He that takes his medicine and neglects his diet, wastes the skill of the both the physician and nutritionist
Welcome to our web-based nutrition resource centre. As your integrated medical provider, we understand that proper nutrition is the cornerstone of your health today and in the future. Nutrition is only one factor in the process of preventing disease. Thus you should not rely on nutrition alone to cure or prevent disease, nor should you substitute foods for medications without consulting your physician or pharmacist.
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Recipe of the Month
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Steamed Asparagus wild salmon and garlic mashed potatoes (serves 2)
Wash and prepare 1 medium salmon fillet. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Make a dressing of 1 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp tamari sauce, 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp hemp seeds and 2 cloves of pressed garlic whisk together until smooth and spread over fish. Bake for 10 minutes or until light pink and flaky.
Peel and boil 4 red potatoes until soft. Drain water and mash with 1 tbsp olive oil and 2 tbsp of plain yogurt. Season with sea salt and pepper, fresh rosemary and pressed garlic.
Wash 6 asparagus stalks and place in 1/4 cup boiling water for 2 minutes. Remove and drizzle with 1 tbsp lemon juice, sea salt and pepper and 1 tbsp olive oil.
What you need to know about natural healing remedies:
Honey: A Natural Anti-Biotic
Long known for it antibiotic properties, honey is also much more nutritious than refined table sugar. Honey can be used on wounds and burns to aid healing. One tablespoon of honey can also be taken internally to assist in heartburn relief healing stomach ulcers. Both are often caused by the bacteria H. pylori. Caution: Never give honey to child under one year of age as it is known to harbor botulism spores.
Kelp is an excellent source of a minerals from the sea, particuliarily iodine. Iodine, known to help keep the thyroid functioning, is essential for the proper regulation of energy and metabolism. Historically, kelp was used to guard the heart in the form of iodine, vitamins, minerals and cell salts. Kelp is also antibacterial, an anti-oxidant, a diuretic and is effective in the reduction of constipation, arthritis, obesity, breast cancer, and heart disease. Fresh or powdered kelp are the best sources of this unique seaweed.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has been used as an inexpesive, yet safe and effective remedy for centuries. It helps to break down food, prevents harmful bacteria from multiplying, soothes gastric reflux and indigestion, relieves arthritic joint pain, allergy symptoms, and is helpful for the treatment of colitis, blood loss, eczema and high blood pressure. Take 1-2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water 2 times a day (one teaspoon of honey can be added).
What You Need to Know about Fats:Good Fat, Bad Fat
Not all fats are bad fats. Some fats are helpful for the body, as well as necessary. There are three types of fat: monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and saturated.
Monounsaturated fats such as almond oil, sesame oil, olive oil, canola oil, flax oil and fish oil are all good fats. They contain essential fatty acids that are critical in brain development and function, proper immune function, fertility, skin health and physical development.
Polyunsaturated fats are fats such as hydrogenated safflower or sunflower oil, corn oil or margarine. These fats are highly refined and contain large amounts of trans fats. Trans fats have been linked to the formation of heart disease and cancer and should be avoided.
Although a minimal amount of saturated fat in the diet is acceptable ( butter, dairy products and red meat), large amounts of saturated fats as well as the trans fats that are produced by the frying of these foods result in bad fats for the body. Deep frying or high heating of fats such as palm kernel oil, butter, coconut oil or lard result in elevated cholesterol levels and an increased risk of heart attack. These fats are best to be avoided- especially at increased temperatures.
What you need to know to keep you healthy
Fish oil may help alleviate or prevent rheumatoid arthritis, heart attacks, clogged arteries, high blood pressure, asthma or migraine headaches- diabetics should avoid taking fish oils
Eating oat bran can help to lower cholesterol by sticking to the intestinal tract and interfering with the absorption of cholesterol
Eating grapefruit contains fiber (galacturonic acid) that may help dissolve the plaque that is responsible for clogging your arteries
If you experience excessive gas, think about eliminating dairy products for while. It is dairy foods, not beans, that are the number one cause of flatulence
Chocolate, saturated fat, spice and alcohol are the main contributors to heart burn…for a quick remedy try 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar on it’s own or with honey and water
Eat more fruit to protect yourself from pancreatic cancer especially if you eat a lot of meat (high meat intake has been linked to pancreatic cancer)
Eat less but more frequently- those frequent small meals deliver more nutrients and balance blood sugar- they also cause less strain on the digestive system
In every tear is a seed of healing