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Monday May 26 2014
I have recently been discussing food sensitivity test results and their subsequent dietary restrictions on an almost daily basis in Mississauga and downtown Toronto, so when I came across this article on Mind Body Green on the pros of having food sensitivities, I knew that I had to share! I will definitely mention some of the following points the next time I have a patient who is having trouble with eliminating their food sensitivities and following their diet.
Monday May 19 2014
One of my lovely downtown Toronto clinic patients introduced me to the cookbook: Oh She Glows. I am in love with this cookbook! It's vegan AND provides lots of gluten-free options. Relatively simple recipes. Great big colourful photos (I can't have a cookbook without photos for each recipe to INSPIRE me to make something yummy!). And yummy results. Below is a sample of one of the wonderful recipes that Angela Liddon creates and shares in Oh She Glows!
Monday May 12 2014
I absolutely LOVE Leanne Vogel's blog -- it's bright, happy and vibrant AND even better, it's full of yummy, healthy recipes! Now that Spring is *supposed* to be in the air, many of my patients often come into my Naturopathic office asking questions about juicing for health promotion, juicing for detox'ing, juicing just because they heard that juicing was good! Juicing is a great idea. However, as Leanne's guest columnist Alison Smith realized during her 21 day juicing challenge, juicing comes with a whole lot of waste in the form of pulp! Lucky for us, she came up with a great recipe that minimizes this waste and results in a great little muffin.
Monday April 28 2014
At both my downtown Toronto and Mississauga clinics, I have been running quite a number of food sensitivity testing with various patients. One of the common results that often come back is DAIRY. I love this blog/online magazine called The Chalkboard, which is run by California's Pressed Juicery.
Monday April 14 2014
If you haven't tried beets yet, particularly beets in your morning smoothie/juice, then today's the day to try it out! They contain lots of anti-inflammatory and detoxification properties, and are also high in vitamin C and fibre content.
Monday March 31 2014
I don't necessarily like being a cliche, but in this instance, I don't mind at all! The following article details 10 food products that Naturopathic Doctors tend to purchase on their weekly trip to the grocery store, and I am definitely guilty as charged!
Monday March 24 2014
Organic vs non-organic -- this is a question that many of my patients pose to me during one of our appointments. My answer has always been "If you struggle with the cost of going organic, then follow EWG's Dirty Dozen vs Clean Fifteen". For those of you who are supporters of the organic movement, then this following article will be an interesting (albeit concerning) read for you. Always do your research and read your labels!
Monday March 17 2014
I have been sharing this little "food tip" for months with my patients, and I'd like to share it with you too! Have you ever tried to freeze a bag of strawberries or blueberries that you bought from the farmer's market only to have it all clump together into one big brick of strawberries or blueberries? I have discovered the secret to freezing fruits/vegetables without them clumping together! Wash the fruits and let them dry thoroughly. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Place the individual or cut up fruit/vegetable pieces evenly spaced out on the cookie sheet. Put the cookie sheet into the freezer for about 30-60 minutes. Throw everything into a big freezer ziploc bag. And, voila! Hopefully the weather will be warming up soon and you can buy lots of fresh fruits/vegetables from your local farmer's market and freeze to your heart's content!
Monday March 10 2014
Detoxification has always been a running theme in my practice once winter begins to wind down. This change of season is a great time to start doing a healthy detox in order to kick start your health into the warmers months! Here's a great article on how to detox from sugar, which is very difficult to avoid these days because it is in most foods that we consume on a daily basis!
Monday March 3 2014
I have been seeing a lot of patients with constipation as their chief concern lately, so I figured I should share this article that I found on the benefits of a high fibre diet. Enjoy and as always, send me an email to let me know your thoughts or if you have any suggestions for future blog posts!