The Naturmend Blog

Great Tips for Healthy Living

Raw Chocolate Bark

I snagged a previous Naturmend Raw Chocolate recipe and added my own twist. I love adding different flavours and textures with fruits, nuts and seeds to my chocolate. Ingredients 1 cup cacao butter 1 cup cacao powder A few tsp your preferred sweetener to taste (agave, maple syrup, honey,... Continue Reading

Egg Nog! (Sorta)

Where there’s a will there’s a way! I love egg nog but my body’s not always a fan of dairy or eggs. Try this recipe for an egg free & dairy free egg nog! *Rum optional Ingredients 1 frozen banana ½ cup raw cashews soak in hot water for 15 min then strain & discard water 1½ cups... Continue Reading

3 Ways to Ditch Your Diet this Christmas

The spirit of Christmas generally encourages us to spend, eat, drink, be merry and engage socially with those we love, like and some times even those we find it difficult to be around. Basically a lot generally goes on over the holidays and most of my patients return to see me in the New Year heavy... Continue Reading

Five way to support your Liver during the holidays

It is well established that alcohol is tough on the liver. It is also well established that many people drink larger quantities of alcohol during the holiday season. The liver must break down alcohol to help the body metabolize and excrete it, so we know it's working extra hard during these times... Continue Reading

The Pause

I’ve talked about 'the pause' many times in previous blogs but it’s always been something imbedded within a topic. I’d like to give it its own space here in this blog. The pause I’m talking about is that moment between a stimulus and reaction. This is truly THE opportunity we have to... Continue Reading

5 healthy holiday tips

The winter holidays are such an amazing time of the year: Christmas trees, the countdown to Christmas, a unique time to connect with friends and family, winter activities, good food and vacation time. Unfortunately, amazing as it is, Christmas also comes with its fair share of stress: financial... Continue Reading

Recipe: Chocolate Christmas Cheer

Try this amazing chocolate recipe to deliver a hit of taste bud loving flavors to those who love sweets. This recipe is also acceptable when following a paleo – principle diet and therefore also gluten and dairy free (when substituting coconut oil for butter). Another good reason to eat this... Continue Reading

This year, enjoy the holidays

Many articles I see this time of year seem to be aimed at what to do in order to survive the holidays. This holiday season will be very difficult for some of you. Perhaps you’ve lost someone you love, or you don’t have the resources to provide for your family and friends the way you wish, or... Continue Reading

how to manage a Christmas birthday

Having a birthday on a holiday can be tough, but if you get creative there are ways to keep both celebrations separate and special. The hard thing about Christmas birthdays is that they pretty much start a month before hand, so trying to squeeze it in before Christmas doesn’t always work out the... Continue Reading

8 tips for guilt free holidays

Christmas can be a time for cozy fires, rosy cheeks, spending time with family and an abundance of Christmas parties. And what would Christmas and all these wonderful festivities be without an endless supply of food, drinks, baking and treats to continuously munch on?   This can make the... Continue Reading