Tagged with Nutrition

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

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

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’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

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

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