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Great Tips for Healthy Living

Healthier Pumpkin Spice Latte

Fall has arrived! There is something so magical about this time of year; the feeling of new beginnings is in the air, and the changing leaves and fall colours makes for a such a beautiful backdrop. And did I mention pumpkins? And pumpkin spice everything? There's nothing that screams fall more than... Continue Reading

Four Benefits of the Ketogenic Diet

The time is upon us and our next Keto Challenge is almost here! I thought it would be a good idea for me to remind you why exactly the Ketogenic diet is so great and why I consider it a cornerstone of vibrant health. The last day to book in for the Keto Challenge is September 29th so hurry 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

Calling out the Voldemort in Your Life: The Power of Naming Your Fears

I’ve just started reading Harry Potter — yes for the first time. Even though I’ve only just finished the second book (no spoilers please), I’ve already pulled out a few metaphors which I think can be really useful in life. In the first book, I noticed the absolute fear of mentioning... Continue Reading

A Consumer’s Guide to Buying Collagen

Collagen. It’s definitely become all the rage these days and I have numerous questions from clients everyday as to what collagen is and how to incorporate it into your busy lifestyle. The purpose of this blog is to provide you with a little bit of information so that you can make this fall your... 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

Matcha Mornings

We have heard time and time again about the antioxidant value and health benefits of green tea. But what about matcha green tea? The process of making matcha involves finely grinding green tea leaves into a powder, which you then whisk or blend into a hot liquid. Ingesting the full leaf instead of... Continue Reading

The Basic Smoothie

So, here’s a recipe for a BASIC smoothie with ingredients in your home, that you can use as a meal or snack! It supports your brain, gives you energy, promotes anti-inflammatory pathways and hopefully will reduce the NEED FOR CAFFEINE on a daily basis – you will be energized!! I like my... Continue Reading