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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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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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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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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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Blood Sugar Balancing Banana Bread

Try this healthier version of banana bread.  Dense and delicous! 1 1/2 cups ripe mashed bananas 2 eggs 1/4 cup coconut oil or organic butter 1/2 cup coconut sugar 1 cup brown rice flour or spelt flour 1/4 cup ground flax seeds 1/3 cup oats ...

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Aloe GI Support Smoothie

Ingredients: 1 cup of coconut milk or unsweetened almond milk 1 medium aloe vera leaf, filleted (approximately 1/2 cup) or 1 tbsp aloe juice 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries 1/2 cup fresh or frozen mango chunks optional - 1 handful of fresh basil A little honey, maple syrup, or stevia...

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Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

My boys are hungry all the time!   Must be a constant growth spurt because I honestly can't keep up with their appetites!  This presents a challenge for me because they eat gluten and dairy free and are sometimes a little picky to begin with.  And...

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Kale Slaw with Peanut Dressing

A vitamin and mineral packed version of coleslaw, this salad has thinly sliced kale tossed with crunchy bell pepper and carrot slices. The slaw is dressed with a salty peanut dressing that will complement any barbeque.  This recipe was inspired by one found on Martha Stewart's...

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Very Berry Banana Smoothie

This smoothie is loaded with essential fatty acids, fiber and easily digested protein so is a great breakfast choice for those wishing to lose weight. Ingredients: 1.5 cups water (or fill your smoothie glass up to 3/4 full) 1/2 banana 1 cup frozen berries 1 serving protein powder 1/2-1 tbsp flax...

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Molasses Muffins (allergen free)

I make these muffins all the time as they are free of all allergens and very simple.  Feel free to get creative by adding nuts and other fruits like blueberries. Ingredients: 1 tsp egg replacer plus 2 tbsp water (or 1 tbsp ground flax seeds mixed into...

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Protein Packed Vegan Smoothie

Ingredients: 2 cups almond milk or water 1 cup frozen berries 1/2 cup banana 1 tbsp almond, cashew, or peanut butter 1 tbsp hemp seeds 1 tbsp chia seeds 1 handful spinach 1 tbsp flax oil optional Directions: With a hand blender or in a blender, combine all...

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Gooey Gluten Free Brownies

Ingredients: 1/2 cup sweet potato puree (steamed then mashed or pureed) 1/3 cup raw agave syrup or raw honey 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips or Enjoy Life’s semi-sweet chocolate chips (free of dairy, nuts, gluten and soy) [melted with 1 tbsp coconut oil) 1/3 cup cocoa...

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Better alternatives to our favourite treats…

No one needs or wants to eat perfectly all the time.  The 90/10 rule is a more realistic 'guideline' to live by.  If you are eating healthy most of the time, there is nothing wrong with the occasional splurge.  It's all about balance! We all have those moments...

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