Core Elements of Naturopathic Medicine
Food is the core foundation of your health. Establishing a healthy food routine and adding in nutrient dense, nourishing foods is the only way to rejuvenate the body and maintain health.
Sometimes we need an extra boost of specific vitamins, minerals, and amino acids to get our health on track. These should always be used as a complement to healthy food changes.
Many plants have strong medicinal properties and can be very helpful at healing and rebalancing the body.
Acupuncture & Homeopathy
The body has it’s own energy that flows through it. Acupuncture and homeopathy are two different ways to tap into and rebalance that energy and support healing from a different perspective.
Dr. Jennifer Kaster
Throughout my life I have witnessed firsthand the incredible healing power of naturopathic medicine and it was this experience that was the driving force for me to become a licensed Naturopathic Doctor.
In my practices I integrate the art and science of medicine as I use the core naturopathic treatment modalities while holding a specific interest in the treatment of food sensitivities and digestive concerns.
I love educating and sharing my knowledge with not only my patients, but with the community as well through leading talks at various local businesses, teaching the 10 week Life Watchers program at Goodness Me! in Mississauga and by writing health articles. In 2015 it was my honour to win the platinum medal in the best Naturopath category in the Oakville Beaver Readers Choice awards.
It is my goal to provide a comprehensive and supportive approach to health care, while treating each patient with compassion and empathy.
I am passionate about naturopathic medicine and look forward to assisting you in achieving your health goals.
Check out my blog for healthy tips and recipes
Some times we just need something sweet. These salty caramel bars are my new sweet obsession. Loaded with healthy ingredients providing you with the added benefit of antioxidants, magnesium, healing medium chain fatty acids, protein and so much more you can enjoy without feeling guilty. My favourite way to have these is straight out of Read more about Salted Caramel Bars[…]
Bone broth is one of the most healing foods in the world and it’s SUPER easy to make. A simple bone broth is made by boiling bones (beef, chicken, fish etc). You can add veggies and herbs as well if you like. Some acid, like vinegar, helps to pull the minerals from the bones and Read more about Nourishing Bone Broth[…]
It can be hard to find a nutrient dense snack that will keep you feeling energized and satisfied without overloading you on carbohydrates. Typically when we reach for a snack it’s a granola bar, cookie, crackers, muffin, or maybe an apple. All of which are carbs, carbs, carbs on top of some more carbs. When Read more about Toasted Pumpkin Seeds[…]
We like to re-use our vegetables. I understand this may sound strange, but did you know you can grow new veggies from the ones you buy at the grocery store? We most commonly do this with celery. It’s fun to chop the bottom off, set it in a dish of water in the window and Read more about Veggie Re-Grow Challenge![…]
Inflammation has been at the top of my mind since aggravating my shoulder while skiing this long weekend. Usually we don’t give much thought to inflammation unless we have physically injured ourselves and are feeling the aching pain or seeing redness and swelling, but inflammation can easily be happening inside the body with out us Read more about Eat Away Inflammation[…]
I’m currently reading the book “Food Energetics- The Spiritual, Emotional, and Nutritional Power of What We Eat” by Steve Gagne. I’m just scratching the surface of it, but am excited for the information that lies ahead. I think this is a fascinating aspect of how food influences us. Food isn’t just all about vitamins and Read more about My Basic Garden[…]
This is a favourite snack to make for a group of people or when you need to make some thing ahead to take to a party. These little guys freeze well! They’re always a big hit AND they’re healthy! It can be hard to find a great gluten and dairy free dessert. I highly recommend Read more about Power Balls – Chocolate coconut goodness![…]
We are all exposed to toxins daily. Things like – pesticides, industrial wastes, synthetic medicine, food additives, car exhaust and cigarette smoke and all of these are chemicals that are foreign to our body. They end up accumulating inside because our body does not know how to deal with them. This has a dramatic affect Read more about Signs That You Need To Detoxify[…]
This week I’d like to share with you about the power of your food. I love working with people on the topic of nutrition and assessing what they’re eating, but more importantly discussing what things can be added in to support them and move their health in the direction they’d like it to go. Read more about The Power of Your Food[…]
We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day and I’m going to reinforce that point one more time for you. Breakfast REALLY is the most important meal of the day! This is the only opportunity you have to get your day off on the right foot with good energy, even Read more about Begin with a Balanced Breakfast[…]