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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 [...]

4 July 4, 2017

8 Tips for a Healthy Brain


8 Tips for a Healthy Brain By Jenny Abel, R.Ac. A healthy brain is key to mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Little adjustments now can make a big difference to our lives and greatly impact the way we age. Here are 8 tips for a health brain– ways to improve memory, focus, mood, sleep, and [...]

29 June 29, 2017

Homemade Almond Milk


Homemade Almond Milk More and more people these days are switching out their cows milk for non-dairy alternatives such as nut, soy, coconut, or hemp milk for various different reasons but the main reason I see people switching is for their health. Many people have trouble digesting and utilizing the protein and or sugar [...]

23 June 23, 2017

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: What You Should Know


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: What You Should Know June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) awareness month. Here’s 5 things you need to know about PTSD: PTSD is just one of a range of possible responses to experiencing a traumatic event. PTSD is a term use to describe a cluster of adaptations (or “symptoms”) following exposure to [...]

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