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Stacy Francis

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Good Fats

Good Fats — Should We Believe The Hype?

Fat’s effect on your health and weight is a confusing topic. Some medical professionals still preach low-fat diets, others say “fats are great – the real culprit is sugar.” Others say, “it depends on the fat.”…

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Know Your Worth: Protect Your Personal Finances in Divorce

Divorces are very complicated and can take a huge emotional toll on you. The last thing you need is for your divorce to be a financial disaster, on top of that. One of the biggest…

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Career Blog: Vacation

Vacation – Plan Now So You Can Enjoy Later!

Summertime means vacation time. We all remember those days when we were younger and vacation meant truly getting away from it all. As adults, that can seem like a long lost luxury. In our hectic…

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Two Trips for the Price of One!

If you’re in a rush to get somewhere, you will likely want to take the most direct flight option in your budget. However, if you have the time and the thirst for adventure, then don’t…

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Disability Insurance

My Love Letter to My Family and My Employees – Disability Income Insurance Demystified

I had just dropped my daughter and son off at their elementary school and headed over to a Citi Bike stand to get a little exercise, while commuting to work. I had forgotten my helmet,…

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Apple Cider Vinegar: Can it help or hinder?

The press is full of apple cider vinegar success stories and there are certainly many study supported benefits, but I’ve had quite a few new patients who arrive in my office after reading glowing articles…

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Dressing in a Conservative Country

A friend recently forwarded a sale announcement from Banana Republic. “Greetings from Morocco” was the subject line, and the email included photos from a fashion shoot in the Marrakech medina, with one model wearing a…

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Gut Health Penelope McDonnell

Gut Health: Getting to the Root of the Issue

“Imagine you have a tree you love. One day you notice its leaves have turned brown. They will, you understand, soon wither and fall off. Imagine now that you call an expert who, after close…

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Why women need to overcome their fear of money and how to do it

Does managing your finances scare you? Do you procrastinate meeting with an advisor because of the shame you feel around money? Finances can be scary! Studies show that one in three women are concerned about…

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Thinking Differently About Dining Abroad

I love food and one of my favourite things about travel is sampling the local cuisine. There’s no better place to get a crash course in Filipino cuisine than in the Philippines, no better place…

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