The popsicle: a summer treat or tool for hiding supplements and healthy foods.

Posted by on Monday, July 23rd, 2012 in General

Its summer time and its toasty (at least on the days its not raining here in Victoria).  We are all craving something cool and refreshing? Before you reach for the ice cream tub try making delectable Popsicles and take the guilt out of it.  And if you have kids this is the best opportunity to […]

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Autoimmune support and the Paleo Blog I love!

Posted by on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 in General

A very good friend of mine has a brilliant blog dedicated to the Paleo diet called ThePaleoMom.  She has amazing recipes (many of which are suitable for families following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet for Autism support) and tips for great whole foods and healthy cooking.  She asked if I’d do a guest post about how […]

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What’s the skinny on all this coffee news? A couple of perspectives.

Posted by on Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 in General

Yet again a piece of new research is all over the news.  This time coffee and its supposed protective effects is getting all the press.   This is always a bit of a confusing situation since this news gets highlighted and emphasized but its hard to get through the hype to the actual meaning and implications […]

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Local Spring Fruit and Veggie Home Delivery

Posted by on Monday, May 14th, 2012 in General

If you are thinking about eating a bit better you may have decided to eat more fresh fruits and veggies or to eat more local foods.  We’ve talked previously about getting a farm box delivered to your home and there is a new company in Victoria that does just that.  Have a look at Nature’s […]

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Naturopathic Medicine Week

Posted by on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 in General

Every year, during May, Naturopathic Physicians and our associations take a week to celebrate our profession and to promote our medicine.  This year, during the week of May 7-13, 2012, naturopathic doctors all over the country will be conducting free events in local stores, community venues and in their own clinics. On Friday May 11th, […]

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2nd Annual Greater Victoria Autism Resource Fair

Posted by on Monday, April 16th, 2012 in General

Join us at this year’s Greater Victoria Autism Resource Fair at the University of Victoria Student Union Building.  The fair takes place Saturday May 5th from 10-3:30 pm with free admission.  Come and see the featured speakers, enjoy a Kids Play Zone and the Parent’s Pampering Corner.  There will be lots of door prizes, a […]

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Environmental and Seasonal Allergies: Fact and Fiction

Posted by on Thursday, April 5th, 2012 in General

Victoria is well and truly into Allergy Season with lots of angry red eyes and snuffling noses. We’ve previously discussed the testing methods and sublingual allergy drops, but we haven’t talked about what might be allergy triggers.  Many people have an idea of what types of things trigger their allergies but how accurate are our […]

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Seasonal Allergies: Immune modulation and desensitization.

Posted by on Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 in General

Here in Victoria, one of the first signs of spring are the beautiful cherry blossoms lining many of our streets.  And then the close second is the multitudes of people wandering around with bloodshot, watery eyes, chronic sniffles and itchy red noses. Seasonal allergies are a real struggle for many people.   Allergies start early in […]

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Eating Organic Realistically!

Posted by on Friday, November 18th, 2011 in General

There are so many reasons to eat organic:  you know you aren’t getting or supporting the use of pesticides, your food is richer in nutrients (and flavor), and you are making a choice to support your health with food.    Excellent! Now …  how is this going to fit into your everyday life?  Are organic products […]

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Cookus Interruptus: A laugh for while you cook.

Posted by on Monday, October 31st, 2011 in General

I should be more careful when looking for nutrition blogs.  I found “Cookus Interruptus” a video blog by Cynthia Lair, and got stuck watching the videos for an hour!  Not only was I taking notes about the recipes, by the end of the first video I was hooked by the humor and storyline.    The […]

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