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February 2012

New Patient Intake Forms

28.02.2012 in Tests

In order to maximize our time together, please fill out the intake form before your first visit.  Forms can be completed and sent online or printed and brought with you to your appointment. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. Naturopathic Intake Form

Relieves Muscle Pain

22.02.2012 in Health Information

Infrared sauna The deep heat of an Infrared sauna helps peripheral blood vessels dilate, bringing relief and healing to muscle and soft tissue injuries. Increased blood circulation carries off metabolic waste products and delivers oxygen-rich blood to oxygen-depleted muscle, so they recover faster. Muscles relax most readily when tissues are warm, for greater flexibility and range of motion. Far Infrared heat relieves muscle tension and thereby helping your body to make the most of its intended healing abilities. Infrared heat reduces soreness on nerve endings and…

Infrared Sauna: Burns calories and controls weight

22.02.2012 in Health Information

Infrared Sauna As you relax in the gentle far infrared heat, your body is actually hard at work producing sweat, pumping blood, and burning calories. As your body increases sweat production to cool itself, your heart will work harder to pump blood at a greater rate to boost circulation. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, in a single sauna session you may burn as many calories as you have rowed or jogged for 30 minutes! European beauticians have traditionally used saunas to help…

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Blood Tests: Food allergy, Thyroid …

22.02.2012 in Health Information, Tests

Blood work for your Thyroid or Food Allergies done in House! Tired of waiting in line at a crowded doctors office, and then another long wait at the lab? Book an appointment with Gaia Health Care to have your blood work for blood food allergy, Ig G (ELISA), ALCAT test, thyroid tests done in house. We send the labs out to a special pick few to get the best results fast. We offer a variety of standard and cutting edge blood tests.  From the complete blood count,…

Laboratory Services

22.02.2012 in Tests

Along with a detailed case history and physical exam, lab testing can play an important role in determining the best course of treatment. Gaia Health Care offers a full spectrum of labs tests, from preventative cardiovascular screenings to routine blood work to detailed hormone profiles. Below is a list of the many lab services we offer. The Alcat Food Sensitivity Test: 50, 100, 150 or 200 Food Panels, Molds, Herbs, Environmental Chemicals, Food Additives & Colourings IgG, IgE, & IgA Allergy Testing Adrenal Stress index Fasting…

The Cholesterol Myths by Uffe Ravnskov, M.D., Ph.D.

22.02.2012 in Health Information

8. How to create a false idea In the numerous reviews written by upholders of the diet-heart idea it is often said that this idea is based on ”strong, scientific data”, the evidence is ”overwhelming” or ”extremely powerful” and ”controversy is unjustified”. If you have read the previous sections you will understand that nothing could be more advanced from the truth. To use such vocabulary it has been necessary to exaggerate trivial, apparently supportive findings, to belittle or ignore the wealth of controversial and disproving evidence…

The Cholesterol Myths by Uffe Ravnskov, M.D., Ph.D.

22.02.2012 in Nutrition

7. The many critical scientists Those who propagate for a low-fat diet and cholesterol-lowering drugs claim that there is general agreement about the diet-heart idea. Nothing could be more wrong. Here follows, in alphabetic order, a selection of critical scientists. Mary Enig is an international expert in the field of lipid biochemistry, a nutritionist and a Consulting Editor to a number of scientific publications, among others the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. She is also the President of the Maryland Nutritionists Association. She has…

The Cholesterol Myths by Uffe Ravnskov, M.D., Ph.D.

22.02.2012 in Uncategorized

6. The effect of the statins is not due to cholesterol-lowering As mentioned in section 4 cholesterol-lowering by itself does not prolong your life. In the experiments, that have shown this fact beyond all doubt, cholesterol-lowering was performed by diet or by use of various older drugs such as clofibrate (Atromidin®), gemfibrozil (Lopid®), cholestyramine (Questran®), colestipol (Lestid®), and nicotinic acid (Nicangin®). But a new type of cholesterol-lowering drugs, the so-called statins (for instance Zocor® and Pravachol®) have been succesful. For the first time cholesterol-lowering have shown…

The Cholesterol Myths by Uffe Ravnskov, M.D., Ph.D.

22.02.2012 in Health Information

5. Cholesterol-lowering may shorten your life According to conventional wisdom it is wise to lower your cholesterol if it is too high. The main reason for this advice is the observation that people with a high cholesterol more often get a heart attack than people with a normal or a low cholesterol. The observation is correct, but it does not mean that the high cholesterol is the cause of the heart attack (see section 1). If it were, lowering of the high cholesterol by any means…

The Cholesterol Myths by Uffe Ravnskov, M.D., Ph.D.

