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17 August 17, 2017

Coconut Fig Smoothie


Coconut Fig Smoothie This weeks smoothie recipe is so decadent you could enjoy it as desert but is loaded with protein, healthy fats, fiber, and antioxidants so it is also a great choice for breakfast. The Maca root powder gives it an extra boost by providing increased mental and physical energy levels. If you do [...]

10 August 10, 2017

Grain Free Peach Cobbler


Grain Free Peach Cobbler   There is an abundance of local peaches at the farmers markets this time of year and this recipe is by far one of my favourite ways to eat them. It's healthy enough to eat for breakfast and delicious enough to eat for desert paired with some dairy free vanilla ice [...]

3 August 3, 2017

Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread


Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread My garden is exploding with zucchini right now which means it's time for Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Loaf! This recipe is a great way to use up all of that zucchini and if you're strapped for time you can always grate up the zucchini and store it in the freezer to bake [...]

2 August 2, 2017

9 Tips for Pain Free Periods


9 Tips for Pain Free Periods By Jenny Abel, R.Ac. Painful periods (dysmenorrhea) impacts as many as half of menstruating women! Many think that having cramps is a normal process; however, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), cramps reveal that there is an imbalance occurring in the body. Here are 9 tips to have pain [...]

27 July 27, 2017

Summer Sunshine Juice


Summer Sunshine Juice This juice is filled with all my favourite orange coloured fruits and vegetables. When I make juice I often select the vegetables I want to use based on colour and try to stick with 1 colour group as mixing different coloured veggies together like greens and reds and oranges will produce a [...]

20 July 20, 2017

Broccoli Salad


  Broccoli Salad This weeks recipe is one of my favourite go to             salads to make for a bbq. It's inspired by the broccoli crunch salad at Whole Foods which I always pick up whenever I'm there. It's really simple to make and I recommend making it the day [...]

13 July 13, 2017

Kale Chips


Kale Chips Kale Chips are my absolute favourite way to eat kale, I could easily eat a whole bunch in one sitting when I eat it like this! So if you have a friend or child who is anti-green things I highly recommend you give this recipe a try because even people who are not [...]

10 July 10, 2017

Thyroid Medication: Why It Doesn’t Always Work


Thyroid Medication: Why It Doesn’t Always Work “I am taking my thyroid medication every day, but I still feel tired all the time.” I hear this statement far too often from my patients, and it is something that I have personally struggled with in the past. The most common medication for hypothyroidism is synthroid (also [...]

6 July 6, 2017

Chocolate Almond Milk Kefir


Chocolate Almond Milk Kefir Last week, I walked you through how to make your own homemade almond milk that's free of additives and preservatives. This week I am going to share a simple method with you that will allow you to turn that homemade almond milk into a super food that's full of beneficial probiotic [...]

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