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

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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 …

HEALTH(IER) BBQ RECIPES for the SUMMER

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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 …

Breaking the Sugar Addiction Leads to Increased Energy and Health

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  Let’s be honest here. Sugar is addictive. And like any addiction, it takes a lot of will power to break that habit. One little known reason why saying addios to sugar is hard: we are not getting enough calories. It is common for people to eliminate sugar at the same time that they jump on a new diet. A …

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 …

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 …

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 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 …

Cooking with Kids – Banana Rolls!

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The Nutrition Link That Is Missing Helping children develop healthy eating habits early in life is a great way to ensure lifelong health. There is no better way to foster this (for you and your little ones) than to cook with your children. Learn from Alex McMahon, Nutritional Therapist and former preschool teacher. Try this fun cooking experience with your …

Stock your Pantry and Refrigerator With these Goodies

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Nutritionist Brittany Sandoval and Mindfulness Expert Kat Lui have been partners in cleanse crime, creating programs that inspire, recipes that are delicious and simple, and tactics for transforming your mental/emotional habits from stress-producing to stress-releasing. To whet your appetite, here’s a list of commonly used items that we encourage you to use during our cleanses – a great way to …

Top 5 Benefits of Holistic Cleansing

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Feel good! Reboot and defrag your mind-body-spirit. Springtime is our favorite time of year to detox and give our bodies extra self-care and love. Embarking on a food-based cleanse is a wonderful way to support our body’s natural desire to cleanse from the heavier winter foods. Whether you’re interested in weight loss, gaining vitality, dealing with life changes or changing …

Eating while stressed may cause more problems than eating dairy or gluten

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Feeling confused with all the different diets and weight-loss programs out there? Do you have guilt and anxiety around food? It can feel complicated, but it doesn’t need to be. Eating food ought to be pleasurable, and delicious. Food gives you the energy and nourishment to live a fulfilling life. Dieting can be restrictive, leaving you feeling caged or limited. …