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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that affects up to 10% of women worldwide. When left untreated, it can cause health complications and uncomfortable symptoms, such as weight gain, hairloss, acne, irregular menstruation and sometimes, fertility challenges. While...

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An Autoimmune Disease is a condition in which the immune system attacks a part of its own body.

This is an anomaly. Normally, the immune system is intelligent, vigilant and primed to protect the body as soon as it detects...

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Although the topic of poop is cringe-worthy for most, our stools can tell us a lot about what is going on with our overall health and so, yes, it is in fact something I talk about with people often....

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When we eat, our bodies produce enzymes that break down food and help us absorb nutrients.  

Bloating often occurs when we do not have enough enzymes to break those foods down. When that happens, the food sits in the...

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Pumpkin seeds, also known as pepitas, are now consumed widely all over the world but are native to the Americas. The word "pepita" is consistent with this heritage, since it comes from Mexico, where the Spanish phrase "pepita de calabaza"...

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If you haven’t already incorporated bone broth into your cooking routine, you’re missing out on the tremendous health benefits of this incredibly healing and nutritious powerhouse, and no, it’s not just a new food trend. Used for centuries around the globe, bone broth has long been incorporated into diets to stimulate healing and also provide a simple yet very nutrient-dense food source.

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The season of gluttony is upon us. During the holidays we tend to forego our well-balanced diets and will power, to indulge and often times, over-consume. And while gathering with friends and family with food and drink in-hand may be the very thing we look forward to most, the overload on our poor bodies can make for wicked hangovers. The most common culprits tend to be sugar, alcohol and as always, stress.

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When I think of hot chocolate, I think of drinking it after skating and skiing when I was young to get warm. Unfortunately, it was always super sugary powdered mix that makes my teeth hurt just thinking about it.

Thankfully, you can have the best of both worlds. The warming treat of hot chocolate, with naturopathic  healing properties to make it the perfect thing to enjoy on a cold winter day.

I’ve put together 5 hot chocolate hacks that support naturopathic healing. They harness the benefits of botanicals we commonly employ in naturopathic medicine to support optimal immune response so that you can warm up, and deliver some valuable nutrients and support to your body at the same time. A lovely win win.

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