22.02.2012 in Health Information

4. Atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease have nothing to do with the diet National consensus committees in many countries have declared that atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease can be prevented by an appropriate diet. Although the scientific evidence for this message is surprisingly meager, if present at all, it has gained status as established wisdom. The definition of the ”prudent” diet has changed considerably with time. Initially, it was considered important to reduce dietary fat of all kinds. This advice was based on a review paper…

The Cholesterol Myths by Uffe Ravnskov, M.D., Ph.D.

22.02.2012 in Health Information

3. The diet has little to do with your blood cholesterol level A reduction of animal fat and an increase of vegetable fat in the diet is said to lower the blood cholesterol. This is correct, but the effect of such dietary changes is very small. Ramsay and Jackson (37) reviewed 16 trials using diet as intervention. They concluded that the so-called step-I diet, which is similar to the dietary advices that are given nationwise by the health authorities in many countries, lower the serum cholesterol…

The Cholesterol Myths by Uffe Ravnskov, M.D., Ph.D.

22.02.2012 in Health Information

2. Blood cholesterol has nothing to do with atherosclerosis One of the most surprising facts about cholesterol is that there is no relationship between the blood cholesterol level and the degree of atherosclerosis in the vessels. If a high cholesterol really did promote atherosclerosis, then people with a high cholesterol should evidently be more atherosclerotic than people with a low. But it isn´t so. The pathologist Dr. Kurt Landé and the biochemist Dr. Warren Sperry at the Department of Forensic Medicine of New York University were…

The Cholesterol Myths by Uffe Ravnskov, M.D., Ph.D.

22.02.2012 in Health Information

1. Your cholesterol tells very little about your future health. Cholesterol is a peculiar molecule. It is often called a lipid or a fat. However, the chemical term for a molecule such as cholesterol is alcohol, although it doesn’t behave like alcohol. Its numerous carbon and hydrogen atoms are put together in an intricate three dimensional network, impossible to dissolve in water. All living creatures use this indissolvability cleverly, incorporating cholesterol into their cell walls to make cells waterproof. This means that cells of living creatures…

References

22.02.2012 in Health Information

1. Dattilo AM, Kris-Etherton PM. Effects of weight reduction on blood lipids and lipoproteins: a meta-analysis. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1992;56:320-328. 2. Craig WE, Palomaki GE, Haddow JE. Cigarette smoking and serum lipid and lipoprotein concentrations: an analysis of published data. British Medical Journal 1989;298:784-788. 3. Ekelund L-G, and others. Physical fitness as a predictor of cardiovascular mortality in asymptomatic North American men. The Lipid Research Clinics mortality follow-up study. The New England Journal of Medicine 1988;319:1379-84. 4. Thompson PD, and others. High density lipoprotein…

Carbohydrate Serving Size

21.02.2012 in Health Information, Nutrition

Carbohydrates Eat as many of the the A list vegetables as you like.  They are nutrient dense and are high in fiber which will fill you up (how much kale or broccoli could you really eat!?) Eat 4-6 items from the A list fruits per week.  If you are overweight and are trying to heal your metabolism, limit your consumption of fruit to 2 per week.

Carbohydrate: Fiber Vs. Non-Fiber

21.02.2012 in Health Information, Nutrition

Fiber Vs. Non-Fiber Carbohydrate refers to a vast category of food, including vegetables, fruits, all grains, pasta, bread, cereals, rice, potatoes, candy, cake, soda, and juice. All carbohydrates, however are not equal. Carbohydrates have traditionally been classified as simple or complex. A better system is fiber versus non-fiber carbohydrate. High fiber carbs are found mostly in vegetables and nuts. The major advantage of fiber is that it can’t be broken down into sugar, which means it doesn’t raise blood sugar levels. High fiber foods such as…

Red Alert

21.02.2012 in Health Information

Add 1/2 – 1 scoop to 8-12 ounces of water, stir briskly and enjoy! This simple drink mix is perfect for your little one, or anyone who gets tired of plain old water. Red Alert is a combination of high anti-oxidant fruits and vegetables. It tastes like juice and is low in sugar. It is a great way to improve your child’s intake of favorites such as Broccoli, spinach and beets! It contains lutein for improved vision, probiotics for healthy digestion, and resveratrol, a potent anti-tumor…

