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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    

What The Health  Documentary Review

What The Health Documentary Review
August 07, 2017 01:03 PM

Have you heard about the What The Health Documentary? More like What the F***. Let me save you 2 hours of your life. First off, they claim that meat is as bad as cigarettes. What matters is the quality of the meat. You ideally want organic, grass-fed meat and you don’t want to over do it! If you’re having conventional meat every day such as steak and sausages every day, then yes, that is a problem. Especially if you are eating in fast food restaurants. Not only will they use the cheapest mea...Read more

What's the deal with Coconut Oil?

What's the deal with Coconut Oil?
June 30, 2017 05:21 PM

Recently in the news, coconut oil has been vilified. The American Heart Association claims that because coconut oil is saturated, it increases LDL or “bad” cholesterol and therefore is bad for your heart health. They recommend consuming canola or vegetable oil. This makes me cringe. Let me explain how they came to this conclusion and why I think we should be careful with what we take at face value. Not all Saturated Fats are Created Equal There are short, medium and long chain triglycerides...Read more

The Chia Challenge!

The Chia Challenge!
April 20, 2017 09:09 PM

Do you have a tendency to have constipation or diarrhea or both? Or maybe your cholesterol is off or you want to lose weight and improve your energy levels? Well, this is the challenge for you. The idea and name are courtesy of my friend Suzie. Chia seeds are indeed the same onese used to make "Chia Pets"! So what else are they known about? Well, chia seeds have omega 3s which help increase our good cholesterol. Chia seeds also have a lot of fiber, calcium, magnesium, protein and antioxidant...Read more

The best stretches you should do everyday!

The best stretches you should do everyday!
April 20, 2017 03:21 PM

This is a post I've been meaning to put together for a while now. My friend Meagan Walker is a personal trainer, yoga treacher and team training coach at Goodlife Fitness on Weber street in Waterloo. She has helped me to put this all together for you. She is putting on a stretch workshop at Goodlife on May 27th. See poster below.   Kneeling Hip Flexor Stretch This is a stretch for the hip flexors and quadriceps. It counteracts sitting & relieves tension from low back.The hipflexors ar...Read more

Four Foods to Avoid

Four Foods to Avoid
March 14, 2017 08:13 PM

Foods to Avoid in a Health Food Store These may be foods that we think of being healthy but think twice. Agave Agave is actually fructose syrup which is not good for your health (just like high fructose corn syrup). It’s highly processed and refined and thus has very little nutritional value. Stevia is a better sweetener option. Carageenan Carageenan is a food additive from red seaweed. Often, it is found in almond or non-dairy milk as well as ice cream. It’s a thickening agent that make...Read more