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    Quinoa Chicken Soup

    Quinoa Chicken Soup With the cold weather upon us, our body craves warm cooked meals more often than in summer. Incorporating soups into your daily meal plan is a great way to sooth and nourish your body. By replacing pasta with gluten-free nutrient-rich quinoa, our first recipe serves as an example of how to refresh the taste of the common chicken soup. The variety of vegetables and herbs provide a great immune system support for keeping you strong during the cold and flu season. Ingredients: Serves 4 4 cups (1 L) chicken or vegetable stock 1/4 cup (60 mL) quinoa 1 cup (250 mL) diced cooked chicken breast 1/2 cup…

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    Total Woman Show Specials!

    Don’t miss out on these amazing show specials that will be available at the Total Woman Show on February 6 and 7th, 2016 at Bingeman’s! Mention this blog and get free tickets to the show by calling us! Naturopathic Services SAGE Starter Package only $299 (reg. $359). This includes: Naturopathic Initial Consultation Complete Intolerance Testing Live Blood Cell Analysis Our Sage Packages are $100 off! Come speak with Rahima Hirji, ND or Deanna Gallo, ND to learn about our collaborative packages. These include: Anti-aging (click here for more information) Healthy Hormones (click here for more information) S.E.S- Stress, Energy and Sleep Optimization (click here for more information) Weight Optimization (click here for more info)…

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    Top 5 Ways to Improve Your Health in 2016

    Set realistic expectations: Set some realistic expectations for yourself instead of setting yourself up for failure and disappointment. This refers to both your professional and personal life. You are only one person. Start the year off by better prioritizing your tasks and being kind to yourself if things do not get done as planned. Make sleep a priority: Seriously- get your 8 hours in! Sleep should not be considered a “waste of time”. It is essential for your health. Specifically your mood, your energy and your immune system depend on it! Keep in mind that the hours before 12am are where the best quality sleep can be attained. Sleeping-in does…

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    It’s Strawberry Season!

    Each year I look forward to the arrival of strawberry season, which for me marks the beginning of summer. I love this season not only because we as a family spend more time together visiting new places, fishing, camping or hiking, but also because it provides us with an abundance of delicious fruits and vegetables. Our farmer’s markets are loaded with fresh, colourful local produce which, compared to the imported products, rank much higher in nutrient density. This year, we visited Herrle’s Farm (http://herrles.com/) twice and picked fragrant sweet strawberries. Picking our own fruit helps us to stay on budget as we use plenty of it. Some we consume immediately,…

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    Toxic Load

    There are many ways that toxins invade our bodies. The air we breathe is full of pollution – byproducts from burning fossil fuels, aerosols, and metals – contributing to increased allergies, asthma, cardiovascular diseases, and other respiratory diseases1. The soil we walk on and plant our food in is laden with pesticides that have the risk of causing nervous system dysfunction2. The water we drink and swim in is constantly being tested and treated to prevent accumulation of heavy metals which can have neurological and developmental impacts. All of these sources contribute to our bodies toxic load and demonstrate that it is not a question of if we carry a…

  • Live Well,  Sun Safety

    Shinning New Light on Sun Safety

    By Andrea Hauser Nothing is better than a gorgeous sunny day. But as a skin cancer survivor, take it from me – being aware of sun safety is critical. Here are some key facts and tips you and your family should be aware of before you head outdoors this season for fun in the sun. Ultraviolet light from the sun comes in two main wavelengths — UVA and UVB. It is vital for you to understand the difference between them, and the risk factors associated with each. Both UVA and UVB can cause tanning and burning, although UVB does so far more rapidly. UVA rays, however, penetrate deeper into the…

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    Ten Tips to Optimize Your Health in 2013

    As part of your New Year’s resolution let’s make lasting changes to our lifestyles and diet in 2013. Let’s steer clear of that crash diet that inevitably leads to temporary results with no lasting health effects. Dieting is a multi-billion dollar industry and it wouldn’t be the hearty money-making machine that it is if there weren’t repeat customers. So, why do people fail and return for seconds, thirds, or more? Ultimately, it is up to the dieter to take control of their health and make informed decisions. Although many ‘diets’ can bring some level of success we need to think in terms of permanent lifestyle changes rather than the enticing…

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