Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

Every day, I am constantly reminded of how amazing our bodies are. While I was out enjoying the sun this past weekend, I reflected on Vitamin D and how incredible it is that our skin can produce such an important molecule when exposed to the sun. Spending just 15 minutes outside per day prior to sunscreen use is enough to reach the daily recommended Vitamin D level.

Everything You Need to Know About Antioxidants

Oxidation is a chemistry term which refers to a molecule gaining an oxygen atom or losing an electron. Inversely, reduction is when a molecule loses an oxygen atom or gains an electron. Examples of oxidation include an avocado turning brown after being exposed to air, a bumper forming rust or a cut becoming inflamed. All of these processes require oxygen to occur.

Spring Detoxification Part 2: The Do’s and Don’ts of a Detox Diet

Last week we talked about the importance of detoxification and the ten things you can do to detoxify your body. This week we want to share some tips on how to start cleansing your body of toxins and provide you with a list of the Do’s and Don’ts of eating while on a detox.

What is Ozone Therapy?

Ozone therapy is a therapeutic treatment used to treat and prevent a wide range of conditions. Ozone (O3) is a gas made up of three oxygen molecules and is chemically similar to the oxygen we breath (O2). Because of its extra oxygen molecule, ozone is able to react with free radicals in the body, neutralizing them and leaving behind beneficial oxygen (O2).

A Few of Our Favourite Things Part 2

We hope you were able to make one change from our list of suggestions last week. This week we feature a few more of our favourite kitchen tools!

Alternatives to Plastics in the Kitchen

Plastics contain chemical toxins that are bad for your body and the environment, especially when they are heated.

A Few of Our Favourite Things Part 1

One of the unique differences about Natural Terrain is that we are a husband and wife naturopathic team. As clinic owners, we care about you and your health. As parents, our number one concern is the health of our child (who is now 12.5!) and as a married couple that also work together, we strive daily to find “work/life” balance.

Not All Iron Is Created Equal

A typical prescription when you are low in iron is to take an iron supplement. With so many supplements out there, it may be hard to choose, and so you might just go with the most popular product, Feramax. By the name, it sounds like it might just do the trick.

The company that owns Feramax boasts that it is the #1 recommended over-the-counter iron supplement in Canada,

Natural Terrain’s Holiday Gift Guide

Give the gift of wellness this holiday season! There are many different gifts that you can give to loved ones to stay healthy. We, at Natural Terrain, have put together a list of our top gifts

  1. Beyond the Label by Dr. Christina Bjorndal

A Concerned Citizen on the Recent Change to PRP Laws in Alberta

Recently, the College of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) has determined that Naturopathic Doctors are no longer permitted to perform PRP treatments. Naturally, this warrants concerns for patients in the province of Alberta that have benefitted, or will benefit from the treatments in the future. As a response to this determination by the CNDA, the following letter has been written by Dr.

Self-esteem – where does it start?

Self-Esteem: The Very Beginning

Have you ever considered where or when self-esteem starts? It can start in utero.  Energetic and physiological states of the mother can imprint onto the fetus in the womb. For me, given that my biological mother’s pregnancy was unplanned and I was subsequently adopted, this entire process may have affected me.

Top Ten Tips for Healthy Travel

  1. Get a Myers Treatment to make sure that you are healthy before you go. Many of us abuse ourselves just to get to that finish line where the vacation starts. Imbalances in health can lead to crisis on vacation, just when you want to enjoy yourself. See Dr. Michael Mason-Wood to get an immune-boosting Myers injection treatment to address these imbalances and make sure you’re ready to go enjoy yourself!

Nutrition Tips for Athletes

by Dr. Michael Mason-Wood and Joy Dertinger

Is your child in sports? With a son in hockey, soccer and curling, we find there are many different influences from coaches, teammates and parents about what is healthy. And then there is the internet.

It can be confusing on who to trust and which information is correct.

What’s In Your Summer BBQ? Series (part 1 of 2)

It’s the best time of the year for outdoor get-togethers. What better way to relax, have fun, connect with friends and have something to eat? But how can you get the most out of BBQs without letting your health go up in flames? This article series will break down foods commonly chosen for BBQs and offer healthier alternatives.

Summer Grilling: Juicy & Plump Mushroom Burger Recipe

Summer is here! It’s what so many people wait for. But how do you enjoy your favourite tastes of summer without hurting your health? Dr. Michael Mason-Wood loves to cook, and this is one of his favourite healthy summer recipes to cook up, and even make ahead and freeze to have ready for the next hot summer get-together.

The Skinny on Cholesterol…and How to Fix It – part 2

This is part 2 of a 3-part series on cholesterol: how to understand your levels, and more importantly, how to fix them if they’re troublesome. Part 1 introduced some lifestyle and diet modifications that are helpful for managing high levels. Part 3 sheds some light on cholesterol’s shady past. 

But some people feel that changing your diet can be tough.

The Skinny on Cholesterol…and How to Fix It – part 1

This is part 1 of a 3-part series on cholesterol. Part 2 gives a comprehensive diet plan for managing cholesterol levels. Part 3 sheds some light on cholesterol’s shady past.

The Skinny on Cholesterol

Cholesterol levels have become known as being dangerous for the heart and blood vessels,

Target Your Triglycerides

Triglycerides are a necessary form of fat found in the blood. They’re required as an energy storage and transport molecule, but can lead to cardiovascular problems if they are in excess. This means anything over the normal range of 0-1.70 mmol/L can be damaging your heart and blood vessels, leading to increased risk of heart disease and stroke.

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