Thursday, October 20, 2016

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natural eating - naturopathic eating

If you’re like most people, you’re feeling the pinch right now. Many people are trying to make the most of their food dollars. Here are a couple tips that will allow you to eat well and organically with just a little effort that you can take to the bank.Make a food budget and stick to it. This includes food you make at home as well as eating out.Plan your meals before you shop. Keep an eye on monthly specials and incorporate sale items into your menus.Keep it simple – using fewer ingredients means lower costs and less time cooking!Make a list and stick to it. This really does help you avoid blowing the weekly budget. You might allow yourself just one treat – or let your children choose one special thing each week. Many families find it fun to select a fruit or vegetable item that they have never tried before – this can be exciting for the young ones and you can sneak in a nutritional bonus at the same time!Don’t shop when you are hungry. Time to find a new rationalization for impulse buying.Make it yourself most of the time. Homemade virtually always costs less and tastes better. Homemade tomato sauce, for example, is about half the cost of commercially prepared sauce.Shop the bulk aisle for pantry staples. Most stores now carry bulk items; this allows you to buy exactly the quantity you need and save the cost of packaging.Use the perishables you buy. That really good deal on cabbage isn’t so good if you end up composting it.If you eat meat, consider using it only a few times each week. This will save you a considerable amount of money and has the added benefit of slashing your saturated fat intake. Use bean and whole grain dishes instead.When you do have meat, eat less of it. Rather than serving a quarter-pound to each person, add one half-pound of organic ground beef to a pot of chili or sauce for four people.Make and use your leftovers. Many things actually taste better after a day in the refrigerator allows the flavors to blend and mellow. Leftovers are an instant free lunch, or can be refrigerated or frozen for later use.Give some thought to how you cook and how you want to eat. Are there some specific tools or appliances that would help you achieve your dietary goals? A food processor makes vegetable prep easier for some people, while others prefer a good knife. A slow cooker can be simmering dinner while you are at work or maybe a pressure cooker would be a good investment. Get the tools you need to help you eat well and enjoy the process.Local, seasonal produce is usually a better value than imported, so plan your menus accordingly. The side benefit is that really fresh, seasonal produce tastes much better and retains more nutrients.Ethnic specialties featuring whole grains, beans and vegetables are often less expensive to prepare than meat-and-potatoes fare. Get a cookbook, search the internet and/or take a class – just for fun! need a naturopathic doctor?
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5 way Calgary Naturopath can help you lose weight

It’s the new year.  Have you made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight?
The best way to lose weight is through a program that overcomes your weight loss resistance, like our Optimal Body Balance program. try a naturopath
But if you need to lose weight quickly – perhaps for an upcoming wedding, a post-holiday office party, or even a winter trip to the tropics – there is a healthy way to slim down.
Okay, the quick fix.  Here are the 5 ways to knock off pounds in five days, all tied to “gut dysbiosis”. Gut dysbiosis refers to microbial imbalances in your GI tract which can lead to improper digestion and absorption of nutrients:
1. Stop all carbonated beverages and gum. All carbonated beverages? Meaning Coke, Diet Coke, Seltzer…everything.  Yes.  If it bubbles, it’s out.
2. Two meal replacement shakes per day. One of our weight-loss secrets is the meal replacement shake.  For the five-day run, replace 2 meals per day with 2 shakes.  Normally, we only recommend one shake per day, but it’s okay for the 5-day stretch.  It will help with digestion and reduce your belly.
3. Say sayonara to the seven most common food allergies. Okay, first the bad news.  Wheat, dairy, soy, peanuts, sugar, corn and eggs are the seven most common causes of food allergies.  You’ll need to cut them out for five days.  The good news?  We’ve got plenty of delicious recipes to help you through it.
4. Water, pure water. Belly up to the water cooler.  You’ll need to drink 8-10 cups of water every day.  Don’t chug-a-lug, either.  Sip, at the rate of a ½ cup per every ½ hour.  Be sure that water is the real thing – no bubbles, flavor or color.
5. Tea for you. Drink this Hot Detox tea daily, and sip it throughout the day:
½ a lemon, squeezed
2 tsp pure organic maple syrup
1/20 tablespoon cayenne pepper (more or less to taste)
10 oz. of hot water
Now I’ve given you the tools to get through the holidays.  A short-term fix.  When the New Year rolls around, how about resolving to move toward a more permanent solution?

naturopathic medicine- Boost your immune system

Boosting your immune system: 1. Relax: Stress and anxiety not only make you feel on edge, they also cause chaos within your body throwing your hormones and your immunity out of whack– One of the best preventative measures in cold and flu season is taking regular time outs, listening to a meditation CD, taking a long bath or doing whatever you find super relaxing 2. Probiotics and fermented foods: Our immune system depends on the right balance of digestive bacteria, this is number one for cold and flu prevention. For more info read my post on fermented foods. 3. Bone broth or homemade chicken soup with the bones in: not just an old wives tale– this is a really amazing super-food. For more info and great recipe's read ’Nourishing Tradition's’ by Sally Fallon Now even if you take all the preventative measures and your immune system is fighting fit you may still get sick 1-2 times per year. This is part of the body’s natural cycle and doesn't mean your unhealthy. It is best just to support your body during these times, rest and allow yourself to repair. Supporting your body during a cold or flu: 1. Rest– call in sick, no housework: this is non– negotiable. DO NOT soldier on OR take pharmaceutical cold and flu tablets. This will only weaken your immune system, weaken your body and if your not careful lead to chronic illness later in life. 2. Nourish your body– this can include bone broth or soup as mentioned above, fruit, vegetables– it is important to listen to your body. 3. Promote a healthy fever: a fever is your body’s natural response– so as long as your temperature remains within a safe level you shouldn’t try to supress it. If you don’t have a fever you can promote one by wrapping up in blankets and drinking warming herb teas such as YEP tea (yarrow, elder, peppermint tea). If your symptoms are severe or last longer than a few days– a week your body may need a little help. Any lingering or uncomfortable symptoms can be treated when necessary with nutritional supplements, herbal medicines or homeopathics. If you support your body rather than supress the symptoms you will find that your body will recover better in future and you will get sick less often. And the most important difference will be that once you recover you feel better than before you got sick rather than drained and worn out. For the chance to win a free personalized immune boosting herbal mixture head over and enter the competition on my facebook page.

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Phone:(403) 252-3316

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