Just like your car needs a tune-up, from time to time the body needs one too.
How can you make changes though if you don't know where to begin? Is the latest diet really right for you?
Everyone wants to get into shape, shed pounds and eat healthier but each person is unique and needs to know exactly where their own focus begins.
As Nutritional Therapy practitioners (NTP’s) we have a host of nutritional assessment tools in our tool box. Our favorite one is the Nutritional Assessment questionnaire (NAQ) - a very powerful tool to help us identify areas within the body that need to be addressed.
The feedback from a client’s questionnaire is computer-plotted into 15 different categories from Upper Gastrointestinal (G.I) to Immune System. Once the priorities on the graph are identified, and other assessments considered, we as NTP’s can develop a customized plan for the client.
This is a client’s Symptom Burden Graph showing progress between April and June. The red lin...
Our lovely 70 year old Birch tree is battling a persistent Birch Borer pest. To help combat this, we are doing some extra fall watering in order to reduce the winter stress of dehydration- a phenomenon experienced by many living things in the winter - including us humans!
As Nutritional Therapists, we take a holistic approach to health. Hydration is one of the five foundations that guide us in our quest to support a client's health.
DEHYDRATION IS CHRONIC IN OUR SOCIETY
Where's the water?
In North America, Dehydration is the most common nutritional deficiency!
Well, we think we are drinking enough liquids but some of these are simply adding to our water loss. It is a misconception that beverages like tea, coffee, fruit juice, alcohol, some sports drinks and sodas are hydrating for our bodies. The opposite is true. These liquids (some of which are tasty) are dehydrating and can be classified as diuretics. Diuretics by definition are substances that stimulate t...
Cozy up to Fall with a batch of Pumpkin Pie Smoothie. Cashews blended with pumpkin puree, almond butter, and coconut oil produce a velvety texture. Chai spice tea and fresh raw ginger are warming with anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant benefits. Stay bundled with this good source of vitamin A, potassium, magnesium, protein and healthy fats.