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7 Ways to Rev Up Your Energy!

7 Ways to Rev Up Your Energy!
May 23, 2018 06:46 PM

One of the best indicators that you’re having a great day is the feeling that your energy is high, steady, and that overall you feel good and can enjoy accomplishing the tasks at hand. Maybe it’s that you bounced out of bed that morning, or sang in the shower. It could be that you didn’t need that extra cup of coffee at 3pm, or that you were able to sustain a solid conversation or play games with the kids after dinner.   Now, how often do you have that feeling? Or more importantly, do you ...Read more

Is Your Thyroid Healthy?

Is Your Thyroid Healthy?
May 02, 2018 01:26 PM

Can your thyroid be the reason you can’t lose weight? Is your thyroid working properly? Should you get your thyroid tested? Did you know that a tiny, butterfly shaped gland nestled in your throat is responsible for producing and regulating some of the most important hormones in your body? This mighty gland is called the thyroid, and while it’s relatively small in size, it plays a large role in our endocrine (hormone) system. The thyroid gland produces hormones that interact with many othe...Read more

Lectins - What Are They? Love Them or Leave Them?

Lectins - What Are They? Love Them or Leave Them?
March 27, 2018 08:00 PM

We’re all familiar with that schoolyard rhyme: “beans, beans, they’re good for your heart….” As adults we roll our eyes, but have you ever wondered where the rest of that rhyme came from, or why foods like legumes are so tough to digest? Turns out that most of our foods contain certain compounds that, by nature, are difficult on our digestive systems - because they’re not really meant for our digestive systems at all! Now, that doesn’t mean we can’t tolerate them but more and more research i...Read more

Do you have a Leaky Gut?

Do you have a Leaky Gut?
February 26, 2018 01:25 PM

If you’ve been searching for the root of on-going health issues that just won’t go away, the kind where your doctor - and maybe even your second and third doctor - have tried everything in their arsenals but have come up with only prescriptions that ease symptoms but don’t solve the underlying problem, it’s easy to feel discouraged.   However, if you’ve been keeping up with some of our previous articles, you’ve started to realize just how important our digestive system and gut health are to...Read more

Kick Start Your Metabolism

Kick Start Your Metabolism
January 29, 2018 09:56 PM

Now that we’re through December and well into January and heavy, holiday foods have left us feeling bloated and sluggish, it’s time to figure out how to get back in the swing of things. And, if you’ve set New Year’s Intentions that include healthier eating and activity, then starting with a kick start to your metabolism can help make the difference to living your intentions well.   These are some of our favourite ways to get your metabolism back into gear: Stay Satiated Even if you’re...Read more

The Best Pumpkin Pie You'll Ever Eat (Gluten and Dairy Free)

The Best Pumpkin Pie You'll Ever Eat (Gluten and Dairy Free)
November 12, 2017 04:49 PM

I don't want to brag but I have recently made the best pumpkin pie, ever :) Once you eat a home-made pie you'll never be able to eat a store bought version again. Crust (adapted from the Oh She Glows Cookbook) 2/3 cup Medjool Dates 1 1/4 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup walnuts 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp salt 4 tbsp coconut oil Combine oats, walnuts, spices in a food processor and blend. Then add the dates and oil and blend again until it comes together. Press (with your fingers) this mix...Read more

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Some of my Favourite Products
October 23, 2017 12:04 PM

I have to admit that I'm not the best cook in the world and sometimes fast and easy is the way to go. Here are some products that I have tried and liked. [note: I have no affiliations or conflict of interests with these products]   Curry Paste: This is one of my favourite products of all time. If you like curry, then this is one you want to get. First off all of the ingredients are super clean. There are just spices. It's a paste and so all you have to do is saute veggies and tofu or chick...Read more

DUTCH Dried Urine Hormone Test

DUTCH Dried Urine Hormone Test
October 09, 2017 01:20 PM

If you've ever wondered what your hormones are doing, you've probably questioned what test would be best. The serum hormone test (blood) is not a great test because one cannot adequately measure the adrenal hormones in the blood and we get no information about how the hormones are broken down in the body. Similarly with saliva hormone testing, the metabolites of the different hormones are not determined. The DUTCH test is a dried urine hormone test that is able to see how your body breaks dow...Read more

BLACK BEAN BROWNIES

BLACK BEAN BROWNIES
September 10, 2017 04:27 PM

Makes one large baking sheet worth of brownies (can be halved if using a smaller toaster oven)   2 cans of black beans (preservative free) rinsed 2 eggs (can use flaxseed egg substitute if making vegan) 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1/2 cup maple syrup + 2 tbsp of coconut sugar 3 tbsp coconut oil 2-3 tbsp almond milk (milk alternative) 2 tsp balsamic vinegar 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp freshly ground coffee or instant coffee 1-2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (some for in...Read more

OPEN HOUSE 2017!!!

OPEN HOUSE 2017!!!
August 20, 2017 11:17 AM

Saturday, September 9th from 1-4pm Enjoy Free Food Prizes and give-aways Free 15 minute consultations with Dr. Cecilia for any new patients When booking in person on the day of the open house, we will be giving 15% off the initial intake appointment! Please RSVP by clicking on the Facebook event button below so that we know how much food to make.   CLICK HERE TO RSVP