September 23, 2016

Eating whole foods and having meals prepared at home is growing in popularity – thank goodness for that!

The comments I most often hear from parents are:

  • He’s too small to use a knife / stove

  • I don’t have time, it will take too long (I may as well do it myself)

  • I have a picky eater, there’s nothing she likes to eat

  • I don’t know where to start teaching them
     

  1. Start at...

September 23, 2016

As we leave the carefree days of summer behind and gather our back-to-school supplies, the start of the school year is anticipated with excitement and potential.

But thoughts of new routines, classmates and teachers can also leave kids feeling pressure and anxiety. That’s where incorporating essential oils into their school-day routine can help ensure happy transitions and support them in man...

September 23, 2016

Let’s be honest, acne is no easy obstacle to overcome, especially for teenagers. It’s embarrassing, tiresome, expensive and at times, painful. Acne can damage the skin and especially, it can damage a child’s self-confidence. 

Typically, acne is caused by bacteria, clogged-pores, oil glands, and dead skin. On the other hand, acne can also be influenced by dieting, medication, hormones, and even...

September 15, 2016

Poor fat, it has gotten a bad rap throughout history. Let’s be clear, there are bad fats, but there are also good, essential fats that we need every day for good health. 

  • Over 7000 clinical studies have been done on the omega-3s in fish oil and make it one of the most studied nutrients in the world.

  • Essential fats are a vital part of every single cell membrane in the body. Without it,...

July 8, 2016

Your skin is your largest organ and deserves the royal treatment with this massive job as the Big Kahuna of your body! Yet so often we abuse our skin and are ashamed to reveal what we did to it in our younger years. With three young daughters I try to get this point across often but it falls on deaf ears. Sigh... 

Your skin is the gateway to your health, the bird’s eye view into your overall w...

Is your child struggling with attention issues and some form of hyperactivity? With proper help in finding and addressing the root cause of the problem, we can gradually help to lessen the symptoms.

As a Naturopathic Doctor, the goal is to support the body’s needs and enable the child’s learning capability for them to reach their greatest potential.

Tip #1 : Get Heavy Metal and Mineral Testing

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Never before have we been more confused about what to eat. I have never been a huge proponent of low-fat, low-carb or low-taste diets. What I do promote is healthy, well-balanced eating, and eating REAL food.

To accomplish a well balanced diet requires you to track three major components of the foods you are choosing: Carbohydrates, proteins and fats. These are the major nutrients needed for...

March 14, 2016

Halton Waldorf School’s grade six students make stuffed elephants  based on their own paintings. The seams are made with a blanket stitch and the tusks, eyes, and tail are made from felted wool.

  1. Using the template, cut two pieces of cloth to make each side of the elephant.

  2. Cut one piece of the template for the belly / inside of the legs.

  3. Cut one egg shape piece to form a rounded...

February 12, 2016

Your body breaks down food into glucose to use it as fuel, regardless of what it is. When talking about carbs, the more complex a food, the more work it takes for your body to break it down.

The science of it - how it works

Sugar is made up of 50% glucose and 50% fructose (the sugar found in fruits) and is broken down very easily – which is what causes a spike and then crash in blood sugar leve...

How much waste do you produce in a day? A year? Your lifetime? I

f you live in Canada, chances are it’s a lot.

In 2008, Canadians threw away an average of 777 kg of landfill and other waste per person.

Halton residents did a little better (in 2014) at 440 kg per person. Of that, 175 kg went straight to the landfill. That’s a pretty good rate of waste diversion – we’re recycling and composting a...

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