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Sweet Potato Protein Muffin

   Sweet Potato Protein Muffins  by: Linda Heredia, Registered Holistic Nutritionist These muffins are great for anyone from your toddler to athlete. NO Flour, NO Dairy, NO Added Sugar. And like all my other recipes – SIMPLE! INGREDIENTS 3/4 cup cooked mashed sweet potato 2 medium banana 2 large eggs 2/3 cup all natural peanut

2018 Back to School Must-Have Guide

Don’t let this years back to school rush stress you out! We know that planning for September can commence as early as late July, early August. Feeling like you didn’t have time to get organized this year? Don’t fret, Dr. Erin’s got you covered! She put together a back to school must-have guide to help

What is Thermography?

Thermography is a tool used to examine areas of interest in the body. Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) is a non-invasive procedure used to aid in the detection, prognosis and monitoring of conditions and therapies. Thermography is not just a test suited for breast evaluation. Thermography has clinical indication for a variety of health concerns

5 Signs You are Dehydrated after Your Hot Yoga Class

Want to know if you are dehydrated after your hot yoga class? Read on!   #1: You get cramps. Ever notice your legs seize up during or after your hot yoga class? Exercising in the heat with inadequate fluid replacement can lead to reduced blood flow to your muscles and ultimately, cramping. The hotter you

What is a Food Sensitivity Test?

Food sensitivity is not a disease. However, it may play a role in causing disease or worsening certain symptoms. A protein called zonulin regulates the permeability of the connection between cells in the digestive tract. Zonulin is up-regulated by gluten and pathogenic bacteria, leading to increased intestinal permeability; also called “leaky gut” [1]. With increased

6 Reasons You Might Have SIBO

Generally when a patients comes to see me for digestive reasons, I consider the SIBO test. Specifically, many of those with stomach troubles like gas, bloating and abdominal pain have already tried taking probiotics to address symptoms. 9 times out of 10 a probiotic can help dramatically! However, there are situations where taking a probiotic doesn’t

Spring in your step!

Want more Spring in your step this season? Well, read on! Here are my top 5 tips on how to do this adapted from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) traditions.   Eat your greens (and not the light green iceburg lettuce kind). Spring is fueled by the energy of the Liver. This is the time when many

Holistic Dentistry in the Junction

I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Shanny Chang and her team recently at Junction Family Dental Care. She shares a holistic view on oral health. She may likely recommend a probiotic once an antibiotic is prescribed. Forward thinking, check.  I am thankful that our offices are in the same neighbourhood. Dr. Chang shared with

The truth about detoxing

We currently live in a time where toxin exposure is highest than it has ever been before. We are chronically exposed to toxic and unhealthy substances in the foods we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe. Our cells lack the essential vitamins, minerals and enzymes that they need to be able

Biofeedback to reduce stress

Biofeedback as a Tool to Manage Stress   Stress, it’s not all bad. Stress is a physiological response that arises when we encounter a situation that we do not have the ability to manage.   How do we respond to stress? Let’s begin by understanding how our bodies function. Our thoughts and feelings towards situations

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