Top 5 Common Herbs to Boost Your Immune System by Dr. Fiona Smulders, ND The cold and flu season is almost at an end, but for those of you who are still struggling to fight off the last remnants of your cold or flu, here are some common herbs that help boost your immune system, [...]
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We are excited to be offering our Wellness Wednesday Lecture Series again this fall, starting with a topic everyone is keen to learn more about with cold and flu season upcoming. Join Dr. Robyn Land, ND, Dr. Fiona Smulders, ND and Registered Acupuncturist, Ivana Nikolic for this interactive, medicine making workshop all about your immune [...]
-co-written by Ivana Nikolic and Dr. Robyn Land Have you ever seen someone’s back with large circular red spots, making them look like they were attacked by a giant octopus? They might be a deep sea adventurer…or they might have just had a cupping treatment from a registered acupuncturist. Cupping therapy is a treatment in [...]
Eggs are a surprisingly common food sensitivity. When a patient discovers they are sensitive to eggs, their first response is usually "Oh no, what do I have for breakfast?!?" Chia Pudding is a fantastic solution. Chia Seeds are little seeds with big nutrition It's ridiculously quick to make, vegan, gluten-free and rich in [...]
Today, I start to eat healthier. When I was in my first year of medical school, I ran a food sensitivity panel on myself. About a dozen things came up that I was sensitive to (eggs, dairy, gluten, soy, and almonds to name a few). I took these out of my diet and, wow...I felt [...]
Earth Day: Create a healthy body & a healthy earth Happy Earth Day! While it can be entirely overwhelming to consider all the problems facing the Earth, small shifts that you can make each day to live a more conscious, environmental and healthy lifestyle can have ripples! So start now with a little drop of [...]
I went into a local drugstore yesterday to pick up a box of tissues for my clinic office. There is usually a huge assortment of tissues with a ridiculous amount of decisions to be made: box colours, ply options, to lotion or to not. So imagine my surprise when there were just four boxes left [...]
It’s National Nutrition Month! Doesn’t it seem like these days everyone has a different opinion of what optimal nutrition is? There are endless blogs, Pinterest pages, Instagram and Twitter feeds dedicated to paleo, vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free diets. Should you be cutting carbs? Increasing protein? Banning sugar? Needless to say, navigating nutrition in the 21st [...]
Kidney's are a pretty small organ (they are only about the size of your fist), but they do a lot for you. Perhaps that is why an entire health month is dedicated to them. And yup, this month is the one chosen to remind people to love their kidneys and keep them happy. You have [...]
Today I'm excited to share the recipe for my Trail Mix Oatmeal! I had this oatmeal every day last week alone. Yup. I went there. Seven times! Do you ever find those songs you just can't get enough of so you listen to them on repeat until you hope you'll never hear them again? This is the [...]