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The Energetics of Food: An Exploration through Kirlian Photography

“But why should I eat like this?” This is a common question that I get from my clients when I recommend organic, vibrant and whole-foods options. I find it incredibly difficult to answer that as every person is biochemically unique and presents with their own issues and challenges. I know on... Continue Reading
benefits of acupuncture

Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture involves the insertion of needles along specific points in the body, which make up meridians or channels in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Traditionally, when utilizing this system of medicine, the points chosen would correspond specifically to the TCM diagnosis assessed by the... Continue Reading
Integrative Medicine

The Scope of Integrative Medicine Today

Integrative Medicine involves amalgamating both Conventional and Naturopathic Medicine (botanical medicine, Asian medicine, injection/intravenous therapy, nutrition, lifestyle medicine), and may also include using other modalities such as Traditional Chinese Medicine, Psychology, Chiropractic... Continue Reading
basic chia pudding

The Most Basic Chia Pudding

Dr. Mawji's basic chia pudding recipe Servings: 4 (half cup each) Ingredients: 1 ½ cups coconut milk ½ cup whole organic chia seeds 2 tbsp organic maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla ½ teaspoon cinnamon Toppings to taste (any fresh fruit will do): Blueberries ... Continue Reading

Botanical Medicine: Withania somnifera (Ashwaghanda)

You may have heard about Ashwaghanda before – recently, maybe a little bit more! Ashwaghanda (latin name Withania somnifera) comes from the Solanaceae family of herbs and is originally from India and the Middle East. Therefore, Ashwaghanda is also known as Indian Ginseng. The plant itself is... Continue Reading

Glyphosate exposure – what do I need to know?

We’ve heard about Glyphosate quite a bit in the news lately, so I thought I would write a brief summary of what it is and what it can do to our bodies. Glyphosate is a herbicide used around the world! It was originally introduced to kill off weeds in the early 70s. Because genetically modified... Continue Reading

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that is required by our bodies for many reasons: Helps in the production of Red Blood Cells. In some cases of anemia, vitamin B12 is administered in order to help increase production of red blood cells, therefore increasing capacity to carry hemoglobin. ... Continue Reading

Splendid Protein Hot Chocolate

’Tis the season! Hot chocolate and marshmallows are a must after playing in the snow or getting cold tobogganing. Here’s a protein-filled super chocolate-y mix I threw together that I’d like to share with you. Ingredients: 10oz of boiling water 1 tbsp of your favourite hot... Continue Reading

Eating for the Chakras: Nourishing your Heart Chakra

Welcome to my chakra series! Over the next few months, we will be diving in to each of the separate chakra points and discussing how to nourish these powerful energy centers through food and mindful action. This is such an important concept and I often see people in my practice who have deep chakra... Continue Reading

Healthy Toddler-Approved Breakfast

I have a theory based on an observational study of my healthiest friends and colleagues over the years.  My friends and colleagues I’ve seen maintain what I would refer to as the most consistent and long-term health have mostly all eaten oatmeal / porridge as a staple breakfast. I am quite sure... Continue Reading