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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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June 14, 2016

Dr. Natalie MacIsaac, ND Our skin has many jobs, but what may come as a shock: elimination isn’t one of them. Many people think of sweating as a way to ‘detox’ or get rid of waste, but sweating mostly just expels water from our bodies in order to cool us off. Therefore, the best route […]

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Dr. Giselle Lefebvre, ND Summer is the time to be outside, maximize your Vitamin D absorption and enjoy the sunshine. Increased playtime, sunscreen and higher temperatures all can lead to increased toxins in your system, as well as possible sun damage and dehydration. To keep your skin’s youthful glow and lessen the appearance of wrinkles, […]

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May 16, 2016

Dr. Jeannie Achuff, ND This refreshing salad is a great salad for supporting the liver, which, in Chinese Medicine is associated with the season of spring. The liver is also associated with the taste of bitter. When we eat bitter foods, we stimulate the digestive process, which includes increasing the flow of bile, which is […]

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Dr. Lisa Polinsky, ND Spring is a season of new growth, increasing daylight, enhanced levels of activity and as such is the perfect time to consider embracing a personalized cleanse program. Traditionally, twice a year cleansing in spring and fall is encouraged to assist your body in optimizing function. The normal systems of elimination in […]

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