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August 8, 2016

Dr. Julia Christensen, ND There are still a few strawberries sprouting up in my garden and I thought this beautiful recipe would be a great way to use them up for a quick and easy breakfast . This recipe is written by Sarah Britton who writes one of my favorite food blogs so definitely check […]

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Dr. Giselle Lefebvre, ND One of my favourite berries in my herbal arsenal is Schizandra, which I first discovered as a student. Its Chinese name, Wu Wei Zi, translates to five-flavoured fruit and it’s an accurate description. Chewing the berries releases all five flavours at once – sour, bitter, sweet, spicy and salty – to […]

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Dr. Juliet Ghodsian, ND Your Endocrine system consists of a collection of glands that produce hormones to regulate metabolism, growth and development, sexual function, reproduction, sleep cycle, and mood balance, among other things. Disruptions in production of hormones or dysregulation in the relationship between individual hormones or endocrine glands themselves, can result in health problems […]

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Dr. Jeannie Achuff, ND When a medical professional says she or he specializes in “women’s health,” we naturally think of a certain set of biological parts. While it is true that those of us with this focus do spend a lot of time supporting the organs of the pelvis, and also healthy breast tissue, I […]

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July 14, 2016

With the start of summer in full swing, the local strawberries are at their best — deep red throughout and bursting with flavour.  Since they are naturally so sweet, it’s nice to pair them with other fruits and vegetables that are traditionally more on the bitter side.   Strawberries are known to be anti inflammatory, while […]

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July 13, 2016

Dr. Julie Moore, ND Burdock is the main ingredient in my Skin formula tincture. I have often contemplated renaming my Skin formula to ‘Blood Cleansing, Liver Detoxing, Kidney Draining, Anti-inflammatory and Anti-oxidant Formula’ but Skin formula has a nicer ring to it, and its cosmetic benefit is unparalleled. Most famously known as a blood cleanser (alterative), […]

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Dr. Miranda Wiley, ND After the human genome was successfully mapped in the 1990s the follow through to unlocking the secrets of health has focused on looking at alterations in individuals at the level of specific genes. The language of genes is in the genetic code of our DNA, and if there is change in […]

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Dr. Dorian Holmes, ND Skin is a status symbol in many respects; it is one of the first visible areas to show signs of age. That moment when a person first notices their skin has gone awry with a crinkle, wrinkle, sag, or “Revenge of the [Teenage Acne]” at the turn of 40 years is […]

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June 15, 2016

Dr. Heidi Lescanec, ND This makes a wonderful dip or spread for crackers, crudités, sandwiches or wraps. For pesto, I use kale all year long, but especially in the winter when fresh basil is not so plentiful. In the spring you might also try harvesting stinging nettles if you are fortunate enough to find a […]

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Dr. Julia Christensen ND Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin available in some foods like egg yolk and mackerel, although the majority of our levels are synthesized by the skin through exposure to ultraviolet light. Vitamin D is critical for a variety of functions in the body and is very important for bone, hormonal, and […]

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