Hangover Helper

By: Jennifer Boake, R.H.N

The holidays are around the corner and for many of us this means overindulging in food and alcohol. Tis the season of celebration and socializing! Here are some handy & healthy tips to speed your recovery.

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7-Day Change of Season Cleanse

By Dr. Angelina Riopel

As we move from autumn to winter and approach the holiday season, it is a great time to pause and cleanse (not detox), in order to clean up our diets and recharge.

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Spice Up Your Health!

By Dr. Kathleen Reagan, ND

The holidays are around the corner and we are starting to think about how to manage through all the festive excess. Sometimes it is easier to add foods to our daily routine than it is to restrict.

What is easier to add to a meal than a spice? Spices have a long tradition of pulling meals together for taste but they also have a history of medicinal use.

Here are some spices you can add to bring a bit of health to your holiday.

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The Relatable Lunchbox Recipe

By Kerri Lambie, Registered Homeopath & Holistic Nutritionist

Food was an integral component to my upbringing. I have great memories of sitting around the kitchen table for hours with my family laughing and enjoying the meal prepared for us.

Going to school I had the same enjoyment from opening my brown paper bag (yes I am aging myself) and eating with my friends. Although there were many times I was envious of the cakes and cookies my friends had, as my mother opted for healthy snacks. I used to think that times had changed, however now as the mother of two boys I see the same lunch comparisons coming up much like I had those years ago.

Soon after beginning kindergarten, my eldest son came home asking why he didn’t get cookies in his lunch like his friends (up until that point his sugar intake was pretty minimal aside from some natural sugars). I knew he was referring to those multi-coloured sprinkle cookies that attracted kids like a magpie to a shiny object! It dawned on me that in addition to making sure he was getting nutritious food for lunch, the snacks also needed to be trendy food that he and the other kids could relate to, so that he didn’t feel deprived and left out.

Here are a couple of my boy’s favourites:

Easy Chocolate Avocado Pudding […]

By |September 4th, 2018|Digestion, Nutrition, Recipes|0 Comments

Recipe Watermelon Gazpacho

By: Kerri Lambie, RHN & HOM

As a nutritionist I am hearing more and more from people that it is “just too hot to eat!” and while you may feel like that is true, I personally feel there is nothing better on those kinds of days then a nice cooling meal of seasonal treasures.

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By |July 30th, 2018|Nutrition|0 Comments

Tips to Stay Cool this Summer

By: Dr. Keara Taylor, ND

As we near the peak of summer here in Toronto, we are experiencing the heat and humidity that comes along with the longer, sunnier days. While it is important to get outside and soak up that vitamin D, we also want to stay cool and comfortable.  Here are some tips to help you cool down this summer:

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By |July 30th, 2018|Naturopathic Medicine, Nutrition|0 Comments

Meet Dr. Keara Taylor, Nautropathic Doctor

Q&A with Dr. Keara Taylor

Dr. Keara is joining the Innate Wellness Team in High Park. She is a High Park local and a new mom with a general family practice. She will be taking over Dr. Regan’s maternity leave and staying on to build her practice at Innate. Learn more about her style of practice!
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Nutrition Advice That Will Never Change

By Dr. Kathleen Regan, ND

Are you considering a new diet for 2018? You may want to reconsider. A lot of diets restrict nutrients, which are essential for bodily function or increase nutrients that are unhealthy in high amounts over long periods of time. Health is found in balance, not restriction (although balance can sometimes feel like restriction!) The perfect place to start is with the macronutrients: Protein, Fat and Carbohydrates. Learning how to balance macronutrients will get you on the path to feeling better in 2018!

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Cranberry Roasted Chicken Recipe

By Liane Wansbrough, Holistic Nutritionist

Cranberries typically make an appearance at the dinner table during the holidays in the form of sauce. Yet the berries, which come packed with great health benefits, can definitely serve as more than just a side dish. In season from September to December, you can find inexpensive fresh or frozen cranberries at most supermarkets. While the berries have lots of vitamin C and fiber, their high polyphenol content can also dial down inflammatory pathways, making them a great addition to any diet.

Roasted cranberries add a bright burst of flavour that lends well to meat, poultry, vegetables and salads. Roasting makes use of the entire berry as opposed to cranberry juice, which doesn’t include skin or flesh. […]

By |November 14th, 2017|Nutrition, Recipes|0 Comments

Nutrition for Healthy Breasts

By: Dr. Kathleen Regan, ND

It is not a stretch to say that health begins with what you eat. This is true of breast health and hormonal health in general. Changes in breast tissue from benign cysts to breast cancer have been linked to estrogen balance within the body or “estrogen dominance”.

“Estrogen dominance” is a term used to describe a high ratio of estrogen to progesterone or just globally high estradiol (one of the three types of possible estrogen). Estrogen dominance has been linked to many different types of women’s health issues besides breast health including PMS symptoms, menopausal symptoms, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, allergies, decreased libido, fatigue, fibrocystic breasts, headaches, infertility, irritability, and fat gain around the abdomen and on the top of the thighs. In addition, studies have shown a well-established link between excess estrogen and breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer and cervical dysplasia.

The good news is that hormones are affected by nutrition. Modifying specific dietary and lifestyle habits can help to keep hormones balanced! The following list includes nutrition habits that negatively impact healthy estrogen balance and healthy breasts. […]

By |October 17th, 2017|ND Editorial, Nutrition, Women's Wellness|0 Comments