DNHC Blog

Chemicals and Skin Care Products

By: Dr. Christine Cho ND Did you know that skin is your largest organ? It’s also a very porous organ that acts as a protective barrier to the outside world in addition to being one of the first points of communication between the external environment and our internal physiology.  For

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Coconut, Cashew, Chocolate Balls

These decadent balls should come with a warning as your whole family is bound to love them.  This kid friendly recipe is a great dessert that can be made quickly (as long as your pre-soak the cashews) and as a bonus it contains some great antioxidants and will satisfy your

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Spring Detoxes and Teas

By: Dr. Christine Cho ND Spring is associated with fresh starts, spring cleaning, and in our clinic it’s detox season!  In addition to diet and lifestyle changes, nutrients and herbs are often used to help stimulate the detox process.  The liver is the primary detox organ as it is the

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Stress, Anxiety and Breathing

By: Dr. Christine Cho ND We often forget that our breath is something we can control.  In stressful situations, many of us respond by contracting our muscles leading to headaches and neck pain, decreasing the depth of our breaths, and increasing blood pressure and heart rate.   By changing breath rate

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Detox Tips: Getting Started

By: Dr. Christine Cho ND The word “detox” gets thrown around everywhere and no one really seems to do a great job at explaining what a “detox” is and why we should consider doing one.  While it’s true that our liver and other detox organs can handle most of the

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A list of great food blogs

An Avocado A Day www.AnAvocadoADay.com An Avocado A Day is managed by 4 naturopathic doctors, including DNHC’s Dr. Cho. The website features health tips, hot topics in health, and healthy recipes. The recipes are mostly originals or adaptations of harder versions floating around the web. There’s no strict food restriction

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Homemade Apple Larabars

By: Dr. Nicole Sandilands ND 1 1/2 cups walnuts 1 cup dried apples 1 cup dried dates 1/4 tsp. cinnamon 1/8 tsp ginger 1/8 tsp salt Directions Combine all ingredients in a food procesor and chop until all ingredients blend and a paste starts to form (careful not to over

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Meal Planning 101

By: Dr. Natalie McCulloch ND A wise patient once told me if you ‘fail to plan, you plan to fail’.  This really stuck with me and has been my motivation to ensure I take the necessary steps to meal plan each week.  It became evident to me that despite having

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How to lower your blood pressure – the natural way!

By: Dr. Nicole Sandilands ND High blood pressure (BP) is something that is all too common in today’s population.  Many people are being diagnosed with this condition and are being treated with medications to help lower their BP; however there are many natural ways to help bring this number down. 

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Sweet Potato Gnoochi

By: Dr. Christine Cho ND Ingredients 2 cups of cooked sweet potatoes, peeled and pureed (~2 potatoes) 2 eggs 2 cups of gluten free all purpose flour ¼ tsp nutmeg ½ tsp salt Basil/parsley for garnish   Directions In a large bowl, add the potatoes, eggs, salt, and nutmeg Slowly

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Banana Walnut Muffins

By: Dr.Natalie McCulloch ND This recipe was adapted from a great food blog – Elana’s Pantry.  I didn’t have some of the ingredients that the original recipe called for, so this is my take on banana walnut muffins.  I hope you like them! Ingredients: 3 eggs ¼ cup coconut oil

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Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

By: Dr. Christine Cho ND Everyone loves the holidays—the snow, the gifts, seeing friends and family, and most of all, the FOOD!  We all allow ourselves to indulge over the holidays and then figure we’ll deal with it in the new year, because that’s what new year’s resolutions are for,

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