The Naturmend Blog

Great Tips for Healthy Living

Healthy peanut butter balls for the win

Here's a must-try recipe for healthy peanut butter balls. Try these guys as a delicious snack throughout the day to keep the blood sugar stable and the taste buds happy! Ingredients: 1 cup of dates (pitted and soaked / drained) 1/2 cup of natural peanut butter 1/4 cup of tahini 1/2 cup... Continue Reading

Why the Keto diet works

The Ketogenic diet essentially illustrates to us the fact that healthy fat doesn’t make you fat. Let’s just let that sink in a little deeper… FAT WON’T MAKE YOU FAT. So if not fat, then what makes us gain weight? The Ketogenic diet shows us that sugars derived from carbohydrates (bread,... 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

Best healthy, allergen free options for eating out or on vacation.

For some of us certain foods can contribute to health issues. Because of this, it helps, at least for a time, to reduce consumption of these foods. Many times I get asked how can you eat out when there are restrictions such as dairy free, or gluten free, or soy free, or egg free or nut free? I’ve... Continue Reading

My Personal SIBO Story

What is SIBO? This is taken off of Allison Siebecker's website www.siboinfo.com. "Simply put, Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth is a chronic bacterial infection of the small intestine.  The infection is of bacteria that normally live in the gastrointestinal tract but have abnormally overgrown... Continue Reading

Losing Weight vs Gaining Health

I recently had a conversation with someone who stated “someone can be obese and healthy”. My only thought that would lead them to say that, is if their definition of health was a lack of a diagnosis. If that were true, than I suppose they are right. You can be obese and not have a diagnosed... 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

Your Immune System on Sugar

You may not need more reasons to avoid sugar but if so, here’s one more. Sugar drives inflammation and chronic inflammation is not great for a healthy you, in particular your immune system. Sugar, especially refined sugar, is devoid of nutrients and can actually be depleting, as nutrients are... Continue Reading