How does ice relate to iron deficiency?

13 Nov
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Let there be ice! How does ice relate to iron deficiency?  Our Mississauga Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Kirsten Almon, shares a story from her childhood about how iron deficiency relates to ice. Growing up we never had ice in our freezer. Don’t get me wrong, we had ice cube trays, but they were consistently filled with tepid water. Here’s what was going on behind the scenes…..I can vividly recall my mom in the kitchen with the…

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23 Oct
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Elder-licious! Elderberry Syrup

Elder-licious! Did you know that elderberries have been found to be effective in clinical trials against the flu virus? It’s the “little berry that could”. The study is titled Anti-influenza activity of elderberry (Sambucus nigra) and is published in the Journal of Functional Foods in March 2019.  The study’s abstract…

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20 Sep
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Delicious School Lunches discussed by Mississauga...

It’s a big “mom-win” when kids like AND eat all of their school lunch at pick up time from school! When children are able to eat balanced meals (including protein and avoiding artificial colours and flavours), they have abundant energy, can focus in class and feel grounded (not anxious). These…

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25 Jun
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Feeling the ‘heat’ on your overdue due date?

For most pregnant women, their baby’s do not arrive on their expected due date or are overdue. This can make the mom to be begin to feel the ‘heat’. The ‘heat’ can be pressure from their own expectations and medical expectations as well as from family and friends. There can…

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19 Jun
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Memories of South America Salad

Naturopathic Doctor Approved RecipeThis Memories of South America Salad is a fantastic salad paired with some bbq’d veggies and bison burgers!This dish is bursting with fresh flavours and will not disappoint!Let us know if you enjoyed it. Great for the patio or at the cottage. MEMORIES OF SOUTH AMERICA SALAD 1 can of black beans—rinsed1 cup of cooked non-GMO corn2 mangos—chopped into big pieces2 avocados—chopped into big pieces6-10 medium cooked *shrimp (cooled)3 tablespoons of flax oilJuice from 2 limessalt and pepper to taste Combine above “dry” ingredients. Whisk lime juice, flax oil, salt and pepper. Pour liquid over everything and gently stir and serve! Delicious!…

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3 Jun
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Constipation while pregnant?

As a Naturopathic doctor and doula in Mississauga I often get questions from my pregnant patients regarding what can be taken safely for constipation or if they are constipated. Here is an example question and how I answered: Question: “I’m pregnant with my first baby and into my 2nd trimester…

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