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Systemic Inter-Relationships

The Human Body & Its Many Systemic Inter-Relationships

I have always been fascinated by how our bodies work; fascinated by the complexity and synchronicity. Without going into too much detail, or I could spend a whole post on embryology, however, this is meant as an overview and I encourage you to research on your own. I have included links to... Continue Reading
Circadian Rhythm

Restoring Your Circadian Rhythm

Human beings, much like the planet we inhabit, run on cycles. These cycles are what make possible all of the intricate functions within our bodies that enable us to live full, healthy lives. Our circadian rhythm, adopted from the Latin words circa meaning “around” and dies meaning... 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
Boundary setting

How To Set A Boundary

What is a boundary? A boundary is an expression of what I want, and what I don’t want. One of the trickiest aspects of setting a boundary is figuring out what we, ourselves, want or don’t want. There are three habits that can make this difficult: Many of us have been conditioned to... Continue Reading
thyroid testing

Does it Matter What Time of Day You Book Your Thyroid Testing?

Thyroid testing. If you’ve ever gone in to your doctor for a basic physical assessment, you’ve likely gotten bloodwork. TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) is likely to be a part of the basic blood panel, especially if you’ve presented with symptoms of fatigue, constipation, thinning hair,... 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
being-present

Being Present

We are well into the summer months here in Calgary, and I couldn’t be more pleased that the sun has been shining and the rain has been falling. Everywhere you look is bright and green and lush, people are outside doing things, and this is as perfect time as any time to introduce the practice of... 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