Pregnancy & Pediatrics

Very proud to say our teenager is super wise beyond her years! Recently in her grade 8 health class they were presented with a video whose aim was to basically deligitamize “Supersize Me”. One multiple choice question asks kids (paraphrasing): what was the reason for health issues faced by Supersize […]

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Last night we dealt with my 3 year old’s second bout of an earache. His first was only a few months ago and resolved within a day; a visit to the emergency room on the weekend, a prescription of antibiotics which his Doctor recommended we wait on, and a few […]

Earache Home Remedies While you “Watch & Wait”

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Why Use a 3x/day Prenatal Multi-vitamin? I had a difficult time answering the above question (asked from a mom-to-be) in a concise, efficient and easy to understand one liner. Medical topics can rarely be summarized into one-liners, and if they are, know that you aren’t getting the full picture but […]

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You’ve just discovered you’re pregnant. Now what? Whether planned or unplanned, the thought that a fetus has began its life inside you can be a daunting and stress-inducing thought. So here are some starter tips. 7 things you should be mindful of when pregnant:   Are you going to be […]

7 Starter Tips for a Newly Discovered Pregnancy!

Fish intake by pregnant women improve the development of a child’s brain   Exciting research out of Japan indicates that a maternal diet with proper omega6 to Omega3 balance could lead to improved brain function & increased brain size in the developing fetus. Moreover, the study also revealed that regardless […]

Fish oils & Your developing baby

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With the pervasive toxin exposure, whether through the air we breath, the water we drink or the food we consume, more and more people are in search of ways of controlling their environment to lower these toxic exposures. Artificial food colouring is one such toxin. Becoming a mother to a […]

Natural Food Colouring

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Childhood immunization is a hot topic and has been for the past couple decades or so and for that reason it was also one of the first topics I wrote a post about, very generally maintaining a neutral position on the topic. I must say, I still hold a neutral […]

Another Perspective on Childhood Vaccination

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When faced with the possibility of a food as the cause of dis-ease, most health practitioners normally only test for food allergies when testing for food intolerance is also indicated. Food intolerance however as prevalent as they are, and just as serious a condition, are often neglected and not tested […]


I recently held an information session with mothers talking about the importance of prenatal care and the preparations that are required pre-conception, post-conception, and postpartum and the significance of each stage with regards to the nutritional requirements of babies and mothers as well as the importance of birth plans and […]

Pregnant? or thinking of it?

A health concern for the majority of us whether young or old is our bone health. Unfortunately for most, it’s only in the latter decades of life that such concerns begin to surface as the reality of osteoporosis and the possibility of bone fractures begin to settle in. Our bones […]

Calcium is NOT the answer to bone health!

As requested I’m posting some of my favorite healthy breakfasts under ten minutes. Goal for breakfast as with any meal is to ensure you’ve got balanced amounts of carbohydrates -from whole unprocessed grains and fresh fruits- proteins and good fats. The following are gluten and dairy free for those who […]

Nutritious Breakfasts under 10 mintues!