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Healing-foods

Help me, I’m Sick! – Foods to Nourish Healing & Immunity

  Remember when you were a little kid and feeling SO under the weather that your parents let you stay home from school? As a child of immigrant parents who both worked, I have to say the days of staying home were far and few between. When I did stay home, I knew that I was ACTUALLY very... Continue Reading
toxic load

Ask Ralitza: Is “Toxic Load” a Thing?

Toxic load. It’s a term that gets passed around from one holistic practitioner to another without regard for understanding of the patient. What is this concept and how applicable is it to most of us? More importantly, does it even matter? To put it simply, toxic load is the accumulation of... Continue Reading
Anti-inflammatory-diet

What’s The Hype: Anti-Inflammatory Diets

Recently I was out with a friend and ordered a very simple meal consisting of poached mackerel with a double order of steamed vegetables. She seemed fairly appalled by my order and asked me why I was eating that way when it was such a gorgeous Saturday; we were out and about and I could eat... Continue Reading
Holistic Nutritional Consultant

Why You’ll Still Put in the Work: What A Holistic Nutritional Consultant Can and Cannot Do for You

Hi everyone. Ralitza here! I’m the Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant here at Naturmend. I’ve been in practice for 2 years and throughout that time have seen a variety of patients with a multitude of issues. There have been a few common themes that have popped up over the last few... Continue Reading

5 Surprising Tips to Help You Lose Weight

Spring is just around the corner and you know what that means - a brigade of people looking to lose a few extra pounds. It's true that as the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, there is a natural inclination to "get fit". One dreams of short stampede dresses, feeling pretty in summer... Continue Reading

Eating Healthy When Busy

When we are busy, usually the first thing that falls through the cracks is our commitment to healthy eating. Do not beat yourself down, because you are not alone. Blame Mother Nature. Yep, nature designed you this way. Craving sweets when stressed is a natural phenomenon. Let me explain. When... Continue Reading

Applesauce: 5-Ingredients Only!

5-ingredient applesauce, anyone? For anyone that knows me, they know that apples sprinkled with cinnamon is one of my favourite snacks! This applesauce is perfect to pair with nut or seed butters as well as a vanilla coconut ice cream (yum!!!). And it’s also allergy-friendly. NO GLUTEN, DAIRY... Continue Reading

The Importance of Balance

One of our senior citizens greatest concerns is the fear of falling and suffering a hip fracture or other mobility reducing injury. The prevalence of falls in the elderly is due to a loss of muscle strength and body proprioception (sense of balance). As we age, most of us realize that we are... Continue Reading

Dangerous Cortisol – Part 1

The sad story about how stress is making you fat. I’m going to let you in on a big secret.. you can lose weight by DOING LESS. It’s this miraculous backwards thing that proves that teaching yourself to RELAX will help you shed those stubborn pounds that just won’t go away, even with all the... Continue Reading

Move it!

It's time to move it! There’s no better way to get yourself motivated and in shape then signing up (and doing) an organized event / race. The benefits of regular exercise are incredible! This one habit (exercise) done consistency can improve all aspects of life. Stats show that the minimum... Continue Reading