Healthy Living

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Metagenics Detox Diary…

It was time for my annual spring detox.  The signs were there.  I was a little more 'angry' at the little things, tired at the end of the day, digging into my dark chocolate stash before 9:00 am in the morning and sugar cravings taking...

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Green Detox Smoothie

If you’re looking for a nutritious and delicious green smoothie designed to support your body’s natural detoxification efforts, this Green Detox Smoothie is for you. This smoothie contains potent green superfoods: spirulina, chlorella and/or cilantro. The combination of ingredients result in what is perhaps the most potent...

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Oat Pancakes (wheat free)

These pancakes are perfect for a weekend breakfast because they are filling, healthy and delicious!  Better yet, they are very simple to make and require only a blender. That's right, only one thing to wash! 1 1/2 cups wheat free oats 1/2 cup gluten free...

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High heel heck!?

Now I will be the first to admit that high heels do look fantastic on all women and also the first to  shout at the top of my lungs that they are the worst thing you can do to your feet other than flip flops. ...

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Snowball Cookies – revamped!

Cookies, treats, chocolate…they are everywhere during the holiday season. If you want to stick to your health goals over the holidays but at the same time, not feel deprived, there are many options that are similar to our ‘old’ favourites that are worth a try....

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Orange Almond Biscotti

This was one of my all time favourite treats before I began eating gluten free.  This gluten free version is fantastic!  This version is made of healthier ingredients, not the sugar and wheat loaded ones you would purchase at the coffee shop.  Add cranberries or chocolate...

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Chocolate Zucchini Loaf (grain free)

This recipe is fantastic.  Why? It is gluten free (no bloating!) High in protein (eggs) and fiber (thank-you coconut flour) You can send it in your kids lunches - nut free! Good amount of healthy medium chain fats for energy Low glycemic - therefore no sugar spikes and dips (in...

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‘Tis the Season…Fa La LaaaChoooo!

Article by Shannon Gregory, Live Blood Analysis As the holiday season approaches, we have many stressors. We rush to buy baking to pass off as our own or stay up all night baking, to prove we can still do it all We decorate the home to look festive...

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Stressed?

Drag yourself out of bed, dress, feed the kids, drop off kids, dash to work, meet the demands of the day, dash home, throw dinner together (literally), drop kids at hockey, back home, kids to bed, collapse. Is this the rhythm of your days? Intense with multiple...

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Signs that you need a detox

We are all exposed to toxins daily. Things like - pesticides, industrial wastes, synthetic medicine, food additives, car exhaust and cigarette smoke and all of these are chemicals that are foreign to our bodies. They end up accumulating inside because our body does not know...

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Stress Less about PMS

PMS!! Do you ever feel irritable, sad, sore, achy and bloated? Do you feel like you are reaching for that family sized bag of chips or the mega sized chocolate bar way to often? Many women accept PMS as being a part of life, something that we...

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The Power of Your Food

This month I’d like to share with you a case about the power of your food. I love working with people on the topic of nutrition and assessing what they’re eating, but more importantly discussing what things can be added in to support them and move their...

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