Juice VS Smoothie

Interview with Dr. Angelina Riopel, ND

If you have been thinking about healthy eating choices than you probably have considered introducing a juice or smoothie to your daily routine. Not so hard these days with all the fresh juice and smoothie shops around. But is one better than the other? We asked Innate Wellness Naturopath, Dr. Angelina, to tell us a little more about the ‘how-to’ of juices vs. smoothies.

What is the difference between fresh juice and a smoothie?

A smoothie is a drink that is blended and typically contains a combination of fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds and protein and can generally be considered as a meal replacement.

Juicing is a process that extracts the only the juice from the fruit or vegetable, leaving the fibre behind. This is considered to be more of a nutrient boost as opposed to a meal. […]

By |July 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tales of Family Travel

Planes, trains and automobiles can be difficult with little kids! From backpack meal planning to travel highlights, holistic nutritionist Liane Wansbrough has seen it all. This year she packed up her family of 4 and backpacked through South East Asia. We sat down to ask her how she did it…

This holiday season you did what many parents would love to do – you packed up your whole family and traveled through Southeast Asia. What did you learn about family travel planning on this trip?

On a trip that takes you this much into the unknown, travel planning falls by the wayside. It was interesting because usually I spend way too much time thinking about and planning healthy snacks for long car trips and flights. I’ve always assumed that the kids need to eat every couple of hours or they would get harder to manage. I had to let it all go because, aside from what we could buy in one of the outdoor markets (fresh fruit), I didn’t have access to grocery stores or a kitchen/refrigerator on this trip. I realized that my kids don’t really need snacks. On the trip we mostly ate only at meal times. The complete change of routine forced me to let go and the kids were fine.

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By |March 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Immune Broth Recipe

By Liane Wansbrough, Holistic Nutritionist

This is the perfect go-to broth if you are feeling sick or looking for an immunity boost. The combination of shiitake mushrooms, ginger and garlic create a delicious, comforting broth that’s a powerhouse of antiviral and anti-inflammatory nutrients. Drink it warm like a tea.

Immune Broth

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By |October 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Digestive Discomfort & SIBO

With Dr. Lara Spector, ND

Constipation is a condition that affects 1 in 4 Canadians and is defined as having a bowel movement fewer than four times per week. Chronic constipation can sometimes be managed with diet and lifestyle including extra fluid intake, exercise, increased dietary fibre and much more. For some of us, these changes […]

By |December 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Cold and Flu Prevention Starts NOW

By Dr. Angelina Riopel, ND

Prevention pays off when it comes to boosting your immune system in preparation for cold and flu season. A strong immune system can prevent an infection from developing as well as shorten the duration of a cold or flu. The change of season is a common time for people to get sick. It is wise to begin preparing 3-6 weeks ahead of time to ensure.   As we move into autumn there are a number of ways that we can support our body and boost our immune system.

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By |October 6th, 2015|Cold & Flu, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Build a Better Lunch Box

By Joelle Mintzberg, CNP

The value of eating healthy food cannot be over-stated. Healthy foods are crucial for an easy back-to-school transition and provide numerous benefits including:

Increases energy (keeping kids motivated & happy)
Keeps blood sugar levels stable (keeping kids full & focused)
Enhances energy without causing hyperactivity

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By |August 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Conquering the Belly Bulge @ Eden Pilates

with Kathleen Regan, ND

Have you been struggling with weight loss? Or wondering why you gain fat in some areas but not in others. Not all fat is created equal! And although it seems like fat just sits there and does nothing – it is actually quite active.

For example, visceral fat that forms deep within the […]

By |January 20th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Green Detox Liver Juice Recipe

This recipe is amazing for the liver because of the dandelion leaves. The sour taste of a Granny Smith Apple will also help to stimulate liver function. While from a Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective, cucumber and celery are cooling which helps to drain heat and inflammation that builds up in the liver. This juice is […]

By |April 28th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Detox Demystified Part 1

Article By: Dr. Nadia Kumentas ND
Although you may be familiar with the term “detoxification” do you really know what it entails? Most people link doing a detox with weight loss and while this isn’t necessarily false, there is a lot more to consider when we want to partake in a full body detox.To start off, […]

By |April 28th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments