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Spring Cleaning-Fridge Edition

Looking to detox this spring? Start by detoxing your fridge and removing all the unhealthy food. Below is a list of what to toss and what to keep to help re-boot your diet and keep your eating habits on track.
This post was inspired by an article I read in the Globe and Mail by Leslie Beck. She is one of my favourite columnists and always offers sensible, no-fail advice ideas that work for the majority of people. Read below for my spin on spring cleaning

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The Time has Finally Come!

I feel honoured and privileged to start treating patients at the RSNC this week. I firmly believe in creating a personalized naturopathic experience, at an affordable price for. Please click on the ‘Book an Appointment’ tab for more information, all are welcome! If you have questions about what we do as naturopathic medical interns or how I practice, do not hesitate to contact me at info@lauravonhagen.com

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4 Easy Ways to Sneak More Veggies Into Your Diet!

Getting the recommended 5-10 servings of fruits and vegetables every day isn’t always an easy feat. Here are four healthy and delicious ways to add more vegges into your daily diet.

As Noodles

Zucchini noodles are all the craze and it is easy to see why. They are tasty, simple to make and a great substitute for people looking to reduce the amount of carbohydrates in their diet. This delicious Rainbow Pad Thai from OhSheGlows is fan favorite. I followed the recipe exactly, then added some shrimp on top for extra protein. If you do not own a spiralizer, a […]

WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR FIRST VISIT WITH ME

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At the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic (RSNC), we see more than 100 patients a day, of all ages and with a wide range of health concerns using team-based naturopathic medical care.

As a senior primary intern, I work directly under the supervision of a regulated Naturopathic Doctor (ND) to provide primary health care for you and your family. Since the RSNC is a teaching clinic, we offer extremely reasonable rates. Most extended health plans cover naturopathic medicine, and RSNC appointments are $42 for a one hour. If you are a student, the cost […]

My Favourite Breakfast Recipes!

Have you ever heard the quote “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” The answer is probably yes, but does the average citizen take this advice to heart? Apparently not, as a survey conducted by The Canadian Council of Food and Nutrition showed that “less than two thirds of Canadians” eat breakfast daily. Translating literally to “break the fast”, breakfast is meant to kick start your metabolism after a good night’s sleep. An investigation into the National Weight Control Registry showed that seventy-eight percent of individuals enrolled-people who have lost and maintained a significantly amount of weight-say they […]

Why are the Japanese so Slim????

Arriving home from Asia, one of the most common phrases I heard was ‘They are all so skinny over there’. Having now visited Japan, I see how a culture of healthy living, excellent public transportation, and food quality over quantity leads to some of the lowest obesity rates around the globe. I don’t think its simply good genes that make this possible, but several lifestyle and cultural choices that lead to slimmer waistlines. Below I have shared some of the secrets to maintaining a healthy weight, while improving your overall food experience and finding more pleasure in what […]

Should I Eat Organic?

Now that I’m over halfway through my third year of Naturopathic Medicine, I find more and more friends and family coming to me for medical advice. I absolutely love helping people, but since I cannot technically ‘treat’ anybody at this time, I always suggest some overarching lifestyle principles and refer them to an ND in their area. When I reflect on what people approach me about the most, the #2 most frequent question I get is “should I eat organic?” In case you’re curious, the #1 is “Does that mean you’re anti-vaccine because you’re going to be a Naturopath?” (FYI […]

Thursday Link Love – My Top Picks

After surviving a week of midterms and too many assignments to count, my arms felt like they were going to fall off and the idea of writing a blog post was the last thing I wanted to do. Luckily my incredible intern at our school clinic was able to fix my sore arm with a couple acupuncture needles, so it was back to the writing for me! I follow a couple blogs and Facebook groups regularly, and lately there were several articles that caught my eye and resonated with me on multiple levels. I felt these would be great articles […]