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Thyroid: Support Through Nutrition

The thyroid gland is a complex gland, requiring many nutritional factors for optimal function. The thyroid can act as a barometer of how your body is doing in terms of inflammation, stress levels, nutrition, and toxicity. Inadequate nutrient intake can contribute to hypo- or hyper-thyroid symptoms.... Continue Reading

Underactive Thyroid? How Nutrients & Foods can help

Do you have any of the following symptoms: Fatigue? Constipation? Dry skin? Intolerance to cold? If so, your thyroid may be underactive and not be functioning optimally. The Thyroid Foundation of Canada estimates that 1 in 10 Canadians have a Thyroid condition. That is a large number of... Continue Reading

Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken & Bone Broth

This is one of my all-time favorite slow cooker recipes that I will make quite often in the fall and winter. Not only is it a warming dish for cold, snowy days, it is loaded with health promoting benefits! And using the slow cooker makes this an easy meal, which can be ready by the time you get... Continue Reading

getting to the heart of the matter

According to the heart and stroke foundation, in 2008 alone, 29% of all deaths were related to cardiovascular disease (CVD). In fact every 7 minutes in Canada, someone dies from heart disease or stroke (Statistics Canada, 2011c).  What is sad about these numbers is that Heart Disease has been... Continue Reading

recipe: Dr. Kent’s detox smoothie

Get your antioxidants, liver and colon support with this detox smoothie that combines fiber, antioxidants, adaptogens, protein, essential fatty acids and much more! Ingredients 1/2 cup frozen blueberries 1 scoop of Douglas ultra Protein Powder (Vanilla flavoured) 1/2 large beet, skinned and... Continue Reading

10 foods you should eat more of and why

1. Avocados At first you may think that avocados are just too high in fat for your diet however these fats are important for a number of different reasons. Primarily they will keep you feeling full longer, helping with blood sugar levels and cravings. They help with keeping your skin beautiful and... Continue Reading

our food – the times they have a-changed

Have you ever wondered how our diets have changed since refined food started making its way into our pantries and onto our plates? The Industrial Revolution started in England in the 1780's and with it came drastic changes to our food supply. Certainly modern farming and new distribution networks... Continue Reading