movement & mindset
Blue Zones are regions of the world where people commonly live active lives past the age of 100 years. Recently learning about these communities my attention was caught by two of the nine habits that contribute to their health & longevity. You may anticipate...January 2019
it's about Time!
Digestive complaints are a common reason why people consult with a naturopathic doctor (ND). Whether it’s something simple like bloating after eating, more bothersome like heartburn, or even a case of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) like Crohn’s or...October 2018
you don't have to suffer!
"How do anti-histamines get rid of my symptoms?"
Histamine molecules reside in your cells called mast cells. When they are released they bind to your tissues and trigger inflammation, thereby causing all the symptoms you associate with allergies (itchy...July 2018
easy and delicious
I love these crackers! Personally, I make a batch pretty much each week; to satisfy my salty-crunchy cravings.
Professionally, I find myself sharing this recipe at least once each day. I am recommending them as a healthy alternative to:
- conventional...April 2018
let's simplify things
“What should I eat? Paleo? Keto? Gluten-free? What about lectins; they’re bad, right?" These are questions I get asked on a regular basis.
It's great that people are now paying more attention to what they eat, however the pendulum seems to have swung from not...April 2018
This winter I recorded 7 days of what I ate.
This is a random week. Another week may have contained other favourite go-to dishes like Lentil Dal, Roasted Beets (hold the honey), Veggie Frittata and Chickpea & Veggie Tagine. More recently, I have also...April 2018
Worried about losing your memory as you age? Already feeling the effects? It need not be a one-way street.
Several risk factors have been identified and associated with age related memory loss, which include social isolation, lack of exercise, molecular...January 2018
With statistics like '2nd most common cause of cancer deaths among women aged 40-79'1, it's no wonder breast cancer (BC) is on the minds of many Canadian women. This can become a big source of anxiety, especially for women with loved ones who have been down the road of diagnosis and trea...October 2017
Your kitchen is full of natural dyes. Common food items such as red cabbage, onion skins, and coffee can be used to transform plain white eggs into colourful Easter gems. Kids will especially love discovering all the different colours they can create—let them...April 2017
Diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases in Canada with more than 60,000 new cases every year. For people living with this diagnosis, 90% of them have Type 2, which means their pancreases aren't producing enough insulin or their cells aren't using...October 2016
It may not be what you think
Heartburn is commonly thought be a symptom of too much stomach acid, however this can often be inaccurate or only a small piece of the picture.
The symptoms of heartburn can include a burning sensation behind your sternum (breast bone), a persistent cough,...July 2016