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The Gut Connection

By Dr. Shannon Sarrasin, ND The digestive system is a major foundation for good health in the body. When digestive health goes awry, it can spark symptoms at a systemic level. As a Naturopathic Doctor, I direct my attention towards the digestive system when I see conditions such as skin rashes, asthma, arthritis, allergies, fibromyalgia,Read More

10 Tips for Staying Healthy this Holiday Season

by Dr Alexis Blanks, ND Most people enjoy the holiday season and all that comes with it. There will be parties, indulgence, less sleep and broken routines. Without taking precautions the holiday season can challenge our immune systems, waistlines and overall health. Here are some ideas to take with you this holiday season to avoidRead More

Blender Muffins

by Dr. Alexis, ND I originally saw this healthier muffin recipe on a blog post by Maija Moments but since then I have made several changes, including a dairy free version (see below). I like this recipe because it’s fast to prepare and makes an easy on-the-go snack for myself and my three year old.Read More

Healthy Lunch Box Ideas

By Dr. Shannon Sarrasin, ND With school underway, many parents are pulling out their hair trying to come up with lunch box ideas that will please their child yet still pack a nutritional punch. With the right balance of nutrients in their diet, kids will feel energized, and have a strong foundation for learning, immuneRead More

Alexis’ Salad Dressing’s: From ordinary to extraordinary!

By Dr. Alexis Blanks, ND In my opinion, one of the keys to making healthy delicious food is knowing how to make salad dressing. Dressings and sauces can make plain food so much more exciting and enjoyable. It doesn’t need to stop at what you put on your lettuce either, think quinoa (or other grains)Read More

Hormone Balance for Women

By Dr. Alexis Blanks, ND You’re feeling tired, moody and you’ve just a flair up of acne…could it be your hormones? Are you in balance? What does that mean? Balance is something that I think about daily in my practice. In Naturopathic medicine, one of our main goals is to look for the underlying causeRead More

Ten Superfoods for Good Health

By Dr. Shannon Sarrasin, ND Want to feel healthy, energized, and balanced? Incorporate these nourishing superfoods into your daily diet, and put them to the test. Leafy Greens Leafy greens are some of the most nutrient dense foods on earth. They are essential power vegetables to add to your daily diet. Choose from kale, spinach,Read More

Nasal Lavage Fights Colds

by Dr. Alexis Blanks, ND Fall is upon us and soon cold and flu season will be too. With this in mind, here’s a tool that you might find useful. Nasal irrigation, or lavage, is the process of rinsing the nasal passages with a saline wash to relieve the symptoms of congestion and allergies byRead More

Nutrition for Runners

Written by Dr. Shannon Sarrasin, ND This year has brought a new endeavor for me, being involved in a running group and training for my first 10km race. As a novice runner I have asked myself, how can I support my body for this physical challenge? The following are some tips on how to supportRead More

Tom’s Fruity Medicine Chest Smoothie

This delicious smoothie recipe comes from The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook by Alissa Segersten and Tom Malterre. Perfect for this time of year, this smoothie is packed with immune boosting nutrients such as vitamins A and C. The fruit is an excellent source of antioxidants and fibre, the greens a rich source of powerful phytochemicalsRead More

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