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I’m pregnant. What should I be supplementing with?

I’m pregnant. What should I be supplementing with?
August 29, 2016 01:15 AM

Folic Acid Now most people by now know that folic acid is the number one prescribed nutrient when a woman is pregnant. Folic acid has been shown to reduce neural tube defects in a fetus. This would include defects of the spinal cord such as spina bifida. Often this imperfection can occur very early on in pregnancy. For this reason it is important that women who are considering to get pregnant should supplement with folic acid. There is however, an increase in babies born with tongue tie. T...Read more

The Hormone Dance

The Hormone Dance
August 29, 2016 01:14 AM

Whether you are a woman whose periods are irregular, too heavy or too painful. Or whether you are a woman who has hot flashes, difficulties staying asleep and losing weight, the common denominator is hormone imbalances. Our most talked about hormones are: thyroid, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, melatonin and cortisol. When one or more of these are out of balance, it can make us feel completely off. Getting your hormones checked can be a very valuable insight into your health. The bes...Read more

Bone Broth Soup

Bone Broth Soup
August 29, 2016 01:13 AM

Your adrenals are two glads located above your kidneys (back side). They make the stress hormone cortisol. During periods of high stress (like back to school, work, family drama etc) the adrenals are working hard to deal with stress. Over time, the adrenals get tired and you may experience adrenal fatigue or burnout. Symptoms include: low energy difficulty concentrating difficulty waking up in the morning craving salty foods low blood pressure low sex drive weight gain A great ...Read more

Baked Apples

Baked Apples
August 29, 2016 01:10 AM

Apples are part of the dirty dozen so make sure you get organic apples. We order from Bailey’s Local Foods. It’s only $20 for the year. It’s an online farmer’s market and then you pick up your food at the First United church in uptown Waterloo (next to the LCBO). With the apples we bought, I decided to bake them. Here’s my recipe: 4 large organic apples 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar (you can get this from bulk barn) or use brown sugar 1 tbsp of cinnamon minimum (I love cinnamon! plus it he...Read more

Get your summer on!

Get your summer on!
August 29, 2016 01:04 AM

August is already here! Make sure you take some time off to enjoy the weather. Winter comes much too quickly. Get your daily recommended intake of Vitamin D Vitamin D has potent anticancer properties. In fact it acts more as a hormone than a vitamin. Did you know that if you spend 10-15 minutes in the sun during peak hours without sunscreen, you will get 1000 international units of vitamin D? This website calculates the time you need to spend in the sun to get your daily recommended intak...Read more

February is Heart Month!

February is Heart Month!
August 29, 2016 01:02 AM

According to Health Canada, more than 1.4 million Canadians have heart disease and it is one of the leading causes of death. Risk factors for cardiovascular disease are: Smoking High blood pressure (>140/90 mmHg) or on blood pressure medication Low HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) Diabetes Family history of heart disease Age (men > 44 years; women > 54 years) It is recommended that if you are male age 40 and older or female age 50 and older, you should get your choleste...Read more

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease
August 29, 2016 01:00 AM

Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia where brain cells die. Dementia is when you gradually lose your memory. Usually people who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease tend to lose their more recent memory and retain their long term memory. They will remember all about when they were young and where they grew up. They might forget who their more recent caregivers are or where they currently live. Alzheimer rates increase with age. If you know someone who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, you can...Read more

“Juicing Left Over” Lemon Apple Marmalade

“Juicing Left Over” Lemon Apple Marmalade
August 29, 2016 12:58 AM

Here’s another way to use the left over pulp after juicing.   2 cups of lemon and apple pulp after juicing Peel of 1 lemon, sliced in strips 1 cup organic raw cane sugar 1 cup maple syrup 1 cup honey 1 tbsp of grass-fed butter or coconut oil ½ tsp of baking soda Pinch of salt 1 sachet of pectin About 3-4 cups of water   Add the fruit pulp and lemon peel to a pot with about 2-3 cups of water and let it boil on medium heat for a few hours until the fruit is soft. Keep checking ...Read more

“Juicing Left Over” Raw Cookie Balls

“Juicing Left Over” Raw Cookie Balls
August 29, 2016 12:56 AM

Adapted from Joy McCarthy’s Raw Carrot Cake Balls Ever wonder what to do with the pulp after juicing? Here’s a great recipe that will act as a snack and give you energy. Makes 20-25 balls ¾ cup unsweetened shredded coconut 6 Medjool dates, pitted ¾ cup raw nuts (ie walnuts) 1 cup of left over pulp from juicing (ie carrots, kale, apple) or 1 cup of grated carrots (about 3-4 medium carrots) ¼ cup hemp seeds ¼ cup raw unpasteurized honey 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 tsps cinnamon 1 tsp n...Read more

Rice bowl and raw apple pie recipes

Rice bowl and raw apple pie recipes
August 29, 2016 12:55 AM

I recommend adding a legume such as beans/ lentils or a meat to the rice bowl for a complete protein.