Cold weather breakfast bliss: Turmeric Oats

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With the colder weather in full swing I’m finding it harder to keep up with my morning smoothie routine (not to mention, cold foods in cold weather is not ideal according to Traditional Chinese Medicine principles). Instead, I’m craving warmer, spicier foods that nourish my body from the inside-out. Enter oatmeal. Oats might seem boring & plain (not to mention …

Detox supplements: how herbs can help

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[collaboration post] It’s that time of year again– detox season! After a long summer of indulgences our bodies could use a chance to clear out the old & make room for the new. If you’re looking to boost your energy, improve your digestion or lose a few extra pounds, a detox might be exactly what you need. Better yet, why …

Healthy Fat spotlight: MCTs & Omega-3s

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[Collaboration post] Most of us are now familiar with omega-3 fatty acids. Whether from fatty fish like salmon, chia seeds,walnuts or a fish oil supplement, getting enough in our diets can help lower inflammation, sreduce risk of heart attack, as well as improve mood, brain function & memory. However, MCTs, or medium chain triglycerides, seem to be the new kid …

Healing Hashimoto’s: one woman’s journey [guest post]

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Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune condition of reduced thyroid function that affects about 5% of the population, and mainly women between 30-50 years of age. However, since it does not always fit the traditional hypothyroid pattern (constipation, fatigue, weight gain), it can go undiagnosed or untreated for many. As a naturopathic doctor I use natural therapies in combination with advanced …

Foods to Balance Blood Sugar and to Curb Cravings! [guest post]

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Guest post written by: Anar Allidina, MPH, RD, CDE Having steady blood sugar means we don’t experience the highs and lows of blood sugar spikes. Eating foods with a quick energy release can cause feelings of fatigue, hunger, and irritation. Processed foods and foods with refined sugar cause a spike in your blood sugar since they release glucose very fast into the bloodstream. …

The Best Type of Protein Powder

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With so many different types of protein powders on the market today, how do you choose the right one? The best ones are plant-based, usually pea, rice or hemp and are the easiest to digest. Look for ones with the least additives and even though soy is a plant protein, it is highly allergenic for many people (even without knowing …

Healthy Habits That Just Can’t Wait For Your New Year’s Resolutions

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[collaboration post] Would you believe that we’re less than two months away from the end of the year? Crazy right!? The summer is well and truly out of here and the nights are drawing in. As the days grow colder and shorter, human beings experience a curious phenomenon. We can become sad, depressed, moody or irritable. Our bodies feel heavier, …