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Video: Intermittent Fasting and Bone Broth

22.03.2017 in Health Information, Healthy Recipes, home, Nutrition, Uncategorized

Learn about the importance of  Intermittent Fasting for 12- 24 hours. Make some  home brew (…of bone broth) This will  get you through tough times of not eating for 24 hours. Bone Broth is full of Minerals and Fat to satiate your appetite. For more information on Fasting or Book an appointment with Dr Marnie  Want to know more about Dr Marnie and her passion for health? Check out the Bio page

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Chicken Tajin (Thyroid-friendly)

27.09.2016 in Nutrition, Uncategorized

Prepping Preparation: 30 mins Cooking: 4 hours Total time 4 hours 30 mins Cooking options 2-person tajin (Moroccan clay pot), Regular heavy-bottom pot Slow cooker. Servings: 2 Ingredients • 2 tbsp clarified butter • ½ yellow onion sliced in half sections • 1 sweet potato, cut up in ½ inch medallions. • Chicken, rabbit or cornish hen (4 pieces) • 2 tsp sea salt • 2 tsp Ras El Hanout (Moroccan spice mix) • 2 small zucchinis, cut lengthwise into quarters • 2 carrots, cut lengthwise…


Smoked Salmon with Cream Cheese on Sprouted Bread

13.02.2014 in Healthy Recipes, Nutrition

You can make this breakfast when you’re in a hurry! Serves 2 2 Tbsp of cream cheese 2 slices of sprouted bread (available at Costco, Safeway, Co-op, etc) 6 ounzes of wild pacific smoked salmon capers (optional) Spread the cream cheese on the toast, top with the salmon and capers, and serve

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What’s In Your Fridge?

13.02.2014 in Nutrition

Dr. Marnie Wachtler, RMT ND, lets you catch a glimpse into her fridge and explains the benefits of some of her favorite foods! Citrus, such as lemons and limes, are great to flavour your water drink. Not only is citrus high in vitamin C, its natural sweetness is better for you then vitamin water drinks, which are  loaded with sugar. The brown paper wrapped meat is free range and bought from a local rancher. Local ranchers can provide inexpensive antibiotic free and hormone free cattle. Greens…

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13.02.2014 in Nutrition

Choose beverages from the A list.  Strictly avoid those from the C list as they can be harmful to the body.       The A List The B List The C List Water 1 cup of organic coffee Fruit juice, all varieties Green Tea 4 ounces of red wine Soda pop, all varieties, diet or sweetened Black Tea Vegetable Juice Most sports drinks Herbal Tea Sweetened teas Greens First Red Alert

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13.02.2014 in Nutrition

Carbohydrate: Fiber Vs. Non-Fiber Serving Size The Top Veggies The Top Fruits 108 Ways Sugar can Ruin your Health!

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…

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…

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!


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…


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…


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…


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: Cut your risk of Cancer by up to 50%!  A must see 5 minute video by Dr. Mercola. Benefits of Vitamin D3 Cream.  Interesting 6 minute video that mentions a Calgary study on vitamin D. 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….

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…