Healthy Extras You Can Do Every Day

If you've ever tried to "over-haul" your life in one giant leap it's often very difficult to maintain, if not impossible. There will always be some occasion, family emergency, or important work function that will interrupt your new healthy way of living. But healthy living is just that -- living your life in a healthy way.
08/11/2016 09:23 EDT
5 Easy Ways To Stay Healthy While

5 Easy Ways To Stay Healthy While Travelling

Travelling has its challenges when it comes to keeping in shape and staying healthy, but wellness is a way of life, no matter where life takes you. Whether in the busy hub of a unknown city, on a sandy beach of a tropical paradise, or in the comfort of your own home, a commitment to health is something you take with you, no matter where you are.
08/02/2016 04:42 EDT
13 Cooking Methods And How They Affect Your

13 Cooking Methods And How They Affect Your Health

Healthy foods shouldn't be complicated and knowing how to prepare the plethora of nutritious grains, organic produce, and essential fats you just purchased at the grocery store can be the difference between wanting to eat better and actually doing it.
07/28/2016 11:11 EDT
Look Out For These 7 Toxins You Consume Every

Look Out For These 7 Toxins You Consume Every Day

Anything that enters our bodies through direct contact with our mucosal membranes, inhaled into our lungs or touches our skin for long periods of time has the highest chance of entering our blood stream and influencing our health, for good or bad.
07/20/2016 02:42 EDT
What 7 Shades Of Poo Say About Your

What 7 Shades Of Poo Say About Your Health

Just as shape, consistency and timing of our bowel movements are important indicators as to the health of our digestive system, so too is the colour of our poo. Brown, red, white or green, these colours tell us much about not only the foods that we eat, but whether you're absorbing important nutrients or have a bowel condition.
06/13/2016 02:40 EDT
8 Tips To Be Healthier With

8 Tips To Be Healthier With Gratitude

In life there always seems to be more to want, have and be, however making sure to be grateful for those things in life that truly matter is not only good for your health but also the health of humanity.
06/08/2016 12:43 EDT
The Truth Behind 6 Of The Most Common Food

The Truth Behind 6 Of The Most Common Food Additives

Additives are chemical substances that are added to foods during preparation or storage in order to enhance presentation, taste, and shelf stability. Many additives have been critical for times of low food supplies, in places where crops don't thrive and when weather limits growth.
05/17/2016 03:12 EDT
Easy Ways To Improve Your Health With

Easy Ways To Improve Your Health With Nature

Whether climbing a mountainous terrain, swimming in a serine lake, or catching a glorious sunset, being in nature fosters well-being in infinite ways, including balancing our nervous system, impacting cardiovascular health, and influencing our mood.
05/11/2016 10:20 EDT
10 Reasons Why You Should Be Drinking Lemon

10 Reasons Why You Should Be Drinking Lemon Water

The epitome of health advice, drinking more water can sometimes be easier said than done. Between keeping track of your water bottle, remembering to take a drink every hour, and the constant trips to the bathroom, getting your daily quota can have you feeling as though you're sinking rather than swimming. The solution: Lemons.
04/15/2016 11:46 EDT
Sick And Tired Of Trying To Look Good? It Might Be Your

Sick And Tired Of Trying To Look Good? It Might Be Your Cosmetics

Cosmetic and personal care is a billion dollar industry that caters to our need to smell good, look good, and feel good. While there isn't anything inherently wrong with wanting to give our appearances a boost, the long-term consequences of using many conventional health and beauty products may have you feeling less than attractive.
04/07/2016 02:32 EDT
Control Your Coffee Addiction With 8 Simple

Control Your Coffee Addiction With 8 Simple Steps

Like most things in life, moderation is the key, and while caffeine itself might not be inherently bad, the frequency, amount and the dependencies people have to it can be cause for concern. There's always a catch isn't there? While you might think that your cup of joe in the morning is your only exposure to caffeine, think again.
04/05/2016 10:10 EDT
8 Reasons You'll Love Drinking Healthy

8 Reasons You'll Love Drinking Healthy Smoothies

Maybe the thought of bringing a glass of thick, green, fluid up to your lips leaves you thinking something along the lines of "not in my lifetime." If this is you then now is the time to expand your smoothie horizons; who knows what kind of health benefits await you with your first sip?
03/24/2016 01:57 EDT
What's The Best Shape For Your

What's The Best Shape For Your Poo?

Taking a look at your poop before you flush allows you be your own health detective. You can even potentially catch harmful conditions before they progress, such as parasite infection, leaky gut syndrome or even colon cancer.
03/22/2016 10:55 EDT