The Naturmend Blog

Great Tips for Healthy Living

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

Applesauce: 5-Ingredients Only!

5-ingredient applesauce, anyone? For anyone that knows me, they know that apples sprinkled with cinnamon is one of my favourite snacks! This applesauce is perfect to pair with nut or seed butters as well as a vanilla coconut ice cream (yum!!!). And it’s also allergy-friendly. NO GLUTEN, DAIRY... 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

Dr. Jenny’s Favourite Soups: Thai Coconut Chicken Soup

Winter is around the corner, and it calls for soup soup soup. Some of my favourite cookbooks are the Whitewater Cooks cookbooks, and I’ve adapted the recipes from there. I often substitute based on my food sensitivities and available ingredients, so my apologies to the chefs at Whitewater I... Continue Reading

Meet Mr. Zucchini Head (Grain-Free Recipe included!)

Funny Food - who knew Mr. Zucchini head was grain free?  Ingredients: zucchini slices from a massive zucchini approximately 3/4 inch thick Spolumbo sausage - chicken cranberry (I find this has less spice and so more kid friendly) Sweet potato Onion, any type Blueberries Here’s how... Continue Reading

Diversity and Play in Childhood Sport

Is your son or daughter a budding soccer/hockey/baseball/tennis (insert sport name here) star at the tender age of 5?  Have you enrolled him or her in a series of year long training camps hoping to set them up for a career in high level sports?  Is the need to make sure that the child has... Continue Reading

3 Reasons Pokemon Go is Good for your Boyfriend (or you).

I went out with a friend for dinner last week, and we both bemoaned the fact we’d fallen in love with men who were playing Pokemon Go – even though they’re just playing to “see what the craze is”. While we both are rather unlikely to pick up the game ourselves, we had to concede its... Continue Reading

Spring Clean Up

If you are like me, spring comes along and you find that impulse to shake off the dust from your belongings, your environment and in your body! Here’s some no fuss tips on doing the spring clean up … which are for the most part free!! Drink water. Almost all your metabolic processes require... Continue Reading

Is ADHD different for girls?

Females suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may be going under diagnosed compared to their male counterparts.  Here’s some reasons why: Inattentive: one of three types of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder presents as difficulty paying attention to detail,... Continue Reading