DNHC Blog

How many toxins are you exposed to every morning?

I thought I would write about a daily routine that can often expose us to numerous toxins…Our morning routine!  Each morning we can be exposed to a significant amount of toxins from the cosmetic products we use, from our toothpastes, lotions, shaving creams, shampoos, make-up etc.  These chemicals find their way

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The Importance of Protein

By: Dr. Christine Cho ND Although it seems like a simple concept, the role of protein in our bodies and as a nutrient is often misunderstood.  There is some debate today on whether North Americans consume too much or too little protein.  On one hand, we always hear that we

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What is PCOS?

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, known as PCOS, is a condition in which the exact cause is not yet fully understood.  The symptoms include menstrual irregularities, where women often have very long menstrual cycles, lasting anywhere from 35 days up to several months.  Other symptoms include infertility, male pattern hair growth, acne,

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Well Women Visits

There has recently been a change to the regulations regarding PAP testing in Ontario.   A PAP test screens for cervical cell changes and is a useful test for detecting pre-cancerous lesions. The new PAP testing guidelines now state that screening should occur every 3 years for women starting at age 21

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Avocado Chocolate Pudding

Ingredients 8 medjool dates, pitted 1/2 cup water 3 medium avocados, pitted 1 cup coconut milk 1/4 cup honey 5 to 7 tablespoons cacao or cocoa powder 2 teaspoons vanilla pinch sea salt Place the dates into your blender and cover with a 1/2 cup of water. Make sure the

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Kale Chips

Looking to increase your greens intake? This is an easy and delicious way to do so.  Kids love these too! Ingredients 1 bunch kale Olive oil Sea salt Directions Preheat an oven to 350 degrees Remove the kale leaves from the stem and cut them into bit size pieces. Wash

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Black Bean Brownies

This recipe is for your sweet-tooth. It’s a healthier alternative to regular brownies. It still calls for cane sugar, so it’s not sin-proof, but it does have a significant amount of beans in it, so you can feel better about eating them! Ingredients: 1 (15 ½ ounce) can of black

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Eczema from a Naturopathic Perspective

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is one of the most common skin conditions that affect our infants and children today.  Eczema typically presents with redness and swelling which ultimately leads to the development of an itchy, red rash.  It commonly arises in infancy or early childhood and may occur

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