When you’re sick, you go to the doctor; our medical professionals want to help you before you get sick.
Working with you, listening to your health goals, and informed by your blood test results and other health assessments, Pure North helps you make measured improvements by identifying things you can do to positively impact your day-to-day health, in each of the facets of wellness listed below.
Eating well to ensure your body gets the vitamins and minerals it needs is an important part of maintaining good health. However it can be a challenge to get all of the nutrients our bodies need through food alone. Pure North can help identify what vital nutrients your body is missing so that you know exactly what your body needs to function at its best.
Stress is a natural mental and physical reaction to things that happen in our day-to-day lives. Short term, periodic stress can be beneficial and helpful in specific situations. However longer term, continual stress can have serious negative impacts on our health. Identifying effective ways to manage and dissipate stress is an important component of improving overall health.
The benefits of exercise are well known – from combatting health conditions and disease to boosting energy, improving mood and getting more restful sleep. Identifying ways to increase activity levels is a crucial step on the path to overall wellness.
Adequate sleep is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle and benefits your heart, weight, mind and body. Many studies have shown links between insufficient sleep and serious health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and obesity.
More than half your body weight is made up of water. Water is required by every cell, tissue and organ in your body to function properly. Many people don’t recognize when they’re dehydrated and how their body signals its need for more water. For example, mild dehydration is one of the most common causes of daytime fatigue.
Smoking and drinking are lifestyle choices that impact the body’s need for vitamins and minerals and can have other negative consequences on overall health and wellbeing. Exposure to cigarette smoke depletes the levels of vitamin C and it increases the rate at which vitamin C and E are eliminated from the body.
A healthy body isn’t much good without a healthy mind. Understanding your mental health is a life-long undertaking; a continual process of learning to contend with anger, grief and stress while fostering resiliency. Through the Pure North program many participants report feeling less depressed and anxious than they were before starting the program.
“I’ve never been a vitamin taker but a friend of mine had been on the program for a year, and she said ‘You should try it.’ So I did. I really do feel it’s helped with my health. They are a very kind organization. They take time to listen to your concerns.”Carol Mowbray - Alberta