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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

Paleo & Anti-Inflammatory Coconut Lime Chicken

Cooking with foods that decrease inflammation in the body doesn’t have to be a time-intensive labour. Here’s a few reasons why this recipe is so nourishing: Onions and garlic are rich in sulfur which fuel our innate detoxification pathways and support our main anti-oxidant in our body,... 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

Lime Salmon Marinade

On these hot summer days, barbequing something fresh and light is key to a delicious dinner. I love this salmon marinade. Ingredients: 2 Tbsp lime juice 2 Tbsp white wine vinegar 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard 2 Tbsp honey 1 tsp salt ½ tsp garlic ½ tsp black pepper ¼ tsp chili powder ¼ cup... Continue Reading

recipe: Dr. Kent’s detox smoothie

Get your antioxidants, liver and colon support with this detox smoothie that combines fiber, antioxidants, adaptogens, protein, essential fatty acids and much more! Ingredients 1/2 cup frozen blueberries 1 scoop of Douglas ultra Protein Powder (Vanilla flavoured) 1/2 large beet, skinned and... Continue Reading

the skinny on fat

A balanced diet is likely the cornerstone of health and in that balance is the essential need to consume fat and the right kinds of fats.  For the health and weight conscious, fats may get shunned however without them in your diet you’re likely preventing optimal wellness.  Here’s why. Fats... Continue Reading

keepin’ it cool vanilla rooibos blueberry iced tea recipe

Summer is pretty here and we all have patios, BBQ's and backyard parties on our minds.  At the first sign of sun, we are craving a cool, refreshing beverage.  Skip out on the sugary iced teas and try serving this natural vanilla rooibos blueberry iced tea recipe at your next party or get... Continue Reading