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Blog 2018-09-05T18:29:05+00:00

The secret to positive change

By | October 19th, 2018|

How many times have you tried to positively change your life? How many times did that positive change stick? Dan Millman wrote a book called Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book that Changes [...]

Winter flu remedies

By | March 20th, 2018|

So, you did everything you could and still came down with the flu. It happens to us all. Including me, I was sidelined last year and it was a tough go. These natural remedies [...]

Why and how to make bone broth

By | February 1st, 2018|

What is Bone Broth? Bone broth is a traditional food found across the world that is prepared a variety of ways. Generally, it involves boiling animal/fish bones and joints in water for a number of [...]

Is coffee healthy?

By | February 1st, 2018|

Coffee! There can be misconceptions about what I do. Sometimes it really surprises me. Recently, I found out that some people might not want to become a patient because I might tell them to stop drinking [...]

Easy steps to relieve belly bloating.

By | October 27th, 2016|

Many of us experience digestive upset in various forms. What I see people concerned with the most is general bloating. There are many causes of bloating from low stomach acid, eating too fast, eating when [...]

Stress and your immune system

By | January 14th, 2016|

My immunology course was fascinating both in the knowledge it presented and how hard it made my brain work to understand everything! It wasn't until I was trying to explain immunity to someone, recently, that [...]

Dr. Hennigar’s Favourite Curry!

By | January 6th, 2016|

Comfort foods evolve as we become healthier and try new foods. A decade ago when bland pasta was my preference, there's no way I would have been able to predict this change in my tastes. So happy [...]

Supplements Part 2: How to choose them

By | January 6th, 2016|

In the Part 1 of this series I discussed some of the considerations for understanding that polarized argument on supplements. Asking if they are simply good or bad is over simplistic. The short answer is it [...]

Supplements Part 1: Are they a waste of money?

By | January 6th, 2016|

So what’s the deal with supplements? Large studies on supplement use have suggested that there is no benefit to taking supplements yet randomized control trials on specific nutrients for specific conditions actually show benefit. Furthermore, combinations of supplements [...]

Boost nutrient density to lose weight!

By | October 9th, 2015|

Nutrient status is associated with obesity: An association between obesity and low nutrient levels is being investigated. The hypothesis is that a nutrient poor diet that is high in calories may leave the body still signalling [...]

How to work late and win!

By | October 1st, 2015|

It's a reality that many of us are going to work, attending to dinner,  the kids, our loved ones or our selves and then hitting the work again before bed. I'm doing it right now. [...]

How to grow herbs on your deck!

By | August 18th, 2015|

Why grow fresh herbs? There is no substitute for fresh herbs! Herbs are usually a more dense source of nutrient than their vegetable cousins. They also tend to be way tastier than those from the [...]

Easy Peasy Herbed Calamari

By | August 5th, 2015|

Wouldn't it be great if proper nutrition was quick? We all know the value of eating healthier foods, most of us even know the basics of the changes that need to be made. Despite this, [...]

Serious stuff: Urgency versus Importance

By | February 23rd, 2015|

  Seriously, what's important? In my classes to become a Naturopathic Doctor, we learned countless things about the human body. My favourite lessons were understanding how my own psyche was working. What was driving my thoughts, [...]

Dr. Hennigar’s cold preventer

By | January 28th, 2015|

  Ginger and orange, your cold fighting team We've all been there, waking up to a mild sore throat signifying the beginning of a cold. January has been a particularly busy time for me. Sleep and [...]

Detox Part 1: What is a detox?

By | December 17th, 2014|

Debunking the detox: The term “detox" gets thrown around a lot! There are hormone detoxes and liver detoxes and lung flushes and colonics all claiming to rid the body of toxins. In the first part [...]

5 Minute Workplace Stressbusters

By | November 7th, 2014|

Life can be intense these days with things that constantly require our attention be it our phones, jobs, families, hobbies and everything else in-between. Finding time to unwind and take a few moments to ourselves [...]