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Healthy Costco Shopping List!

Time and time again I hear people say “I want to eat healthy, but it’s too expensive”. Especially during the holiday season, it’s easy to let your health take the back burner when parties, gifts, work deadlines and holiday expenses begin to pile up.


Healthy Costco Shopping List!2019-01-24T16:54:51+00:00

The Chronicles of PMS- Happening This Thursday Dec 7th!

Many people think their ‘period issues’ are something they have to deal with each month. This is simply NOT true. There is no reason you should miss work because of raging emotions or cramps so painful you can’t get out of bed. Need several extra strength Advil to survive your period? ……common, but not normal.


The Chronicles of PMS- Happening This Thursday Dec 7th!2019-01-24T16:54:51+00:00

Fibrocystic Breast Disease: What it is, and 5 ways to Banish it for Good


Fibrocystic breast disease (FBD) is a fancy term for tender breasts. Ouch. FBD is very common, and typically women experience it right before their menses. Let’s talk about what FBD is and what it isn’t, along with 5 tips that will prevent you from feeling like your breasts have turned into watermelons each month.  


Fibrocystic Breast Disease: What it is, and 5 ways to Banish it for Good2019-01-24T16:54:51+00:00

Things I’m Loving Lately

It is hard to believe I only have one week left as a Naturopathic Medical Intern at the RSNC! Time has certainly flown by and graduating this spring is extremely bittersweet. Most of all, I will miss my amazing patients who have taught me so much throughout the year. I know I will be a better doctor because of their commitment towards living their best life possible. I wanted to wrap-up my last post as an intern by giving back to the local community. I am highlighting some of my […]

Things I’m Loving Lately2019-01-24T16:54:51+00:00

15 Non-Dairy Foods High in Calcium

I hear it over and over again….“How am I going to get enough calcium in my diet if I don’t eat dairy?”, or “I thought I had to drink a glass of milk daily in order to have good bone health?”


15 Non-Dairy Foods High in Calcium2019-01-24T16:54:51+00:00

Is Your Thyroid Slowing You Down? Key Symptoms and When to Get Tested.

Did you know that January is Thyroid Awareness Month? The thyroid gland secretes a specific set of  hormones and is very important for overall health and fertility. An under active or overactive thyroid gland can have serious health implications in the body. Of most importance, it has a huge impact on your menstrual cycle, and your ability to become and stay pregnant. 

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Is Your Thyroid Slowing You Down? Key Symptoms and When to Get Tested.2019-01-24T16:54:51+00:00

Batch Cooking

I first got into batch cooking in second year of my undergrad when I moved off campus. Armed with a small budget and a very tiny kitchen, I learned how to make big, freezer-friendly meals using simple ingredients and everyday pantry items. My housemates used to joke I cooked enough food to feed an army! Below are some basics on: how to batch cook effectively, tips and tools for making things ahead of time, and some of my go-to recipes that I guarantee you will like.
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Batch Cooking2019-01-24T16:54:51+00:00

Healthy Holidays Treats 101


The holidays are one of my favourite times of the year, a chance to get together with family and I love any excuse to bake up a storm in the kitchen, Below are two easy, crowd-pleasing recipes you can whip up in advance and modify to accommodate any dietary needs (gluten-free, vegan, nut free). I’ve made both on several occasions and always received rave reviews. Above all, I value having balance in my diet, my personal goal is to strive for the 80/20 rule, meaning 80% of the time I eat a […]

Healthy Holidays Treats 1012019-01-24T16:54:51+00:00