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The Energetics of Food: An Exploration through Kirlian Photography

“But why should I eat like this?” This is a common question that I get from my clients when I recommend organic, vibrant and whole-foods options. I find it incredibly difficult to answer that as every person is biochemically unique and presents with their own issues and challenges. I know on... Continue Reading
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Help me, I’m Sick! – Foods to Nourish Healing & Immunity

  Remember when you were a little kid and feeling SO under the weather that your parents let you stay home from school? As a child of immigrant parents who both worked, I have to say the days of staying home were far and few between. When I did stay home, I knew that I was ACTUALLY very... Continue Reading
food sensitivities

Are Food Sensitivities Just A Trend

  As a Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant™, I hear a lot of questions (and a lot of doubt) about food sensitivities. It seems as though more and more people are becoming sensitive to a variety of foods, but along with the increase in awareness comes an increase in doubt over... Continue Reading
toxic load

Ask Ralitza: Is “Toxic Load” a Thing?

Toxic load. It’s a term that gets passed around from one holistic practitioner to another without regard for understanding of the patient. What is this concept and how applicable is it to most of us? More importantly, does it even matter? To put it simply, toxic load is the accumulation of... Continue Reading
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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
Holistic Nutritional Consultant

Why You’ll Still Put in the Work: What A Holistic Nutritional Consultant Can and Cannot Do for You

Hi everyone. Ralitza here! I’m the Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant here at Naturmend. I’ve been in practice for 2 years and throughout that time have seen a variety of patients with a multitude of issues. There have been a few common themes that have popped up over the last few... Continue Reading
Travel Eats

Travel Eats

  “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” -Martin Buber I still remember my first international trip as clearly as if it was yesterday. Wandering through the streets of Cuba, I was only 16 and felt the narrow alleyways, colorful houses and smiling... Continue Reading
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6 Simple Ways to Boost Progesterone Naturally

Bloating, swollen and tender breasts, insomnia, headaches, craving for sugar, constipation, mood fluctuations (especially sadness and irritability)...do any of these symptoms sound familiar? Most commonly, women experience these symptoms 1-2 weeks before their period, indicating a drop in... Continue Reading
Meal planning

5 Tips for Epic Meal Planning

  I don’t know about you, but I normally take to Instagram to see what people are eating these days. I scroll through pages and pages of simple and nutritious meals prettily packaged in perfect little containers. As a Holistic Nutrition Consultant, it’s super exciting! I feel... 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