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Friday Fun Food Fact: Green Smoothies Even Your Kids Will Love!

By | May 26th, 2017|

Smoothies, and in particular green smoothies, are a fun and fantastically easy way to get a bucket of nutrients into yourself and your kids.  I’ll admit, the first time I heard about having a ‘green shake’, I absolutely balked at the idea: How could blending a salad be even remotely delicious?  And you think my kids are going to eat [...]

Friday Fun Food Fact: Foods for Liver Support

By | May 19th, 2017|

Spring is all about 'green' and all about 'clean', so we thought we'd do a little diddy on the liver, since it is both a 'green' organ (its' associated colour in traditional chinese medicine) as well as a major 'cleaning' organ of the body. Many people think only of their liver after a particularly 'social' friday night, when in reality, [...]

Detox ~ What is it all about?

By | May 12th, 2017|

Spring has arrived and with it everything fresh and clean. It’s the perfect time to invigorate our bodies and minds, clean the slate and start anew. Detoxification is the way we do this. It happens naturally and all of the time without our even thinking about it, so why is doing a cleanse all the rage at this time of [...]

Sleep: the weight loss secret nobody’s talking about!

By | April 30th, 2017|

You’ve likely heard it before and probably more than once, that a good night’s sleep is worth its weight in gold.  Well, surprisingly, it couldn’t be more true than when we’re looking at the relationship between sleep and weightloss. Many of us began the New Year, like every year(!), with iron-fast resolutions of diet change and regular exercise programs - [...]

Hit the holidays but skip the hangover: Expert how-to tips!

By | December 1st, 2016|

The holiday season is synonymous with ample opportunities to indulge in all things delicious. For many folks, this equates to dragging themselves to the curb on a cold January 1st morning (it’s no wonder we have New Year’s resolutions!).  However, there is a different way and it does not mean you have to sacrifice your fun!   As a bartender-turned-Naturopathic [...]

Fat Checker: an evidence based take on why we need to understand our fat cells better before we get rid of them

By | November 16th, 2016|

Obesity is a major health issue affecting huge numbers of Canadians, and it is a key factor in the development of numerous diseases, including Type 2 Diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and cancer (1, 2).  And unfortunately for many overweight people, the primary treatment recommendations are largely missing the mark (2). Let’s face it, if it were all about 'less calories [...]