The Naturmend Blog

Great Tips for Healthy Living

If You Need a Sign to Slow Down – This is It!

Ah, February. The month is tough for many of us. The post-holiday slump has officially hit, the days are still dark, and the weather is almost always cold and bitter. While the mere natural world begs us to slow down, so many of us continue to go at top speed. I had surgery on January 23rd and was... 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

Leaky Gut and Grains: The Hidden Link

What IS Leaky Gut? Grains are consumed at rapidly growing rates throughout the world. We are now discovering that with increased consumption comes increased consequence. Today's hot topic discussion is all about the link between grains and leaky gut syndrome. What is leaky gut? Leaky gut is a... Continue Reading

A Beginners Guide to Picking Fruit

One of the things I see the most in my practice, and one of the things I am most passionate about, is reducing food waste. Time and time again, I am shocked to see how many people let the fruit that they buy go bad, or realize that what they’ve purchased is actually tasteless. Their smart... Continue Reading

Fall in Love with Fall: 5 Tips to Embrace Autumn

The weather is changing, can you smell it in the air? The leaves begin to fall, the air grows a little bit crisper, you can smell the fresh and biting snow around the corner. Fall is one of my favourite times of year, and not necessarily because of the Pumpkin Spice Latte! Fall accompanies a sense... Continue Reading

Allergen-free Cream of Mushroom Soup

On chilly days we all crave that rich, sultry feel of a good soup. This is at least what my grandmother taught me. On cool spring days she would make the classic mushroom cup of soup - the kind that you just add hot water to a packet of powder and taaadaaaa you have soup! She would always let me... Continue Reading

Butternut squash coconut pudding

My current obsession with coconut butter, combined with the presence of a butternut squash in the house, combined with my strong need and desire for simple recipes resulted in this pudding combo. Hope you enjoy.  Ingredients:   2 cups cooked butternut squash OR 1 can butternut squash... Continue Reading