Article Category: Nutrition

Seasonal food recommendations for the fall

After the warmth of summer our bodies and minds start to make gradual adjustments in preparation for the lower temperatures. How we choose and prepare foods can support the process of getting ready for the change of weather. During autumn, everything in nature tends to…

Holistic Nutritional Coaching -Food is our first medicine

I would like to introduce a new member of Integrated Therapies, Christiane Panesar. Christiane graduated with distinction from Canada’s leading natural nutrition institution, the Canadian School for Natural Nutrition (CSNN), and is bringing Holistic Nutritional Coaching to the clinic. Nutrition is the first medicine and…

Cool your fire this summer by Erik Hanzen

Summer is a great time of year – camping trips, barbeques, and picnics.  We all look forward to those bright sunny days, but for some of us the extra heat can cause the internal fire to flare up.  When the body becomes uncomfortable due to…

Elemental Detoxing for Spring by Erik Hanzen

In springtime the snows melt and rains come to wash the old dirt away and prepare nature for new and bountiful growth. Your body is made of the same elements found in nature – Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth. As such, your body follows…

Flavors for the cold season

Salty and bitter: flavors for the cold season These flavors cool the exterior of the body and bring the heat in deeper and lower, making it easier to tolerate cold. Warm hearty soups, whole grains and roasted nuts are great for th is season. Dried…

Spicy summer – foods for this season

The summer is finally here with its yang energy associated with expansion, growth, lightness outward activity, brightness and creativity. Let your diet and lifestyle be in harmony with the fire element of the summer. Here are some suggestions: Get creative, let your meals be colorful,…

Food recommendation for the spring

  During this time the body naturally cleanses itself, not only of residues of the fats and heavy foods of the winter but also at an emotional level. It is said that spring is the time when things are seen in new ways. Because of…

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