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Great Tips for Healthy Living

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

Herbal Medicine: Peppermint

In lieu of this month’s theme on digestion at Naturmend, here are a few facts about a popular herb…Mentha piperita or peppermint! Peppermint comes from the Lamiaceae family of herbs. Minimal sunlight and fertile soil creates an optimal environment for this beautiful plant to... Continue Reading

Immune Boosting Tips for Cold & Flu Season

During the winter season people experience frequent colds and flus. The most common preventative measure is the flu vaccine which is effective against three specific strains of viruses, but bolstering your immune system on a daily basis results in fewer and shorter colds and flus overall and... 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

5 Tips on Brain Health

This August at Naturmend is Brain Health Month! Here are 5 quick tips to take care of your brain: Try and incorporate healthy decisions a part of your daily routine. This not only is important in the foods we consume, but also how we decide to take care of ourselves. Healthy fats like... Continue Reading

BPA & Brains of Baby Girls

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a current topic of environmental and health concern. BPA is a chemical used to improve the durability of materials without adding weight. It directly affects consumers as it is found in polycarbonate plastics, resins lining food cans and water bottles, dental composites, and on... Continue Reading

Wheeze and Cough: Nutrition for Asthma

Every summer we see the same harrowing stories on the news. Raging, angry fires followed by smoke and air quality warnings. This time of the year can be particularly harsh on asthmatics. With the temperature on August 10th at a record high in Calgary and the city covered in smoke, I believe this... Continue Reading

5 Tips For Healthy Skin

Is your skin preventing you from being truly HAPPY? It shouldn’t! Skin is the largest organ we have and it deserves some TLC! Give it healthy lifestyle changes, a reduction in inflammatory triggers and maybe some hormone regulation. Here are 5 tips to have your skin glowing: HEALTHY GUT =... 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