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January 21, 2017

Dr. Arjuna Veeravagu ND, RAc Often New Year’s resolutions focus on negative actions such as stopping a behaviour or eliminating a habit after the period of holiday excesses. In addition to discontinuing unhealthly habits, positive new changes should be emphasized at this time of the year. Below are several recommendations for new, healthy activities to […]

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Dr. Julie Moore, ND Epsom Salt baths have wonderfully beneficial properties that cleanse the mind and body. For many, the New Year signals a time to start fresh, get a gym membership or do a cleanse, but in the middle of a cold winter, finding the motivation may be the hardest part. A 10 minute […]

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Dr. Leah Hassall, ND There are normal changes in cognition, or the way we think and learn information, which occur as we age. These changes are different from the changes in cognition that occur due to disease states such as Alzheimer’s dementia, stroke, brain tumor, malnutrition or side effects of medications. Cognitive change as a […]

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Dr. Heidi Lescanec, ND Congee is a wonderfully soothing easy to digest dish with Eastern Medicine origins. It is essentially a very creamy medicinal porridge/soup. The ultimate warm and nourishing “get well” meal, also when doing an anti-inflammatory or cleansing diet. Congee acts as a tonic to a weakened or deficient system as it is […]

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December 20, 2016

Dr. Giselle Lefebvre, ND Most people overextend themselves during the holidays. The energy and stress of holiday shopping, combined with the overindulgence of food and drink, can have a negative impact on your body. Social commitments double, food intake increases, gifts and alcohol pushes your budget to the limit. All the excitement, excess sugar and […]

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Dr. Preet Khangura, ND Our health is something that should be maintained and kept as a priority all year long. However, the holiday season may be the most important time of the year to focus on the imbalances and deficiencies in our health. The excessiveness of the holidays can push our physiological processes beyond their […]

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Dr. Juliet Ghodsian, ND Optimal digestive function helps set the foundation for a healthy, balanced immune system all year round, but particularly during the winter months. Supplementation with probiotic organisms is a well-understood method of introducing and maintaining growth of desired bacterial strains. Similarly, the balance of microflora that live in our intestinal tract can […]

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Dr. Lisa Polinsky, ND Perfect for festive gatherings, potlucks or simply to enjoy during a season of indulgence. Kale is still the darling of ‘healthy greens’ and given its hearty texture lasts for leftovers if there are any! Salad: 1 large bunch green curly kale, chopped 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced 1/2 cup dried […]

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November 23, 2016

Elizabeth Stimson, ND This hearty chowder is great on a cold evening. You can use fish, or for a vegetarian version, use freshly cooked chickpeas instead. It is loaded with nutrients and some grand brain and thyroid supportive ones in particular (Fish or Chickpeas, coconut oil, kelp etc…). Serves 6 Ingredients: * 1 – 2 […]

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Dr. Samantha Gray, ND RAc Neurotransmitters are unique chemicals that facilitate the transmission of signals or messages throughout the body. Neurotransmitters are particularly active in the brain to influence and regulate a wide range of processes such as mental performance, emotions, pain response and energy levels. Neurotransmitters are the brain’s chemical messengers, facilitating communication among […]

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