What is the importance of vitamins and minerals? Well, they are considered essential nutrients and they are important to a healthy functioning body! There are so many different vitamins and minerals, it can be confusing and overwhelming at first. But fear not, we are here to put it straight forward and give you an easy to understand guide! Below you will the main functions of the most crucial vitamins and minerals and examples of foods rich in these vitamins and minerals! Vit
We're grateful for Cassandra for sharing her thoughts on nutrition and what she loves to nourish her body with! Food is such a personal journey, so this post is for educational purposes only. Every person does well with different types of meals, amounts of proteins and general macronutrients. Consult your doctor or book a session with Cassandra to determine what food approach is ideal for you. Funny enough, this has been one of the most requested blogs that we've had in a whi
Cold and allergy season can leave us feeling physically and mentally weak with low-energy and desperate to feel healthy and normal again. Instead of reaching for the medicine bottle, I like to reach for natural remedies! Natural remedies come in the forms of herbs or whole foods. Yes, there is a time and place for OTC or prescription medication. But if the option to get relief or benefits from a natural source is available, that can be preferred. Herbs and whole foods hold al
Have you ever heard the quote, “Eat the Rainbow”? Well, it’s great advice! Eating the rainbow relates to what micronutrients that food is providing you. These vitamins and minerals are essential to fueling your body and improve your health! Food is medicine. And you can literally heal by changing your diet. The food you eat should be nutritious and nourishing for your body. They aren’t kidding when they say, “you are what you eat” and “your body is your temple”. If you only e
In a world of toxins and hormone disrupters, taking steps to support hormone health is vital! Especially as women, learning how to naturally support our hormone health is essential. Sadly, many women this year will be diagnosed with health conditions that are related to hormone imbalances within the body. I am a firm believer that knowledge is power and so when we know better, we can do better. By understanding what foods will support your hormone health, you'll have the wisd
Being a Naturopathic Doctor, I am asked this question all of the time. People often wonder what I eat, if I have any special dietary restrictions or allergies, if I supplement, if I believe in protein shakes... the list goes on! I'm excited to talk a bit about the six supplements that I do take daily and why I've made them a part of my morning routine. It's important to note that I am not vegan and some of these supplements are not vegan. Everything below however is of the hi
Bone broth is perhaps one of the most healing foods on earth. Cultures all over the world have consumed bone broth for thousands of years and viewed it as a medicine. And now, bone broth is gaining popularity once again! You've likely heard someone talk about broth and the healing benefits and so I'm excited to share with you how to make bone broth at home! Not only is broth incredibly simple to make, but it's also much cheaper to make your own than to buy broth at the store.
There are so many lovely and nourishing herbs in the world that have been used for centuries by midwives, medicine women and herbalists. There is truly so much wisdom to be learned by connecting with the plants of the world. And so many of them go unnoticed everyday. Most of us have probably 15 or so medicinal herbs in our yards, we just might not know it! With my clients that I see for physical and emotional support, I find that here is one herb that I always come back to. I