nutrition

Preventing Age-Related Blindness

June 11, 2019

Age-related Macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of age-related blindness. It occurs most frequently in adults over the age of 50 and increases with age. It is more common in Caucasians, and those with a family history of the disease. Smoking doubles the risk of development¹. AMD results when there is damage […]

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What I was up to in 2018

January 13, 2019

It’s hard to believe 2018 has ended and we are already well into 2019! Like any year, it was a year packed with many peaks and valleys. Here are three of my highlights: The year started off with the most exciting adventure of my life! My partner and I summited Mount Washington, in New Hampshire. This […]

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Nourish Your Blood Pressure

February 24, 2015

By Guest Blogger: Danielle Lebon, Registered Massage Therapist, Acupuncturist, & Nutritionist Candidate High blood pressure affects 7.4 millions of Canadians, according to Hypertension Canada. The great news is you can take control with diet and exercise! I want to share some simple and easy tips to help you improve your blood pressure or, if you […]

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More Energy in 3 Easy Steps

November 5, 2014

Lack of energy is a common complaint I hear in my practice, and yet, the solutions can be so simple! Here are 3 simple solutions to energize your mind and body: 1. Provide your body with fuel. Proper nutrition provides your body with adequate calories, vitamins, and minerals to fuel the countless reactions that take place in your […]

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5 Tips to Improve your Nutrition

October 30, 2013

Missed my recent seminar on Making Healthy Nutrition Choices? Here are some quick tips to help you get more benefit out of the foods you eat: Choose more whole foods. If it comes in a box, wrapper, or plastic, chances are it is a nutrient poor choice (take for example a bag of chips or cookies, canned […]

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5 Foods To Warm You Up

January 31, 2013

With all this cold and dreary (and now wet) weather we’ve been having, why not use your nutrition choices to help keep you warm? Here’s a list of 5 foods that are sure to warm you from the inside out! 1. Beans and lentils. Incorporate them to into your next soup for an added warming effect […]

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My Top 5 Favourite Books

January 13, 2013

Those who know me well know I am an avid reader and recommend numerous books in my practice. Here are my top 5 most recommended reads: Nutrition The Delicious Detox by Carol Morely, ND. I love this cookbook because it covers all the basics on healthy cooking in a concise manner. All of the recipes are delicious, […]

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Nutrition to Boost Athletic Performance

November 13, 2012

Looking to boost athletic performance? Whether you are an athlete, weekend warrior, or just trying to get into a regular physical activity routine, you will want to include the following foods in your nutrition plan: 1. Protein. Adequate protein intake is needed to grow and repair muscles. It is also needed to maintain immune function […]

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Meal Planning Made Simple

October 14, 2012

Creating healthy and delicious tasting meals can feel like a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be. You just need to have a plan. Take a look at your upcoming week. What days do you know you will need a quick and easy to digest meal? What days do you have time to make a more elaborate […]

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The Dirty Dozen

June 17, 2012

Do I need to eat organic?” This is a question many patients pose to their naturopathic doctor. Eating your fruits and vegetables is important, regardless of the conditions they were grown under (sorry for those of you looking for an excuse to avoid eating your greens!). Some fruits and vegetables however, are associated with higher pesticide […]

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