C'est La Vie Wellness

C'est La Vie Wellness We strive to motivate our patients/clients to adopt holistic and natural strategies that will support them in every day challenges. Our vision is to assess our clients' individual needs while guiding them towards a healthier and more balanced lifestyle.

Located in the heart of Bronte in Oakville, we offer bilingual services to the surrounding community. Please see our website or Instagram for more information: http://cestlaviewellness.ca/
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πŸƒ Back to Basics - Movement πŸƒβ€β™€οΈWhen talking about your health, lifestyle is the other side of the coin and that include...
09/20/2021

πŸƒ Back to Basics - Movement πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

When talking about your health, lifestyle is the other side of the coin and that includes incorporating movement every day, throughout the day.

🚬 "Sitting is the new smoking" 🚬

You may have heard this expression being cited many times in the past few years. Many of us have jobs that have us glued to our desk staring at a computer. Our bodies were made to move, not to sit for long periods of time. So it's time to get up and "move it".

All our practitioners promote movement with their patients and clients as part of their overall health. Their #1 recommendation?

✨ Walking ✨

If we are talking basic movement, then we are all about walking, especially outside in green spaces. Numerous studies show the benefits of walking for your physical, mental and emotional health.

Turning your movement into a fitness routine is also important. Any good fitness regimen will include 3 things:

πŸ’ƒ Cardio - your heart is a muscle that needs to be strengthened like any other.
πŸ’ͺ Strength - this is even more important as we age.
πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈ Flexibility - to maintain good posture and good range of motion in your joints.

What is the best activity?
It is the one that you enjoy doing. This way you know you will stick with it. Think of what you liked to do as a kid.

Here are a few of our favourites:
🌿 hiking
🚴 cycling
πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈ yoga
πŸƒrunning
πŸ„β€β™€οΈ paddleboarding
🐾 walking with our dogs
πŸ’ͺ strength classes
🌷gardening
πŸŠβ€β™‚οΈ swimming
⛹️‍♂️ playing outside
πŸ’ƒ dancing
β›³ golfing
β›· skiing
️❄️ snowshoeing
πŸ₯Œ curling
β›Έ skating

Just choose whatever works for you. Joining a fitness group will help keep you motivated and connected.

And don't forget tp take frequent breaks during your workday to get up and walk around...or even better, invest in a standing desk so you can change your position frequently.

Just remember to "MOVE IT".

πŸƒ Back to Basics - Movement πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

When talking about your health, lifestyle is the other side of the coin and that includes incorporating movement every day, throughout the day.

🚬 "Sitting is the new smoking" 🚬

You may have heard this expression being cited many times in the past few years. Many of us have jobs that have us glued to our desk staring at a computer. Our bodies were made to move, not to sit for long periods of time. So it's time to get up and "move it".

All our practitioners promote movement with their patients and clients as part of their overall health. Their #1 recommendation?

✨ Walking ✨

If we are talking basic movement, then we are all about walking, especially outside in green spaces. Numerous studies show the benefits of walking for your physical, mental and emotional health.

Turning your movement into a fitness routine is also important. Any good fitness regimen will include 3 things:

πŸ’ƒ Cardio - your heart is a muscle that needs to be strengthened like any other.
πŸ’ͺ Strength - this is even more important as we age.
πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈ Flexibility - to maintain good posture and good range of motion in your joints.

What is the best activity?
It is the one that you enjoy doing. This way you know you will stick with it. Think of what you liked to do as a kid.

Here are a few of our favourites:
🌿 hiking
🚴 cycling
πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈ yoga
πŸƒrunning
πŸ„β€β™€οΈ paddleboarding
🐾 walking with our dogs
πŸ’ͺ strength classes
🌷gardening
πŸŠβ€β™‚οΈ swimming
⛹️‍♂️ playing outside
πŸ’ƒ dancing
β›³ golfing
β›· skiing
️❄️ snowshoeing
πŸ₯Œ curling
β›Έ skating

Just choose whatever works for you. Joining a fitness group will help keep you motivated and connected.

And don't forget tp take frequent breaks during your workday to get up and walk around...or even better, invest in a standing desk so you can change your position frequently.

Just remember to "MOVE IT".

🍎 Nutrition Basics - We Can Help 🍎Sometimes changing our diet and adopting healthier habits may seem a little daunting a...
09/19/2021

🍎 Nutrition Basics - We Can Help 🍎

Sometimes changing our diet and adopting healthier habits may seem a little daunting and overwhelming.

No worries. Our naturopath @dr.sofie.nd and our nutritionists Lyne @lynedfoodie and Helen are all here to guide and support you along the way.

