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Let’s Stop Normalizing Period Pain

News flash:  your period pain should not be debilitating; you should not be missing work because of your menstrual cycle – this is not normal.  If you have to take more than two over-the-counter pain medications per month to manage your period pain, this is a sign of inflammation and worth questioning.  Period pain has […]

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5 Lessons from Taking my Five-Year-Old Skiing

We, like many other families this winter, decided to take up skiing.  In the past, I have snowboarded but hadn’t skied since about grade five back when you would go with your school.  We started out on the bunny hill and I got my five-year-old a 2-hour lesson. I was quite surprised to see him […]

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The Best Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

This has blueberry baked oatmeal has become a household favourite for a quick reheat breakfast option on these cool winter days. Ingredients: 2 ¾ cups old fashioned oats  2 Tbsp ground flax  1 tsp baking powder ½ – 1 tsp ground cinnamon ¼ tsp nutmeg 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 ripe banana, mashed or 1/2 cup applesauce […]

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3 Ways I Created More Time for Myself

How often do you say out loud or think to yourself, “I don’t have time for that,” or “there is not enough time in the day.”  This belief can be one of the greatest obstacles to creating a new habit or from taking time to do something for yourself. I can understand the response because […]

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3 Menstrual Symptoms that Should Not Be Called “Your Normal”

I see so many women regularly with symptoms regarding their periods that they are concerned about but are told by others that it, “might just be your normal.” Regularly missing periods or having to miss work because of your periods is not “your normal.” Keep reading for the top 3 menstrual symptoms I would not […]

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Roots to Branches Whole Health Clinic

Five Simple Health Tips you can Start Today

It’s the small things that you do on a regular basis that count more to your health than the once in a while things you do. Often people will get caught up in making extreme changes but this is not a sustainable approach and does not amount to a consistent lifestyle change. Here are what […]

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Five of My Pantry Must-Haves

There are a few things that I always keep stocked in my pantry that helps add nutrient density to any snack or meal. Here are my top 5 pantry must-haves. Coffee.  Well, I suppose this can’t be added to just about everything but it is definitely my number one pantry staple :P. Everyone thinks Naturopathic […]

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5 Tips for Eating Well When Working from Home

We are all having to adjust to a new normal during COVID-19 and social isolation.  People are spending a lot more time at home, whether that is working from home, homeschooling, and/or managing family life at home.  With this extra home dwelling, the urge for more snacking, junk food, and less frequent trips to the […]

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Top 3 Hormonal Reasons Why You Are Waking Through the Night

Ah yes!  It’s that wonderful time of the day where you get into our cozy jammies, hop in your bed with your soft flannel sheets, pull up that perfectly weighted duvet cover and quickly fall asleep, and drift into dreamland.  But, much to your surprise and frustration, you find yourself awake, I mean WIDE awake, […]

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