Featured Products

21.02.2012 in Health Information

Greens First Healthy Never Tasted So Good! The Proven Antioxidant Power of 10 Servings of Fruits and Vegetablesin a Great Tasting Green Super Food Powdered Drink Mix! What if you found one Super Food Greens formula that could: Help increase your Energy, naturally, with out stimulants Help you reduce appetite, improve your metabolism, lose weight Help relieve your stiff and achy joints and muscles Help you maintain strong bones Help maintain healthier, younger looking hair and skin Help support your immune function and increase resistance to…

Flexi Matrix Saliva Tests

13.02.2012 in Tests

Saliva Testing Choose from any of the following saliva tests.  A great way to personalize the testing, and/or to follow up on your treatment. Choose from between 3 and 25 tests: Including: FSH LH Estrone Estradiol Estriol Progesterone Testosterone Androstenedione Dihydrotestosterone Cortisol (morning, noon, afternoon, midnight) 17 OH Progesterone DHEA + DHEA (S) Free T4 Free T3 TSH Thyroid Antibodies Insulin (Fasting and Post-Prandial) Anti-Egg Ab Anti-Milk Ab Anti-Soy Ab Anti- Gliadin Ab Total Secretory IgA

Metabolic Typing

13.02.2012 in Tests

Your Metabolism: Download the following Metabolic Type Quiz, to determine your nutritional metabolic needs. For more information visit https://www.metabolictypingonline.com/Default.aspx

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Lunch Recipes

13.02.2012 in Healthy Recipes

Easy Recipes Lunch is the most difficult meal of the day to plan.  With our busy schedules and short lunch breaks, access to healthy, nutritious and fast meals can be a challenge.  Below are some recipes that you can make and take with you for lunch, as well as links to cafe’s and restaurants that serve healthy fare. Chicken Salad Avocado Fudgesicles Watermelon Sorbet Blueberry-Cucumber Smoothie Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Dinner Recipes

13.02.2012 in Healthy Recipes

What’s for Dinner? Dilled Salmon and Fresh Asparagus Minty Chicken-Zucchini Kebobs Pepper-Mint Dressing & Marinade Cucumber Tomato Basil Salad Balsamic Roasted Chicken

Drink Recipes

13.02.2012 in Healthy Recipes

Thirsty ? If you’re a pop drinker, read this interesting article –> Dangers of Soda Pop Coming Soon… Super Greens Iced Tea Water Red Alert Berry juice Greens First Protein Shake

Shopping List

13.02.2012 in Healthy Recipes

For a complete list to take shopping with you, click HERE.   Grains:
 Steel Cut or Whole Oats
  Squirrely Bread by Silver Hills Bakery Meat/ Protein:
 Ostrich Fan, pearl or tender 
 Buffalo Steak Beef Steak (tenderloin or Rib eye) 
 Beef/ Back Bacon 
Breakfast Sausage (Nitrate Free beef, chicken, ostrich or buffalo)
 Pecans
 / Walnuts / 
Hemp seed / 
Cashews / 
Pine Nuts 
Dream protein powder 
Salmon (atlantic Flash Frozen) 
Prawns (frozen)
 Scallops (frozen)
 Solid White Tuna (Oceans canned Albacore in water)
 Kipper Filets in…

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Temperatures for Food Safety

13.02.2012 in Healthy Recipes

Always use a food thermometer to ensure that food has reached a high enough temperature to destroy harmful bacteria.  Here are the internal temperatures recommended by the USDA Food. Food Final Doneness Temperature Beef, lamb, and veal steaks, chops, and roasts medium rare 145 F medium 160 F Hamburger, meat Loaf, ground pork, veal and lamb 160 F Pork chops, ribs, and roast 160 F Egg Dishes 160 F Ground turkey and chicken 165 F Stuffing and casseroles 165 F Leftovers 165 F Chicken and turkey…

Meditation and the Path of Heart

13.02.2012 in Health Information

The path throughout life gives us challenges. Our path will be forever undulated with series of valleys, humps and even some smooth sailing. It is through the highs and lows that we can learn to be conscious in Daily Living. What we do upon reflection will determine our path of heart. It is this life path that must be connected with our heart. The “path of Heart” is said to be in every breath. In a heightened consciousness we are aware of quality, texture and frequency…

Ottawa to Weed out False Organic Food Claims

13.02.2012 in Health Information

Standards take effect on June 30 The federal government on Friday unveiled new mandatory standards for organic foods and enforcement tools so inspectors can keep products falsely claiming to be organic off store shelves. The mandatory regulation and certification of organic products, to come into force on June 30, were immediately praised by the industry. “It’s a consumer’s dream. When they see an organic claim out in the marketplace, it has a very strict definition, the government is behind it, and everybody is meeting the same…

