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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
Boundary setting

How To Set A Boundary

What is a boundary? A boundary is an expression of what I want, and what I don’t want. One of the trickiest aspects of setting a boundary is figuring out what we, ourselves, want or don’t want. There are three habits that can make this difficult: Many of us have been conditioned to... Continue Reading
thyroid testing

Does it Matter What Time of Day You Book Your Thyroid Testing?

Thyroid testing. If you’ve ever gone in to your doctor for a basic physical assessment, you’ve likely gotten bloodwork. TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) is likely to be a part of the basic blood panel, especially if you’ve presented with symptoms of fatigue, constipation, thinning hair,... Continue Reading
Anti-inflammatory-diet

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
Healthy Shopping

Healthy Shopping on a Budget

One thing that I struggle with, and I know many others do as well, is finding the perfect balance of eating well without breaking the bank. I’ve heard time and time again that healthy eating is way too expensive, and I definitely agree that it can be! It’s easy to get sucked into the fancy... 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
Internal Family Systems

New Psychotherapy Offering: Internal Family Systems therapy

Do these people sound like anyone you know? Margot complains that she’s only attracted to men who are bad for her. Susan can’t stop herself from yelling at her kids. Kim can’t control her eating. Roger’s mind goes blank every time his boss walks in. Bob swears he’s... Continue Reading
boost-progesterone-naturally

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
30 days of meditation

I Meditated for 30 Days: Here’s What I Learned

    Hi everyone! It’s me, Ralitza, your resident Holistic Nutrition Consultant. I know a lot of things about food, but I also know first-hand that stress can have a real impact on your life. Stress affects your body, mind, heart and spirit. It can lead to a myriad of effects,... Continue Reading