Author: Dr. Michael Torreiter, ND

How Can Stress Overload Lead to Disease?

When I was a kid, I had a persistent case of eczema on both of my hands.  Eczema is a common inflammatory skin condition that causes itchiness, a variable rash, and sometimes blistering. I remember slathering hydrocortisone cream on and wrapping both my hands …

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Near Perfect Bar

(40% carbs, 30% protein, 30% fats)  It’s a real challenge to find a snack bar that is low in sugar that also palatable. Here’s a recipe that has less sugar than most, is easy to make and tastes great. Thanks to the folks at Precision Nutrition! ½ cup organic molasses, maple syrup or agave nectar (may need slightly less is you use agave.  Warning – molasses is a strong flavour!) ½ cup organic (raw if possible) nut or seed butter (e.g., hemp seed, peanut, cashew, almond, macadamia, etc.) ¾ to 1 cup vanilla or unflavored protein powder ¾ to...

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Need some healthy snack ideas? Look no further…

Not everyone requires well-timed snacks to stick to their eating plan.  But if you find yourself tempted to finish off a bucket of ice cream while you microwave some popcorn instead of cooking some veggies and chicken for dinner, you may want to consider a mid-afternoon healthy snack.

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A Change to Your Supplements

Nestle, “the world’s largest food and beverage company”, recently sealed a deal to buy Atrium Innovations, a major Canadian nutritional supplements maker. This is concerning to us, as it includes several of the brands we carry in our dispensary and frequently prescribe…

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From Steve to Stevie: Transgender Health in Kitchener-Waterloo

Just last year, endurance athlete Stevie Chapple was living a fairly typical Kitchener life with a house, a job, a good marriage, two grown children and an active, healthy lifestyle. But something felt wrong, out of place. “When I would get dressed in the morning and look in the mirror,

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Saturated Fats and The Great Bacon Debate

The definition of “healthy eating” in 2017 is decidedly debatable. Many of our well-established nutritional guidelines appear to be crumbling under recent scrutiny. Did you know that restricting salt consumption may not reduce your risk of hypertension?

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Self-compassion Beats Self-criticism for Weight Loss

I’ve always been a slim person. I inherited what my cousins call the “Karges metabolism” from my mother’s side of the family. That means I can eat a lot and not gain weight. Truthfully, the foods I eat are healthy and I’m quite physically active, but …

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