Health Care Costs and the Changes in the Economy

13.02.2012 in Health Information

Health & Wellness in Rising Women Magazine Jan/Feb 2009 ASK OUR EXPERTS… With the changes in the economy how can I possibly afford any health care services that I have to pay for myself? By Dr. Patricia Wales ND & Dr. Jennifer Bunzenmeyer ND, Acadia Wellness Centre You may think economic change with shrinking incomes and increasing costs will mean that there is little left for additional health care expenses. However, you now have a wonderful opportunity to choose the health care options that YOU want….

Probiotics to Help Prevent GI Inflammation

13.02.2012 in Health Information

The power of probiotics In addition to digestion, your gastrointestinal (GI) tract plays many roles that can profoundly affect your overall health. In fact, 70% of the cells in your body’s immune system are located in the GI tract. Anything that undermines the health of your GI tract—such as a high-fat/low-fiber diet, food intolerance, certain medications, chronic stress, or nutritional deficiencies—can disrupt the GI function and potentially impact many aspects of your health. Fortunately, certain probiotics, or “friendly” bacteria, can help prevent GI tract inflammation and…

Six Ways to Protect yourself against the Winter Flu!

13.02.2012 in Health Information

Winter is here ! Do you come down with the flu as soon as the leaves start to change color or the snow starts to fall? Below are some surefire ways to reduce your chances of getting the flu this year. Get a Natural Flu Shot: Scientific evidence confirms 41% more protection with the use of Engystol and Gripp-Heel, two natural and safe remedies for preventing colds and flu. These medicines are available in an oral liquid form for children, and as an injection for people…

Take Control of Your Health!

13.02.2012 in Health Information

Your team at Gaia Health Care is excited about the new year and resolve to help each of you achieve optimal health and wellness. Below are a few of the ways to improve your health. Nutrition At Gaia Health Care we don’t believe in detox diets or fad diets.  We create custom eating plans that are flexible and realistic that promote continuous vitality. Healthy eating tips include: – Discover hidden food allergies. This can be accomplished through a careful elimination diet or a simple blood test. …

Vitamins and Minerals

13.02.2012 in Health Information

Our vitamins and minerals At Gaia Health Care, we spend a great deal of time researching the products we carry, in order to bring you the best value possible.  We use professional grade, third party tested products to ensure quality, purity, and optimal absorption.  We do not carry supplements that contain unnessecary binders and fillers. Some of the product lines we carry include: Thorne Research Cyto-Matrix AOR Seroyal Heel Boiron/Dolisos Pure Encapsulation Better Flora Promedics Ascenta Priority One Wise Woman Herbals Email us for more information.

10 Tips for Staying Healthy and Maintaining Your Vitality the Natural Way

13.02.2012 in Health Information

Health, Vitality done naturally Did you know that 30 minutes in an infared sauna can help detoxify the body, as well as help treat cancer, ADHD, muscular tension, joint pains, arthritis, chronic fatigue, and heavy metal detoxification?  Most infant teething soothers, bath toys and dolls can contain polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, which both creates and contains phthalates used to soften the plastic. Phthalates contain hormone distributors which are linked to asthma and respiratory problems. These toxins can leach out of toys onto hands and into mouths…

The Cholesterol Myths

13.02.2012 in Nutrition

Facts: The Following was written by Dr. Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD. the author of The Cholesterol Myth. Here are the facts! Click on the numbers if you want the scientific evidence! 1. Cholesterol is not a deadly poison, but a substance vital to the cells of all mammals. There are no such things as good or bad cholesterol, but mental stress, physical activity and change of body weight may influence the level of blood cholesterol. A high cholesterol is not dangerous by itself, but may reflect…

The Benefits of High Cholesterol

13.02.2012 in Nutrition

Longer Life By Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD People with high cholesterol live the longest. This statement seems so incredible that it takes a long time to clear one´s brainwashed mind to fully understand its importance. Yet the fact that people with high cholesterol live the longest emerges clearly from many scientific papers. Consider the finding of Dr. Harlan Krumholz of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Yale University, who reported in 1994 that old people with low cholesterol died twice as often from a heart attack…

