Naturopathic Gingerbread Cookies

Naturopathic Gingerbread Cookies

Naturopathic Gingerbread Cookies Yield: 18-24 cookies depending on size Ingredients: 2 cups almond flour 1/2 cup rice flour 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp sea salt 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 1/2 cup coconut sugar 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted 2 Tbsp blackstrap molasses 1 organic, free range … Continue reading

Why I loved 2018

Why I loved 2018

What an exciting and enriching year 2018 has been! I’m bursting with gratitude for the abundance and adventures I’ve experienced, both personally and professionally. In addition to travelling, skiing, SUPing, lifting weights, cuddling kittens, slaying dragons, planting a garden, getting married 🙂 and then travelling some more, my practice turned 10 years old and enjoyed … Continue reading

Blueberry Bliss Bars

Blueberry Bliss Bars

Blueberry Bliss Bars I love this versatile recipe which I adapted from an original recipe at mynewroots.org. The nut and date base and silky cashew filling is ultra satisfying – like the best cheesecake ever – without all the dairy, wheat and refined sugar. Being nutrient dense and an excellent source of protein and healthy fats … Continue reading

Loco Mojito Smoothie

Loco Mojito Smoothie

Hola! It’s me again. I have another recipe for you. I’ve been neglecting this blogging thing for a while but suddenly have a renewed sense of excitement to create and share. Let’s see where this goes? Perhaps it’s because my recent vacation was ultra soul soothing. I don’t know if it was playing in the waves for … Continue reading

Omega Colada Smoothie

Omega Colada Smoothie

Do you like piña coladas? This time of year there’s nothing like a vacation to help you hit the reset button. Time away to decompress has got to be my favourite form of self care! Months of stress washed away with a few dips in the ocean, and maybe a few fruity cocktails.. If you can’t … Continue reading

Hormonal Health Self Assessment

Hormonal Health Self Assessment

Hormonal imbalance is the most common cause of the health concerns I see in naturopathic practice: Fatigue. Weight gain. Menopause. Infertility. Sexual dysfunction. Anxiety. Insomnia. Hypothyroidism. Adrenal fatigue. Fibroids. Acne. PMS. Crazy bad periods… You name it! Hormones, or more accurately a hormonal imbalance, almost always plays a key role. Conventional medicine can sometimes fall short of correcting these … Continue reading

Eat Chocolate!

Eat Chocolate!

Did you know that chocolate contains more antioxidants than any other food, blowing blueberries, green tea and red wine out of the water?! The antioxidant compounds found in chocolate decrease platelet aggregation, making your blood less sticky.. like Aspirin, only weaker. Chocolate’s antioxidants also decrease LDL (“bad”) cholesterol oxidation and this is really important because … Continue reading

Hello, Sunshine!

Hello, Sunshine!

Summer is officially here! It’s time to (responsibly) soak up the sun and have as much fun as possible in the great outdoors. Not just because there is so much fun to be had, but because you’re probably deficient in Vitamin D and that’s a big problem! Almost as big of a problem as being deficient … Continue reading

Pour yourself some pink.

Pour yourself some pink.

A good friend of mine recently shared some excellent advice about dealing with stress. Even though I help my clients cope with anxiety and depression every day, I didn’t realize that I wasn’t helping myself when I needed it most. I was feeling completely overwhelmed. Stressed. Anxious. Tense. Angry. Sad. Negative. I was facing a growing … Continue reading

Sunny with a chance of strawberries

Sunny with a chance of strawberries

Hello, Sunshine! It finally feels safe to move that down parka into storage and dust off my sandals. The sun is shining, birds are singing, and new life is budding, blossoming and greening up all around us. Three cheers for Spring!!! This winter was no joke. Since some time in late 2013 I’ve found it … Continue reading