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Valentine’s Heart Healthy Truffles!

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Making your healthy -as good as store bought chocolate- alternative is as simple as 15 minutes of your time, 3 simple ingredients and a food processor! That rich, melt in your mouth feel of butter is perfectly matched by a healthier and nutritionally superior option: Avocado! … Continue reading

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Mother Nature Provides All

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Inspiration can come from the most unexpected peoples and places. A few days ago while shopping for dinner ingredients, my fiance and I decided to get asparagus. At the dinner table with guests the conversation led to medical topics and … Continue reading

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How to Get moving and Keep moving!

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Why is it that when antibiotics are prescribed we all know the importance of taking a dose every six to eight hours? We set our alarms, wake up in the middle of the night if we have to and all … Continue reading

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Our SECOND brain!

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We feel no differently with our second brain than we do with our heads! Not only that, but these two ‘brains’ communicate with one another in such a way that the term Brain-gut Axis was coined by scientists. That is, the … Continue reading

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Vitamin D: Case of a Mistaken Identity!

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Breaking news in vitamin world: a vital hormone has been mistakenly known and referred to as a vitamin for years! It has been receiving huge claim in recent years as more and more studies point to its necessity in the prevention … Continue reading

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SEriousLy AdDicTive Kale Chips

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If you’re looking to put away the empty calories and snack on some yummy, nutritionally dense Super food, look no further! Rich in flavour & easy to make… Time: 20 minutes 1-2 big bunches kale, torn into bite-size pieces, washed and thoroughly … Continue reading

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food INTOLERANCE vs. food ALLERGY

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When faced with the possibility of a food as the cause of dis-ease, most health practitioners normally only test for food ‘allergies’ when testing for food ‘intolerance’ is also indicated. Food intolerances however as prevalent as they are, and just … Continue reading

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Dumbbell’s Protection Against Aging

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Although weight training is now accepted as a necessary part of every exercise routine, it’s still in competition against many of today’s hyped up work-outs. As wonderful as exercise (in any form) is, nothing protects against aging as does strength training simply … Continue reading

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Bio Impedance Analysis (BIA)

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As part of my naturopathic health programs, I use the Bio Impedance Analysis (B. I. A.) equipment to monitor patient progress. The results obtained give insight into a patient’s overall cellular health, water retention, dehydration and body fat percentage to … Continue reading

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Best to Sleep less…

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…in some cases! From our doctors, to the media and our caregivers, we are constantly bombarded by reminders of the importance of adequate and restful sleep. Through these same sources, we know that an adult requires between 7-9 hours of … Continue reading

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Our Genetics Necessitate Consumption of Omega 3’s!

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Fish oils are a source of omega 3, a fatty acid considered essential for the proper functioning of your body. It is considered essential because your body does not have a way of manufacturing this oil from other dietary nutrients. … Continue reading

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The Scoop on Fish Oils

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I’m not much into miracles especially where medicine is concerned. Fish oils however, are without question today’s miracle medicine! I should clarify however that fish oil is a miracle in the sense that it’s a very potent healer, and not … Continue reading

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Considerations when buying supplements

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The market is currently saturated with health products claiming to heal almost every condition under the sun! Navigating such a maze can often be a very taxing task and at best should be left to the expertise of a licensed … Continue reading

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Salt a ‘White Poison’: Myth Uncovered!

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Unlike white sugar, salt has got a bad rap as being a poison of the same ranks as sugar. Although salt is not usually considered a health food item, it is however a necessity to life whereas sugar –in its … Continue reading

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Licorice for Spasmodic Coughs, fatigue & …

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The history of licorice as a medicinal plant dates back thousands of years. From treating gastric ulcers to stopping a coughing fit to raising your blood pressure and boosting your exhausted adrenals, licorice does all that and more. The name … Continue reading

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Self-Compassion -a Determinant of Health

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In a recent article in Well, a health blog on The New York Times website, Tara Parker-Pope writes that “research suggests that giving ourselves a break and accepting our imperfections may be the first step toward better health. People who … Continue reading

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Suppression, explained…

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Naturopathic Doctors claim that their treatments do not suppress but rather treat the root cause of illness. What exactly does this mean? Both in conventional and some alternative forms of medicine, reduction of symptoms and alleviation of suffering are viewed as … Continue reading

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