If you came of age in the 70s or 80s, or did any kind of dieting during that time, you almost certainly have spent a lot of time believing that fat makes you fat... and that to lose weight, or be healthy, you should have a low fat diet. I'm hoping that by now you know that simply isn't true. Say it ... View Post
Introducing The What is…? Series
I've been stuck as to what to write for a while. Every time I think of a topic (really interesting, complex and huge topics) I realize that it would take days and weeks and research and... quite frankly, I just don't have the time. I was reading a timely posts about blogging on a wellness ... View Post
All Hail Chicken Soup!
I am a naturopathic doctor. I am a Jewish mother. Combine those two things and you get - THE QUEEN OF CHICKEN SOUP!! I do not take that title lightly. Chicken soup is a staple in my house - all year, but especially during autumn and winter. From a traditional Chinese medicine point of view, bone ... View Post
So, what is normal anyway?
An initial naturopathic appointment is a long one. I ask a lot of questions, in a lot more detail than most people are used to. I want to know about your digestion (oh, so much about your digestion - how often, how big, what colour, what shape, easy/difficult, anything in there that shouldn't be?), ... View Post
Back to school – putting the healthiest foot forward.
This is our first year of school. Well, not my first year - I just added them up and I have spent 23 out of my 41 years in school. But it's my son's first year. JK (or maternelle since he'll be going to a french school). And this is really his first year, since he didn't go to preschool and was only ... View Post
Everyone is talking about food sensitivities.
Even people who have no idea what a sensitivity is. Especially people who have no idea what a sensitivity is. The incentive for this blog post came from a comment on a non-naturopathic Facebook page that I follow. It was a post about gluten-free cupcakes and someone commented - "people who don't eat ... View Post