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November 14, 2018

Dr. Alexia Harris, ND A healthy diet that is geared towards attaining an ideal body weight is one of the most important goals for reducing blood pressure. In particular, a whole foods diet rich in plant-based foods is essential for providing adequate fiber, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Specific foods that have been shown […]

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October 11, 2018

Dr. Arezou Babri, ND Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) most commonly include concussions, closed head injuries, or penetrating injuries. These injuries can result from anything between a simple blow to the head to a significant external trauma that can impact the normal function of the brain. A TBI can have long-term physical, cognitive, behavioural, and psychological […]

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Dr. Jocelyn Taitt, ND About 30% of the brain is composed of omega-3 fatty acids. When injured (such as in a concussion) the brain tends to swell, and connections between nerve cells (neurons) are often damaged, while other nerve cells die. But research1,2 out of the National Institute of Health in the United States found […]

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Dr. Erin Crossman, ND Citicoline (also known as cytidine diphosphocholine or CDP-choline) is an essential compound found in our bodies which has been shown useful in the treatment of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and other neurologic disorders. It is considered a nootropic. The term nootropic is less than 50 years old but is growing in […]

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October 10, 2018

Dr. Lisa Polinsky, ND  I love making waffles for the kids to ensure they have a great start on school days.  You can enhance waffles by topping them with goat or sheep yogurt, chopped nuts, warm berries or adding a scoop of protein powder to the batter to super-charge their nutrient content.  They are great […]

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September 14, 2018

Dr. Jocelyn Taitt, ND September tends to bring about changes in our daily routine as things gear up a notch at work or school. This is often accompanied by an increase in stress, which needs to be managed proactively in order to ensure that we have the energy and immune strength to endure the challenges […]

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Dr. Julia Christensen, ND As we enter September, the days are often still warm but we move towards the Earth energy and an increased sense of stability.  Summer brings with it a fire energy, one that is very much of “doing”, full of activity and growth.  The transition to September and fall can be a […]

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Dr. Leah Hassall, ND When hormones are in balance, they help the body to thrive. When out of balance, they significantly affect our quality of life. The degree of hormonal imbalance exists on a continuum: When one or more hormone is significantly out of physiological ranges, we can see serious disease. When one or more […]

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Dr. Samantha Gray, ND RAc Now that school is back in session so is the ritual of making daily lunches.  I admit, I enjoy the summer break from packing lunches.  There is a sort of peace in watching the kids wake naturally and slowly to savour their breakfast rather than having to rush in the […]

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August 9, 2018

Dr. Arezou Babri, ND Lavender is a wonderful nervous system tonic, making it greatly effective in anxiety. Enjoy this lemonade variation after a long summer day. Ingredients: 1 cup water 1 cup sugar (see note below) 1 tbsp dried lavender or 10 springs of fresh lavender 3 cups sparkling water 1 cup lemon juice freshly […]

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