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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How We Stepped Outside Our Comfort Zone and Why You Should Too

I think it was late Spring that I got a Facebook alert from my dear friend (and Roots to Branches colleague) Charlene Pierce, inviting me for a girls weekend away to hike Mt. Katahdin in Maine.  Excited by the weekend away with a bunch of ladies, I quickly accepted without really considering what I had […]

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PMS: Your Months Do Not Have to Feel Like This!

Do you lose 1-2 weeks of feeling like yourself every month because of your menstrual cycle? Do you experience mood swings, pronounced fatigue, and muscle tension before your menstrual cycle? Have you missed work because of your menstrual cycle? If so, READ ON because your months do not have to be like this! Having premenstrual […]

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Myth Busting Video #3: You Either have to See an MD or an ND

It is a common misconception that Naturopathic Doctors are anti-conventional Western medicine.  For me personally, this is just simply not true. In my ideal world, the most common health care model would be one based off an Integrative Medicine philosophy.  This would be a wholistic, client centred model with a common goal of healing using […]

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Myth Busting Video #2: Naturopathic Medicine is Nothing More than “Hippy Dippy” Medicine

People who aren’t familiar with Naturopathic Medicine have all kinds of different impressions about it’s philosophy and practice.  After the 2nd World War and into the 1950’s, conventional Western Medicine began deeming Naturopathic Medicine as “quackery.”  Heck, even my well-intended younger cousin would tell her friends that I was studying to be a “Witch Doctor” […]

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