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Friday Fun Food Fact: Corn

By |August 25th, 2017|

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, however, our choices are typically [...]

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

By |July 28th, 2017|

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 it: organic food is expensive. [...]

Friday Fun Food Fact: Berry Delicious!

By |July 21st, 2017|

'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 comes to heart healthy nutrients, [...]

Sunscreen You Can EAT!

By |July 15th, 2017|

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 SUNSCREEN???  Well, you can! And [...]

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

By |July 7th, 2017|

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 below for how to BBQ [...]

Friday Fun Food Fact: Lemons for Detox

By |June 9th, 2017|

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 to decrease inflammation and even [...]