The Naturmend Blog

Great Tips for Healthy Living

Black Bean Salad

I’m loving the sunny days we’ve been having, and sunny days always make me want to reach into my recipe box for fresh, tasty salads. This one is loaded with colour and flavour!   Black Bean Salad 1 can (19oz) black beans 1 can (14oz) corn 1 cup grape tomatoes 1-2 cups chopped red,... Continue Reading

Methylation: The Basics

For those who have had genetic testing done, or are interested in nutrigenomics, genomic medicine  or have MTHFR mutations, its helpful to understand an essential reaction called methylation. What is methylation? Simply put for the science minded, it is the transfer of a one carbon group.... Continue Reading

Vital Smoothie!

Need to make sure you’re getting your vitamin C? Supporting your detoxification pathways? Keeping up your hydration? Do all of this with this busy smoothie as you fend off allergies, cold and flues in the beautiful weather this spring! How? Blend your fruits / veggies and herbs and take it in as... Continue Reading

What is Iridology?

Iridology is a modality of alternative medicine that views the iris for health analysis. Essentially the iris records information about your constitutional strength and weaknesses and the state and functioning of every organ in the body. Stress levels, tension, cellular activity, levels of... Continue Reading

Romancing the Meal!

Three examples of easy meal re-invention made simply and quickly Find the romance in your meals this month! Valentines day is at the heart of February, inspiring us to spice things up, to find the sensual in the ordinary and to re-stoke the love within and around us. I say we pour this sentiment... Continue Reading

Recipe: Guilt Free Poutine

For many people this month is all about weight loss and getting back on track with diet after an indulgent holiday season. You may be eating more salads and healthy food or striving to. This snack is healthy and yet has a nice indulgent quality to it. Perfect for warming up on a winter day after a... Continue Reading

Losing Weight vs Gaining Health

I recently had a conversation with someone who stated “someone can be obese and healthy”. My only thought that would lead them to say that, is if their definition of health was a lack of a diagnosis. If that were true, than I suppose they are right. You can be obese and not have a diagnosed... Continue Reading

4 Tips For Fighting The Flu

The flu has hit Calgary again this year and hard. After watching my partner violently throw up Christmas morning and reading facebook status after status about being sick with the flu I decided it was probably necessary to send off a few of the best flu tips I could think of. Hopefully if you are... Continue Reading

The Pause

I’ve talked about 'the pause' many times in previous blogs but it’s always been something imbedded within a topic. I’d like to give it its own space here in this blog. The pause I’m talking about is that moment between a stimulus and reaction. This is truly THE opportunity we have to... Continue Reading

Adrenal fatigue – is it really a thing?

The so-called diagnosis of adrenal fatigue is often brushed off by many medical professionals as something made up by alternative health care practitioners such as ND’s, functional medicine MD’s and others. Alternative health care practitioners and patients alike get frustrated as the only... Continue Reading