Preventing Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome

Have you been diagnosed with Diabetes mellitus (DM)? Have you been told that you have increased cholesterol, hypertension and rising blood sugar levels, even if some of these look ‘normal’ on a lab test? Unfortunately, leaving any of these conditions untreated can lead to numerous complications – heart disease, kidney failure, blindness, circulation problems, lower Read More

Safe and Happy Summer

Each season brings its own kind of fun and enjoyment, but with these pluses also come a special set of challenges. The arrival of summer is no exception. As the sun beats down and the air heats up, remember these 5 important tricks to help you stay safe and healthy this summer.   Stay hydrated, Read More

Secrets of Healthy, Sexy Men

Fathers Day is just around the corner, and a lot of us will be honouring the men in our life in various ways. June is also men’s health and prostate cancer awareness month. My belief is that a great way to honour Dads is to take care of their health in the best way possible Read More

Health Benefits of Lemon Water

I will share something with  you here – when I was in Acupuncture school over 16 years ago, I discovered why it was important to start your day off with drinking hot water, not hot lemon water mind you, just – hot water. I confess that it wasn’t immediately an attractive thing for me, but Read More

Water – How Much is Just Right for You?

It’s time for a Water Roll Call! Water – the fluid of life. Our bodies in general are approximately 60% water. “According to H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry 158, the brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. The skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79%, Read More

Great Greens Power Blend

Would you like an easy way to get those vegetables and fruits into you? Green Smoothies are one way to do just that! Here is Dr O’s Great Greens Power Blend recipe with well over ten (10) veggies, fruits, herbs and spices in a nice neat container 😉 This is also a great way to Read More

Roasted Garlic Spaghetti Squash with Sage and Mushroom

Yes, I could eat this every night! Loaded with fiber, anti-oxidants, beta-carotene, calcium, magnesium, Vitamin  C, spaghetti squash is  a great alternative to pasta or heavy carbohydrate foods.  Consuming fiber on a regular basis helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and lowering cholesterol. Spaghetti squash is easy to make and low in calories.  Add Read More

Golden Milk Tonic

I confess, I spent quite a long time making this recipe many times over, working at getting the taste just right. But I was determined to achieve a nice balance of spices, crucial to this beautifully coloured Golden Milk recipe. So, why Golden? It’s all thanks to the Turmeric, which in Southeast Asia has been Read More

Bone Broth Soup

Bone broth soup – a mainstay in my Ukrainian culture and life growing up as a farmers’ granddaughter. Soup stock was made consistently – there was never a week that went by, that we didn’t have soup – always from the bones. Our back-bone (no pun intended) staples were onions, garlic, and stock in comparisons Read More

8 ways to Increase Iron Intake – Naturally

According to the World Health Organization, probably as much as 80% of the world population is iron deficient, with over 30% suffering from iron deficiency anemia. Women, children, and infants are typically at higher risk for deficiency. I see this in my clinic a lot – far too often, I see iron or its storage Read More