Super Fly Pumpkin Pie

Super Fly Pumpkin Pie

It’s Thanksgiving. Let’s eat! I love a good Thanksgiving-induced turkey coma followed by a big piece of pumpkin pie. With lots of whipped cream. This year I’m shaking things up with a wholesome version of this celebrated dessert. Here are the ingredients you won’t find in Super Fly Pumpkin Pie: Sugar – It suppresses the … Continue reading

Chai this!

Chai this!

Fall is in the air and thank goodness. Summertime is blissful, don’t get me wrong, but it can get overwhelming after a while. Too many plans and not enough sunsets to fit in all that awesomeness! When the temperature drops and the leaves begin to change colour, I breathe a sigh of relief. It’s time … Continue reading

Top 10 toxins to avoid

Top 10 toxins to avoid

1. Mercury found in large fish like tuna. It’s toxic to the nervous system and thyroid gland. 2. Pesticides like organophosphates, chlordanes and DDT from non-organic and/or imported produce. They are linked to cancer and neurological conditions. 3. Pesticide and antibiotic residues in conventionally raised beef, dairy products and farmed fish like Atlantic salmon and catfish. 4. Persistent … Continue reading

Healthiest food on earth

Healthiest food on earth

Happy Earth Day, folks! To celebrate the day I’ve rounded up some of the healthiest food on earth: Kale (+ broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, etc) Why: Brassica veggies prevent many forms of cancer and help to promote optimal liver function. Additionally, Kale is rich in vitamin K which prevents osteoporosis. How: Baby kale in salads is so … Continue reading

Kelp can help.

Kelp can help.

Sea vegetables are an integral part of a healthy diet. When I encourage my patients to eat seaweed, they sometimes look at me like I have two heads and say things like “that slimy weird stuff?” Yes, that slimy weird stuff! Except it’s not slimy. And weird is sometimes a good thing. Trust me – sea … Continue reading

Hooray for Healthy Eggnog!

Hooray for Healthy Eggnog!

Mmmm eggnog… So good, but so bad for the arteries and waistline since it’s packed with loads of unhealthy fat, cholesterol and sugar. At 380 calories per serving – even if you skip mixing it with rum – my all-time favourite holiday beverage is a little too naughty even though it tastes nice. But finally, my … Continue reading

Ho Ho Hold the Gluten!

Ho Ho Hold the Gluten!

If you’re living with bothersome food sensitivities, wheat or dairy allergies, Celiac disease or diabetes, the quickly approaching holiday season may have you feeling anything but merry. There’s no time like the holidays to make you feel left out and unsatisfied if you need to follow a restricted diet… But we’re here to help, friends! Join us at The Naturopathic … Continue reading

Why see a Naturopathic Doctor?

Why see a Naturopathic Doctor?

Allergies, anxiety, depression, diabetes, fatigue, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, infertility, menopause, PMS, stress, weight loss… These common health concerns respond well to naturopathic treatment options. Rather than mask disease symptoms with pharmaceuticals, naturopathic therapies target the root cause of your symptoms to restore balance and optimal function. Your body has the innate ability to … Continue reading

7 tips for cold & flu prevention

7 tips for cold & flu prevention

It‘s officially fall. While I’m way excited to break out the cozy wool sweaters and trade sandals for fabulous boots, I’m not excited about my suddenly sore throat and runny nose… Ick! I’m sick. The body has a mean way of reminding us when we haven’t been good to ourselves. I’ll admit it: lack of … Continue reading

Treat the root cause of weight gain.

Treat the root cause of weight gain.

Many factors aside from eating too much contribute to unwanted weight gain, including food allergies or sensitivities, inflammation, hormones, emotions, stress and toxins. Since obesity is a major risk factor for cancer, heart disease and diabetes, getting to the root cause of your struggle is a top priority to help you feel better and prevent illness in the future. Here are … Continue reading