Articles


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Oct 2017

Adrenaline – The Stress Hormone

A few weeks ago I was in Colorado fine tuning some nutritional testing approaches which have been very beneficial for patients. People’s needs are so individualized it can take some detective work to develop the most suitable program for them, but that’s what we’re here for—to give you the best recommendations to achieve your health goals and help you feel your best. One of the focuses of…

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21

Sep 2017

Fall Season Health Tips

According to Chinese medicine, the fall is a time to prepare for winter—to let go of excesses but also to foster optimism and tuck it away along with the harvest. As you say goodbye to the warm weather, you might feel a bit melancholic. A good way to transition easily is to conserve your energy—go to bed earlier and get up earlier. It’s also a…

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25

Aug 2017

How Many Servings of Vegetables Do You Really Need?

When people come to see me in the clinic I always inquire about their diet as a part of my assessment. More often than not, I find that most are not eating enough vegetables. The Canada Food Guide’s recommendations for servings of vegetables and fruit per day for adults is the following: Men Ages 19 – 50:  8 – 10 Servings Women Ages 19 –…

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25

Jul 2017

Chocolate Quinoa Cake

Chocolate quinoa cake. That’s what I’m baking right now. And not just one, but three double layered organic chocolate quinoa cakes with coconut cream chocolate ganash and a side of fresh local strawberries! I’m in charge of baking for a birthday party this weekend and I can’t wait to taste this delicious creation. If you have a sweet tooth, check out the recipe below. My…

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25

Jun 2017

Summer Health Tips

Everyone always feels better in the summer. I find it fascinating that when people come to see me in July and August they always embody a greater sense of lightness than during the rest of the year. Cold contracts our bodies and our energies while warmth and sun relaxes and opens us. I think people feel better in the summer for a number of reasons—the physical…

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25

May 2017

Stinging Nettle – A Powerhouse Herb

This is one of my favorite medicinal herbs and superfoods. Nettles are not only tasty but are chock-full with a load of nutrients. In fact nettles are the most nutrient dense plant in the world—packed with minerals, vitamins, chlorophyll, phytonutrients and protein. I enjoy picking fresh nettles every spring and steaming them as a side dish. (Just picked some yesterday!) You could think of nettles…

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25

Mar 2017

Top 5 Regrets People Have On Their Deathbed

I recently read an article called “Top 5 Regrets People Have on Their Deathbed” based on a book written by Bonnie Ware. I found it worth reflecting on. Here is the original article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/top-5-regrets-people-have-on-their-deathbed.html


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Mar 2017

Spring Renewal

If you have read BODY, now is the perfect time of year to do The 3 Day Cleanse. In traditional Chinese medicine spring is associated with the liver. The liver is your main organ of detoxification and spring time is generally seen as the best time of year to focus on letting go and discarding the excesses that have accumulated throughout the winter. As soon as…

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01

Jan 2017

Change for The New Year

Happy New Year! This is the time of year of personal reflection. Many of us question what really matters and consider making changes in our lives. Over the holidays I came across this quote and found its wisdom to be quite striking. “At each stage of learning we must give up something, even if it is a way of life that we have always known.” -by…

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Oct 2016

Time to Change Your Pillow?

Researchers studied pillows between 1.5 and 20 years old and found all of them contained a significant load of fungus. This may be a concern for those with compromised immune systems, asthma, sinus problems or allergies and anyone seeking to improve their health.



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