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Summer is a great time to detox!

Yes, summer is a great time to detox! The arrival of summer brings warmer temperatures, sunshine, and longer days, which lends itself to us wanting to get the most out of the season.  While detoxes are usually thought of as a springtime endeavour, summer can be a fantastic time to reset your health and build some positive habits to support your wellness. The summer season is the time our bodies feel most resilient.  In Traditional Chinese Medicine, summer is the most yang of all seasons – a positive force characterized by light, warmth, dryness, activity, etc.  Because of this, it’s easier to make changes in our life during the summer, where we may experience more resistance at other times of the year.  Likewise, it’s easier to choose the food that is going to leave you feeling light and energized instead of heavy and weighed down. […]

Mother’s Day Meal Planning Package

By Kerri Lambie, RHN There are so many great reasons to visit a Holistic Nutritionist but I find the most common reason is to help with meal planning. Planning a meal can be tough with limitations that include work priorities, family responsibilities, time constraints or simply being unsure of what to eat. I understand this all! And my journey to holistic nutrition started because of it…… […]

By |2019-05-09T20:42:13-04:00May 9th, 2019|Nutrition|0 Comments

Sustainable Nutrition Resolutions

By Sonja Smiljanic, BA, NNCP, Holistic Nutritionist As a Nutritionist I often get asked about what people should avoid or restrict in order to feel better. I do think there is an important and necessary place for restriction, but I believe that to implement sustainable change when it comes to nutrition and to feel positive about the changes the lens has to be shifted to what can and should be incorporated, more so than what needs to be restricted. Language plays an integral role in how we think about food, our nutrition goals, and our health in general, and thus I believe it’s important to use positive language as much as possible when talking about our relationship with food. This approach is sustainable, positive, and empowering and supports a sense of trust between a person and their body. I will eat more vegetables Whatever your base line, try and add a little more. Vegetables nurture our bodies so nicely with an abundance of vitamins, minerals, fibre, and complex carbohydrates that energize us. Whether it’s adding a cup more of frozen veggies to your stir-fry, a handful of spinach to your smoothie in the morning or opting for a salad at lunch time these are little ways to incorporate more vegetables into your personal menu! […]

New Year’s Resolutions

By: Dr. Keara Taylor   The new year brings with it great intentions of sticking to our resolutions of losing weight, getting back into exercise, cutting out sugar, and the list goes on. While the practice of thinking about what we want to change in our life and the desire to feel better and healthier in our bodies is great, research shows that most resolutions are abandoned by the time February or March rolls around.  Why?  Often we take extreme action, which turns out is not very sustainable. If weight loss is your goal, or even if it isn’t and you just desire to feel more energized and focused, the following daily habits will help support you to feel better than ever in 2019. […]

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. […]

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. […]

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. […]

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 |2019-04-08T19:51:30-04:00September 4th, 2018|Digestion, Nutrition, Recipes|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: […]

By |2018-08-01T15:58:01-04:00July 30th, 2018|Naturopathic Medicine, Nutrition|0 Comments