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

Beat the Winter Blahs

This month we go back to our Regular Standard Time (RST) with Daylight Savings Time (DST) ending Sunday, November 6, 2016. The upside is that you get that extra hour of sleep that you may have craved up until now, the downside though is that it will get darker earlier. With darkness and less sunlight, Read More

Dietary Therapy and Traditional Chinese Medicine

“Drink milk for maintaining healthy bones.” “Eat 5-7 servings a day of …” “Eat garlic – because is good for you.” “Don’t drink more than two cups of coffee per day.” We’ve heard them all. So many phrases, guidelines, and rules! What’s right? What is too much? What’s enough? It’s enough to cause confusion and Read More

Boost up with Bone Broth Soup

As I’ve posted previously, the weather here in my locale is already changing. The chill is already happening at night, leaves are slowly drifting down and change is definitely in the air. Not quite hibernation season yet, but the feeling of moving in that direction is already there.  And that’s the time I start making Read More

Get Ready for Autumn(!) with Garlic

It’s the beginning of September, just before Labour Day, and still trying to fit in the last dog days of summer before school begins. Perhaps a bit premature for winter just yet, but I look at the leaves already falling down, the rain coming my way and already see the signs of seasonal change. With Read More

Green up your Day! with Dr. O’s Great Greens Smoothie

Dr O’s Great Green Smoothie Recipe: 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 a recipe with well over ten (10) veggies, fruits, herbs and spices in a nice neat container 😉 This is also a great way to get Read More