The Naturmend Blog

Great Tips for Healthy Living

Masking 101

Do you ever feel overwhelmed when it comes to your skin care routine? If you are anything like me, you probably have a cabinet full of products but only a handful that get used regularly. For me, the ones that get neglected most are the masks. So today I am going to share my top 3 tips for masking... Continue Reading

Find Your Heart Centre

Are you feeling the stress of life? Lots of thoughts, responsibilities, work, etc. Busy, busy, busy.   I wanted to share with you all a little trick. A little meditation of sorts that helps to centre you, to pull you out of the daily dramas and be in your centre. It doesn't take a lot of... Continue Reading

How to make a “balanced” smoothie

With what seems like millions of smoothie recipes available, it can be a bit overwhelming to start including a daily smoothie. Smoothies are a great way to include more veggies (in particular, more greens) as many of us are not often getting enough vegetables daily. Vegetables are extremely... Continue Reading

The Power of a Morning Ritual

Too often our morning ritual consists of hitting snooze, looking at our phones, and getting ourselves into a work mindset. But what part of that is designed for us? An orchestrated morning ritual can transform your entire day.  Over the years, morning ritual has become a staple in keeping... Continue Reading

Sadness: The Portal to Happiness

Sadness is the most profound, pivotal, and powerful of emotions. No other emotion has the power to transform us, to evolve us, to change us from the inside out. It’s also the most discounted, maligned, shamed, countered, misunderstood, resisted, and feared emotion, according to Dr. Gordon... Continue Reading

The Basics of Vaginal Discharge

Warning: this blog will use the words “vaginal discharge” in a seemingly excessive amount, but the synonym is leukorrhea, so… vaginal discharge on repeat. First of all, let’s establish this: Vaginal discharge is normal and healthy, and an indication of the health of the vulva, vaginal... Continue Reading

What the TWEL?: Your Skin & Transepidermal Water Loss

Transepidermal water loss (TEWL), ever heard of it? You may not have heard of it but if you live in an extremely dry climate, like we do here in Calgary, there is a good chance you are experiencing it. The outer layer of our skin, the epidermis, is responsible for protecting us from the sun,... Continue Reading

Meditation Changed Me

I was at a low point during the pregnancy of my 2nd daughter. I had a stress breakdown midday way through the pregnancy. Just so much on my plate, and felt I was lacking support and that I couldn’t handle it all. My personal life had challenges and my personal emotional and spiritual health was... Continue Reading

5 Tips to Combat the Winter Blues

Welcome 2021! With a new year comes new expectations, new hopes and new dreams. Especially given the tumultuous atmosphere we went through in 2020, many of us may be cautiously stepping into 2021 with anxious hearts and minds. We are also about 2 weeks past the first day of winter, and with no... Continue Reading

The Stress of the Holidays and Emotional Eating – How to Recgonize Patterns & Start to Shift Them – Part 2

Emotional eating is quite common. It affects a large percentage of the population and it is a way for many of us to avoid addressing our underlying feelings. Reflect on the last time you gave in to emotional eating. When asked if eating helped soothe your feelings, your initial response might... Continue Reading