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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 filled my shopping basket with some of the healthiest food on earth before heading off to talk about nutrition with the wonderful people at Blue Mountain Manor Retirement Residence. If you couldn’t join us, here are the foods we chatted about, why they are so healthy and … 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

Spring Detox Extravaganza

Spring Detox Extravaganza

Happy Spring! Now that it’s officially here, the snow can melt and the sun can come out. Any time now… I’m so ready to whip out the pastels, smell flowers and walk my dog in above-zero temperatures. I’m also in DESPERATE need of a spring detox to help me get my health back on track. … Continue reading

Totally Stressed Out?

Totally Stressed Out?

Stress is responsible for the majority of visits to the doctor. Stress can be physical, environmental, mental-emotional, social and even spiritual. Naturopathic doctors like myself help people suffering from the ill effects of stress on a daily basis, including these common concerns: Abdominal weight gain Anxiety and depression Binge eating Difficult menstrual periods Digestive concerns … Continue reading