• Blog,  Features,  Weight Loss

    Healthy Weight Loss Preserves Muscle and Bone Mass

    We all know the benefits of weight loss.  Not only does it makes us feel great and boost our confidence, but the loss of weight has been linked to improved glycemic and cardiovascular markers as well as reduced inflammatory markers. Since inflammation is at the root of all chronic disease this is a very beneficial thing to reduce.   What a lot of us don’t know is that how you lose this weight is also important. With weight loss being…

  • Recipes

    Pumpkin Bulletproof Coffee

    INGREDIENTS: 1 cup coffee 1/2 cup coconut milk 1 Tbsp MCT 1 Tbsp pumpkin 1/2 tsp butter 1/4 tsp pumpkin puree 1/4 tsp vanilla stevia and coconut cream optional INSTRUCTIONS: combine everything in a saucepan and heat for 5min blend in a blender add stevia and whipped cream if desired

  • Blog,  Features

    Ditch Perfection and Embrace Self Love

    I have been on a little journey lately of working on ditching my need for perfection.  I have always had it, but after turning 40 I realize that I am sick of it. Not that I am going to bore you with the details of my journey but I realized after reading more about this that most of us have some degree of this. Not only that, but it is mostly likely one of the root causes of sabotaging our…

  • Blog,  Features,  Sleep

    Migraines and Sleep

    When a patient first visits a Naturopathic Doctor regardless of what the presenting complaint is, one of the first items to be addressed is their quality of sleep. Sleep has such a critical role for repair and regeneration the body.  Poor sleep quality has been linked to poor immune function as well as inflammation and weight gain.   When it comes to migraines, there is very consistent and compelling research to link poor quality sleep as a huge trigger for…

  • Blog,  Features

    What Should I Drink this Summer?

    This is one of the most popular questions I get asked at this time of year so I thought I would write a blog post on my stance with alcohol.   Alcohol is a neurotoxin and has a lot of negative effects on the brain not to mention the liver. Heavy drinking has also been associated with cardiovascular disease including increased risk of stroke and elevated blood pressure. So…when we talk about alcohol it is meant to be enjoyed in…