Local Beef for Sale

13.02.2012 in Nutrition

Alberta Beef Hormone and antibiotic free Raised by a local Alberta Rancher 100% grass fed No Steroids or Antibiotic were fed to this animal Only the minimum government standards for shots were given shortly after birth Each quarter has approximately the following: 4 Sirloin Steaks 4 Tenderloins 8 Rib Eye steaks 7 New York Strip steaks 2 Cross Rib Roasts 2 Rump Roasts 2 Sirloin Tip Roasts 11 Minute Steaks (tenderized steaks – use for Stir Fry) 57 lbs of Hamburger in 1 lb. packages 5…

Condiments, Spices, and Seasonings

13.02.2012 in Nutrition

Spices play an integral role in the kitchen. They add great flavors to our food, and have many medicinal qualities as well.  We recommend purchasing organic spices, they are reasonably priced, and taste great! Below is a list of condiments, spices, and seasonings.  Use the A list ones daily, and use the B and C list condiments in moderation. The A List The B List The C List Basil Ketchup Salad Dressings that contain  damaged fats Bragg’s Liquid Aminos Mayonnaise Cardamom Black pepper Cayenne pepper Capers…

Dangers of Soda Pop

13.02.2012 in Nutrition

by Sally Squires Americans drink more soda pop than ever before: These popular beverages account for more than a quarter of all drinks consumed in the United States. More than 15 billion gallons were sold in 2000. That works out to at least one 12-ounce can per day for every man, woman and child. Kids are heavy consumers of soft drinks, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and they are guzzling soda pop at unprecedented rates. Carbonated soda pop provides more added sugar in a…

Eat Fats, Be Healthy!

13.02.2012 in Nutrition

It is critical for optimal health to consume fats daily in your diets. Below is a breakdown of dietary fats.  Consume the A list fats as often as you like, the B list fats in moderation (2-3 times per week) and limit the C list fats to several times per month. Fats contain higher amounts of caleries per gram than do proteins and carbohydrates.  However, consuming foods that contain fats, causes a release of hormones, that sends a message to the brain that you are full….

Eating Out

13.02.2012 in Nutrition

As the saying goes popularized by the Movie ‘Pirates of the Carabean’ “They aren’t rules, but more like guidelines.” Avoid deciding where you’ll eat out when your hungry.  You brain will lose out to your cravings and you’ll make bad decisions.  If the restaurant serves bread or chips with the meal ask the server to remove them so you won’t be tempted.  If the bread is whole grain and too delicious to pass up, add some butter (yes that’s right!).  Fats reduce the absorption of carbohydrates…

The Skinny on Fats!

13.02.2012 in Nutrition

Yes, fats are good! Over the last 50 years the vilification of fats has led to the low fat/fat-free nutritional movement.  In the meantime the incidence of obesity and diabetes has skyrocketed. Fats are a critical component of a healthy diet, and should be reveared not feared. The following links contain more useful information on fats. Eat Fats, Be Healthy!: A list of foods that contain healthy fats. The Role of Fats in the Body The Cholesterol Myth!

Fish

13.02.2012 in Nutrition

Fish are an amazing source of healthy fats and protein.  Unfortunately due to increasing ocean toxins levels, fish is becoming more and more contaminated with toxins such as mercury. In general eat the smaller cold water fish.  Avoid farmed or lake fish from known contaminated areas. Many people do not like fish, or are very sensitive to the toxic effects of mercury, and may have to avoid fish altogether.  You can still obtain the healthy omega 3 fatty acids from a high quality fish oil supplement…

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The Top Fruits

13.02.2012 in Healthy Recipes, Nutrition

Fruits are packed with vitamins and minerals, however they also can contain high amounts of fructose (a type of sugar).  You can eat fruits in moderation if you are metabolically fit.  Below is a table listing the  healthiest fruits that will help you attain or maintain your metabolic health. A list fruits you can consume often, the B list fruits eat in moderation (2-3 times per week), and the C list fruits are best avoided or eaten 1-2 a month. Generally, eating fruit as it is…

Nutrition

13.02.2012 in Nutrition

At Gaia Health Care, we believe in using food as medicine. Click HERE for a list of recommended healthy foods. Our trained Naturopathic Physicians will personalizes your diet, and educate you on how you can reach optimal health via the foods you eat! The Doctors at Gaia Health Care, will create an eating plan that is based on your metabolic profile. We also utilize the ALCAT test, which measures how your immune system responds to the different foods you eat. There are hundreds of weight loss…