Here are some of the services they offer that can help:

πŸ‘‰ Naturopathic Consult: Dr. Sofie always tackles nutrition as one of the aspects of health when you work with her. Her services are covered under most work benefits and we offer direct billing to make it all easier for you. Dr. Sofie often includes a meal plan or some recipes as part of her recommendations to her patients.

πŸ‘‰ Nutrition Consult: Helen is happy to sit down with you and help you figure out what is the best diet for you at this time in your life. She may add a little energy work in there too since she is a Reiki master as well.

πŸ‘‰ Therapeutic Meal Plans: After seeing your doctor or naturopath, you may need some support in adopting a specific way of eating. Lyne and Helen can help by providing therapeutic menus that are tailored to what you need.

πŸ‘‰ Customized Recipe Books: Need some fresh ideas of recipes that will support your healing? Lyne can help with a customized recipe book that contains over 30 recipes that will be chosen specifically for what you need.

πŸ‘‰ Online Nutrition Programs: Lyne and Helen offer virtual online programs throughout the year such as their popular Sugarless in the Kitchen Online Program that starts tomorrow (September 20th - Link in bio to register).

There are so many ways that our clinic can help you stick with your dietary goals. You can book a free 15-min consult with any of us to find out more.

Bon appΓ©tit πŸ§‘β€πŸ³

🍎 Nutrition Basics - We Can Help 🍎

Sometimes changing our diet and adopting healthier habits may seem a little daunting and overwhelming.

No worries. Our naturopath @dr.sofie.nd and our nutritionists Lyne @lynedfoodie and Helen are all here to guide and support you along the way.

Here are some of the services they offer that can help:

πŸ‘‰ Naturopathic Consult: Dr. Sofie always tackles nutrition as one of the aspects of health when you work with her. Her services are covered under most work benefits and we offer direct billing to make it all easier for you. Dr. Sofie often includes a meal plan or some recipes as part of her recommendations to her patients.

πŸ‘‰ Nutrition Consult: Helen is happy to sit down with you and help you figure out what is the best diet for you at this time in your life. She may add a little energy work in there too since she is a Reiki master as well.

πŸ‘‰ Therapeutic Meal Plans: After seeing your doctor or naturopath, you may need some support in adopting a specific way of eating. Lyne and Helen can help by providing therapeutic menus that are tailored to what you need.

πŸ‘‰ Customized Recipe Books: Need some fresh ideas of recipes that will support your healing? Lyne can help with a customized recipe book that contains over 30 recipes that will be chosen specifically for what you need.

πŸ‘‰ Online Nutrition Programs: Lyne and Helen offer virtual online programs throughout the year such as their popular Sugarless in the Kitchen Online Program that starts tomorrow (September 20th - Link in bio to register).

There are so many ways that our clinic can help you stick with your dietary goals. You can book a free 15-min consult with any of us to find out more.

Bon appΓ©tit πŸ§‘β€πŸ³

Here are some of our favourite nutrition quotes. Hope you get inspired!
09/17/2021

Here are some of our favourite nutrition quotes. Hope you get inspired!

πŸ’§ Nutrition Basics - Drink Water πŸ’§When we talk nutrition at C'est La Vie Wellness, we always start with hydration. Are y...
09/14/2021

πŸ’§ Nutrition Basics - Drink Water πŸ’§

When we talk nutrition at C'est La Vie Wellness, we always start with hydration. Are you drinking enough water?

Water is the essence of life. Our bodies are 2/3 water. According to doctors, 75% of Americans may be suffering from chronic dehydration 😳

An average adult loses approximately 10 cups of water every day, just by breathing, sweating and urinating. So you need to replenish those fluids. It can be from water, juices, herbal teas, soups, smoothies, and food.

How much water you need depends on your gender, your size, your activity level, your age, your health and the climate you live inβ˜€οΈ. On average, we need 2 litres of water a day.

πŸ’§ 5 Reasons Why You Need to Drink Water πŸ’§

😊 Not just a pretty face: Defy aging by keeping your skin plump and moist… and keep them guessing!

πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈA spring in your step: Water lubricates joints and moistens tissues making every step a joyous event.

πŸƒFit and trim: Water boosts your metabolism and may curb hunger. Bye bye cravings!

πŸ’¦ Clean lean machine: Get rid of toxins by promoting good elimination and keep your kidneys happy.

⚑️Whiz kid: Water increases your energy and your cognitive ability, so get out that Trivia game and dazzle everyone with your happy brain!

Need a little help to remember to drink water? Here are our top 3 tips!

Tip #1:
πŸ’§Fill a big jug of water in the morning and aim to drink it all by the end of the day.

