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August 18, 2015

Dr. Arjuna Veeravagu, ND, RAc The SPhENo-Cardiograph Local Vancouver medical device company Heart Force Medical has recently received approval from Health Canada for their SPhENo-Cardiograph device. This machine offers a groundbreaking, fast, affordable ($80) and accurate method of assessing heart health. Sage Clinic now has a SPhENo-Cardiograph device available for patients in both our Vancouver […]

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August 11, 2015

Dr. Natalie MacIsaac, ND You wouldn’t typically think of a nice juicy steak as part of a heart healthy meal, this month’s recipe was chosen to highlight the major difference between grain fed and grass fed meat. Meat from grass-fed animals  is full of healthy nutrients such as fat-soluble vitamin A, K2, and essential fats […]

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Dr. Julie Moore, ND Hawthorn – Crataegus oxyacantha Hawthorn may be the best tonic for the heart and circulation and has been used safely for centuries. The leaves, flowers and delicious berries are used to open up the arteries and increase blood supply to all tissues of the body. By improving circulation, even in aging arteries, […]

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Dr. Samantha Gray, ND, RAc The face of heart disease has changed. Once considered “a man’s disease,” the number of deaths from heart disease and stroke are now virtually the same for men and women in Canada. Heart disease and stroke is a leading cause of death for women in Canada as opposed to breast cancer […]

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July 15, 2015

From the “Oh She Glows” website. Yield: 6-8 servings Berries: 1.5 containers strawberries (about 22 ounces) 2 small containers blueberries (6 ounces each) 1 small container raspberries 1 Tablespoon maple syrup (use agave, if you want it raw) Topping: 1 cup raw walnuts 1 cup raw pecans 1/4 cup uncooked rolled oats 2 Tablespoon maple […]

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Hand holding a stone heart on the beach. Symbol of life.
July 13, 2015

Make them a home cooked meal with lots of colourful veggies and quality protein. Premade foods that freeze well are best. Remind them to sleep. Exhaustion doesn’t help their baby. Take them for gentle walks in nature and listen to their concerns. Take the siblings out for a day. A new baby is the biggest […]

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Bean sprout

Dr. Miranda Wiley, ND Life is a funny thing. With or without warning it can change so suddenly, scarily, and profoundly that it can be unrecognizable from the world that you once knew. And yet, when you scratch at the surface and share your experiences with others it can be astounding to find how widespread […]

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Dr. Lisa Polinsky Majestic trees and other members of the plant kingdom are considered to be ‘the lungs of the earth’. They utilize the energy from sunlight to convert carbon dioxide into the precious oxygen we breathe in a process called photosynthesis.  In essence, trees ‘breathe’ in carbon dioxide and ‘breathe’ out oxygen. In humans […]

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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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