The Naturmend Blog

Great Tips for Healthy Living

Recipe: Homemade Almond Milk

Like many people out there, you may not do so well with dairy or have found out you have a dairy allergy. And now you are searching for milk alternatives such as the now common store bought almond or rice milks. And although it is great that there are options for people with food sensitivities,... Continue Reading

Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken & Bone Broth

This is one of my all-time favorite slow cooker recipes that I will make quite often in the fall and winter. Not only is it a warming dish for cold, snowy days, it is loaded with health promoting benefits! And using the slow cooker makes this an easy meal, which can be ready by the time you get... Continue Reading

recipe: summertime antioxidant mango salsa

During the summer months when things get a little hotter, I enjoy sweeter fruits and cooler salads and salsa. And nothing goes better then the sweetness of a mango with the spiciness of a red onion. Not only is this recipe the perfect combination of sweetness and spice, it is loaded with powerful... Continue Reading

6 tips to beat PMS

We’ve all been there; the bloating, the cramping, mood swings, anxiety, breast tenderness, acne and insatiable cravings for chocolate.  Leaving you wondering why is this happening and is it normal?  Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) can be caused by hormonal imbalances, which can be brought on by... Continue Reading

getting to the heart of the matter

According to the heart and stroke foundation, in 2008 alone, 29% of all deaths were related to cardiovascular disease (CVD). In fact every 7 minutes in Canada, someone dies from heart disease or stroke (Statistics Canada, 2011c).  What is sad about these numbers is that Heart Disease has been... Continue Reading

4 culprits hiding in your beauty products

When people think of cleansing or detoxification, we immediately consider food restrictions, box kits or following specific dietary protocols while leaving out our beauty products.  And while food is one of the most important aspects of doing a cleanse, there are other cleansing components that... Continue Reading

9 things a nutritionist won’t live without

Have you ever wondered what a holistic nutritionist has in the kitchen? Here is a list of the top items in my kitchen. A good quality food processor.  This is the most used small kitchen appliance that I own.  It can be used to mix batters, various dips, puree dates, make nut butters and... Continue Reading

the mystery of carbohydrates

Whether you have a love or hate relationship with carbohydrates, the word itself can invoke an emotional response of some kind in most of us.   We have been told that they are good, bad, or just plain ugly. So what is actually true? Let’s break it down Without going into too much detail,... Continue Reading

the cleanest cleaning products

With a vast array of cleaners out there these days, to clean and disinfect our homes, we think we are doing ourselves good by creating a germ free, sanitary environment.  But what we don’t realize is that we are actually bombarding ourselves with many toxic chemicals, many of which cause skin... Continue Reading

8 tips for guilt free holidays

Christmas can be a time for cozy fires, rosy cheeks, spending time with family and an abundance of Christmas parties. And what would Christmas and all these wonderful festivities be without an endless supply of food, drinks, baking and treats to continuously munch on?   This can make the... Continue Reading