Tip #2:
πŸ’§Put elastics around your water bottle. If you aim to drink 2 litres and your water bottle contains 500 ml, then put 4 elastics around it. Every time you refill the bottle, remove one elastic.

Tip #3:
πŸ’§Put an alarm on your phone/watch/FitBit for every 30 minutes. Drink every time it rings!

For more information about water, check our our blog "Water, The Essence of Life" on our website. If you need more support, consider working with one of our practitioners.

πŸ’§ Nutrition Basics - Drink Water πŸ’§

When we talk nutrition at C'est La Vie Wellness, we always start with hydration. Are you drinking enough water?

Water is the essence of life. Our bodies are 2/3 water. According to doctors, 75% of Americans may be suffering from chronic dehydration 😳

An average adult loses approximately 10 cups of water every day, just by breathing, sweating and urinating. So you need to replenish those fluids. It can be from water, juices, herbal teas, soups, smoothies, and food.

How much water you need depends on your gender, your size, your activity level, your age, your health and the climate you live inβ˜€οΈ. On average, we need 2 litres of water a day.

πŸ’§ 5 Reasons Why You Need to Drink Water πŸ’§

😊 Not just a pretty face: Defy aging by keeping your skin plump and moist… and keep them guessing!

πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈA spring in your step: Water lubricates joints and moistens tissues making every step a joyous event.

πŸƒFit and trim: Water boosts your metabolism and may curb hunger. Bye bye cravings!

πŸ’¦ Clean lean machine: Get rid of toxins by promoting good elimination and keep your kidneys happy.

⚑️Whiz kid: Water increases your energy and your cognitive ability, so get out that Trivia game and dazzle everyone with your happy brain!

Need a little help to remember to drink water? Here are our top 3 tips!

Tip #1:
πŸ’§Fill a big jug of water in the morning and aim to drink it all by the end of the day.

Tip #2:
πŸ’§Put elastics around your water bottle. If you aim to drink 2 litres and your water bottle contains 500 ml, then put 4 elastics around it. Every time you refill the bottle, remove one elastic.

Tip #3:
πŸ’§Put an alarm on your phone/watch/FitBit for every 30 minutes. Drink every time it rings!

For more information about water, check our our blog "Water, The Essence of Life" on our website. If you need more support, consider working with one of our practitioners.

πŸ₯‘  Back to Basics - Nutrition πŸ₯‘When it comes to health, your overall diet is a crucial part of the equation. However, it...
09/13/2021

πŸ₯‘ Back to Basics - Nutrition πŸ₯‘

When it comes to health, your overall diet is a crucial part of the equation. However, it doesn't have to be complicated.

Here are the 5 basic nutrition principle that we follow at C'est La Vie Wellness. This can be tweaked according to what your body needs at different times in your life.

Principle #1:
πŸ’§Hydrate: our bodies are 2/3 liquid so staying hydrated will mean that all your body systems are working optimally. Limit your caffeine and alcohol intake. Opt for filtered water, herbal teas, or green juices instead.

Principle #2:
🫐 Eat Whole Foods (mostly plants): this will ensure you are getting the maximum amount of nutrients for your body and that you are avoiding processed foods.

Principle #3:
βš–οΈ Balance it Out: Make sure to include healthy fats, healthy protein, and lots of fibre at every meal and snack. This will keep you satiated between meals and will provide your body with all the macronutrients it needs.

Principle #4:
πŸ§‘β€πŸ³ Cook From Scratch: When you make your own meals, then you control what goes in every dish. You also get to choose the best ingredients for yourself and your loved ones.

Principle #5:
🍭 Be Sugar-less: Reducing or eliminating refined sugar and refined carbs from your diet will reap so many health benefits, as much for your physical health as for your mental health. Need some help? Consider our 21-Day Sugarless in the Kitchen Online Program (see link in bio).

That's it! If you can follow these 5 principles, then you are on your way to optimum health and wellbeing. If you need a little support with your nutrition goals, consider booking a 15-min chat with one of our nutritionists LyneD - Foodie Helen Kwon or with our naturopath Dr. Sofie Desforges-Bell, ND

πŸ₯‘ Back to Basics - Nutrition πŸ₯‘

When it comes to health, your overall diet is a crucial part of the equation. However, it doesn't have to be complicated.

Here are the 5 basic nutrition principle that we follow at C'est La Vie Wellness. This can be tweaked according to what your body needs at different times in your life.

Principle #1:
πŸ’§Hydrate: our bodies are 2/3 liquid so staying hydrated will mean that all your body systems are working optimally. Limit your caffeine and alcohol intake. Opt for filtered water, herbal teas, or green juices instead.

