• Blog,  Nutrition,  Recipes,  Weight Loss

    Grain Free Valentine’s Day Chocolate Chip Cookies

    If you are on a reduced grain or gluten diet…this recipe is for you. Everyone needs a little Valentine’s Day Sweet in their life. Happy Valentine’s Day! Ingredients ¾ cup of unsalted almond butter ½ cup of xylitol 2 tbsp of coconut oil 2 eggs ¼ cup of coconut flour ½ tsp of baking soda ¼ tsp of salt 1/3 cup enjoy life chocolate chips   Instructions 1. Preheat oven to 350 2. Blend almond butter, xylitol, coconut oil. Once…

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    Confused about What Fats to Eat?

    Are you confused about what fats you should be eating? It has been a common thought for years that we need to reduce our saturated fat intake found in butter, red meats and lard because it contributes to cardiovascular disease. We were discouraged from eating butter and encouraged to consume vegetable oils like canola, safflower, corn, soy and sunflower. These oils are high in omega 6. In 2014 researchers from Tufts conducted a meta-analysis and found that there is no connection between saturated fat…

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    I Feel Like I Have a Thyroid Problem…But my Blood Work is Normal

    In Naturopathic Medicine, the principal is always to treat the person and not just the blood work. For us, using blood work is a tool to be able to determine imbalances, but sometimes patient symptoms and blood work do not add up. A typical scenario that we see in clinic is a patient coming in with every hypothyroid symptom and normal thyroid blood work.  Despite their blood work not showing anything, they are still convinced that there is something wrong and they are usually right.…

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    Depression…More Than Just Low Serotonin

    When you think of depression, the first mechanism that comes to mind for most people is low serotonin. There is however a strong body of data emerging that depression is associated with a chronic low grade inflammatory response. The epidemiological link between depression and cardiovascular disease is well established in the medical literature. Inflammatory disorders such as cardiovascular disease and autoimmune disease can trigger depression. On the other hand it is also well documented that depression is an independent risk…

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    Green Smoothies

    Green Smoothies When getting your health back on track, one of the biggest obstacles in the beginning is trying to find things to help you stay full and avoid cravings. These 2 smoothies will help you through… High in good fats, fibre and phytonutrients…they are sure to keep your system balanced all day. I usually suggest one as a mid afternoon snack to replace the empty calories (cookies, crackers, granola bars) and caffeine that people typically have. Spinach and Avocado…