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osteoarthritis

What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a condition that can affect any joint of the body and is characterized by pain, stiffness and loss of mobility. It can

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mindfulness

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness in the present moment. It is a powerful tool that can offset the constant distractions

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chickpea curry

Recipe: Chickpea Curry!

This recipe is warming and hearty, making it a perfect meal for a fall or winter evening. It is full of protein, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory

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the work

The Work

Do you want to learn something that can change your life powerfully, yet is simple? Something that is applicable to small or large problems, something

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the perception of stress

The Perception of Stress

Many people in North America identify as being busy. As a naturopath, I often feel torn about what to recommend as the best treatment plan

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telling your story

Telling Your Story

I recently spent some time reflecting on my father’s childhood. His was a traumatic one, to say the least: physical and emotional abuse, hunger and

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eating mindfully

Eating Mindfully

Ever reached for the remainder of your chocolate bar and realized you must have already finished it? Or have you ever eaten an entire bag

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pesto

Recipe: Pesto

Although it should be just a few simple ingredients, store-bought pesto often has all sorts of additives. You can’t beat fresh, homemade pesto! We often

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reversing osteoporosis

Reversing Osteoporosis

It was September 23, 2006, and I couldn’t sleep. The next day was the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront half-marathon. I had been training for weeks but

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multitasking

Multitasking

It’s 8:00 am. You’re making oatmeal, helping your son with his homework, getting lunches ready for the family, and the phone rings. Before you know

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attitude isnt everything

Attitude Isn’t Everything

A recent study published in the journal Cancer caught my eye. University of Pennsylvania researchers looked at the role of attitude in the survival rates

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healthy eating on a budget

Healthy Eating on a Budget

When I was a naturopathic student, I was faced with a nutritional conundrum. I found myself sitting in classes all day learning that the standard

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is our drinking water safe

Is Our Drinking Water Safe?

Our household’s Brita water jug recently stopped working properly. Okay, actually I dropped it. Out of sheer laziness, after several weeks, I realized I still

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