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The Men’s Health Mystery: A Pandemic Before the Pandemic

Long before the masks, the sanitizers, and the safety protocols, naturopathic doctors (and healthcare workers in general) have faced an entirely different medical phenomenon – a dismally low ratio of male to female patients. In fact, research has shown that more than 40% of men do not consult their medical professionals unless the situation is[...]

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Mental Health Awareness Month

As a mental health clinician, mental health awareness month is near and dear to my heart and yet when thinking about writing a blog post on this topic my mind has gone over so many different possibilities. How possibly can one blog post sum up all of the things I want to say and share[...]

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One Pan Chicken, Golden Cauliflower & Carrot Fries

This month, we are sharing a gut-friendly grain-free recipe which provides anti-inflammatory omega-3 fats and turmeric, lean protein and valuable phytonutrients. It is also a great meal prepping recipe. After cooking, divide it into single serving containers and refrigerate for grab-n-go meals. Ingredients for 2 servings: 2 Carrot (medium) 1/2 head Cauliflower 3 tbsps Extra[...]

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Your GUT Microbiome

  Your gut microbiome consists of trillions of microorganisms that lie in the gastrointestinal tract. This includes thousands of species of bacteria, archaea, fungi and viruses. Together, these microorganisms weigh as much as 2-5 pounds and have a profound impact on your health. The microorganisms in your gut play a variety of roles, some of[...]

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Energy Date Balls Recipe

  Need something quick and easy to snack on when at home or when you are on the go? Try these delicious date balls. They are a great snack to have on hand when you are feeling hungry and need something healthy to sustain you. Double Chocolate Mint Energy Balls INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings): 1/2[...]

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Nutrition – Eating for your Body’s Needs

  What is the single most important thing you can do to improve your energy and mental functioning, reduce pain and inflammation, reduce your risk for chronic disease and age gracefully? Improving your nutrition! Eating a healthy diet continues to be a challenge for many individuals because there are so many factors at play. The ability to break[...]

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What is IV Therapy

IV Therapy Q & A   What is IV therapy? IV, or intravenous therapy is putting a solution directly into your blood, in this case vitamins and minerals. Who should take vitamins and minerals IV? The answer is simple: anyone. IV vitamins and minerals give your cells a boost to start working better instantly. People[...]

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Thai Cauliflower & Sweet Potato Curry

  Sweet potatoes are very versatile! You can add them to soups or casseroles. They can be spiralized and used instead of pasta, baked whole and stuffed with various fillings, sliced lengthwise and toasted, or steamed and then added to smoothies. For inspiration, here is a nutrient-rich recipe for you to try. This delicious grain-[...]

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March is Nutrition Month

  Finally, the month when we welcome spring, at least in the calendar, is here! With it we start planning to do spring cleaning in the house and perhaps a cleanse for our body too. March is also nutrition month, reminding us to reassess our food choices and eating habits. Healthy eating should not be[...]

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Showing Ourselves Love By Identifying and Meeting Our Needs

Showing Ourselves Love By Identifying and Meeting Our Needs Jessica del Rosso, MSW, RSW www.alongsidetrauma.ca Many of us, especially if we come from a difficult childhood, do not learn or know how to communicate our needs effectively. We react to our feelings, but not to the underlying and core need leading to the emotion in the first[...]

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