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A NATUROPATH’S GUIDE TO STAYING HEALTHY THIS FLU SEASON

Instead of focusing on the impending “flu season”, we should all be thinking about prevention, keeping our immune system strong and healthy. Most flu like symptoms, like coughing, sneezing, and aches, are not bacterial but viral. These symptoms are the body’s way of expressing discomfort when trying to eliminate toxins. Stifling these symptoms with pharmaceutical

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HOLIDAY DIP RECIPES

We all know that holidays are a time where we dread packing on the extra pounds because of all the temptations with rich foods around us. I find that when it comes to preparing for cocktail parties or casual get togethers, people tend to gravitate to the same old cheeses, or that typical spinach/mayo dip

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HEAT AND ITS HEALTH BENEFITS

FEVER AND DETOXIFICATION When you are sick, the body temperature often increases in order to help fight off the infection. This increase in temperature is known as a fever. The fever is your body trying to eliminate toxins through the pores of your skin. Studies show that saunas, both traditional and infra-red, can replicate a

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THE POWER OF GARLIC

If there is one food that everyone probably has in their kitchen, but do not give it the honor that it deserves, it is garlic. Dubbed the “stinking rose”, garlic belongs to the lily family and is related to onions, chives, shallots, and leeks. It is cultivated worldwide and has been touted since ancient times

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SPROUTS – A TRUE SUPERFOOD

We hear so much about different superfoods, but if there is one food that truly falls into the superfood category, it is sprouts. They have the largest amount of nutrients of any food. Sprouting increases the vitamin content of seeds significantly. WHAT ARE SPROUTS? So what are sprouts exactly? They are edible seeds that have

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MUSCLE UP YOUR BREATH

The essence of life is our breath. Breathing is more important than eating or sleeping. It is necessary to learn to regulate and control our breath to effectively heal the mind and body. Begin to recognize that breath is energy, which will allow us to control our focus and awareness throughout the day. Breathwork is

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APPLES – THE PERFECT SNACK!

APPLES – THE PERFECT SNACK! If you’re going to snack… make it an apple or two! I never understood snacking. Clients ask me all the time for good snack options. My answer is always the same… if you are eating whole foods that are nutrient dense, you should not have to snack. Munching mindlessly can

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HEALTH IS WEALTH

HEALTH IS WEALTH I don’t know about you, but I am sick and tired of the words virus, cancer, auto immune, adrenal fatigue, anxiety, depression, intolerances, irritable bowel, celiac, autism, and the list goes on. It never seems to stop!  I have been running my naturopathy practice for 10 years now and the health of

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THE BENEFITS OF ALGAE

THE BENEFITS OF ALGAE The field of epigenetics has proven that our health and DNA are directly impacted by what we eat- in other words, our food literally speaks to our cells. However, over the last fifty years our food has become stripped of nutrients, our soil has become lifeless, our oceans have become polluted,

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