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3 Important Nutrition Lessons I Wish I Knew Years Ago

Over the past 5 years since I started my journey into holistic nutrition, I’ve incorporated well over 100 changes into my diet and lifestyle. Here are 3 key dietary changes that I feel really made a big difference to my health and well-being: 1. Eat lots and lots of plant foods, especially dark leafy greens. […]

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Mindful Eating: Some Thoughts to Chew On

I recall in nutrition school the day we learned that digestion of food starts in the mouth with chewing. Besides the mechanical breakdown of food, chewing is important for several reasons including: mixing food with saliva containing enzymes that help to break down starches into smaller sugars. giving the rest of your digestive tract a […]

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Unscrambling Eggs

My Egg Story. For most of my life I had a weak stomach. I could be driving, at a movie, out for dinner, or on a date and suddenly for no apparent reason my intestines were in knots and I had to find a bathroom urgently. I just accepted this as a normal part of […]

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Baby Brain: fish and pregnancy

Suddenly I’m surrounded by babies. I have the privilege of holding incredibly tiny, beautiful, brand new little humans almost on the daily – in my practice and my personal life. Being surrounded by all this fabulous fertility and new life is kind of amazing! Today’s post is inspired by all the incredibly brave and caring […]

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Keep Calm and Eat Cacao

Happy belated Valentine’s Day from The Naturopathic Kitchen! If you’ve ever attended one of our cooking classes, you’ll know we’re head-over-heels-madly-in-love with chocolate… Or more specifically with Cacao… the pure, raw form of this incredible superfood. Here are 6 reasons why we can’t get enough: 1. Magnesium Cacao contains a healthy serving of magnesium, a […]

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Simple New Year’s Resolutions for Health and Well-Being

Happy New Year! Many of us start the new year with big resolutions. Anything from going to the gym daily to starting a strict new diet. How many times do your plans for the new year start with lots of energy and enthusiasm only to be forgotten a few weeks or months later? This has happened countless […]

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Our Kitchen Holiday Gift Guide

This holiday season why not ask Santa for something fun to use in the kitchen? Some of these items are fairly expensive, so perhaps you can ask a few family members or friends to join together to buy you a gift that will give you years of healthy enjoyment. Blendtec HP3A Blender with 96oz Wildside […]

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Good riddance to gluten

My blog posts are usually inspired by something I come across in my daily life such as a new recipe, an interesting food, an experience with a client, a conversation with a friend, or something I read. I had a great idea lined up for a blog post inspired by a visit to a farmers […]

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Gluten-free: Think Outside the Box

A recent article in Maclean’s shed light on issues surrounding the gluten-free health craze. The author pointed out possible health risks associated with gluten-free substitutes, and the dangers of self-diagnosis and dramatically changing one’s diet without medical supervision. These are important issues and should not be ignored. Gluten-free living has become glamorous. There’s no doubt […]

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Herbs and spices

Spice up your life to stay healthy!

Most of us enjoy herbs and spices for adding flavour to food. Did you know that most common herbs & spices are excellent at fighting infections, treating many chronic conditions, and helping to keep you super healthy? Below are 6 common powerful health-promoting herbs and spices that are found in most kitchens and some tips […]

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