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Vitamin D for immunity

We are entering the time of year when colds and flus circulate. Oh joy! Today we are going to look at the role of Vitamin D on our immune system. Did you know that on average children get about 12 colds/ year and adults tend to get about 2-4 colds/ year? YIKES that’s a lot of illness. As you can... Continue Reading

Mint Oat Bars

A kid and adult friendly snack for on the go. Leave out the maple syrup for those trying to avoid sweeteners. I love the minty flavour of these oat bars which gives this sweet snack a refreshing quality.  I hope you enjoy! Ingredients: 2 cup rolled oats 3/4 cup ground flaxseed 1/4 - 1/2... Continue Reading

Butternut squash coconut pudding

My current obsession with coconut butter, combined with the presence of a butternut squash in the house, combined with my strong need and desire for simple recipes resulted in this pudding combo. Hope you enjoy.  Ingredients:   2 cups cooked butternut squash OR 1 can butternut squash... Continue Reading

Five way to support your Liver during the holidays

It is well established that alcohol is tough on the liver. It is also well established that many people drink larger quantities of alcohol during the holiday season. The liver must break down alcohol to help the body metabolize and excrete it, so we know it's working extra hard during these times... Continue Reading

Butter Maple Plantains

I usually eat my plantains savory - pan fried with sea salt and avocado. But today I was craving a sweet. I just LOVE maple syrup and butter together in anything. The mix of flavour is perfect, creamy sweetness. I had an idea that it might just go well with plantains and was I ever right! Three... Continue Reading

The Thyroid / Adrenal Connection – Is it a thyroid or cortisol problem?

Often, at Naturmend, we see people who have symptoms of low thyroid function. Things like weight gain, fatigue, brain fog, hair loss etc. Yet, when they’ve been tested their thyroid hormones continually come back in the normal range. OR we see people who have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism... Continue Reading

Best healthy, allergen free options for eating out or on vacation.

For some of us certain foods can contribute to health issues. Because of this, it helps, at least for a time, to reduce consumption of these foods. Many times I get asked how can you eat out when there are restrictions such as dairy free, or gluten free, or soy free, or egg free or nut free? I’ve... Continue Reading

Methylation: The Basics

For those who have had genetic testing done, or are interested in nutrigenomics, genomic medicine  or have MTHFR mutations, its helpful to understand an essential reaction called methylation. What is methylation? Simply put for the science minded, it is the transfer of a one carbon group.... Continue Reading

Recipe: Guilt Free Poutine

For many people this month is all about weight loss and getting back on track with diet after an indulgent holiday season. You may be eating more salads and healthy food or striving to. This snack is healthy and yet has a nice indulgent quality to it. Perfect for warming up on a winter day after a... Continue Reading