I wrote this blog quite a few weeks ago, but then got occupied changing web hosts and making some fixes to my website… Apparently that was fate, because I just listened to a podcast which goes perfectly with this topic and should be required listening for everyone, whatever weight you might be: “Tell Me I’m Fat” on This American Life.…
“Efficiency is intelligent laziness” – Anonymous
It probably won’t surprise you that I’ve had many a coworker, friend, and family member tell me “you’re so efficient!” And I always respond with the quote above.
I’m always looking for intelligent shortcuts to help me do more with less effort.…
Becoming Better Than Before
I have found a kindred spirit!
I first became aware of Gretchen Rubin when she was a guest on the James Altucher Show podcast and after that she seemed to pop up EVERYWHERE in my life: on other podcasts, on a poster in the subway, on The Social TV show, via patients reading her book, etc…
Why was she suddenly so prominent?…
Trying to get pregnant?
Or, looking for natural (non-hormonal) birth control?
Empower yourself with the Fertility Awareness Method!
What is the Fertility Awareness Method?
The Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) is a natural practice for determining when a woman is most fertile. …
Do you know BV?
Many women have heard of bacterial vaginosis (aka BV), which is a condition in which the Lactobacilli bacteria normally present in the vaginal canal are depleted and other bacteria overgrow, causing abnormal vaginal discharge.
But, did you know that there is another type of vaginosis that can cause abnormal discharge and other symptoms of vaginitis?…
Or had some “weird” discharge?
Most of us have had some of these symptoms at some point or another, right?
In my practice, I have a special interest in women’s health, including naturopathic gynecology, so I see A LOT of female patients who want help with symptoms like:
- Burning (oh the burning!)
- Chronic discharge
- “Funky” smelling discharge
Today I’m going to break down the most common reasons for vaginitis, aka vaginal discomfort and vaginal discharge.…
Proclamation of the Naturopathy Act 2007
As of July 1, 2015, Naturopathic Medicine in Ontario has moved under the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA), which governs all regulated health professions in the province of Ontario. The new regulatory body for the profession is The College of Naturopaths of Ontario.…
If you’re looking for a delicious yet healthy snack, look no further!
Banana spice squares are flavourful banana “brownies” that are also high in fibre, because they are made with ground flaxseed. They are also gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free!
Banana spice squares
(makes 36 squares)
- ¼ cup vegetable glycerine, maple syrup, or honey (or combination)
- 1 cup mashed bananas (approximately 2 bananas, you can use 3)
- 2 cups ground flaxseed
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- ½ tsp cloves
- 1 tsp baking powder
Who here loves Indian food? I do!
I was pretty excited to receive the book Cooking School Indian as a gift from fellow ND Krysten DeSouza! This recipe for Kitchri is one of my favourites; here is my version cut in half to serve 2 people and with instructions for using a rice cooker. …
If you know me, you know I LOVE chocolate!
For years I’ve been making my signature Walnutty chocolate as a healthier substitute for store-bought chocolate treats. That recipe includes lots of walnuts and other nuts and seeds, which provide health-promoting fats. …