Green First

13.02.2012 in Nutrition

Healthy Never Tastes So Good! The Proven Antioxidant Power of 10 Servings of Fruits and Vegetables in a Great Tasting Green Super Food Powdered Drink Mix! What if you found one Super Food Greens formula that could: Help increase your Energy, naturally, with out stimulants Help you reduce appetite, improve your metabolism, lose weight Help relieve your stiff and achy joints and muscles Help you maintain strong bones Help maintain healthier, younger looking hair and skin Help support your immune function and increase resistance to infections Help…

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Healing Foods

13.02.2012 in Healthy Recipes, Nutrition

Protein Fats Carbohydrates Condiments, Spices, and Seasonings Beverages When it comes to nutrition there are about as many ideas and diets as there are foods.  The truth is, that we are about as different on the inside as we are on the outside.  Each one of us has different amount of digestive enzymes, stomach acid, even the shape of the stomach and length of intestines varies from person to person. A food that promotes health in one person can promote disease in another.  At Gaia Health…

Health Video Clips

13.02.2012 in Nutrition

How Mercury Causes Brain Neuron Degeneration. Interesting video put out by the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine Dept. of Physiology & Biophysics. Does Fat make you Fat? Interesting video on nutrition, saturated fat and the cholesterol theory: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8WA5wcaHp4 Cut your risk of Cancer by up to 50%!  A must see 5 minute video by Dr. Mercola. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdSfuawgDiE Benefits of Vitamin D3 Cream.  Interesting 6 minute video that mentions a Calgary study on vitamin D. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsRvoZNDLSc A Prescription for Disaster: Prescription for Disaster is an in-depth…

Healthy Carb List

13.02.2012 in Nutrition

The following is a list of some of the amazing nutrient dense carbohyrate vegetables.  Eat those found on the ‘A’ list every day in unlimited amounts.  They contain high amounts of vitamins, minerals, and fiber.  Consume carbohydrates on the ‘B’ list in limited quantities and rarely consume the ‘C’ list carbs.  It is also possible to have food sensitivity reactions to even the healthiest foods.  That is why we recommend customizing your diet with the help of a food sensitivity blood test like the alcat test….

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Sweet and Spicy Kale Chips

13.02.2012 in Healthy Recipes

Sweet and Spicy Kale Chips Even though the recipe calls for 2 large bunches of kale, once out of the oven, there isn’t really that much to go around. I like to use the full teaspoon of chili flakes, which creates a medium-spiciness. One of my 3 year old twin boys loves the spice on these and the other one doesn’t. Same with my girls, one loves them and one doesn’t. Use 1/2 teaspoon for a mild spiciness. I have found that baking kale chips at…

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Soft Poached Eggs and Toast

13.02.2012 in Healthy Recipes

Eggs are loaded with nutrients, healthy fats and proteins.  The key is not to over cook them, especially the yolks where the sensitive fats are found.  This classic breakfast can be spiced up with the addition of organic breakfast meats found at the farmers market such as: chicken breakfast sausage/patties, beef breakfast sausage, nitrate free back bacon, nitrate free beef bacon.  You can also add some fresh or steamed spinach or greens, a sliced avocado or tomato to top the toast with. Or try making a…

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Slow Cooked Chicken Taco Filling

13.02.2012 in Healthy Recipes

Slow Cooked Chicken Taco Filling This recipe can be made ahead of time and then reheated when needed. Extras can also be frozen if needed. I think this recipe may work in a crock pot as well. Use this to fill corn or rice tortillas. Or, one of my favorites, napa cabbage leaves! Add in brown rice, avocado, a squeeze of lime, and cherry tomato halves. Enjoy! Taco Filling Ingredients: 1 Ancho chili, seeded* 1 cup boiling water 4 cloves garlic ½ teaspoon (add more for…

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Raw Super Green Salad

13.02.2012 in Healthy Recipes

Raw Super Green Salad Ingredients: 8 cups thinly sliced raw greens (kale, collards, chard) 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 to 2 cloves garlic, crushed Optional Additions: grated beets grated carrots parsley pine nuts sunflower seeds Place all ingredients except optional additions into a medium-sized bowl. Toss together then massage gently with your hands to begin breaking down the fibers.   Let the salad marinate at room temp for about 30 minutes. Add any additions…

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Nutola

13.02.2012 in Healthy Recipes

This is a healthy version of granola, which is normally laden with carbs and bad fats.  Warm spiced nuts, plump sweet blueberries, and coconut cream are a delectable combination and make a fabulous breakfast. Serves 2 1/2 cup sliced almonds 1/2 cup walnuts 1/2 cup cashews or pecans 1/2 cup of chopped macadamia nuts 1/2 tsp cardamom 1 tsp of cinnamon pinch of powdered ginger 1 tablespoon of ghee or coconut oil 1 cup blueberrie/mixed berries (fresh or frozen) Scoop of coconut cream 1. Preheat the…

