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Be a Liver-Lover this 2020!

Ahhh, your liver. This crucial organ often gets the run-around in January as people proudly declare: Time for a Detox! Your liver is so important - it is in charge of removing toxins from the body, producing bile and performing essential metabolic functions. An overworked liver can represent a... Continue Reading

Goldilocks Golden Beets

Beets are one of my favorite vegetables. They are sweet, full of fiber and lots of vitamin C! To top it off, the greens are full of nutrients too! I always make a salad with the greens. No wasting here! Ingredients: 6 or 8 golden beets, sliced thin Oyster mushrooms 1 onion, sliced 3 cloves... Continue Reading

5 reasons why you need more sleep

It is becoming quite rare to hear someone say that they get their designated 7-9 hours of sleep every night. As our society continues to move at this fast rate our sleep cycles begin to suffer. There are many contributing factors to this; we are a society that is over stressed and over worked and... Continue Reading

10 easy ways to support your hormones

Hormone health isn't just about the estrogen/ testosterone in your body. Your endocrine system is made up of a number of different glands and tissues including the pituitary, thyroid, and adrenal glands. Your pituitary is located in your brain and is deemed 'the master gland' because it sends... Continue Reading

the liver and its emotions

The human body is a unit of three systems: the physical, the physiological and the psychological. There are still lots of unknowns as to how these systems interact with each other, but it is clear that they do. As seen in "the important of the liver from an osteopathic perspective" the liver plays... Continue Reading

Fortify yourself this winter!

Regard yourself like a fortress, a strong well bordered estate and you’ll be strong and healthy this winter.  Borders help us to define limits and keep ourselves on track.  Your own body’s defense system for example, functions by way of differentiating what is self and non self to determine... Continue Reading

hormone balancing recipe: cauliflower pizza dough

This cauliflower pizza dough recipe is for Dr. Meaghan, for her inspiring love of cauliflower and all things brassica. Try this tasty pizza dough rendition if you are looking for a grain free dough alternative or simply want to spice up an old favourite. Great for both vegetarians and carnivores,... Continue Reading

the importance of your liver health from an osteopathic perspective

As detox month comes to an end, it seems only necessary to give the main organ of detoxification a few extra moments in the spotlight. Written by Naturmend’s very own Osteopathic Manual Therapist, Natalie Pateman guides us through symptoms of  liver imbalance from an osteopathic perspective,... Continue Reading

the connection between sleep and the liver

Naturmend's Holistic Nutritionist Tracy Thiessen shares her own personal story about the connection between sleep and the liver she has recently made this spring. Since being woken up at the same time every night , Tracy suspected her body was trying to tell her something. By taking  a TCM... Continue Reading