The Naturmend Blog

Great Tips for Healthy Living

How do your Swimmers Swim? Let’s Talk about Sperm!

Hello! In my last blog post of 2020 I’ve decided to bring you some info on improving male fertility factors! Fertility has been on my mind as I work with many patients on their journeys to conceive and become parents and also because I’m soon to become a mom to my third child.  This year... Continue Reading

Pregnancy in a Pandemic

It’s tricky to take care of oneself during a pandemic - balancing risk of exposure while ensuring essential needs are met.  Doing this while pregnant adds another uncomfortable layer of unknown.  Being pregnant myself I’ve been reading through the available information to inform myself as... Continue Reading

Splendid Protein Hot Chocolate

’Tis the season! Hot chocolate and marshmallows are a must after playing in the snow or getting cold tobogganing. Here’s a protein-filled super chocolate-y mix I threw together that I’d like to share with you. Ingredients: 10oz of boiling water 1 tbsp of your favourite hot... Continue Reading

Healthy Toddler-Approved Breakfast

I have a theory based on an observational study of my healthiest friends and colleagues over the years.  My friends and colleagues I’ve seen maintain what I would refer to as the most consistent and long-term health have mostly all eaten oatmeal / porridge as a staple breakfast. I am quite sure... Continue Reading

What to do with all that Rhubarb!?

Rhubarb has fiber, vitamin K, antioxidants from Vitamin C and A. Best of all, it's a low maintenance vegetable, comes back each year and tastes better the older the plant gets. This plant needs to be celebrated indeed! I love the tartness of rhubarb but having said that, I also like it paired with... Continue Reading

Shredded Beef – The Instant Pot Way

So… I have an instant pot and am over the moon. I love cooking with it and the ease with which it creates amazing dishes. When I received mine, the gift bearer said he was “giving me the gift of time”. I would agree. If you don’t have an instant pot, I’d look into it.  Here one of my... Continue Reading

Super Size Your Salad

What happens when you need to clean out the fridge because you are going away for while? This crazy amazing salad! We just kept adding food to the plate and the result was spectacular. So now when we meal prep we often individually cook meats and veggies so we can tailor our meal each day when we... Continue Reading

Tea Makes Me Happy and it Could You Too – Here’s How

Most of us know that tea is dried herbs steeped in water. But what we often forget is that being infused from these dried herbs adds not only flavours but adds medicinal properties as well.   Generally these medicinal properties arrived at through your tea are subtle (not always) however their... Continue Reading

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
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