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Easy, cool, summer recipe

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I have never promoted a vegetarian/vegan diet whether speaking casually among friends or to a patient who is seriously considering putting all meat and animal products aside. It is however very healthy and necessary to –often- fulfill ones nutritional needs … Continue reading

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Say NO to RAW!

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Exploring Food Myths: Asking my patients to NOT consume raw foods has always -without fail- led to expressions of shock and surprise on their part! As a naturopath well-versed in nutritional sciences (being my passion as well as my undergraduate … Continue reading

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Acupuncture: Therapy without Therapy

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Heart rate variability (HRV), a term used to define the extent of variation in your heart rate from its lowest beating speed to its fastest has been shown to influence our emotional health. In other words, the wider the range … Continue reading

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“10% of the wold’s population needed to change the world!” Dr. E

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Revisiting an article I wrote a few years back… Dr. Emoto, a researcher from Japan studying the impact of altering water by various factors of vibration and consciousness has demonstrated that human thoughts and emotions can alter the molecular structure … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Swiss report on homeopathy

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by Kate Whimster, BCom, MIFHI, ND   I just read this blog, The Swiss Government’s Remarkable Report on Homeopathic Medicine, by Dana Ullman, who writes a regular blog about homeopathy for the Huffington Post. In this blog he discusses a … Continue reading

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Best Time for Your 1 Meal -no NOT Breakfast!

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I had a supervisor during my clinical rotation who challenged my recommendations of eating 5 meals a day to a patient. This was and still is such a deeply held belief in medicine that I seriously thought he was either … Continue reading

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Mindfulness & Your Health

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Another supportive evidence to the holistic functioning of the body and it’s systems is the effect of thoughts and mental processes on not just one’s moods and emotional state but also our physical well-being. Below is an article describing the … Continue reading

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What does it mean to “Detox”?

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Our bodies are continuously in the process of creating toxins (a natural by-product of metabolism) and eliminating these toxins. However our bodies natural detoxification processes can be overburdened with the addition of environmental toxins as well as lifestyle factors that … Continue reading

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Ability to balance this hormone affects all aspects of health!

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Cortisol, the wonderful hormone that wakes you up every morning can also potentially put you to your eternal sleep. This latter effect however is insidious and not only does it fulfill this function very slowly but it works completely under … Continue reading

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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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The Role of Acidity in Disease

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What does it mean for the body to be acidic? Here’s a simple example for those who have ever exercised pushing over their limit –usually with resistance type exercises! When our  muscles are pushed to their limit metabolically -the point where … 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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Considerations When Buying Supplements (part II)

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When supplementing your diet with vitamins and minerals or treating a condition with nutraceuticals or herbal remedies, another area (apart from what’s been discussed in part I) that requires careful consideration, is the route of administration! Should you take a … Continue reading

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