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Dr. Mawji’s Delicious Daal

Lentils are a source of vegetarian protein and can be spiced up a variety of ways to your tasting. Here is a recipe using lentils along with some warming spices, perfect for all seasons! Here is what you will need: ½ cup yellow split moong bean ½ cup red split lentils 2 tbsp avocado oil or... Continue Reading

Nutritious Fall Meals: Beet Borscht

Beets! A great fall root vegetable that is an all-in-one kind of veggie: high in vitamin C, lutein, carotenoids, potassium, manganese, magnesium, and iron. You can’t go wrong with beets! The crisper mornings and nights have me thinking about nourishing soups and stews. Ingredients: 1 tbsp... Continue Reading

5 Simple Ways to Strengthen your Sperm

Sperm are living cells that require 2.5 to 3 months to mature and are influenced by the environment in which they develop. Knowing what might hinder and what might enhance their growth helps to understand what should be avoided and what should be optimized in a man’s environment for strong... Continue Reading

The Quality of Our Food – When Producing More is Not Necessarily Better

Since the beginning of plant cultivation, humans have been selecting plants that will produce more and larger fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, by focusing on improving production, the quality or the nutrient content of the grown food is often negatively affected. Since the turn of the... Continue Reading

Can Naturopathic Doctors Run? You bet! Here’s why you should too!

Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta along with supporters of naturopathic medicine united to run sections of the bow valley trail and the ice fields parkway on June 6th. Together, the individual sections each runner covered, brought the team from Banff to Jasper. It was beautiful. It was community. It... Continue Reading

5 Ways to Prevent Hanger

Urban dictionary defines hanger as "A lethal combination of hunger and anger, the result of waiting so long to eat that your blood sugar drops to dangerously low levels, impairing both your mood and your judgment. Particularly manifests itself when you are with a significant other and trying to... Continue Reading

our food – the times they have a-changed

Have you ever wondered how our diets have changed since refined food started making its way into our pantries and onto our plates? The Industrial Revolution started in England in the 1780's and with it came drastic changes to our food supply. Certainly modern farming and new distribution networks... Continue Reading

guest blog: keep it real; the WYSIWYG guideline to nutrition

This week we have a special guest writer for our Naturmend blog. Julie Hodge is a fitness expert, coach and owner of Inside Out Fitness with over 20 years experience in the field of health and wellness.  Combining skills in Reiki, massage therapy, functional fitness and nutrition, she has a no... Continue Reading

10 foods on a nutritionists shopping list

Here are 10 foods I keep on every shopping list.   1. Lemons - Squeeze 1/2 lemon in a glass of water first thing in the morning for liver detoxification, increase stomach enzymes and to help clear the skin. Also a great addition to salad dressings!   2. Flax seed and/or chia seeds-... Continue Reading