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Category Archives: Lifestyle tips

Building a Healthy Foundation Before Conception

“I am planning to have a family in the future.  Is it too early to start preparing now?” It’s never too early to build a healthy foundation for future conception.  When a woman finds out she is pregnant, they are often 4 weeks along, and they have missed the most critical time for embryo development.  […]

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Common conditions that Naturopathic Doctors treat

Your naturopathic doctor focuses on hormone balancing, stress reduction, optimizing nutrient absorption, and detoxification, with a special interest in fertility, pregnancy, and pediatric care.  Here are a list of some concerns that she successfully treats. Women’s Health – Endometriosis – PCOS – Menstrual cycle irregularities – Ovulation Men’s Health – Sperm health and quality – Low […]

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Recipe: Oatmeal-To-Go

I modified this recipe from The Wholesome Dish to make it Whole Life Challenge compliant.  I substituted brown sugar for organic coconut sugar and skim milk for almond milk and made sure the canola oil was organic (it is highly GMO).  What I like the best, is that you can eat them plain, or customize […]

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What’s in season close to home?

Fall marks the end of summer fruit, but the flavours of the season can be just as sweet and savoury if you now what is best at this time of the year. Head out to your local farmers market to discover fall flavours that come with the changing of the leaves. Here are links to […]

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Acupuncture can help take your worries away…

Did you know that acupuncture is a useful tool for stress management?  An acupuncturist can select specific acupuncture points to instill calmness, improve sleep and energy.  They will perform an intake, and individualize a treatment plan for you.  A series of 6-10 half hour sessions follows weekly, then every 2-4 weeks.  Many people enjoy monthly […]

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Drink 2 cups of green tea, and call me in the morning

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. — Hippocrates, father of medicine, 431 B.C. Did you know that you can treat a range of ailments by consuming certain foods, or eliminating others?  It can be as intuitive as a bowl of chicken soup when you have a cold, or the avoidance of fatty […]

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Can One Diet Heal Most Disease? Yes!

Is it really possible that one diet can heal most disease?  And is it possible that you already know how to eat this way? What would you say if I told you there was one diet that can heal fatigue, arthritis, irritable bowel, constipation, reflux, chronic allergies, eczema, autoimmune disease, migraines, depression, diabetes, and that you can […]

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How to Test For Gluten Intolerance (Celiac Disease)

How To Test For Gluten Intolerance (Celiac Disease) Gluten is a protein at the heart of such grains as wheat, barley, rye, spelt, kamut and triticale.  You should be able to tolerate it just as you do any other protein in meat, milk, and fish.  But a subset of the population has celiac disease, an […]

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“Wheat Belly”: Can the Claims be True?

Wheat Belly – Can The Claims Be True? Wheat Belly is a bestselling book written by William Davis, an American cardiologist.  He claims, “Lose the wheat, lose the weight, and find your path back to health”.  Davis points an accusing finger at “modern-day wheat” that’s been “genetically altered to provide processed food manufacturers the greatest […]

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If you are restricting dairy, can you really get enough calcium?

If you are restricting dairy, can you really get enough calcium? Calcium Rich Foods Calcium is an essential mineral that is needed for bone mineralization (bones and teeth), muscle contraction (heart), nerve transmission, and blood clotting.  But are you getting enough? In a naturopathic practice, patients are frequently prescribed an elimination diet or a detox […]

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