Tagged with Nutrition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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