Principle #2:
🫐 Eat Whole Foods (mostly plants): this will ensure you are getting the maximum amount of nutrients for your body and that you are avoiding processed foods.

Principle #3:
βš–οΈ Balance it Out: Make sure to include healthy fats, healthy protein, and lots of fibre at every meal and snack. This will keep you satiated between meals and will provide your body with all the macronutrients it needs.

Principle #4:
πŸ§‘β€πŸ³ Cook From Scratch: When you make your own meals, then you control what goes in every dish. You also get to choose the best ingredients for yourself and your loved ones.

Principle #5:
🍭 Be Sugar-less: Reducing or eliminating refined sugar and refined carbs from your diet will reap so many health benefits, as much for your physical health as for your mental health. Need some help? Consider our 21-Day Sugarless in the Kitchen Online Program (see link in bio).

That's it! If you can follow these 5 principles, then you are on your way to optimum health and wellbeing. If you need a little support with your nutrition goals, consider booking a 15-min chat with one of our nutritionists LyneD - Foodie Helen Kwon or with our naturopath Dr. Sofie Desforges-Bell, ND

🍎 Nutrients to Support Sleep 🍎There is no doubt that nutrition and sleep are closely intertwined. Going to bed hungry or...
09/10/2021

🍎 Nutrients to Support Sleep 🍎

There is no doubt that nutrition and sleep are closely intertwined. Going to bed hungry or too full can impact the quality of your sleep. It is usually recommended to stop eating a couple of hours before bedtime to ensure a sound sleep.

If you struggle with the quantity and quality of your sleep, you may want to incorporate more of these foods into your diet.

(Note that you should avoid a diet high in sugar and refined carbs as it can negatively impact the quality of your sleep).

πŸ’ Melatonin foods: bananas, black beans, chickpeas, oats, oranges, pineapple, tart cherry juice.

πŸ— Tryptophan foods: almonds, dates, eggs, millet, potatoes, poultry, sea vegetables, tofu/soybeans.

β˜•οΈ Sleepy teas: chamomile, ginger, lavender, lemon balm, passionflower, peppermint, valerian root, turmeric.

πŸ₯‘ Healthy Fat Foods: avocados, walnuts, flaxseeds, mackerel, nut butter, olives, pumpkin seeds, salmon, sunflower seeds, tuna.

🌰 Magnesium Foods: cacao, kelp and sea vegetables, mackerel, nuts, seeds, spinach, tofu, & whole grains.

πŸ«’ Fermented Foods: kefir, kimchi, kombucha, miso/natto, olives, pickles, tempeh, and yogurt.

Read our full blog "Sleep 101: Nutrients for Better Sleep" for more in-depth information about food and sleep. https://cestlaviewellness.ca/sleep-101-nutrients-for-better-sleep/

If you need more support, consider seeing our naturopath @dr.sofie.nd or one of our nutritionists.

🍎 Nutrients to Support Sleep 🍎

There is no doubt that nutrition and sleep are closely intertwined. Going to bed hungry or too full can impact the quality of your sleep. It is usually recommended to stop eating a couple of hours before bedtime to ensure a sound sleep.

If you struggle with the quantity and quality of your sleep, you may want to incorporate more of these foods into your diet.

(Note that you should avoid a diet high in sugar and refined carbs as it can negatively impact the quality of your sleep).

πŸ’ Melatonin foods: bananas, black beans, chickpeas, oats, oranges, pineapple, tart cherry juice.

πŸ— Tryptophan foods: almonds, dates, eggs, millet, potatoes, poultry, sea vegetables, tofu/soybeans.

β˜•οΈ Sleepy teas: chamomile, ginger, lavender, lemon balm, passionflower, peppermint, valerian root, turmeric.

πŸ₯‘ Healthy Fat Foods: avocados, walnuts, flaxseeds, mackerel, nut butter, olives, pumpkin seeds, salmon, sunflower seeds, tuna.

🌰 Magnesium Foods: cacao, kelp and sea vegetables, mackerel, nuts, seeds, spinach, tofu, & whole grains.

πŸ«’ Fermented Foods: kefir, kimchi, kombucha, miso/natto, olives, pickles, tempeh, and yogurt.

Read our full blog "Sleep 101: Nutrients for Better Sleep" for more in-depth information about food and sleep. https://cestlaviewellness.ca/sleep-101-nutrients-for-better-sleep/

If you need more support, consider seeing our naturopath @dr.sofie.nd or one of our nutritionists.

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Thank you, thank you. Your support est much appreciated. Merci, merci. Votre soutien est grandement apprΓ©ciΓ©!
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