The Naturmend Blog

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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

A Salute to Fat: Making Friends with the Big F!

When did we become so fat phobic? This monumental shift in dietary habits can be linked all the way back to an American senate meeting that occurred in July 1976. Senator George McGovern called a hearing to raise attention about the link between fat and heart disease. This sent the senate into a... Continue Reading

Dr. Jenny’s Favourite Soups: Thai Coconut Chicken Soup

Winter is around the corner, and it calls for soup soup soup. Some of my favourite cookbooks are the Whitewater Cooks cookbooks, and I’ve adapted the recipes from there. I often substitute based on my food sensitivities and available ingredients, so my apologies to the chefs at Whitewater I... Continue Reading

Dangerous Cortisol – Part 2

As with anything in life, the best way to learn and grow is to look at things from a ‘child’s mind’, that is, pretending that you don’t know anything about it and allowing your brain to pick up information as if it was brand new. Give yourself the gift of ignorance in this situation and... Continue Reading

carla’s coconut sugar body scrub recipe

Nothing looks and feels better than healthy, glowing skin! Our skin is our first line of defence, which is a big job for those hard working cells. Nothing says appreciation like a little TLC! Carla's Coconut Sugar Body Scrub recipe is loaded with skin quenching vitamins and is so easy to make that... Continue Reading

a beginner’s guide to bike paths in calgary

Biking in Calgary has never been so popular, with the YYC bike culture growing faster than your front lawn. Why is this little contraption gaining so much momentum? Well, other than the fact biking is great for your health, it is also adventurous, economical, and family friendly. While working off... Continue Reading