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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

Seasonal Reset: Scale Back and Simplify

You know the feeling; it happens every year. As the days are longer, the weather warmer, the notion of growth and a brand-new season can motivate us to get things done. In its truest sense it really does feel like coming out of a deep hibernation with a desire to throw open the windows, get outside... Continue Reading

Welcoming Spring with Open Arms

Spring officially kicks off Saturday, March 20th so YES I’m a little early but I just feel so excited to talk about this upcoming season of rebirth and regeneration. I’ve already started to notice subtle shifts in the people around me – more movement, more smiling, more sunshine, more active... 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

Is Perimenopause Treatable?

What is Perimenopause? Perimenopause is an ambiguous term, which is often used to explain away a myriad of symptoms. It can feel like a combination of teenage years (emotionally your mood is up and down and sideways, your skin magically has pimples again), and menopause (hot flashes, sleep... Continue Reading

Dr. Mawji’s Pearls on Women’s Preventative Health & Disease

Women are incredibly resilient when it comes to changes in health – mentally, emotionally & physiologically. Prevention is indeed incredibly important and being well EDUCATED on your body, mind & overall health are the initial steps to learning about your body, so that you can find out... Continue Reading

Natural Beauty: Lean into Yourself

You are beautiful. I truly believe that. And if you are over 40 it's the wrinkles, the grey hairs, the slowing down of our mature bodies that is perfect. It's wonderful and the way it's supposed to be while living in this physical body. I work a lot with women 40+ years old. And I know for... Continue Reading

Mike’s Foundational Fitness Model: Feel Better Through Movement

Before we begin, please understand that this is a model I have created on what I perceive to be the successful hierarchy of introduction into fitness and movement. I use a lot of home construction analogies, so bear with me on that front. There are a ton of great models by some very intelligent... Continue Reading

A Mini Meditation Offering and A Couple Snack Recipes

Hello again! Jess, Naturmend’s meditation consultant, here today on the blog. I hope that you are all holding up okay during these uncertain times of isolation and physical distancing. It’s been quite the journey for us all, individually and collectively, and I hope that you have all... Continue Reading

Naturopathic Approach to Anxiety

Heart pounding in your chest, panicky breathing, spiraling thoughts, inability to sleep, looms of doubt. These are just some of the symptoms of anxiety. Anxiety, on its own, is not an issue.  It’s the physiologic basis of fight or flight which evolutionarily protects us.  In current day,... Continue Reading