The Naturmend Blog

Great Tips for Healthy Living

Herbal Medicine: Peppermint

In lieu of this month’s theme on digestion at Naturmend, here are a few facts about a popular herb…Mentha piperita or peppermint! Peppermint comes from the Lamiaceae family of herbs. Minimal sunlight and fertile soil creates an optimal environment for this beautiful plant to... Continue Reading

Eating for the Chakras: Nourishing your Root 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 centrs 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

Four Benefits of the Ketogenic Diet

The time is upon us and our next Keto Challenge is almost here! I thought it would be a good idea for me to remind you why exactly the Ketogenic diet is so great and why I consider it a cornerstone of vibrant health. The last day to book in for the Keto Challenge is September 29th so hurry and... Continue Reading

Calling out the Voldemort in Your Life: The Power of Naming Your Fears

I’ve just started reading Harry Potter — yes for the first time. Even though I’ve only just finished the second book (no spoilers please), I’ve already pulled out a few metaphors which I think can be really useful in life. In the first book, I noticed the absolute fear of mentioning... Continue Reading

A Consumer’s Guide to Buying Collagen

Collagen. It’s definitely become all the rage these days and I have numerous questions from clients everyday as to what collagen is and how to incorporate it into your busy lifestyle. The purpose of this blog is to provide you with a little bit of information so that you can make this fall your... Continue Reading

BPA & Brains of Baby Girls

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a current topic of environmental and health concern. BPA is a chemical used to improve the durability of materials without adding weight. It directly affects consumers as it is found in polycarbonate plastics, resins lining food cans and water bottles, dental composites, and on... Continue Reading

Wheeze and Cough: Nutrition for Asthma

Every summer we see the same harrowing stories on the news. Raging, angry fires followed by smoke and air quality warnings. This time of the year can be particularly harsh on asthmatics. With the temperature on August 10th at a record high in Calgary and the city covered in smoke, I believe this... Continue Reading

Matcha Mornings

We have heard time and time again about the antioxidant value and health benefits of green tea. But what about matcha green tea? The process of making matcha involves finely grinding green tea leaves into a powder, which you then whisk or blend into a hot liquid. Ingesting the full leaf instead of... Continue Reading

Before a Workout Breakfast

On my days off the only thing I want to do is exercise. Usually on Sundays I will wake up and run 5-10km and on Mondays I will swim for an hour and go to a hard yoga class. Sometimes I even throw in a hard bike ride on either day. Depending on how I ate the day before I will choose to eat... Continue Reading

Quick and Easy Grain-free Pancakes

Pancakes don’t have to just be for Sunday mornings. This is one of my favourite go-to recipes. It’s simple, yet packs a punch with a good amount nutrients and protein. Everything you need to get your day started off on the right foot! Pancakes: 2 eggs 1 banana ¼ cup of almond or coconut... Continue Reading