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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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Snowdrops

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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chicken-soup-pic
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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wheat-grain
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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balancing-rocks
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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sick-girl
December 11, 2014

Written by Dr. Julie Moore, ND   A Herxheimer Reaction is a temporary worsening of symptoms following treatment for certain infections. Also know as a ‘Herx’ or a ‘Die-off’ reaction, it is caused by the release of endotoxins from bacteria that have been lysed by antibiotics or the immune system leading to additional inflammatory symptoms. […]

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x-mas-lights

Written by Dr. Heidi Lescanec, ND   Are you and your family smitten with home baked goods? There are numerous tasty ways to elevate the nutritional content of your baking. The winter/holiday season of festing followed by resolutions to have a healthier year ahead is the perfect time to get savvy to some of the tricks […]

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rooibos

Written by Dr. Heidi Lescanec, ND   These are incredibly crispy, tasty Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy Free Egg Free (Vegan) crackers. Perfect for an afternoon snack or appetizer – a great vehicle for spreading on humus, bean dip, nut butter or any savoury dip for a protein packed afternoon snack. The nuts, seeds and coconut oil are […]

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Chilliwack_Lake_-_Winter
November 24, 2014

Fall is a time of great change. Nature is preparing herself for a long hibernation before the next growing season. This is a time for the soil and plant life to rest and replenish themselves. Fall is also a time of transition for us. Back to school, back to the daily routines of work-life balance. […]

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Poise

Common Patterns of Hypothyroidism, Dr. Kristin Schnurr, ND, www.drkristinschnurr.com Thyroid hypofunction is not a diagnosis in itself, it typically falls into one of six patterns.  Determining which pattern is present is dependent on clinical symptoms as well as laboratory results.  And, to further confound things, more than one pattern may exist simultaneously.   As many […]

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Sage Clinic welcomes baby Oscar Wiley, born 3 months early to Dr. Miranda Wiley by emergency C-section.  He was only 2 lbs at birth but after more than 15 weeks in the NICU he finally arrived at home in November at nearly 7.5 lbs! Dr. Wiley unexpectedly became a strong advocate for premature children and the families they […]

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Poise

Thyroid disorders are prevalent in our culture, and are unfortunately often poorly managed within the conventional system.   I find myself explaining thyroid function and assessment on a daily basis.  It is a complex topic and a lot to cover thoroughly during a consultation. I am hopeful this article will serve as a reference for […]

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Bake_these_(pumpkins_in_Toronto)
November 22, 2014

Ingredients: 1 small onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, chopped 2 cups homemade organic chicken broth 15 oz of homemade pumpkin puree 1 can of coconut milk (13.5 oz) 4 tbsp organic butter or coconut oil 1/2 tsp allspice 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp cinnamon Salt and pepper, as desired Directions: Slice pumpkin in half and […]

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November 17, 2014

Dr. Deirdre O’Neill, ND Exposure to toxins is part of life. How our body handles these toxins is the other side of the equation. If our body is in balance, we are able to process the toxins efficiently and completely through our detoxification organs, the liver and kidneys. As exposures creep up or our ability […]

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Dr. Deirdre O’Neill, ND I have reaped the rewards of many days of sunshine in my garden this year. Kale is a favourite around here, from kale chips to sautee to fresh salads. Here is a raw recipe that is delicious and nutritious. Kale boasts the benefit of being rich in antioxidants and calcium and […]

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Dr. Heidi Lescanec, ND We are all fairly aware of the how environmental toxins contribute to climate change and the disruption of the delicate ecosystems on our planet. We may be less familiar with the fact that these same chemicals in our environment (air, water and food) and common household products can mimic our body’s […]

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Dr. Miranda Wiley, ND Autumn is a time of transition: back to school, a return to routine, and a more inward focus than the free and expansive summer. Crops are harvested and leaves fall from trees as plants return to the earth for the winter. The weather shifts encouraging layers of warmer clothes to protect […]

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Dr. Brandon Spletzer, ND Everyone knows what pain feels like, but for each of us, the experience is different. While there are various treatment options for acute pain, treatment for chronic pain is much more complex and often requires a multifaceted approach. Conventional methods for managing acute pain include the RICE principle (Rest, Ice, Compress […]

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August 18, 2014

Dr. Natalie MacIsaac, ND Although we have all heard of PMS we still have a limited understanding of the complexity of hormonal interactions that create the long list of symptoms that women can experience each month – some with more drama than others. The signs can be mild to severe – from weight gain and […]

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