Protein-Packed Grain-Free Breakfast of Champions! This one will keep you going through the morning without the hunger pangs that start 1 hour after a bowl if cereal.
#breakfastideas #proteinpacked #grainfree #feelingsatisfied
Love this time of year, love fresh berries and all the goodness that comes from them! Whether you have a yard or a patio or just a window - plant something! There's something about dirt, and sun, and water, and green that does wonders for the #mindbodyandsoul.
#seeds #harvest #summerberries #yumyum
Good skin care products can be nearly impossible to find sometimes! Particularly if you want to avoid all those endocrine disrupting chemicals! But skin care can be so much more simple than we make it sometimes. Here is a quick and easy recipe for a face or body scrub that won't affect your hormones or fill you with chemicals.
1/3 cup ground coffee
3 Tbsp brown sugar
3 tsp avocado oil
1 tsp castor oil
10 drops lavender essential oil
Mix and store in a glass jar.
Use a pinch at a time with water.
Bonus Tip: Follow this facial treatment with a few sprays of rosewater.
Enjoy your refreshed, glowing skin!
For more info about the reasons to avoid most commonly used skin care products, read more here:
#healthyskincare #diyfacescrub #diybodyscrub #endocrinedisruptorfree #hormonedisruptorfree
Eating healthy but still struggling with your digestion? Try eliminating some of these very common food combinations and see if your discomfort disappears too!
-fruit after a meal
-cereal or oatmeal with milk and orange juice
-grilled cheese sandwich or lasagna
-pasta with tomato and cheese
-cheese and meat omelet
-yogurt with fruit
-beans and cheese
Read more at here.
For a full digestive consultation, please visit your ND.
With the beautiful blue skies and summer sun starting to become a more regular occurrence, all the questions around sun protection start to come up. And it can seem more confusing than ever these days with all the information out there.
Here are my 3 Sunshine Tips to keep things simple this summer:
1. Don't get burnt - wear protective clothing and
use shade when necessary.
2. Drink plenty of pomegranate, carrot, and citrus
juices and smoothies for increased sun protection
and to keep your skin healthy all summer long.
3. Find a safe sunscreen to use at
"Sunshine is the best medicine."
There are quite a few reasons for persistent abdominal concerns and this should always be assessed by your ND.
But is there some general advice that may appease these irritating symptoms while you're waiting to be assessed?
Let me give you the recipe for a simple tea made from something you may already have in your cupboard!
Fennel works great to lessen gas and colicky pains. It also stimulates the appetite and promotes healthy digestion.
Here's how to make a tea:
--Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1-2tsp of slightly crushed fennel seeds and infuse in a covered container for 10 minutes.
--Add some honey if you like and drink 3 times per day or drink 1 cup half an hour before meals to decrease flatulence.
A few other herbs you could add to your tea that will further work to soothe your digestion include caraway, anise, chamomile, peppermint, or ginger.
If you are struggling with digestive concerns and would like to get to the bottom of them, don't wait to schedule your visit: call 604-534-9121.
1. It's not a new concept as a diet.
2. It should be used on a temporary basis, with good follow up so weight gain doesn't result following weight loss. Sustainable changes to diet and lifestyle should be implemented for best health success long term.
3. Cautions: avoid processed and poor quality fat and protein sources. Avoid in kidney disease.
It's Naturopathic Medicine Week!
Each day you have the opportunity to enter a contest to win up to $150 towards your visit with a licensed Naturopathic Doctor! Every day presents a short informative video on a different health theme.
Entering is easy:
1. Watch the video
2. Answer a question
3. Enter the contest
Click here to enter the contest today!
DetailsEvery day, all eligible entrants who have successfully answered the daily quiz question will be entered in a draw. Each day, one entrant will win a $100 voucher for a visit to a naturopathic doctor in BC. There are seven prizes available, one for each day of Naturopathic Medicine Week. Everyone who enters (and didn’t win) is entered for an eighth draw, for a $150 grand prize.
Sugar is sugar is sugar, right? Well there are some subtle differences. And yes all sugar, no matter where it comes from, will spike blood sugar and cause a chain of events inside the body that ends in newly stored fat. However, I have not seen maple syrup as a culprit for the development of fatty liver disease, whereas high fructose corn syrup plays a huge factor in the development of that disease. Maple syrup and honey may actually have some antioxidant potential and honey has been used in various medicinal ways for thousands of years. Processed foods of any kind are really best avoided and here is just one more example of why something that has been processed this much should not be consumed, namely sugar. Obviously any sweeteners should be minimized, but my tip for you today is to pick the ones that require the least amount of processing.