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14/Jun/2019

This is an excellent smoothie for cleansing and refreshing the digestive system. Choose to have it for breakfast, or a midday meal.

Ingredients:
 2 cups nut milk or coconut milk (or water)
 1 banana
 1 cup frozen berries
 1 tbsp ground flax seeds
 ½ cup kale
 ½ cup dandelion greens
 Juice squeezed from ½ lemon
 1 scoop of plant-based protein powder

You may add nuts like almonds and walnuts to the smoothie as well.

Place all ingredients in a blender, blend for 1 minute, enjoy!!

Benefits:

  • Adding protein to your smoothies helps you feel fuller longer and helps with balancing out blood sugar as it assists in the slower release of the natural sugars from the fruit in your smoothie.
  • Dark leafy greens, dark berries, and lemon all play a big role in helping with the livers detoxing pathways as they are rich in antioxidants.
  • Ground Flax seeds are rich source of Omega 3 fatty acids, fibre, protein, magnesium and phytoestrogens (which help balance hormones).

Combining these ingredients gives you a powerful, satiating, and cleansing smoothie.

Enjoy this healthy and refreshing smoothie..!! Cheers!

 

 

Janine Fournier. RHN, RYT, RHCP, Life Coach

Dr Richa Grover, ND, MD (India)


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16/May/2019

Looking for a Peterborough Naturopath? This is the article for you! Many people ask me on daily basis: what is Naturopathy? What does a Naturopathic Doctor do? What to expect from a Naturopathic visit? How to choose a Naturopathic doctor? What questions to ask?
So I thought about writing a blog to help you choose a Peterborough naturopath!
Here are 4 things to consider when choosing a Peterborough naturopath:

Is The Peterborough Naturopath Licensed?

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They should be a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and registered with CONO (College of Naturopathic Doctors). All NDs have to go through extensive schooling and exams before they graduate to be a Naturopathic Doctor. It’s an 8 year education program after school.

One has to go through a detailed curriculum followed by exams before they acquire their Naturopathic Doctor’s License. After graduation one has to take a licensing exam in order to get licensed to practice as a Naturopathic Doctor in Canada.

Is the Peterborough Naturopath Registered?

A Naturopathic Doctor then registers with the College of Naturopaths in Ontario (CONO).

Is the Naturopathic Doctor a Member of OAND?

One may also become a member with OAND ( Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors) and CAND ( Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors).

What is The Naturopath’s Reputation?

You may check for a list of all Naturopaths in your local area, read about them and research about them before your visit. The link is attached.

 

  1. In Peterborough, there are 11 licensed Naturopaths who are always working towards making our community healthier.
  2. Some Naturopathic Doctors have additional qualification in prescribing bio-identical hormones, desiccated thyroid, vitamin B12 injections, high dose vitamin D therapy, intravenous therapy and so on.
A Naturopathic Doctor has training and qualification in giving the right and most indicated line of treatment for their patients which can include acupuncture, supplements, nutrition counselling, herbal tinctures and teas, Intramuscular injection or IV Therapy.
They also work with your medical doctor and health care team to optimize your health and avoid any drug-supplement-herb interaction.
Hope this article will help you in choosing the right naturopath for yourself.
I am Dr Richa Grover, A licensed Naturopathic Doctor in Peterborough and offering complimentary 15 min meet and greet for everyone who wants to know more about Naturopathic medicine and how it can benefit you.

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05/Apr/2019

Get younger, brighter, healthier looking skin with facial acupuncture.

At Horizon Family Naturopathic Clinic, we use a method of natural therapies to promote a more
youthful, glowing appearance while also supporting your overall health and well-being.

What is Facial acupuncture?

Cosmetic acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into certain areas of the face to increase
blood flow, boost collagen production and help shed dead skin cells. It also helps to preserve a glowing,
youthful appearance and reduce the signs of aging. The objective of cosmetic acupuncture is to increase
the health of your skin from the inside out.

Who is a candidate?
Anyone wanting to slow down the process of aging, look younger, decrease the appearance of wrinkles,
acne, and recent scars. The sooner you stat better results you see. It is suitable for those with wrinkles, fine lines, bags under the eyes,
sagging, puffiness, drooping eyelids, acne, or recent scars.

What are the benefits of cosmetic acupuncture?
 Improves muscle tone
 Improves skin texture
 Increases collagen production
 Increases blood circulation giving the skin a healthy glow
 Reduces wrinkles
 Tightens pores
 Minimizes: Dark circles, Puffy eyes, Double chin, Sagging skin and Drooping eyelids

What is involved?
Treatment is 75 minutes, it begins with a short facial massage and jade roller, followed by the needles. For optimal
results, treatments are recommended twice a week for a minimum of five weeks. Maintenance is
recommended every 4-6 weeks once the initial treatment period is completed. You should notice visible
and lasting results after 6-8 sessions. Aside from the acupuncture, you will be offered skin care,
nutrition, and supplement recommendations that will help you achieve and maintain the best possible
results.


Our Mission

Our mission is to provide holistic care and an alternative medical options to our patients in Peterborough and the surrounding area.

By spending the time to get to know you, we gain the insight necessary to help you overcome your medical obstacles.

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