How to do a safe and effective spring detox

How to do a Safe and Effective Spring Detox

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Blog, Food, Health 0 Comments

Share this PostSpring is here! My puppy, Hendryx, and I just returned home from an early morning walk with the birds chirping and beautiful colours lighting up the sky. What a great way to start a new week and a new season! Spring is a time for cleansing and renewal.  The longer days and the flowers in bloom makes spring one ...
Guide to Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas

10 Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas for $70 or Less!

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Blog, Health, Lifestyle 4 Comments

The holidays are only a month away! Have you started your gift shopping yet? I know firsthand that holiday shopping can be stressful and that it's challenging to come up with unique holiday gift ideas.  I want to help you make your holiday shopping as simple and stress-free as possible this year...after all, the holidays should be fun!  To do ...
Naturopathic Doctor Professional Speaker

Food Fuels or Fools – How I Approach your Health as a Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Blog, Food, Health 0 Comments

When I tell people that I'm a Naturopathic Doctor I tend to get a variety of interesting reactions.  Overall, people are often quite excited! If they've previously seen a Naturopathic Doctor it's not unusual for them to share with me how they have experienced a positive transformation in their health.  However, those who are unfamiliar with naturopathic medicine will often respond with ...
Guide to packing healthy road trip snacks and meals

Your Healthy Guide to Road Trip Snacks and Meals

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Blog, Food, Health, Lifestyle 8 Comments

Vacations are meant for fun and relaxation!  They allow us to let loose, break free from our daily routine and go with the flow.  There’s an opportunity to meet new people, see new sights and to discover new and delicious food!  For all of these reasons and more, I absolutely love to travel whether it’s for a quick road trip ...
How to make a chia or flax egg substitute

How to Make a Chia or Flax Egg Substitute

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Blog, Food, Health 0 Comments

I love eggs, but they are a common food sensitivity and therefore I often use chia or flax “eggs” in my baking instead of regular eggs. While these egg substitutes can’t be used to replace eggs where they’re the primary superstar in the recipe (ex: an omelette or scrambled eggs), they can be used to replace the function of eggs ...
lactose intolerance or dairy sensitivity

Do you have lactose intolerance or is it something more?

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Ask Dr. Kimberley, Food, Health 0 Comments

Lactose is a sugar that’s found in dairy products like milk, cream, yogurt and ice cream. In order for lactose to be absorbed from our digestive tract, the small intestine must first break it down by releasing an enzyme called "lactase". Unfortunately an astounding 65% of the population has a reduced ability to break down lactose after two years of ...
Does milk really do the body good?

Does milk really do your body good?

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Food, Health 0 Comments

A large cohort study from Sweden was published this week that investigated the relationship of dairy in regards to bone health, cancer, cardiovascular disease and overall mortality. Over 100,000 people were surveyed in depth regarding their diet and lifestyle choices from 1987 through 1997 and their health outcomes were monitored for an average timeframe of 20 years. The number of ...
Healthy habits for happiness

Five unconventional habits for a healthier, happier you!

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Health, Lifestyle, Mind Body, Psychology 2 Comments

When you think about improving your health, perhaps your thoughts drift to snacking on kale and sipping on green smoothies.  But how often do you reflect on how your mood and stress levels are affecting your health? Often we are so busy checking-off the items on our to-do list that we end up working on overdrive and feeling stuck in ...