• Eat Well,  Nutrition,  Recipes

    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- and dairy-free dinner recipe can be prepared in less than 45 minutes. Thai Cauliflower & Sweet Potato Curry (4 servings) 1/2 Yellow Onion (Chopped) 3 Garlic cloves, minced 1 tbsp Ginger (fresh, grated or minced) 1/4 cup Water 2 tbsp Thai Red Curry Paste 1 1/2 cups Vegetable Broth 1 cup Canned Coconut Milk 1/2…

  • Eat Well,  Health Articles,  Nutrition

    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 restricted to the short period of time of a cleanse, instead it should become a lifestyle where eating nutritious foods becomes a daily habit. One of the most efficient ways to make our diet more nutritious is by including superfoods in our daily meal plans. While there is no official definition for a “superfood”, we…

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    Moroccan Chicken Stew

    Food for your HEART! Moroccan Chicken Stew Our heart healthy chicken stew recipe includes four superfood ingredients: coconut oil, turmeric, cinnamon and unpasteurized local honey (available at health food stores or local farmers’ markets). We serve it on a bed of cooked grains (basmati rice, quinoa or millet) and garnish it with shredded or large-flaked coconut. Here is the detailed recipe: INGREDIENTS FOR 4 SERVINGS 1/4 cup Coconut Oil 10 ozs Chicken Breast (skinless, boneless, diced into chunks) 2 Yellow Onion (medium, diced) 1 tsp Turmeric 1/2 tsp Cinnamon 1/2 tsp Cardamom 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper 1 1/2 tsps Sea Salt 3 Tomato (large, diced) 1/2 cup Parsley (finely chopped…

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    Berry Good for your HEART

      Berries are superstars among fruits not only because of their sweet, delicious taste, versatile use, but also because of their health benefits. Berries contain nutrients that are powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents that can reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer. The polyphenols, fibre and Vitamin C content in berries are just some of the many factors of berries that improve your heart health. Strawberries for example, harbour the anticarcinogenic and antimutagenic ellagic acid, a nice amount of vitamin C (about 85 mg per cup) as well as important minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium.  All this comes with only 50 calories per cup! 1 cup…

  • Eat Well,  Fertility,  Fertility,  Hormones,  Live Well,  menopause,  Nutrition,  PCOS,  perimenopause,  PMS,  Stress,  Thyroid,  Women Wellness

    Hormones Over the Ages

      by Dr. Deanna Walker, ND No matter what age you are, your hormones are affecting your quality of life. Why you might ask? Well your hormone balance influences how you look, how you feel and how you think. It is important to determine if your hormones are affecting you. The best way to start is to be informed on what symptoms are normal and abnormal depending on what phase of life you are in. The Reproductive Years In this phase, the most common concerns relate to PMS (Pre-menstrual Syndrome) and the menstrual flow itself. The most common PMS symptoms experienced include mood changes (depression, anxiety, irritability, emotional fluctuations), swelling,…

  • Back to School,  Cold & Flu Prevention,  IV Therapy,  Nutrients,  Nutrition,  Sleep,  Stress

    Immune Support Into the Fall

      Written by Dr. Heather Robinson, ND Fall is a notoriously tough season for the cold and flu. Kids are back to school, the more lenient summer lifestyle is catching up with our bodies and from a Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective, our bodies can have difficulty adjusting to the change of seasons. As the cooler weather approaches and we get into that time of year, there are a lot of ways we can be supporting our immune system (please see disclaimer below) to help mitigate the effects of any colds or flus we come in contact with (the exception being COVID-19). A question I get asked a lot is ‘what’s…

  • Nutrition

    Five Tips to Eat Healthier in 2020

    By Marianna Duba M.Sc., RHN   With the season of family and friend get-togethers, delicious food and great wine behind us, many of us welcome January bloated, fatigued, moody and a few pounds heavier. Naturally, we promise ourselves to improve our lifestyle: to go to bed earlier, to take short breaks from social media, to exercise more and to eat healthier. And we seriously mean it!   Well, if you’ve already tried and failed to get your eating habits in check, then you know how frustrating “dieting” can be. Undereating and failing to properly balance your meals can make it impossible to get back on track. Here are five essential…

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    Rest and Digest

              How are you eating your food?   One of the most overlooked components of supporting optimal digestion is the mental-emotional state in which we consume our food. In order for our food to be properly broken down and absorbed, our bodies need to be in what is called the ‘parasympathetic’ nervous system state, otherwise known as our ‘rest-and-digest’ state. This is the state of being in which we experience sensations of feeling calm, grounded, at ease, and focused on what’s in front of us. This contrasts with our ‘sympathetic’ nervous system state, otherwise known as our ‘fight-or-flight’ state. This is the state of being in…

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    A Series on Stress: It’s All in Your Head

      We have discussed several key factors that should be considered when addressing stress and trying to improve its management: diet and sleep are crucial, and supplementation with nutrients and botanicals can offer incredible support. The power of our mind, however, is perhaps the most paramount. There is a fine balance between stressing the importance of diet and lifestyle and harnessing the power of supplementation, while also acknowledging that efforts in these areas will amount to very little if one’s perception and thought pathways are not supportive. At the end of the day, we are always going to have sources of stress in our life. If we can change our…

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    A Series on Stress: Part 3 of 4: “Time to Up the Ante”

    While our diet should always be the starting place for getting the vitamins and minerals we need for our bodily processes to function optimally, supplementation can offer therapeutic benefit above and beyond that which can be achieved with diet alone. Supplementation also serves an important purpose in instances of depletion or chronic stress as a means of replenishment and enhanced support so we may start to feel better faster. When considering supplementation in the case of stress management or adrenal fatigue, it is important to think about basic glandular support. In order for our adrenal glands to function well, the enzymes within require some basic nutrients to operate: Vitamin C:…

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