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6 Steps to Avoiding the Holiday Hangover


With Holiday Season right around the corner, it’s time to Deck the Halls, pull out those ugly Christmas Sweaters, and prepare yourself for an extravaganza of holiday eats, treats, and drinks….and the inevitable hangover that comes with it. After a weekend of slightly overindulging this past Halloween, I felt inclined to write a post on avoiding the Christmas hangover. These 6 strategies will help you get out of bed and back into a functioning state.

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Four Delicious & Healthy Pumpkin Recipes You Must Try!

Are you suffering from pumpkin overload? If not…..this post if for YOU!

As promised here are links to some of my favourite pumpkin recipes that are easy, delicious and sure to please a crowd! I tried out these recipes on some of my pickiest taste testers and they all raved about them. You can feel comfortable bringing these treats to a party or packing them for a quick breakfast. My next pumpkin adventure is to try these delicious pumpkin breakfast cookies by my wonderful friend and mentor Dr. Ashley Margeson, Naturopathic Doctor.

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5 Easy Steps to Boost your Immune System

Cold and Flu Season is upon us and it seems like everyone I know is getting sick! So far I have managed to stay cold and flu free using these simple tips below.

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20 Ridiuclously Easy Tips to Help You Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep is absolutely critical for maintenance of good health. Below are 20 easy ways to improve your sleep hygiene and catch some zzz’s at night.

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Can You Spot the Gluten???

These days it seems like every other product in the grocery store is labeled “gluten-free” (GF). In addition, there is the fast growing trend for restaurants to highlight GF items on their menus. While this is great for people who have celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, there are still many hidden sources of gluten. If you are on a strict GF diet for medical or health purposes, you really need to read food labels and be aware of what does and doesn’t contain gluten.
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A How-To Guide for Making Healthy Fast Food Choices

Although I always recommend my patients pack lunch the night before, fast-food options are plentiful in downtown Toronto and dining out is a common social event. If you find yourself drowning in the plethora of fast-food options at your local food court, here is a quick guide to making healthy decisions on the fly.
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Healthy Homemade Granola Bars- 2 Recipes!

After posting a picture of my homemade granola bars, I was flooded with recipes requests! Here are the two recipes I used for the bars pictured below. If you want more recipes, book an appointment with me today to receive an individualized meal plan that suits your dietary needs and preferences.
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Mediterranean Diet 101

Have you heard about the Mediterranean Diet? Unlike most fad diets, it is more of a lifestyle than a diet.  The Mediterranean Diet focuses on changing your approach to food and your cooking habits. In addition, it is easy to follow and uses ingredients commonly found in your kitchen and local grocery store. Unlike most diets, the Mediterranean diet is evidence-based, meaning there is strong research to support its role in reducing cardiovascular disease risk factors and even overall mortality. It has also been shown to  improve blood sugar control for diabetes prevention and decrease levels […]

Part 2: How to Stock a Healthy Pantry

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A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post on stocking a healthy fridge for spring cleaning. Part 2 focuses on stocking a healthy pantry giving you the tools you need to make positive changes. Set your Spotify to your favourite playlist and get ready to clean out that pantry and ditch the junk!


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Living in a Toxic World, and what You can do About it

It seems like everywhere we go, we are surrounded by toxic chemicals in our environment. From our cosmetics to bedding, the food in our fridge and the air we breath, it is impossible to live a 100% toxic free life. However, there are steps you can take in your life to reduce your toxic burden and find healthier replacements for everyday living. Environmental exposure to toxins and chemicals is something I discuss with all my patients, especially those with infertility issues. As the evidence continues to emerge on how these chemicals affect our health and body, the goal […]