Balance Point Health Care

Chocolate Mint Bars

As always, our website only includes recipes that will help those of you struggling with food intolerances!  All are free of dairy, gluten and refined sugar or will at least provide options. I whipped up this incredible treat when my mother in law was experiencing issues...

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Cowboy Caviar

This salad is a great option for lunches.  The protein and fibre will keep you feeling satiated for hours.   Beans are a big part of the Mediterranean diet...

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Grilled Salmon

Serves 4   4 wild salmon fillets 1 bunch asparagus 1/4 tsp sea salt 1/4 black pepper 1/4 tsp dried parsley 1/4 tsp. dried dill 4 tbsp olive oil   Preheat the oven broiler and raise the oven rack. Place parchment paper on a baking sheet and place fish on top, skin-side down. Surround with...

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Are you getting enough Vitamin D?

When we think of "vitamins," we know they're super-important for health.  But vitamin D is special.   It's difficult to get enough vitamin D; vitamin D is, therefore, a very common deficiency.   So, let's talk about how much of this critical fat-soluble vitamin we need, and how you can...

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How To: Create A Healthy Balanced Lifestyle

Creating Health with Balance For most people wanting better health, the first thing we tend to think about is changing our diet.  After all, if we consider the common phrase of “we are what we eat” as defining health – simply improving food choices should ultimately improve...

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4 Ways to Improve Health with Self Care

We've seen this term used often. But what is self-care? Self-care is anything we do to deliberately take care of our physical and mental health. Here are some top tips for self-care. Meditation: Stress can leave us feeling overwhelmed, and can impact our health mentally and...

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DIY Natural Cleaning Products

In addition to being a holistic nutritionist and health enthusiast, I'm a mom of two boys and now a little puppy, so having a clean home is really important to me.  Little bodies are impacted much more by chemicals! Dog Freshener to Purify and De-Odourize Generally,...

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Top 6 Tips to Address Allergies

Do you have a love/hate relationship with the springtime? Overwhelmed with allergies? It's easy to love spring with the sunshine, longer daylight, and the influx of green everywhere. But let's talk about that green stuff?! Sneezing, itchy eyes, nausea, congestion, headaches can be...

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Iron Rich Greens Smoothie

Did you know fermented foods such as yogurt can increase the availability of iron? Even though calcium inhibits iron absorption, fermented foods do the opposite. We often think of meat or spinach when it comes to iron in foods, right? But there are a few facts I think you'll...

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Back Pain in Our Kids

Over time, the child may start to change the way they walk to compensate because of the weight of the pack.  And this posture then becomes worse as they sit in class bent forward.  Add in some poor posture  adopted when holding their ipad, smart phones and...

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What is the Difference Between Osteopathy and Physiotherapy?

"What is the difference between Osteopathy and Physiotherapy?" This is a question that comes up a lot when patients are trying to decide who to call when physical issues arise. I advise patients that we have a background in the study of muscles, ligaments, tendons, bones, the...

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Using Essential Oils for Travel

It wasn’t long after I began to integrate essential oils into my repertoire of 'natural remedies' that they became my 'go to' for pretty much everything. We began to ditch the toxic chemicals, creams and over-the-counter medicines at home and oils became the main items...

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Travelling Tummy Troubles – Solved

Sometimes it’s a bacteria or other micro-organism that we’ve consumed that has sent us running to the bathroom.  A great way to prevent this unpleasant situation is to ensure we have a strong line of defence built up in the digestive tract to take care...

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10 Signs You Could Have a Parasite!

It happens often. Clients return from their work or holiday travels only to find that they don't feel well.  After a detailed assessment, parasites are discovered. Having a parasite can be a scary thought, but you're not alone; they are far more common than you think. Let's look...

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How to find the right Osteopathic Practitioner

It's hard when you are sourcing out a health care specialist, especially when it may be a new discipline that you haven't tried, like Osteopathy. Here are my top 5 questions to ask a potential therapist to ensure you have enough information to make an...

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Why do you want an Alkaline Body?

As health practitioners, we often see patients/clients that are more acidic rather than alkaline.  People don't come to us saying, I feel like my body is acidic..of course.  They come to us saying things like: I'm sore, I'm tired, my digestion feels off, I'm moody,...

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Coffee Break

I’m fortunate that I very rarely have headaches, but yesterday I had a doozy. I don’t know if it was the intense heat or all the humidity we’ve been having, but my head was pounding all day. By late afternoon I was desperate for relief and...

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Helping Our Children Stay Balanced

The weather has finally shifted from cold, gloomy days to bright sunny days with a warm wind that naturally uplifts our mood and energy. In the same way we begin to feel more energetic and happy, this Spring time weather brings about an increase in...

