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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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What should I eat while Breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding offers many positive benefits for both mother and child.  Studies have shown that breastfed babies have a decreased incidence of eczema and allergy and it offers mom an increased protection against the development of breast cancer and osteoporosis. In order for a baby to receive proper nutrition during breastfeeding, mom

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Is Massage Good for My Baby?

Have a baby in the house?  Ask any parent and they’ll say their three biggest worries or wishes for their baby are: good sleep, good eating/healthy digestion and an overall healthy baby.  Unknown to many, massage can be a great way to help achieve all three! With the ability to

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Gluten and Dairy Free Lasagna

By: Natalie McCulloch ND Now I know what you are thinking…..Gluten and Dairy free does not exactly go with lasagna and that is certainly what I used to think!  Having been dairy free for over 3 years and lasagna being one of my favourite foods, I was desperate to come up with a dairy

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Tips to Keep your Heart Healthy!

Take the stairs: try to increase the amount of exercise you accumulate throughout the day by making simple changes to your life.  Take the stairs instead of the elevator or consider parking a little farther away to get some extra steps in. Walk the dog: If you have a dog,

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Can Massage Help with High Blood Pressure?

By: Tanya Lafontaine RMT Often there is a misconception about massage that is can only be beneficial for relieving stress. In actuality, massage, whether it be relaxation or therapeutic in nature, can have some very noticeable and positive effects on our body as a whole, not just our muscular system.

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Everyday Salad Dressing

This is an amazing salad dressing recipe that was introduced to me by a dear friend.  Since finding this recipe I had been looking for ways to increase the greens in my diet, just so I can have the dressing! It is extremely easy to prepare and will last around

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Can acupuncture help insomnia?

By: Dr. Nicole Sandilands ND Sleep is one of those things that we sometimes take for granted. Being able to fall asleep easily and stay asleep unfortunately isn’t something that comes easy to everyone. It is estimated that as many as one third to one half of the population have

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