ginger carrots

Ginger Carrots

Ginger Carrots Ingredients: 4 cups of grated carrots, tightly packed 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger 2 TBSP salt Process: It’s really this simple. In a bowl, mix all ingredients and pound with a wooden pounder to release juices.  Don’t add any other liquid.  Place in a 1 L sized, wide-mouth…

fermentation 1

Simple Sauerkraut

Simple Sauerkraut Ingredients: 1 head of cabbage Sea Salt 1 1L Mason Jar Process: Chop or grate cabbage, finely or coarsely, with or without hearts, however you like it. Sprinkle salt on the cabbage as you go – just a little salt as you work with it – 1 Tbsp….

Fermentation 2

Fermentation

Fermentation Fermented foods have always been a part of our daily lives. Bread, vinegar, yogurt, sauerkraut, beer, wine, chocolate, tea, salami, soy sauce and even kombucha have either always been or have become popular additions to our regular meals. Fermentation is an ancient preservation method for storing and keeping dairy,…

Portions Matter: Make Every Bite Count!

Portions Matter: Make Every Bite Count! Healthy eating and optimal body composition is about much more than the total calories you ingest and total calories you burn. Portions of the food groups you eat really do matter!  This is especially true when we are talking about optimizing the nutritional value…

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Eating Local in the Canadian Winter

Eating Local in the Canadian Winter Eating local is great for the environment and for overall health. But trying to eat local in the Canadian winter can look like nothing but turnips, squash and cabbage. But, is this really a problem? First, let’s get a little Chinese medicine background. In…

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Using Acupuncture to Boost Your Fertility

Using Acupuncture to Boost Your Fertility The use of acupuncture to improve the outcome of both natural and assisted fertility has become widespread over the years. In fact, many of our patients who are seeking fertility support have already heard about the benefits of acupuncture and request it.  Acupuncture is…

Top 3 Apps for Fertility

Top 3 Apps for Fertility By: Sarah Winward, Naturopathic Intern We use smart phone apps for everything from tracking our calories and workouts to helping us with our banking. Why wouldn’t we use an app to track our fertility?  Whether you are trying to conceive or simply wanting to be…

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Massage, Stress & Fertility

Massage, Stress & Fertility There are many factors that affect our day to day lives; weaving their way into family, friends, work and health. One of these that is prevalent and can affect our lives greatly is stress. Per Statistics Canada 2014, 30% of people ages 30-45 reported feeling “quite…

crock pot breakfast

Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole

Healthy Crockpot Breakfast Casserole If you love hash browns, scrambled eggs, omelets, and/or bacon this Breakfast Casserole has it all packed into one hearty slice! Prep time –  15 mins Cook time – 4 hours Total time – 4 hours 15 mins Recipe by: Apple of My Eye Serves: 8…

Natural Hangover Remedies

What happens when you ask a group of Naturopathic Doctors for their favourite Hangover Remedy? It’s New Years Eve and lets be honest, some of you may over indulge tonight.  I’ve collected expert advice from 40 Naturopathic Doctors about how to survive. Prevention is Everything  I gotta say this and…

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