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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

Immune Boosting Tips for Cold & Flu Season

During the winter season people experience frequent colds and flus. The most common preventative measure is the flu vaccine which is effective against three specific strains of viruses, but bolstering your immune system on a daily basis results in fewer and shorter colds and flus overall and... Continue Reading

5 Tips on Brain Health

This August at Naturmend is Brain Health Month! Here are 5 quick tips to take care of your brain: Try and incorporate healthy decisions a part of your daily routine. This not only is important in the foods we consume, but also how we decide to take care of ourselves. Healthy fats like... 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

Dr. Mawji’s Delicious Daal

Lentils are a source of vegetarian protein and can be spiced up a variety of ways to your tasting. Here is a recipe using lentils along with some warming spices, perfect for all seasons! Here is what you will need: ½ cup yellow split moong bean ½ cup red split lentils 2 tbsp avocado oil or... Continue Reading

Ozone Therapy: Benefits and Uses

Ozone therapy is an effective therapy for a variety of chronic conditions. These include: Chronic Infections: bacterial, viral, fungal Cancer Diabetic skin ulcers Etc. Informative Facts about Ozone: Ozone works by its oxidative potential, initiating cell death of cancer, bacterial,... Continue Reading

A Toast to Avocado Toast!

I didn’t know this was a “thing” until recently.  Many trendy cafes and restaurants are offering this dish and so I thought I would highlight it as a super easy breakfast / snack / lunch / dinner option.  I say eat it when you like and like most dishes I urge you not to categorize meals /... Continue Reading

The role of EGCG and EGFR in Cancer

Cancer and the 2 Es: EGCG and EGFR In today's blog post I'm diving into the role of EGCG and EGFR in cancer treatment and prevention. Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) is an active polyphenol derived from green tea and plays a special role in inhibiting cancer cell signaling and therefore, tumor... Continue Reading

Colorectal Cancer and naturopathic medicine

According to Health Canada, the month of March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month! So, I thought it would be fitting to talk about Colorectal Cancer (CRC) and how naturopathic medicine can benefit you or the ones you love. CRC is diagnosed in the colon (large intestine) and/or the... Continue Reading

What is naturopathic oncology?

What is Naturopathic oncology? Naturopathic Oncology integrates conventional medical strategies and naturopathic integrative therapies for assessing, treating and managing cancer diagnoses. Integrative Oncology research and its clinical applications to patient cases is already flourishing in... Continue Reading