How to do an Elimination Diet to Identify your Food Sensitivities

How to do an Elimination Diet to Identify your Food Sensitivities

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This is the final article in a blog series I’ve been writing all about food sensitivities, allergies, and intolerances. So far we’ve covered: 10 Signs that you may have Food Sensitivities or Intolerances What’s the Difference Between Food Allergies, Sensitivities & Intolerances? Top 10 Most Common Food Sensitivities and Intolerances Food Sensitivity Testing – Is it Science-Based? In this post, ...
Top 10 Most Common Food Sensitivities and Intolerances

Top 10 Most Common Food Sensitivities and Intolerances

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Recently I shared the top 10 signs and symptoms that may indicate you have food sensitivities, allergies or intolerances, as well as the difference between each of these reactions.  Today I’m sharing specifically which foods are the most common food sensitivities, and some of these foods may surprise you! Although the foods I list below are the most common food ...
Food Allergies, Sensitivities and Intolerances… What’s the Difference?

What’s the Difference Between Food Allergies, Sensitivities & Intolerances?

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As a naturopathic doctor, I help my patients to identify and address the root cause of their symptoms including fatigue, bloating, sinus congestion, digestive upset, joint pain, headaches, acne, and eczema. Did you know that all of these symptoms can be caused directly by various reactions to specific foods? Today I’m walking you through the five types of adverse food ...

10 Signs that you may have Food Sensitivities or Intolerances

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Food sensitivities and intolerances are different from food allergies and they cause an entirely different set of symptoms in your body. These delayed immune reactions to food are extremely common and lead to a number of the chronic symptoms that I see my patients struggling with on a day-to-day basis. Thankfully, the symptoms of food sensitivities can often quickly be ...
9 Habits to Lose Weight Naturally

9 Habits to Help You Lose Weight Naturally and Keep it Off for Good!

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There are a few habits I share daily with my patients that make the world of difference when it comes to boosting their metabolism and preventing that gradual upward climb of the digits on the scale, and I'm excited to share this information with you here today!  Before studying to become a naturopathic doctor I found my weight seemed to ...
prevent holiday bloating

7 Strategies to Prevent Holiday Bloating & Better Digest your Meal

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Although one of the best parts of the holidays is enjoying delicious food, no one wants to feel bloated and unwell after finishing their meal! As a Naturopathic Doctor, I’m often asked how to improve digestive function and prevent holiday bloating, so I’ve compiled a list of my top 7 suggestions in hopes they will help you too! By incorporating ...
Coffee & How to Find the Balance

Coffee — The Good, the Bad and How to Find the Balance

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Coffee… is it good or bad for you? You might intuitively think that as a naturopathic doctor I would be anti-coffee, however, the answer isn’t cut and dry! Today I’m sharing which signs and symptoms you may be experiencing that indicate coffee may be negatively affecting your health, as well as 6 guidelines that can help you to make your ...
How to do a safe and effective spring detox

How to do a Safe and Effective Spring Detox

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Spring 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 of my ...
Gluten and dairy free holiday recipes

28 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, ...
Naturopathic Doctor Professional Speaker

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

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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 ...