28 Healthy Snack Recipes – All Gluten & Dairy-Free!

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Even the best healthy eating plan can fall apart when you’re STARVING and there are no healthy snacks in sight.  When your blood sugar hits rock bottom, you’re wired to say "hello" to any snack around that’s quickest to bring it back up!  What accomplishes this goal the fastest? High carb, fatty and sugary foods.... often of the vending machine ...

11 Healthy Ways to Curb Emotional Eating

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Do you consider yourself an emotional eater?  I've definitely tried to alleviate my own stress by overindulging in food, and this is one area that I now help to coach my patients through in my naturopathic practice.  It's natural to find comfort in food, but there are many other practices that you can take advantage of to feed your feelings ...

22 Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes (All Gluten & Dairy-Free!)

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Don't you just LOVE to coming home to a warm dinner that's ready and waiting for you to dig in?  Who doesn't!?  This compilation of healthy slow cooker recipes enables you to turn this dream into a reality on a more regular basis.  As a bonus, slow cooker meals are easy to throw together!  With less pots and pans to ...
Tips for Batch Cooking Meals

What I Learned Batch Cooking 80 Recipes in 5 Days

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Share this PostOver the past few weekends I tackled a humongous project, which was to re-shoot all of the food photography for my Elimination Diet Meal Plan online program!  Although I hired out the photography itself, the meal planning, grocery shopping, food prep and cooking fell entirely upon me. I cooked all 80 recipes for the photo-shoot over the course ...
Gluten and Dairy Free Holiday Desserts

30 Gluten and Dairy-Free Holiday Desserts your Family will LOVE!!

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The holidays are ALMOST here!  Do you have big plans for Christmas and New Years, or is rest and relaxation what's on your radar?   This is the first year in a long time that I'll be spending the holidays at home instead of travelling to visit friends and family.  Although I'll miss my family traditions and spending time with ...
Potluck Dishes for Fall and Winter

25 Gluten and Dairy-Free Healthy Potluck Dishes – Perfect for Fall & Winter!

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The holidays are almost here, which means you'll likely have a few upcoming parties or events where this collection of gluten and dairy-free healthy potluck dishes will come in very handy!  I'm all about indulging and fully enjoying all sorts of delicious food over the holidays (and in general!), but that doesn't mean I embrace the bloating and fatigue that ...
Nutrient deficiencies that cause fatigue

3 Nutrient Deficiencies To Rule Out If You’re Always Feeling Tired

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Share this PostAs a naturopathic doctor, I help you to identify and address the underlying cause of any symptoms you may be experiencing. If you’re looking to experience more energy, our first step is always to identify WHY you’re tired in the first place! When we gain clarity as to the cause of your low energy, we also gain a ...
Thyroid Hormone Testing Dr. Kimberley O'Brien

Always Tired? Here’s Why You Should Consider Comprehensive Thyroid Hormone Testing

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Share this PostDo you experience symptoms of hypothyroidism, including fatigue, water retention, depression, or constipation, yet upon thyroid hormone testing you’ve been told that your thyroid function is normal? There’s a right and a wrong way to go about thyroid hormone testing, and in this article I’ll be sharing how I approach thyroid health as a naturopathic doctor. Early-stage cases ...
Healthy Gluten and Dairy Free One Pot Meals

25 Healthy One Pot Meals – All Gluten and Dairy-Free!

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Who doesn't love a collection of delicious recipes for healthy one pot meals?  One pot meals are easy to throw together, and you can also get out of the kitchen faster with less dishes to clean up after enjoying your meal! I definitely call that a win-win! All of the recipes in this roundup are gluten and dairy-free.  Why?  Because ...
35 Festive Holiday Recipes Gluten and Dairy-Free

35 Decadent Dairy and Gluten-Free Holiday Recipes!

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Holiday meal planning can be a challenge for anyone, but it becomes more difficult when you are trying to avoid one or more ingredients in your cooking. To make meal planning as easy as possible for you I’ve put together a compilation of gluten and dairy-free holiday recipes!  Many of the recipes are from my own blog, Healthy Life Redesign, ...