The Health Benefits of Fermented Foods

Kimchi.  Miso.  Kefir.  Sauerkraut.  Olives.  Fermented veg.  Cured sausages.  Sourdough Bread.  Artisan cheeses.... This sounds like the perfect charcuterie!  Pair it with a kombucha cocktail or fermented beer, and who's to lose with this happy hour made in digestive heaven?! Fermentation: an Ancient Tradition turned Hip & Healthful Fermented foods have taken on a massive [...]

By |2020-07-04T16:39:36+00:00July 4th, 2020|Immune Support, Medicine Kitchen|0 Comments

Sunscreen or Sunburn- Which is Worse?

Summer is rolling in quickly and the weather forecast is calling for hot and sunny weather.  The debate around chemical sunscreen is a conversation that comes up often at the clinic and we are here to put it to rest.   Sunscreen Studies and Findings When the FDA started considering the safety of the ingredients [...]

By |2020-06-24T15:52:00+00:00June 4th, 2020|Immune Support, Summer, Uncategorized|0 Comments

What IS Lymphatic Drainage Massage?

With Karen our Registered Massage Therapist returning to clinic next week, we wanted to showcase how a certain type of massage can contribute to your immune resilience! There is a lot of hype around lymphatic drainage massage, but what is it and how can it help you?  Follow along! But first, a message from Karen [...]

By |2020-05-28T21:50:11+00:00May 28th, 2020|Immune Support|0 Comments

Green Smoothies Even Your Kids Will Love!

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 [...]

By |2020-05-23T16:38:56+00:00May 22nd, 2020|Immune Support, Smoothies & Shakes|0 Comments

Why A Probiotic Won’t Work

Probiotics have become a hot topic in medicine in recent years.  The WHO defines probiotics as "live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host"2 There has been a huge surge of research done on these critters over the past several years, all seeking answers to their role in [...]

The Dirt on Soil

How Healthy Soil Can Ease The Quarantine Blues We all know that spending time outside has significant health benefits for our mental and physical health. Researchers associate spending time in the open air with substantial mood improvements.  Any garderner can attest that day spent in the dirt leaves them feeling great.  But why?  We know [...]

Detox and Covid-19: Tips for doing it safely

I am a huge fan of detox.  So much so in fact, that I do a detox on myself every season and have for years.  Why? Put very simply, we live in an increasingly toxic world. Of course, we have a built-in and robust internal machinery to deal with this burden --- our liver, digestive [...]

By |2020-05-05T15:38:05+00:00May 2nd, 2020|Detox, Immune Support, Weight Loss|0 Comments

Morning muffins so good they’re pure magic!

One of my favourite things to do in the morning before my house stirs, is bake muffins.  Their warm and comforting smell as it curls through the house is truly the best wake-up call.  It certainly was for me as a child. On Monday morning of this week, as I was meditatively muffin-making, my littlest [...]

Ginger Turmeric Tropical Sunshine Smoothie

Smoothie for Optimal Immune Function   Did you know that you can build your immunity simply with food?! Many ingredients carry immune supportive properties to help the body build it's battle armor against disease. This delightfully bright smoothie is refreshing, delicious, and the perfect way to start your day. I find smoothies a bit of [...]

Kombucha. Fermented Foods are Friends!

What really is Kombucha?! Fermented foods have gained much popularity in recent years, in large part, due to their healthy gut benefits!  Kombucha is a mildly fizzy and slightly sour drink, that has become sought after as an alternative to the processed carbonated drinks that are often high in sugar, artificial colours or sweeteners. Kombucha [...]