Health, Wellness & Lifestyle

Science Fair Fantastic!


It began with an observation & question by five ninth-graders, and ended with a science experiment that’s hit the science community by storm! This experiment came about when a group of young scientists (junior-high young ladies, we must add!) noticed that, on nights when they slept with their mobile phones next to their heads, they […]

Top 5 Mood Boosting Foods


Sad the long weekend’s over? Just not feeling yourself lately? Woke-up on the wrong side of the bed? Whatever the reason for your less than stellar mood, myWholeLife is here to help uplift it with a list of the top 5 mood boosting foods. For a detailed report on the top foods that nourish your […]

The Top Three Safe Supplements

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For most everyone, our team of nutritionists and integrative pharmacist consider the following three supplements safe and acceptable for daily use. Multivitamins Multivitamins are generally safe because they provide nutrients in a balanced form, as opposed to just isolating one or two nutrients and providing them in high doses. Taking a multivitamin is no replacement for […]

Snacks as Supplements

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Maybe you’re already living a blood-sugar balancing, anti-inflammatory and thermogenic (metabolism boosting) lifestyle—we could all certainly benefit from living this way, that’s for sure! But if these increasingly popular ways of eating are foreign to you and you’d like to learn more about them, or if you are already well on your way but want […]

Your Insider’s Guide to Supplement Safety


Kristy Horner, BSc. Pharm, is a pharmacist who works at the Robson location of Pure Integrative Pharmacy. She has a passion integrating natural and complementary health solutions to achieve the best health outcomes for her patients. Furthermore she specializes in compounding, which allows her to create customized medications for her people and animal clients. We […]

Is Your Medication Causing a Nutritional Deficiency?


The growing field of integrative medicine has created a new area of research called Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion, or Drug/Nutrient Depletion, and the science is showing that YES, many common medications can reduce absorption, increase excretion and change how the body and brain uses (aka. metabolizes) important vitamins and minerals required for optimum health. This can […]

Preventing FASD by Dr. Kristina Uban, PhD

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Dr. Kristina Uban received her PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of British Columbia, and is currently working in pediatric neuroimaging research on brain development at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She is a leading neuroscientist whose research and public outreach efforts center around the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on the developing brain […]

8 Top Tips for Health


Although getting old and sick is usually the last thing on your mind as a teenager, disease prevention is most effective when started early. Integrating the following 8 tips into your life will make you look and feel great today and prevent disease tomorrow. Clear, glowing skin and radiant, gorgeous eyes are two of the […]