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The Naturmend Blog

Great Tips for Healthy Living

The Power of Collaboration

A few years ago I recall a conversation at Naturmend with myself, a Naturopathic Doctor and a Holistic Nutritionist. We are all a bit stressed, and all dealing with it in the ways we knew best. As a psychologist I was focused on reframing my thoughts and plenty of self-care. The ND was supporting... Continue Reading

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Eating Healthy When Busy

When we are busy, usually the first thing that falls through the cracks is our commitment to healthy eating. Do not beat yourself down, because you are not alone. Blame Mother Nature. Yep, nature designed you this way. Craving sweets when stressed is a natural phenomenon. Let me explain. When... Continue Reading

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Dr. Mawji’s Delicious Daal

Lentils are a source of vegetarian protein and can be spiced up a variety of ways to your tasting. Here is a recipe using lentils along with some warming spices, perfect for all seasons! Here is what you will need: ½ cup yellow split moong bean ½ cup red split lentils 2 tbsp avocado... Continue Reading

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Leaky Gut and Grains: The Hidden Link

What IS Leaky Gut? Grains are consumed at rapidly growing rates throughout the world. We are now discovering that with increased consumption comes increased consequence. Today's hot topic discussion is all about the link between grains and leaky gut syndrome. What is leaky gut? Leaky gut is a... Continue Reading

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A Salute to Fat: Making Friends with the Big F!

When did we become so fat phobic? This monumental shift in dietary habits can be linked all the way back to an American senate meeting that occurred in July 1976. Senator George McGovern called a hearing to raise attention about the link between fat and heart disease. This sent the senate into a... Continue Reading

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BEET-alicious Hummus

This smooth, rich tasting hummus comes to you with roasted root vegetables in a sea of chick peas and extra virgin olive oil (EVOO).  Normally, I like my hummus sharp tasting with lots of raw garlic but I decided, for the sake of those always consuming my hummus, to switch things up a bit. Its... Continue Reading

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Dr. Jenny’s Favourite Soups: Chicken Taco

Winter is here, and that calls for soup soup soup. Some of my favourite cookbooks are the Whitewater Cooks cookbooks, and I’ve adapted the recipes from there. I often substitute based on my food sensitivities and available ingredients, so my apologies to the chefs at Whitewater. I will note... Continue Reading

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Applesauce: 5-Ingredients Only!

5-ingredient applesauce, anyone? For anyone that knows me, they know that apples sprinkled with cinnamon is one of my favourite snacks! This applesauce is perfect to pair with nut or seed butters as well as a vanilla coconut ice cream (yum!!!). And it’s also allergy-friendly. NO GLUTEN,... Continue Reading

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A Beginners Guide to Picking Fruit

One of the things I see the most in my practice, and one of the things I am most passionate about, is reducing food waste. Time and time again, I am shocked to see how many people let the fruit that they buy go bad, or realize that what they’ve purchased is actually tasteless. Their smart... Continue Reading

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Coffee - friend or foe?

The Truth about Coffee

Coffee arabica or Coffee robusta, if you prefer a little more caffeine, is amazing. It’s also a central nervous system stimulant & habit forming so we should be prudent when consuming it.  I love coffee and am always trying to find ways that I can justify having it each day.  Here are some... Continue Reading

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