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Walnut Dijon Chicken Salad

13.02.2012 in Healthy Recipes

Serves 2 Dijon Vinaigrette 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 3 tbsp red wine vinegar 1/4 tsp Dijon mustard 1 garlic clove salt to taste stevia to taste 1 boneless chicken breast 1 small head romaine lettuce, washed and dried 1/4 cup chopped walnuts 6 Kalamata olives, halved and pitted 1 ripe avocado, sliced 1. Mix the vinaigrette in a blender 2. Bring 2 inches of water to a boil in a deep skillet, reduce to simmer, and add the chicken breasts. 3.  Simmer for 10-15 minutes. (Can also bake the chicken until done) 4.  In a salad bowl, combine the lettuce, walnuts, olives, and avocado slices. 5.  Add half of the dressing to the salad, toss well, and divide between two plates. 6.  Slice the chicken diagonally and arrange on top of each salad. 7.  Drizzle more dressing on top of the chicken and serve.

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Pepper-Mint Dressing & Marinade

13.02.2012 in Healthy Recipes

Photo by www.NourishingMeals.com This lemony, peppery, garlicky, minty salad dressing is fantastic (or shall I say addicting) over crisp romaine lettuce topped with toasted pine nuts, green onions, and shredded carrots. Marinate for a few hours in the refrigerator then saute. There are so many ways to use this dressing, I look forward to hearing your ideas too! Enjoy! 1/2 cup packed fresh spearmint leaves 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons) 4 to 5 garlic cloves, peeled 1 small shallot (optional) 1 teaspoon whole black…

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Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

13.02.2012 in Healthy Recipes

1 cup organic rolled oats 1 cup walnuts 1 cup rice flour (or wheat flour/spelt flour) ½ tsp cinnamon ½ tsp sea salt ¼ cup maple syrup 2 tbsp canola oil or melted butter ¾ cup mashed bananas (or applesauce or mango puree) ¼ cup to 1/3 cup of chocolate chips (can use raisins instead for dairy free choc chips) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Oil a cookie sheet and set aside.  Using a food processor, grind the oats and the walnuts together into a…

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Avocado Fudgesicles

13.02.2012 in Healthy Recipes

A treat for anyone, young or old. Photo by www.NourishingMeals.com I think you’ll like how healthy they are too! I use a raw Ecuadorian cacao powder for these which makes them extra tasty. I also like Dagoba chocolate products which are all gluten-free (not raw though). After blending all of the ingredients together you can immediately serve this as pudding or pour it into your popsicle molds for “fudgesicles.” 8 medjool dates, pitted 1/2 cup water 3 medium avocados, pitted 1 cup coconut milk 1/4 cup…

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Berries with Yogurt

13.02.2012 in Healthy Recipes

Crunchy macadamia nuts and cinnamon add a new flair to a simple breakfast. Serves 2 2 cups yogurt (organic plain or vanilla) 1/3 cup blueberries 1 tsp lemon juice 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 cup macadamia nuts 1.  Mix the yogurt, blueberries, lemon juice, and cinnamon. 2.  Sprinkle macadamia nuts on top, and serve.

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Curried Carrot Cauliflower Soup

13.02.2012 in Healthy Recipes

Curried Carrot Cauliflower Soup   Since this soup will be pureed you don’t have to worry about chopping things nicely and evenly. The smaller you chop the less time it will take to cook and vice versa. I used 3 teaspoons of curry powder today, but you could use a little less like noted below if you prefer a less intense curry flavor. Your soup may end up bitter- tasting if you do not peel your carrots. I prefer to take off the peels for pureed…

watermelon popsicles

Watermelon Whole Fruit Popsicles

13.02.2012 in Healthy Recipes

Watermelon Whole Fruit Popsicles             You can replace the watermelon puree with honeydew melon or cantaloupe puree. Use any fresh organic fruit you have on hand. I like using contrasting colors because it makes the popsicles look so pretty! And don’t forget to use seedless watermelon. 3 cups watermelon puree (about 1/4 to 1/2 a watermelon) 1/2 cup fresh blueberries 1/2 cup chopped fresh strawberries 1 kiwi, peeled and sliced 1 peach or nectarine, diced small handful fresh cherries, pitted and…

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Dilled Salmon and Fresh Asparagus

