Weekly Organic Food Baskets at Annex Naturopathic

“Let food be thy medicine, and Medicine be thy food” -Hippocrates Although naturopathic treatments can get fancy (I’m talking herbal tinctures, high dose vitamins, B12 injections, bioidentical hormones and acupuncture protocols- just to name a few), the foundation of care is ALWAYS healthy diet and lifestyle. This is why I’m so excited to be collaborating… Read more »

Salad Fixings that Pack a Punch!

DETOX SALAD

Salads- I’m not talking pasta or potato salad here, but of salads of the mixed green base- are simple, healthy, nutrient packed and versatile. They are also an excellent way to fill at least 1/2 your plate with greens and vegetables Here are some suggestions to incorporate into your salad recipes: The base: Mixed greens… Read more »

Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen

I think we’ve all been there: the internal dilemma one faces in the produce section when there is an organic option, and you wonder whether the price point is worth it. Should I buy organic fruits and vegetables? Or is the difference minimal? Here is a simple breakdown of which fruits and vegetables are best to buy… Read more »

Breakfast Sauté Recipe

Breakfast Sauté

This is my “go to” breakfast. It’s warming, savory and nutrient dense. Ingredients: 1 red onion – sliced 2 cups of of red cabbage – thinly sliced 1-2 lamb sausages 1/2 cups of walnuts – crushed 1 Tbsp Olive oil Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees celsius. Bake sausage for about 20 minutes. While sausage… Read more »

Change of Season Soup – This Ain’t Your Mama’s Chicken Broth

Dried herbs

Well, I don’t know your mother, but depending on your background, I can assume she wasn’t making soup with Huang Qi, Dang Shen, Shan Yao and Gou Qi Zi. These traditional Chinese herbs have been used for thousands of years to strengthen our response to seasonal transition. Summer to Fall is rich in changes: cooler… Read more »

10 Things to Remember About Nourishing Yourself

LifestyleCounselling

1. Start by adding in healthy foods instead of restricting yourself. 2. Eat more vegetables. Period. Go green. If it’s COLOURFUL is has vitamins. 3. Get creative! Cook, bake and experiment with new recipes. Listen to music. 4. Make healthy PROTEIN a staple- especially for breakfast. Think nuts, eggs, lean meats. 5. You need to… Read more »