Dr. Dave Hawkes, Author at Kanata Chiropractor

7 Keys To Staying On Track This Holiday Season

Here it comes… Christmas. The holidays.

I call it ‘the silly season’. And for good reason. This 2-3 period every year is a time filled with over-indulgence, over-spending and over-committing to parties and events.

What that means is that even more discipline is required in order for you to continue to reach your health goals.

Here are a 7 strategies to help you make it just a little bit easier this holiday season.

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How To Raise Your Child’s Self-Esteem

Hats off to all the moms and dads out there.

Seriously, you deserve it.

Being a parent is easily one of the hardest tasks that anyone will endevour in their lifetime. There are all kinds of challenges and obstacles, and what’s worse is they not only multiply as your kids get older, they also get way more complex as time goes by.

One day your kid’s biggest problem is needing a diaper change, the next, they’re deciding what career path to follow.

One of the most important, and most difficult challenges in raising a child is ensuring they develop a healthy level of self-esteem. A lack of healthy self-esteem lies at the root of all kinds of mental health disorders, and is fundamental to creating success in almost all aspects of your child’s life, from social relationships to academic and career success down the line.

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6 Foods to Avoid For A More Restful Sleep (Including One You Wouldn’t Expect)

There should be no debate or contention that good sleep is a fundamental requirement for being healthy…

Seriously, can anyone think of a single strong argument against sleep being a fundamental requirement to functioning at 100%?

And yet, on average, we really struggle with it…

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The Ketogenic Diet vs. Eat By Design

If you’ve been paying attention at all to the fitness and nutrition world, you would have come across this new ‘fad’ diet. Much like paleo, the ketogenic diet is steeped in controversy… dietitians seem to hate it, athletes and bloggers seem to love it…

And with so many books, blogs and articles to read through it can be so tough  to know what’s healthy and what’s not.

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