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Salt. Healing or Harmful?

So What's the deal with SALT?  Is it good for us or not? Salt, also known as Sodium Chloride, is a chemical compound that our body needs and is essential to our health.  Salt regulates our body's fluid, cellular structure, balances our electrolytes and pH and...

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Spring Clean Your Liver!

It is finally Spring!! Winter is over and the days are getting longer, we naturally start to feel more energy and vitality. In Chinese medicine, Spring is the time of the liver. It is Spring cleaning time! Now is the time for us to cleanse...

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Asthma, breathing restrictions, post pneumonia

Restrictions with your breathing can come from many different factors. Asthma can be a very serious breathing problem that for some of the population needs to be treated with medication, to open inflamed restricted bronchus. Sometimes, it's mechanical in nature. When looking at someone who complains...

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Heartburn…a different view

Heartburn is one of natures more annoying creations, and anyone who has experienced that burning sensation will agree. There can be many causes for this often complicated condition like a too acidic diet, bacterial infection (h pylori) or low stomach acid. (that's right, not high stomach acid) Being a Manual...

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Lower Back Pain

Most people get low back pain. If you take a minute to think about it, I am sure you can think of two or three people immediately who have or are currently suffering from back pain. The funny thing is, that all back pain is...

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The Gentle Daily Detox

It is January and the start of a new year! Most of us indulged in the holidays and are ready to get back on track to start this year off on a healthier path. The gyms are packed and everyone is looking at every new...

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Feeling SAD a little too often?

For many of us, the holiday's represent a time for family, friends, giving, laughter, serving and love. However, for many it is a reminder of what might be missing; of what could have been;  or missing loved ones who have passed; or feeling lonely. If you...

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How to Stay Healthy Over the Holiday

The holiday season is going to be in full swing now with all the last minute shopping, crowded parking lots, wrapping presents and hosting lavish dinners. 'T'is the season to be jolly', they say, but with everything going on, it can also seem a lot...

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Got a Sweet Tooth?

Sugar Substitutes to Satisfy Your Cravings - written by Nindy Grewal, Registered Holistic Nutritionist Holiday season is approaching fast and so are all the tempting goodies. The Christmas cookie exchange parties, holiday dinners and work social gatherings have begun and all the glory of baking (and...

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Green Smoothie Bowl

Recipe by Nindy Grewal, Nutritional Practitioner at Balance Point Health Centre. Ingredients: 1 cup of cold filtered water handful of berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries) - frozen or fresh huge handful of kale or spinach 1 scoop of whey or vegan protein 1 tsp of cinnamon 1...

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Halloween Tricks or Treats?

It’s that time of year again….Halloween is here with all the ghouls and ghosts roaming our streets. I for one have always loved Halloween – dressing up and being any character my heart desires each year. Now my children have followed in my footsteps and...

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Top 10 Ways to Use On Guard Essential Oil

On Guard is a 'must have' therapeutic grade essential oil blend for any home. It contains a mix of sweet orange essential oil, rosemary, clove, cinnamon and eucalyptus.  These essential oils work together to create a powerful and versatile infection-fighting and disinfectant blend.  Each ingredient in...

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Green Cleaning and 6 DIYs

Let's talk cleaning.  First, I hate cleaning.  Anyone with me on this?  On the other hand, I do love a clean home that smells fresh and uplifting. Are you still using what mom used?  Bleach, VIM, Comet? If you answered yes, have you ever questioned what's in your...

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Proactively Deal with Stress

Stress is part of all of our lives in modern day society.  We drive further to work, fight more traffic, wear more 'hats', are interrupted more often, and we try to do everything faster and better than before.  Can all of this be good?  It's not...

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How to read labels…

When I became interested in the power of food on overall well-being, I became obsessed with reading labels.  I'm pretty good at it now and have even got my kids doing the same...

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Transitions In UX Design

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App’s Update Reaches More Customers

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Interview With CEO Of Big Data Startup

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New Trends In Responsive Design

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UX Design Aimed At Millenials

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Tips & Tricks For Managing A Team

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Designing The App Of The Future

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New App Deliveres Fresh Ideas

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Nut Loaf

This loaf may just become a staple in your home for so many reasons.  One, you can make it on the weekend and then use it in so many different ways during the week.  Crumble it up and use it as a salad topper, heat and...

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Excess Sugar and Aging

Blog by Natasha DeCarie, Certified and Registered Holistic Nutritionist There are many forms of sugar; corn syrup, cane sugar, sucrose, fructose, maltose, and sorbitol just to name a few and they all have one thing in common - they are all addictive. Sugar might not cause physical...

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