Figure Competition Prep: Week #1 Recap

One week down! Want to know how it went? Click the pic below to find out 🙂 I forgot to mention, I gave myself an IV this week. My energy was a bit low, so I needed a boost! I love IV’s for this. (Side note: if you want to […]

5 Reasons Why I am Dusting Off the Heels and Sparkly Bikini 4

Ridiculous spray tan… Sky-high stripper shoes… Teeny-tiny pink bikini… Uncomfortable body positions… These are a few of the things competing in a bodybuilding competition entails. So why the heck would I want to do one? Let alone a SECOND one??   Well for starters, the actual show is only a […]


The Ripple Effect Of The Canadian ‘Disease Care’ System

Sometimes I just need to write. Today is one of those times. I just got home from the court house. I was asked to write a victim impact statement from the “car attack” incident of December 2015 (read about it here) I was given the option of going to the […]

How To Make Butter Coffee

Bulletproof coffee is a hot topic right now. And for good reason – it’s delicious and can be a great way to boost up fat-burning (IF you do it correctly). When you wake up in the morning, your body is in a fasted-state (depending on what time you consumed your […]

6 Things You Should Know About Supplements 1

The topic of supplements is very confusing. The majority of athletes know they could benefit from a good supplementation regime, but have no idea what to take, how much to take, or when to take it. The right supplements, in the right dose, taken at the right time by the […]

Are you drinking enough water?

Do you drink enough water? Do you drink out of plastic water bottle? I hope you answered ‘yes’ and ‘no’ respectively to these questions. If you didn’t, or you struggle with tracking your water intake, this video is for you! Try it out and let me know how it goes […]

Steam Inhalation 101 2

Everyone at my gym is sick right now!!! Unfortunately, I caught the plague too. I guess this is what you can expect being surrounded by a cest-pool of infectious people. Since I’m a relentless optimist, I saw this as an opportunity to demonstrate a hydrotherapy technique I prescribe quite often […]

Super Easy Lemon-Dill Salmon

I love Salmon! Mmmm it’s so good. When you cook it properly that is. But how do you cook salmon so that it is delicious and melts in your mouth? I thought you might ask that question 🙂 So I have demonstrated one of my favourite (and quickest) ways to […]

Leaning into Discomfort: Difficult Workouts and Difficult Life

Have you ever been in the middle of a really hard workout and just wanted to give up? That was me today. The hang power cleans that were programmed in the workout I was doing felt extra heavy and I kept failing them (as you can see in the video […]

Why I Chose Naturopathic Medicine

I often get asked why I chose to become a Naturopathic Doctor, or why I didn’t go to conventional medical school. I love answering this question because it allows me to educate my patients about the principles of naturopathic medicine, and how they are very in line with my values. […]

Supercharge Your Breakfast With This Green Machine Smoothie Bowl

Breakfast seems to be the most difficult meal for people to change. It also seems to be the most confusing when it comes to healthy options. I have numerous patients who describe their healthy breakfast to me as yogurt with granola and fruit, or gluten-free cereal with milk. I used […]

Magnesium for Athletes: Part 2

Earlier this week I posted a video about the importance of Magnesium for athletes and active individuals. Assuming you watched this video and listened very intently, I’ll bet you are wondering how you can increase your consumption of this glorious mineral. Well, I got you covered with this sequel video […]

5 Ways Magnesium Can Improve Your Athletic Performance

I love love love Magnesium! When I was first starting to build my dispensary, a good quality, professional brand magnesium supplement was one of the first things I carried. I’ve seen great results with magnesium in my practice. Considering it is a critical mineral for over 350 biochemical reactions in […]

9 Doctor Recommended Ways to Increase Your Range of Motion

As a CrossFit coach and yoga instructor, I am constantly hearing people complain about their lack of flexibility or limited range of motion. It’s true that there is a genetic component to this, but genetics plays a smaller role than most people believe. Most of the causes of athlete’s limited […]

1 Year Recap of Going After my Big Scary Dreams

Today is the one year anniversary of officially starting my practice as a Naturopathic Doctor and opening my own business! (okay it was actually Wednesday, but I was busy with patients during the week so I’m blogging about it today :D) Becoming a Naturopathic Doctor was really hard.  I can’t […]

How to Make Your Own Pesto Sauce in under 10 Minutes

I can vividly remember the first time I encountered pesto.  It was Christmas season, 2003. My mom had received a jar of Classico Pesto and a package of penne as a gift. For those of you who are familiar with pesto, you know that it’s not the most appetizing looking […]

What is a Naturopathic Doctor?

A Naturopathic Doctor is a primary health care practitioner that uses natural therapies.  This type of medicine is often included under the broad umbrella term, CAM, which stands for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine.  The term CAM sheds light on the fact that naturopathic medicine can be used as an alternative […]

Do we need to take supplements?

YES!  We all need to take supplements if you want to feel and perform your best, and prevent disease. Even when we eat impeccably well, there are a number of nutrients we are missing out on due to farming, digestion, absorption, and lifestyle behaviours. Modern industrial farming practices such as hybridization, […]

‘Best Smoothie Ever’ Recipe

I make a lot of smoothies.  I like to think of myself as a smoothie connoisseur. I’ve experimented with a lot of different combinations of ingredients, but I always go back to this one, because it really is the best smoothie ever! 1/2-1 cup unsweetened coconut milk 1 1/2 cups […]

Pure Paleo Protein Powder 1

It took me a long time to find a good quality, dairy-free, grain-free, legume-free protein powder that didn’t taste disgusting, but I finally did and now carry it in my dispensary.  Woohoo! Although there is a lot of good research on whey protein, whey is a component of dairy and […]