Jumpstart skin repair with more raw foods

Glow-Food: Jumpstart skin repair with more raw foods

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  Want vibrant, glowing skin? What you eat is just as important, if not more important than the products you use on the surface. Our skin is a window to our health. And the foods that promote healthy skin also promote a healthy body overall. Here are a few suggestions to achieve a glowing complexion: Hydrate: Drinking plenty of water …

5 nutrients essential for heart health

Are you deficient in these 5 nutrients essential for heart health?

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By: Root Naturopath, Dr. Katherine Walker, ND Your heart beats approximately 86,400 times a day, day after day, year after year.  As the month of February brings awareness to American Heart Health Month, we wanted to take this time as a reminder for prevention. Heart disease can often be PREVENTED when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions.  …

How to 'eat clean' without blowing your budget

How to ‘eat clean’ without blowing your budget

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By: Root Naturopath, Dr. Nicole Kilian ND, LAC The start of a new year often coincides with a desire to adopt healthier eating habits. However, changing your diet is not an easy undertaking. I know this from personal experience and from my work as a naturopathic doctor, as dietary counseling is a large part of my practice. One of the major hurdles I face with my …

What is Whole Body Health?

What is Whole Body Health?

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Whole Body Health is a 360-degree view of one’s health, acknowledging the physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual factors in a person’s ability to thrive, not merely survive. At Root, we support the journey to total health & wellness by focusing on what we refer to as the Four Pillars of Whole Body Health. FOOD as Medicine Health starts here. What …

Food is Medicine

Food is Medicine

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What did people do before the giant pharmaceutical corporations took a stronghold on the ‘health and wellness’ field, trying to convince us that the best way to heal our bodies is to ingest chemical cocktails packaged in pretty little pills? It is simple. They used food as medicine instead, and in many traditions such as Ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicine and …



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SIBO friendly recipes for the grill that you’ll love! Sibo? Who’s that? And why are they coming to dinner? SIBO stands for Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth. Think of them as the friends at your party that wreak a bit of havoc in your gut. Your gut always has bacteria, and that in itself is not a bad thing (think pro-biotics, the …

New Years Party

Appetizers for the New Years Party

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What’s the secret to healthy easy appetizers for your New Year’s Party? Fresh herbs. Exotic oils. And your favourite protein: a lovely salmon or local cheese. The Herbs Chives, Chervil, Cilantro…any of these fragrant greens will add a delightful aroma to your antipasti of choice. Chop them fine to release their oils and sprinkle them over your appetizers for a …

Kitchen Probiotic Recipes

The Importance of Digestion: Kitchen Probiotic Recipes

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Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. We know that most of our friends at Root are well read about healthy practices like eating right, exercising and meditation. But as healthy minded people, we sometimes need some ‘ammunition’ to help our kids and our partners be on the same page. Holistsic nutritionist …

Picky Eaters

10 Ways To Help Picky Eaters Get Adventurous

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Kids Love to Help their Parents… By Alex McMahon, Holistic Nutritionist One of the best parts of my job as a teacher was helping children develop healthier habits around food. Parents were always surprised at the foods that their child would eat in class, that they wouldn’t touch at home. Quickly I became the resource for parents who had picky …

Fortify your Immune System

Fortify your Immune System Before Winter

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Winter is coming… …as the Starks from The Game of Thrones would say. Be prepared. While you’re still glowing from summer river runs and backyard BBQs, take this healthy dose of vitality you’ve received from the summer sunshine and keep that momentum going into the next few months as you fortify your immune system for winter. Adapt to the change …