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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

Paleo & Anti-Inflammatory Coconut Lime Chicken

Cooking with foods that decrease inflammation in the body doesn’t have to be a time-intensive labour. Here’s a few reasons why this recipe is so nourishing: Onions and garlic are rich in sulfur which fuel our innate detoxification pathways and support our main anti-oxidant in our body,... Continue Reading

Runny Noses Aren’t Sexy!

Tired of rubbing your nose raw and constantly breathing through your mouth when allergies flare?  I’m betting this probably isn’t your best look or the look that you are going for.  Relying on antihistamines to get through the allergy season may lead you to suffer their side effects,... Continue Reading

Five way to support your Liver during the holidays

It is well established that alcohol is tough on the liver. It is also well established that many people drink larger quantities of alcohol during the holiday season. The liver must break down alcohol to help the body metabolize and excrete it, so we know it's working extra hard during these times... Continue Reading

Focus! Whole Body Tips on Supporting Brain Function

Well it's back to school and back to the books. Learning is a multi modal complex process that uses sophisticated higher brain processes to memorize and assimilate information so comprehension, analyses and recall can occur. It sounds pretty brainy but really, it’s a full body operation. Aside... Continue Reading

Back to the Basics – Food Sensitivities & Gut health

Food sensitivity and allergy testing is common, especially among the naturopathic community. A hearty, healthy gut (which I define as the gastrointestinal tract from the mouth to anus) is a cornerstone to health and should always be a part of a complete health assessment and or treatment plan in my... Continue Reading

Tennis Elbow and Prolotherapy

Tennis Elbow aka lateral epicondylitis (LE) is a fairly common reason why people experience elbow pain and seek treatment from their doctor. (1,2). You don't need to have been playing tennis for this condition to appear, essentially it arises form overuse of the flexor tendon which can happen when... Continue Reading

Your Immune System on Sugar

You may not need more reasons to avoid sugar but if so, here’s one more. Sugar drives inflammation and chronic inflammation is not great for a healthy you, in particular your immune system. Sugar, especially refined sugar, is devoid of nutrients and can actually be depleting, as nutrients are... Continue Reading

Prolo what?

Moving your body is good on so many levels. Reduces stress, makes you feel happier, keeps you at a healthy weight, reduces anxiety and depression. Movement is just what our bodies were meant to do. Unfortunately, part of being an active person involves the reality of injury. In Canada in 2010,... Continue Reading