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The Energetics of Food: An Exploration through Kirlian Photography

“But why should I eat like this?” This is a common question that I get from my clients when I recommend organic, vibrant and whole-foods options. I find it incredibly difficult to answer that as every person is biochemically unique and presents with their own issues and challenges. I know on... Continue Reading
proactive health care

3 Reasons to be PROactive about your health

When I am trying to decide on what I want to blog about, I recall conversations that I have had with my clients. Firstly, I have the privilege of working with some amazing people, and every one of them has provided me with motivation, inspiration and support, and for that I thank them.... Continue Reading
Healing-foods

Help me, I’m Sick! – Foods to Nourish Healing & Immunity

  Remember when you were a little kid and feeling SO under the weather that your parents let you stay home from school? As a child of immigrant parents who both worked, I have to say the days of staying home were far and few between. When I did stay home, I knew that I was ACTUALLY very... Continue Reading
food sensitivities

Are Food Sensitivities Just A Trend

  As a Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant™, I hear a lot of questions (and a lot of doubt) about food sensitivities. It seems as though more and more people are becoming sensitive to a variety of foods, but along with the increase in awareness comes an increase in doubt over... Continue Reading
Integrative Medicine

The Scope of Integrative Medicine Today

Integrative Medicine involves amalgamating both Conventional and Naturopathic Medicine (botanical medicine, Asian medicine, injection/intravenous therapy, nutrition, lifestyle medicine), and may also include using other modalities such as Traditional Chinese Medicine, Psychology, Chiropractic... Continue Reading
toxic load

Ask Ralitza: Is “Toxic Load” a Thing?

Toxic load. It’s a term that gets passed around from one holistic practitioner to another without regard for understanding of the patient. What is this concept and how applicable is it to most of us? More importantly, does it even matter? To put it simply, toxic load is the accumulation of... Continue Reading
Anti-inflammatory-diet

What’s The Hype: Anti-Inflammatory Diets

Recently I was out with a friend and ordered a very simple meal consisting of poached mackerel with a double order of steamed vegetables. She seemed fairly appalled by my order and asked me why I was eating that way when it was such a gorgeous Saturday; we were out and about and I could eat... Continue Reading
Holistic Nutritional Consultant

Why You’ll Still Put in the Work: What A Holistic Nutritional Consultant Can and Cannot Do for You

Hi everyone. Ralitza here! I’m the Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant here at Naturmend. I’ve been in practice for 2 years and throughout that time have seen a variety of patients with a multitude of issues. There have been a few common themes that have popped up over the last few... Continue Reading
Healthy Shopping

Healthy Shopping on a Budget

One thing that I struggle with, and I know many others do as well, is finding the perfect balance of eating well without breaking the bank. I’ve heard time and time again that healthy eating is way too expensive, and I definitely agree that it can be! It’s easy to get sucked into the fancy... Continue Reading
basic chia pudding

The Most Basic Chia Pudding

Dr. Mawji's basic chia pudding recipe Servings: 4 (half cup each) Ingredients: 1 ½ cups coconut milk ½ cup whole organic chia seeds 2 tbsp organic maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla ½ teaspoon cinnamon Toppings to taste (any fresh fruit will do): Blueberries ... Continue Reading