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Naturopathic doctor Archives - Jennifer Kaster

Tips For A Happy Tummy While You Travel

Whether you’re hopping in the car for a weekend road trip or boarding an airplane for an adventure far away traveling is always exciting, but can come with some unexpected tummy challenges as well.  Traveling can be a real trial on the digestive system for many reasons. When we travel we easily slide out of Read more about Tips For A Happy Tummy While You Travel[…]

Greens Greens Glorious Dark Leafy Greens!

Dark leafy greens like kale, collards, spinach and Swiss chard are probably the one food LEAST consumed by most North American’s.  Most people in my generation didn’t grow up with these types of foods and so as adults they continue to shy away from them.   Those who have tried them, may had been turned Read more about Greens Greens Glorious Dark Leafy Greens![…]

Let the “Joy of the Mountain” Support You During the Winter Months

We all know it’s the dreaded cold and flu season.  Have you already had your first illness?  Are you surrounded by sneezing co-workers and coughing family members? Being sick can really put a damper on things.  I’d like to share with you my favourite go-to preventative and support for the winter months.  OIL OF OREGANO Read more about Let the “Joy of the Mountain” Support You During the Winter Months[…]

Coffee Break!

I’m fortunate that I very rarely have headaches, but yesterday I had a doozy.  I don’t know if it was the intense heat or all the humidity we’ve been having, but my head was pounding all day. By late afternoon I was desperate for relief and I decided to test the information I’d been reading Read more about Coffee Break![…]

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Salted Caramel Bars

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[…]

Eat Away Inflammation

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[…]

My Basic Garden

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[…]

Power Balls – Chocolate coconut goodness!

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![…]

Signs That You Need To Detoxify

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[…]

The Power of Your Food

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[…]

Begin with a Balanced Breakfast

  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[…]

Naturally Clean Laundry

If you’re like me and you have extra sensitive skin you already know how hard it is to find a good laundry detergent that doesn’t leave you feeling irritated for hours on end. I often find myself questioning the use of chemically loaded detergents found in stores.  It didn’t feel right to clean items that Read more about Naturally Clean Laundry[…]

Curried Coconut Chicken

Last weekend we had a group cooking fest at the house.  It was great fun to have a few people in the kitchen each focused on their own task as we tackled 2 new recipes.  Yes, there were a few moments of chaos as we were flipping back and forth between recipes in the same Read more about Curried Coconut Chicken[…]

Feeling Under the Weather

As I sit here feeling congested, achy and fatigued I’m in awe of how the human body works.  It has so many ways to help us get through an illness. Let’s start with the most disgusting feature – mucus. Our nasal cavity produces excess mucus in the winter, which traps foreign invaders – virus or Read more about Feeling Under the Weather[…]

Eating your way through a healthy winter!

As the seasons change and the temperature drops many of us begin to think about the dreaded colds and flus that accompany this time of year.  It seems like we’re always on a mission to defend ourselves from the germs that everyone around us is trying to share.  To help us make it through this Read more about Eating your way through a healthy winter![…]

Chicken Cassoulet

Any meal I can make in one pot sounds like a fantastic idea to me, so for Christmas I asked for a healthy slow cooker (crockpot) recipe book and that’s exactly what I got.  It’s called “The Healthy Slow Cooker” by Judith Finlayson. This book is great.  In addition to each recipe Judith includes a Read more about Chicken Cassoulet[…]

Don’t Let the Mucous Monster Take Over Your Winter!

Winter is a great season for many things – skating, tobogganing, snow ball fights, holidays with family, but for most of us it can also be a season of sickness, during which our body transforms into a mucus producing factory. Do you ever wonder where all this mucus is coming from and why it happens Read more about Don’t Let the Mucous Monster Take Over Your Winter![…]

Banishing Topsy-Turvy Turkey Tummy!

Do you fear developing your own little round belly,that gurgles like a bowlful of jelly this holiday season?   So many good things come with this time of year, especially when it comes to food.  Turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes made into magical sugar covered dishes, decorative cookies, pies, and tarts.  So many mouthwatering foods to choose from, Read more about Banishing Topsy-Turvy Turkey Tummy![…]

Wild Rice Poultry Stuffing

1 week left until Christmas Eve!  Many families are getting together in the next week or two to share a holiday feast together.  Here’s a twist to your usual stuffing – and it’s gluten free!   WILD RICE POULTRY STUFFING 4 Tbsp butter, melted                1/2 tsp each salt Read more about Wild Rice Poultry Stuffing[…]

Electrodermal Screening

Electrodermal Screening is a tool I use in my Oakville Naturopathic practice regularly, but it’s a type of testing that’s new to most people.  Here’s answers to a few FAQ to help you understand what it’s all about. Q:  What is Electrodermal Screening? A:  Electrodermal Screening (EDS) is a tool which allows the practitioner to Read more about Electrodermal Screening[…]

Doing it…the natural way.

Have you ever felt like your body is some mystery that only your doctor can understand?  Do you feel like getting older is just another way of saying “falling apart”? Your body is your greatest asset and the health of your body is greatly influenced by every decision you make regarding your lifestyle and eating Read more about Doing it…the natural way.[…]