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June 9, 2014

Summer Chickpea Salad

This versatile salad can be made just the way you like it.  Start with the foundation and then change spices and herbs for a unique flavour every time.  Add different vegetables and/or meats to change the nutritional profile. A great summer salad for on the patio or for taking on the road to the beach. 1-3 […]

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May 15, 2014

Stinging Nettle Pesto

  Dr. Kristin Schnurr, ND We know Spring has arrived, when the nettles come up out of the rich, moist soil.  Nettles are mineral rich, containing high amounts of calcium, magnesium and iron.  They are also an excellent source of Vitamin C, A and D.  They are best harvested before they flower and they are […]

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Alchemical Transformation

Dr. Kristin Schnurr, ND As some of you know, I recently began a yearlong mentorship in Alchemical Acupuncture and thought I would use this space to share more information about a course I feel really excited about. Alchemical acupuncture is about restoring spirit to our everyday lives.  The premise being that supporting people in uncovering […]

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Is Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth Causing Your IBS Symptoms?

Dr. Miranda Wiley, ND Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth, or SIBO, is considered to be a leading factor in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).  IBS affects ~15% of the population in North America making it the most common digestive diagnosis; it is characterized by variations in stool, bloating, and abdominal pain.  Friendly flora are absolutely essential for […]

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April 10, 2014

Dried Plum, Apricot and Coconut Breakfast Bars

From a new cookbook called:  The Nourished Kitchen by Jennifer McGruther Also see: Try these super easy, delicious real food snack bars made with coconut flakes, coconut oil and coconut nectar.  Faintly sweet, dried plum, apricot and coconut bars make for a great snack or a breakfast on the go. Lightly sweetened with coconut nectar, […]

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April 9, 2014

The Acute and Chronic Nature of Insomnia

Dr. Samantha Gray, ND, RAc “I can’t sleep at night.  The insomnia is becoming so stressful.   Is there anything you recommend?” I am often asked this question and before I can give any answers, the questions start forming in my head: Do you have a difficult time falling asleep or is it hard to stay […]

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Nutrition Tips for the Treatment of ADHD

Nutrition Avoid List for ADHD: Artificial food colourings – especially yellow #5, yellow #6, yellow #10, red #40 Sodium benzoate – a preservative found in many pre-packaged foods Low nutrient, highly processed foods – such as most of the pre-packaged foods marketed towards children Food sensitivities – which can easily be tested for by your […]

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A Naturopathic Approach to ADHD

Dr. Preet Khangura, ND  Over the last couple of decades, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, has become one of the most prevalent chronic health conditions affecting children and adolescents.  What has caused this significant increase ADHD?  Based on the most recent research, it has come down to two things – dietary excess and deficiency. […]

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March 11, 2014

Supplement Quality Matters

Dr. Natalie MacIsaac, ND “Herbal supplements not what they seem!” “Fish oil does more harm than good!” These headlines and have recently run in leading international and local newspapers where the issues with the quality and labeling of supplements have been getting an inordinate amount of press.  Recent studies have highlighted that up to 70 percent […]

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Chia Seed Pudding

For a healthy dessert option try this delicious pudding.  Chia is packed with fibre, protein and antioxidants and makes a filling and yummy breakfast or snack option. You can change the nuts to any options – hazelnuts, or roasted walnuts would be great and any type of fruit or berry combo would work well, as would […]

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