Blueberry Bliss Bars

Blueberry Bliss Bars

Blueberry Bliss Bars I love this versatile recipe which I originally adapted from my dear friend Sarah B’s Raw Cashew Dreamcake 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 … 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

Food Sensitivity Testing

Food Sensitivity Testing

New and improved food sensitivity testing is now available! Further reading: Food Sensitivity Information for Patients  

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

Ready, Set, DETOX.

Ready, Set, DETOX.

After a long cold winter, suddenly the world outside is green and bursting with new life. Do you feel it? In a matter of days I noticed my energy shift from sluggish and introverted to bubbling with excitement. Sunshine is a wonderful thing for the soul! And spring is the perfect time to harness this … 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