13.02.2012 in Healthy Recipes

A terrific source of beneficial omega-3 fatty acids. Photo by www.NourishingMeals.com The distinct flavor of salmon is well complemented by fresh dill and tart lemon juice. Serves 2 Marinade 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/3 cup fresh chopped dill 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice Pinch of cayenne 1/4 tsp salt pinch of black pepper 2 6-ounce salmon fillets 3/4 pound asparagus 1 tbsp avocado oil 1. Preheat oven to 400F. 2. Mix the marinade ingredients in a blender 3. Place the salmon fillets, skin side up,…

Peach Ginger Mint Green Smoothie

Peach Ginger Mint Green Smoothie

13.02.2012 in Healthy Recipes

Peach Ginger Mint Green Smoothie If you don’t have peaches, use plums, apples, pears or a mixture of frozen blueberries and cherries instead. If you want to make this more refreshing on a hot summer afternoon, add a few handfuls of ice cubes to the blender and blend again. I like to use this smoothie as a late afternoon pick-me-up. Neither Tom or I really handle any caffeine, so green smoothies are our natural energizing drink! Add a squeeze of lime to each serving if desired….

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Strawberry-Almond Smoothie

13.02.2012 in Healthy Recipes

Strawberry-Almond Smoothie Planning is key when wanting to make this smoothie or a variation of it. Before I go to bed, I briefly plan out the next day. Do I need to soak any nuts or beans? Cook a pot of quinoa? It only takes a few minutes to get the nuts out and pour water over them. You’ll want to give them about 8 to 10 hours of soaking time. In the morning be sure to drain off the soaking water and rinse well in…

Healthy Veggies

10.02.2012 in Nutrition

The following is a list of some of the amazing nutrient dense carbohyrate vegetables.  Eat those found on the ‘A’ list every day in unlimited amounts.  They contain high amounts of vitamins, minerals, and fiber.  Consume carbohydrates on the ‘B’ list in limited quantities and rarely consume the ‘C’ list carbs.  It is also possible to have food sensitivity reactions to even the healthiest foods.  That is why we recommend customizing your diet with the help of a food sensitivity blood test like the alcat test….

Protein Containing Foods

10.02.2012 in Nutrition

Below is a table of protein containing foods. Eat most of your meals from the A list and limit the C list proteins. The A List The B List The C List Eggs (organic or free range) Milk products Grass Fed Beef Goat cheese Swiss cheese Lamb Free Range Pork Provolone Fish (click for a complete list) Cottage cheese Monterey Jack Free Range Chicken Cream cheese Havarti Free Range Turkey Feta cheese Colby Chicken sausage Parmesan cheese Cheddar Turkey sausage Tofu All processed Meats* Cornish game…

The Role of Protein in the Body

10.02.2012 in Nutrition

Protein is an essential component of human life, making up some 20 per cent of our total body weight. It is a significant constituent of all body cells, functioning both in their growth, as well as maintenance and repair. Additionally, protein acts as a regulatory substance, involving most of the body’s required functions: from antibodies to enzymes, and many hormones. The Building Blocks Protein is made of up chains of amino acids, linked together in specific sequences predetermined by our genes. The order, and number of…

List of the Most Heavily Sprayed Fruits and Vegetables

10.02.2012 in Nutrition

The produce ranking was developed by analysts at the not-for-profit Environmental Working Group (EWG) based on the results of nearly 43,000 tests for pesticides on produce collected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration between 2000 and 2004. A detailed description of the criteria used in developing the rankings is available as well as a full list of fresh fruits and vegetables that have been tested (see below). EWG is a not-for-profit environmental research organization dedicated to improving public health…

108 Ways Sugar Ruins your Health

10.02.2012 in Nutrition

Beware Sugar In addition to throwing off the body’s homeostasis, excess sugar may result in a number of other significant consequences. The following is a listing of some of sugar’s metabolic consequences from a variety of medical journals and other scientific publications. By Dr. Mercola Sugar can suppress the immune system. Sugar can upset the body’s mineral balance. Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, concentration difficulties, and crankiness in children. Sugar can cause drowsiness and decreased activity in children. Sugar can adversely affect children’s school grades. Sugar…

Genetic Testing Calgary

Genetic Testing

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Take your Genetic test information and turn it into something readable. Dr Marnie will take your 23 & Me genetic test results and interpret it for any vitamin and mineral supplements needed for personal genetic variations

Auto Immune Disease

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Today Auto immune problems are so much more prevalent Find out why and how to change your immune system and decrease attacks against yourself