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June 17, 2015

Dr. Arjuna Veeravagu, ND Patients with skin conditions are extremely common, making up 15 – 20% of cases in general medical practice. The most common skin conditions include acne, eczema, hives, and psoriasis. Although there are many naturopathic options for treating specific skin conditions, even people without skin concerns can benefit from preventive methods to […]

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June 16, 2015

This delightfully refreshing salad is perfect for summer luncheons on the patio with friends and family. The flavour combinations in this dish are sure to delight. Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 5-ounce package baby arugula 8 cups 3/4-inch cubes seedless watermelon 1 7-ounce package feta cheese, crumbled 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar glaze Preparation: Arrange arugula over large […]

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Dr. Juliet Ghodsian, ND The lowdown on SUN SAFETY AND VITAMIN D It’s almost here!  What we’ve spent the long fall, winter and sometimes spring months dreaming about.  Cloudless skies and beautiful sunshine. Every day, all day, as often as we can get it!  The more the better, right?  Not so much. In the face […]

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May 20, 2015

Adapted from Raw Food Made Easy by Jennifer Cornbleet Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: None Ingredients: For the Veggie Rice Wraps Rice Paper 1 Avocado, sliced lengthwise 3 Carrots, grated 1 cup Red Cabbage, chopped 1 Red bell pepper, sliced lengthwise 1/2 Cucumber, sliced into long strips 1 cup Baby spinach Large handful of […]

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sunshine coffee

Dr. Kristin Schnurr, ND I truly appreciate a perfectly brewed, artfully crafted organic espresso – these days this happens about once every couple of months. I love the taste of coffee and the relaxing ritual of lingering over a matcha hemp milk latte while engrossed in thought-provoking conversation or some interesting reading material. I can […]

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Dr. Preet Khangura, ND Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, or SIBO, might not be a term that you have read or heard about. This is unfortunate because extensive research has shown that 70 – 80% of people who have been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), test positive for SIBO. Before explaining why this is a […]

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April 23, 2015

Beginning in May, I will be available at Sage Clinic on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and at Little Bird Farm on Mondays and Tuesdays. I am excited to welcome my colleague, Dr. Julia Christensen, ND who will be joining Sage Clinic as an associate who I will be mentoring, beginning in May. We have been working […]

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April 22, 2015

These little protein balls provide a welcome energy boost whether during the day while at work, as a snack food for your child’s lunchbox or when the whole family is out for a hike or a bike ride.  Easy to make and delicious! 1 cup raw cashews (pre soaked) 1-1.5 cups medjool dates – remove […]

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Dr. Brandon Spletzer, ND It’s that time of year again. The time when grass starts growing, trees begin to blossom and days are getting noticeably longer. Unfortunately for many people, this time of year brings back the dreaded allergy season. Red and itchy eyes, runny nose, congestion, sneezing, difficulty breathing and misery. For most, avoiding […]

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April 21, 2015

Dr. Arjuna Veeravagu ND RAc Although most people have experienced feeling unwell during times of elevated stress, few are aware of the underlying connection between these experiences. Increased stress stimulates our adrenal glands to produce higher levels of the hormones cortisol, DHEA and adrenaline. After a stressful situation has resolved, these hormones should soon return […]

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March 16, 2015

Dr. Lisa Polinsky, ND My kids love this easy, tasty treat that is a great lunchkit snack option when nuts are a ‘no-no’ at school. I served this at a holiday gathering and I was amazed at how quickly they were gobbled up based on so few, and such simple ingredients. Sunflower seeds are high […]

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March 12, 2015

Dr. Lisa Polinsky, ND Vitamin D plays an important role in immune function, energy levels, mineral absorption and in prevention for conditions like heart disease, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis and autoimmune conditions. Knowing your levels is important for determining your optimal dose. We commonly hear the phrase “we know everyone is low so just take it…you […]

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Quality Chose grass-fed bones.  Bones from animals fed grains have been shown to have higher contents of lead. Although the level is less that what is considered dangerous for consumption, it is still significantly higher that what is in grass-fed animal bones. Grass-fed animals also score significantly higher as a source of healthy fats and […]

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Dr. Natalie MacIsaac, ND There’s something to be said about the knowledge behind certain old wives’ tales, like eating a steamy bowl of chicken noodle soup when you’re sick being a good thing. That’s because besides being delicious, a healthy bone broth will actually benefit you from head to toe. And even though brothing has […]

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February 19, 2015

Masala means “spice mixture” and chai means “tea with milk”, so what most of us call Chai is really a Masala Chai drink. There are many pre-made options from tea bag, to loose teas, to syrups, but there is nothing quite as warming or delicious as making your own blend. There is lots of room […]

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Dr. Miranda Wiley, ND Or so the saying goes. There are many people, particularly women, who experience almost chronically cold hands and feet and not just in winter but all year long. It’s annoying for the person feeling the chill, as well as for their partners and friends to whom they will often turn for […]

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Pyramid of the small pebbles

Dr. Samantha Gray, ND RAc  In Classical Chinese Medicine there is a saying “the Kidneys nourish the Heart”. This theory can be associated with a lit candle: the Kidney essence or Jing is like the wax of the candle and the Heart energy or Shen is like the flame.  Without the wax there is no […]

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January 15, 2015

This is a great soup to make during cold and flu season. Feel free to add any vegetables you prefer. Diced yams or winter squash are an excellent addition, so are finely chopped hot peppers. You can also replace the napa cabbage with either green or savoy cabbage. Tip: Use 16 cups of water for […]

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January 13, 2015

How Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity Can Harm Your Nervous System Dr. Arjuna Veeravagu, ND RAc Celiac disease is an inherited autoimmune disease that affects the digestive process of the small intestine in around 1% of the population.  When a person who has celiac consumes gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye, the individual’s […]

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January 8, 2015

Dr Deirdre O’Neill, ND Hormones are all about balance. Their role is as messenger to turn on or off a cell’s activity. When it comes to progesterone, its effects are far reaching. Progesterone can affect a woman on physical, behavioural and emotional levels. Progesterone is produced in the ovaries and the adrenal glands. Its release […]

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