6 Things I’ve Learned from Being a LIVE DONOR

As a donor, the discomfort of the surgery is temporary and the recovery is quick. For the recipient, the road is long and hard. Your insurance rates don’t go up. You can have healthy pregnancies after an organ donation. People think you’re way more awesome than you deserve. You quickly find out that Karma is real. BeingContinue reading “6 Things I’ve Learned from Being a LIVE DONOR”

Soft as a Baby’s Bum – Naturopathic Solutions for Diaper Rash

Diaper rash is a common concern that can be very uncomfortable for both babe and caregiver. The rash appears when the area covered by a diaper becomes inflamed.  The skin can be very red and raw and may even crack and bleed. There are several reasons why a baby gets diaper rash including: – Reaction to wipes, diapers,Continue reading “Soft as a Baby’s Bum – Naturopathic Solutions for Diaper Rash”

Overnight Oats

Weekday mornings can be hectic so I’m always looking for ways to create healthy and tasty morning meals that don’t take long to prepare. I’ve never been a huge oatmeal fan but this easy recipe has me (and my kids) hooked! Oats are a high fibre food with many benefits, including weight and cholesterol management.Continue reading “Overnight Oats”

The Fountain of Youth

I found my first grey hair the other day. It, along with an upcoming birthday, has me feeling very aware of my age for the first time in my life. Suddenly, the importance of healthy aging has become very real. Luckily, naturopathic medicine has many strategies that offer protection against the unnatural signs of aging. Not toContinue reading “The Fountain of Youth”

Happiness Begins In the Gut

The gut and the brain are connected. Maybe that sounds odd to you but in recent years the gut-brain connection has become a hot research topic. Studies like this one highlight the importance of a healthy gut flora and the benefits of probiotics on mood and brain function. There’s evidence to suggest healthy gut floraContinue reading “Happiness Begins In the Gut”

The Golden Child

Turmeric is by far my favourite spice and why pretty much everything I cook ends up being a shade of yellow. With so many benefits, I’d be crazy not to cook with it! http://www.mynewroots.org is a wonderful food blog by holistic nutritionist, Sarah Britton. Here’s what she has to say about turmeric. “Turmeric: The GoldenContinue reading “The Golden Child”

Fitting in Fermented Foods

We’ve heard it before, the importance of good bugs in a healthy digestive tract. Much of our immune system resides in the digestive tract and a balanced level of beneficial bacteria has been linked to reduce allergies and fewer colds, along with overall reduced digestive distress (such as gas, bloating, constipation, etc). More recent researchContinue reading “Fitting in Fermented Foods”