The Naturmend Blog

Great Tips for Healthy Living

Black Bean Salad

I’m loving the sunny days we’ve been having, and sunny days always make me want to reach into my recipe box for fresh, tasty salads. This one is loaded with colour and flavour!   Black Bean Salad 1 can (19oz) black beans 1 can (14oz) corn 1 cup grape tomatoes 1-2 cups chopped red,... Continue Reading

Re-Fresh Weight Wise Smoothie

Lighten the load on your gastro intestinal system with this smoothie packed full of flavor and nutrients. Perfect if you want to take a break from heavy meals or aren’t feeling like a big lunch. Good to use as a palate pleaser for any eating patterns that may be troubling you as described in Why... Continue Reading

recipe: juice pulp muffins

Everyone knows how much I love to juice in the summer months (see: my juice cleanse adventure). It is refreshing, energizing and down right delicious. Especially because it's easy to let your diet swagger and allow yourself a few too many patio drinks to get a hold of you, so making juicing part of... Continue Reading

Chia in a jar

We've all had those days when we wake up only to discover we need to be out the door in 5 minutes and haven't prepared food for the day. Trying to incorporate healthy eating into a busy schedule can sometimes be traumatic. This recipe literally takes 3 minutes to put together and throw in your bag.... Continue Reading

6 tips to beat PMS

We’ve all been there; the bloating, the cramping, mood swings, anxiety, breast tenderness, acne and insatiable cravings for chocolate.  Leaving you wondering why is this happening and is it normal?  Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) can be caused by hormonal imbalances, which can be brought on by... Continue Reading

10 easy ways to support your hormones

Hormone health isn't just about the estrogen/ testosterone in your body. Your endocrine system is made up of a number of different glands and tissues including the pituitary, thyroid, and adrenal glands. Your pituitary is located in your brain and is deemed 'the master gland' because it sends... 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

10 foods you should eat more of and why

1. Avocados At first you may think that avocados are just too high in fat for your diet however these fats are important for a number of different reasons. Primarily they will keep you feeling full longer, helping with blood sugar levels and cravings. They help with keeping your skin beautiful and... Continue Reading

recipe: blender chia pudding

Being a busy person that I am, yet insistent on healthy food, I like an easy and fast recipe like this one. All you need is a blender and 20 minutes. Prep time is actually 2 minutes, but you do have to wait for the chia seeds to gel after blending. You can make this recipe at night for your morning... Continue Reading

the mystery of carbohydrates

Whether you have a love or hate relationship with carbohydrates, the word itself can invoke an emotional response of some kind in most of us.   We have been told that they are good, bad, or just plain ugly. So what is actually true? Let’s break it down Without going into too much detail,... Continue Reading