The PMS-Busting Checklist

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I hosted a workshop last night at Mahaya Forest Hill – all about PMS.  We talked about some pretty simple strategies that encourage better hormonal balance.   PMS accounts for literally hundreds of symptoms; mood changes, food cravings (hello sugar & salt!), bloating, acne, headaches, breast pain, sleep disruption, fatigue….it goes on.   Hormonal chaos  (which […]

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Summer Eats: Stuffed Vegetarian Peppers

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This “meatless” meal celebrates lots of different local produce that is available this time of year!! Bell peppers, zucchini, dark leafy greens, fresh herbs, tomatoes – all invited to this party. Lentils are a great vegetarian source of protein, and fibre – and they taste great used here. Serve this with a green salad and […]

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Free Workshop: PMS & Menstrual Wellness

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  Attention ladies! If you find yourself always dreading your period; due to PMS, cramps, irregularity, headaches, acne, food cravings, and feeling just plain old lousy – this workshop is for you! Dr. Bronwyn Hill, Naturopathic Doctor and Women’s Health expert – will be discussing the following in this interactive workshop: What hormonal imbalances contribute […]

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Ready….Set….Summer!!!

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The May long weekend has come and gone….which for many marks the official beginning of summer.  The city of Toronto is in full bloom these days, and I for one am relishing these early days of summer!  Shaking off a long, cold winter was tough this year, and a simple spring detox is one way […]

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Superfood 101: Ginger

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As far as “superfoods” go – and there is a big crowd of them worth knowing these days – Ginger is one of my favourites.  I sound like a broken record  – I really do recommend it a lot!   I want you to get friendly with this “superfood” too, so here are the “deets” […]

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Why Fever is Your Friend….

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Happy New Year wellness warriors! Well it seems that a doozy winter is upon us here in Toronto – the cold temperatures have been stubborn – as have the coughs and colds I have been seeing in practice.  The brunt of cold and FLU season is upon us, and better late than never that I […]

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A Better Breakfast….

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Confession time…..I am not good at breakfast.  I have become lazier the last few months about my morning meal routine, relying too much on bread and coffee to get me started.  The last two weeks, I re-focused some energy on my morning meal – and wowza – what a difference!  No more tension headaches, better […]

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You want me to eliminate WHAT!

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What to do when your ND recommends a food elimination….. I know, I know.  We ND’s are famous for prescribing food “elimination” – sugar, dairy, gluten, corn, soy, eggs…etc.  I am fully aware that this is your least favourite part of the process.  I know its tough, I know it takes preparation, time and effort, […]

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Immune Boosting Sweet Potato & Pear Soup

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A lovely combination of warming, seasonal foods – this makes an excellent immune-boosting lunch or light-dinner.  Sweet potatoes are rich in Vitamin C, beta-carotene – both important nutrients in warding off colds & flus.  In chinese medicine, sweet potato is strengthening to the spleen and helps build “qi” (internal energy). The recipe is originally from […]

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Fall into health….with a simple seasonal detox

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It seems that fall is here officially – whether we want it or not! As the leaves start to change, and the temperature drops, we start to think of the transition into colder months ahead. Fall is a wonderful time to cleanse –  to shift from the expansive energy of summer into the shorter introspective […]

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