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5 Fruits & Veggies a Day for Mental Health

By: Dr. Kathleen Regan, ND In the coming decade, we will see more and more attention focused on the role of food in brain chemistry. Studies have shown that ‘higher intake of fish, fruit and vegetables is associated with lower incidence of mood disorders’ (1).  The United Kingdom (UK) is a world leader in this research initiative of connecting what we eat with how we feel. One of the more recent studies to come out of the UK looked at the relationship between well-being and the consumption of fruit and vegetables by drawing data from the UK Household Longitudinal Study (UKHLS) which includes information collected from 50,000 people between 2009-2017. In this ‘Lettuce Be Happy’ study, the authors concluded: Increased fruit & vegetable consumption can enhance mental well-being. Increasing how frequently you consume fruit and vegetables is as important as the overall quantity you consume. The relationship between food and mental health is meaningful and significant across different measures of well-being. […]

Harnessing Energy to Achieve Your Goals in 2020

By: Dr. Kathleen Regan, ND Energy is the fundamental fuel you need to achieve your goals this year. In addition to discipline, focus, vision and other forces required to realize your goals, adequate amounts of energy are essential are essential for the endurance, focus and positivity needed to reach our goals.  The role energy plays in goal setting is paramount. Have you ever failed at a New Year’s resolution and experienced negative self-talk? ‘Lazy’, ‘Unmotivated’, ‘Unfocused’, ‘Depressed’ are some of the words people hear. Does this sound like you? If it does, ask yourself this important question:  […]

Chocolatey Chia Immune Smoothie

By Dr. Kathleen Regan, ND Looking for a change from your fruity, summer smoothie? This chocolatey, chia blend can be eaten warm or cold and combines the perfect winter ingredients. The combined antioxidants, protein, vitamin A, vitamin D & probiotic will help to boost your immune system during the busy holiday season and all winter long. It also contains a balance of carbohydrates, fat, protein and fiber that make for a balanced meal replacement. […]

By |2019-12-18T15:58:49-04:00December 18th, 2019|Cold and Flu Season, Nutrition, Recipes, Self Care|0 Comments

5 Tips for Glowing Winter Skin

By Dr. Kathleen Regan, ND Looking for a natural solution to grey, dull winter skin? Remember that beauty begins on the inside. Try these simple naturopathic nutrition tips to keep your complexion glowing this winter season. Minimize Alcohol Choose Herbal, Skin Building Teas Don’t Cut Out All Carbs Cod Liver Oil Probiotics […]

Holistic Holiday Wellness

By: Sonja Smiljanic, BA, NNCP I’ve been surprised over the years by many opinion articles on ‘how to eat’ over the holidays. These pieces seem to use guilt as an underlying “motivation” factor and to be honest, who wants that? The holidays are a wonderful time to enjoy the company of your loved ones and celebrate with food, drink, and socializing! To me, the holidays are more about working to let go of the associated guilt we often feel when we are out of routine. As a Holistic Nutritionist my scope stretches beyond food. I enjoy looking at how an individual’s wellness can be supported with food, but also with body movement, social connection, emotions, stress management, spirituality, sleep, and so much more. This year, I am offering this guide as an alternative approach to holiday eating. I hope it helps you to cultivate a positive sense of joy when it comes to nutrition and wellness this holiday season! […]

By |2019-12-18T15:11:43-04:00December 18th, 2019|Digestion, Mind Body Medicine, Nutrition, Self Care|0 Comments

Chinese Herbal Medicine & Weight Loss

By Xianmin Yu, R.TCMP & R.Ac   What can herbs/formulas do to help with obesity? The goal of Traditional Chinese herbs/formulas in weight loss is to help speed up metabolism and thus reduce weight. With the combination of acupuncture, it is expected to: Suppress your appetite Increase your feeling of fullness Reduce triglyceride and LDL cholesterol level in plasma. You may have more bowel movements and urination than before. This is a sign of the body speeding up metabolism and detoxing. […]

By |2019-11-13T15:12:49-04:00November 13th, 2019|Acupuncture, Weight Loss|0 Comments

Hormones to Watch with Weight Loss

By Dr. Keara Taylor, ND Weight gain can be the result of a variety of factors. The foods that we consume and the amount that we move our bodies impacts the capacity of our body to burn or store energy.   However, this is only part of the picture! An incredibly important piece of the weight loss puzzle that is often overlooked is hormonal health. There are a few key hormones that are important to get into balance to support your weight loss goals. Here are three key hormones that we want to consider when it comes to weight management, as well as a few tips on how to balance them! […]

5 Tips to MAINTAIN Weight Loss

By Monica Grainger, MSW, RSW   Establish a regular eating schedule. Plan when you are going to eat and what your meals and snacks will be ahead of time. You are less likely to be tempted by unhealthy food.   Know your triggers. Do you tend to eat when you are bored, anxious, or excited? Do you succumb to your cravings? Are you in social situations where you are offered food? Do you think about food, imagine having your favourite dessert? Being able to predict what will trigger overeating or grabbing junk food will help you reduce your exposure to it. […]

Resiliency: An Essential Skill To Thrive In Life

By Dr. Alexia Georgousis ND I used to believe resiliency was related to my ability to recover quickly, to be less sensitive and to push through suffering. However, over the years I have come to realize my interpretation couldn’t be further from the truth. Resiliency is an expansive softening – more fluid vs elastic. I believe the experience of stress does change us, it needs to change us and hopefully for the better. We are not rubber bands returning to the same level of elasticity after being stretched. Rather, we are multidimensional beings with a nervous system highly linked to how we live and experience the world. Trying to be like a rubber band is a pathway to collapse because with repeated stretching, the elastic weakens and eventually breaks. There is no flow or value to the experience of being stretched when we act as rubber bands. And this is what happens when we expect ourselves to snap back to our original “shape” after stressful experiences. […]

By |2019-10-23T14:42:24-04:00October 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fall Refresh & Detox Kit

Now is the perfect time to REFRESH your eating habits to support your health and wellbeing! Ask about our Fall Refresh & Detox Kit for DIY Home Detox by Dr. Keara Taylor The Refresh & Detox Kit by Dr. Keara Taylor, ND includes: 14 day seasonally inspired meal plan with nourishing recipes that are anti-inflammatory and blood sugar balancing Recipes created to support your body's natural detoxification processes and immune system Learn how to prep and cook simple yet satisfying meals that will set you up to feel deeply nourished A detailed dietary and lifestyle practices guide to support your detox and create lasting habits Guidelines on how to re-introduce foods eliminated during the refresh to determine which foods help you thrive Option to add a Naturopathic consult to personalize the program to address your specific health concerns Investment: $49 for the 14 day meal plan specifically curated to be anti-inflammatory, blood sugar balancing & supportive of your body's immune and detoxification systems and the detox lifestyle guide. OR $190 for the above plus a 75 minute Naturopathic Consult with Dr. Keara Taylor, ND to personalize the detox to your health concerns.

By |2019-10-07T16:59:39-04:00October 7th, 2019|Detoxification/Cleanse, Digestion|0 Comments