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10 11, 2017

Friday Fun Food Fact: Cinnamon!

By | 2017-11-04T06:08:45+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

As Autumn marches towards Winter, cinnamon is cropping up everywhere. And rightly so, since it is an incredibly warming spice and a great choice as the weather turns colder!  But beyond it's warming effects, cinnamon has a ton of health benefits. First of all, cinnamon helps control blood sugar.  This makes it the perfect condiment [...]

27 10, 2017

Friday Fun Food Fact: Healthy Hallowe’en!

By | 2017-10-30T00:39:51+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Fall, Friday Fun Food Facts, Seasonal Articles|0 Comments

Happy Hallowe'en! Many people will begin celebrating this weekend with lots of indulgences - especially sugar and alcohol. Here are a few tips on how to enjoy this holiday in a healthy way without compromising your fun! Hallowe'en Trick #1: Don't skip meals When planning a big evening out, many folks tend to eat sparingly [...]

22 09, 2017

Friday Fun Food Facts: Fall Foods

By | 2017-11-04T05:26:13+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Fall, Friday Fun Food Facts, Immune Support, Seasonal Articles|0 Comments

There is no doubt that Fall has arrived here in Vancouver ~ crisp morning air, a fireshow of colour and on the rare side for Vancouver?  Clear blue skies!  As the temperatures drop, it's the perfect time to nourish our immune systems.  And what better way to do this than through our food?  Traditional Chinese [...]

8 09, 2017

Friday Fun Food Fact: Honey

By | 2017-11-04T05:28:22+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Fall, Friday Fun Food Facts, Immune Support|0 Comments

Honey.  So sweet.  So wild.  So delicious.  So healing!  Honey is made of 80% sugar, with water and minerals making up the rest.  Beyond its' obvious use as a sweetener, it makes an excellent preservative.  Being both antiseptic and antibacterial, it is also a superb ointment for wounds. During cold and flu season, a jar of [...]

25 08, 2017

Friday Fun Food Fact: Corn

By | 2017-10-30T06:12:02+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Friday Fun Food Facts, Summer|0 Comments

A late summer BBQ isn't complete without corn on the cob, and we're not the first culture to feel this way!   Corn has been a long time staple of Native American cultures, the Mayans, Incas and Aztecs.  Early varieties came in a rainbow of colours, featuring white, yellow, red and even black/purple kernels. Today, [...]

28 07, 2017

Friday Fun Food Fact: The Dirty Dozen & the Clean Fifteen

By | 2017-07-31T02:27:08+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Basic Treatment Guidelines, Friday Fun Food Facts, Summer|0 Comments

As a Naturopathic Doctor, I frequently get asked whether one needs to eat solely organic food.  This is a tough question to answer, because 'Yes, of course' eating cleaner food is always better!  But for many people, the price-point of organic food is a deal breaker.  And our financial wellness impacts our overall wellness. I get [...]

21 07, 2017

Friday Fun Food Fact: Berry Delicious!

By | 2017-07-31T02:23:49+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Friday Fun Food Facts, Summer|0 Comments

'Tis the season of glorious, deep coloured health gems in the form of our seasonal berries: blues, blacks, raspberries and strawberries! They add pizzazz to just about any meal and are packed full of fantastic health promoting benefits. And if that weren’t enough, they are incredibly low in calories ta-boot! Berry Heart Healthy When it [...]

15 07, 2017

Sunscreen You Can EAT!

By | 2017-07-31T03:25:27+00:00 July 15th, 2017|Immune Support, Summer, Uncategorized|0 Comments

With the sun sticking around a bit, it's pretty enticing to get out there and soak up those rays!  But with all the scares of skin cancer, how can you do it in a healthier way?  Is it possible to protect your skin from damage through the foods that you eat???  Can you EAT YOUR [...]

7 07, 2017

Healthy & it’s BBQ ~ these 2 DO go together!

By | 2017-07-31T03:36:10+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Friday Fun Food Facts, Medicine Kitchen, Summer|0 Comments

What is more synonymous with summer than BBQ?! Although delish, char-broiling and gas grilling causes documented health risks, primarily due to the formation of carcinogens known as heterocyclic amines, or HCA's for short.  So what can you do about this when clearly, summer and BBQ go together like beer and hockey?!  Check out the tips [...]

9 06, 2017

Friday Fun Food Fact: Lemons for Detox

By | 2017-07-31T02:53:00+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Friday Fun Food Facts|0 Comments

The theme right now is detox and cleansing, so let's talk lemons!  Sour but oh-so-refreshing, lemons are a wonderfully nutritious fruit. Rich in vitamin C, lemons are a great way to support the immune system.  Lemons are also high in calcium, magnesium and bioflavonoids which renders them exceptionally healthy for the heart.  Rich in antioxidants, lemons have been shown [...]