Tag Archives: Compassionate Naturopathic Medical Care

Pamper Yourself and Revitalize your Health!

Your health and the health of your loved ones, family, friends and colleagues are important to me and our team of healthcare practitioners.  I look forward to the chance to provide you with high quality, relaxing, compassionate and detailed-oriented care.

Naturopathic medical care is covered by most extended health care benefit plans.  For more information, I invite you to peruse www.drjudynd.com.  Should you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, please feel free to contact me.  Before your appointment with us, you will be asked to fill out a confidential health history initial intake, which will help me get to know you and your medical background to ensure you receive comprehensive care.  If you decide you would like to utilize naturopathic medical care, you can contact us to have these forms emailed to you in advance of your appointment, or you can arrive 20 minutes prior to your first appointment to fill out these forms in-person.

Thank you again for choosing to revitalize your health from the inside, out with individualized Naturopathic Medical care.  See you soon!

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We Are Expanding: Same Compassionate Care, More Healthcare Options, at One Great Location!

In order to serve you better, I am delighted to inform you that you will be able to order your naturopathic supplements here and have them delivered directly to your home for your convenience.  Should you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, please feel free to contact me.  I look forward to seeing you and your family at our next appointment!

 

For the Health of our Children and our Communities

A special thank you to lovely teacher Wendy Vaiopoulos for inviting me to attend the Children’s Wellness Expo 2012 at the Varley Art Gallery in Unionville.  Candid pictures were taken by talented photographer, Craig Richardson which you can see here.  Cheers to the health of our community!

Terry Fox Run: Keeping the Dream Alive

This past weekend was a hit, participating with other spirited members from The Richmond Hill Rotary Club and from the surrounding community to outrun cancer at Mill Pond Park in Richmond Hill for The Terry Fox Foundation.  The Terry Fox Run is a community event which depends solely on the generous donations of community volunteers and supporters so all proceeds raised support cancer research.  It was exciting to be around beaming faces, and to see the triumph of the young and old alike, crossing the finish line!  As always, thank you all for your support of our community events.

Alberta Becomes Fifth Province to Regulate NDs!

The Alberta government announced final approval of the regulation of Naturopathic Doctors!  As of August 1, 2012 the new College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta will regulate the NDs who practice there.  NDs across Ontario are celebrating the regulation of Alberta as the fifth province; as mentioned in the Journal of the Canadian Medical Association (CMAJ) publication, the new College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta will ensure consistent regulations and practice standards across the country.  This consistency in practice standards across the country is better for Naturopathic Doctors practicing in different jurisdictions and beneficial for all patients.  Congratulations Alberta!

Exercise – Still Not Motivated?

Top 4 Tips to Change Your Motivation:

1. Purchase some new gear for exercising.
2. Download some new upbeat songs for your iPod that get you pumped and excited for exercise.
3. Take a picture of your current self and keep it in a place to remind you where you are coming from, and where you plan to go in terms of your personal health goals.
4. Visit your Naturopathic Doctor!

Creating Healthy Food Cravings!

I was recently speaking with a fellow Naturopathic Doctor, whom had noticed the following observation in her interaction with her own patients – that very typically, those who did not seem to enjoy their food, also tended to come from families who did not have the pleasure of having their very own household chef.

Well fret no more, it is easy to create healthy food cravings for even those persons who claim they cannot cook!  Below you will find my delicious tropical mango recipe which requires “no cooking” in the classical sense, but is sure to be a family favourite.

Delicious Mango Salad

Ingredients
2 medium-sized ripened mangoes
1/4 bunch fresh cilantro or mint
1 medium-sized red pepper
1 medium-sized carrot
1/4 cup red onion
2 Tbsp of sesame oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 pinch of fresh ground black pepper
1 Tbsp of crushed cashews or white and black sesame seeds

Directions
1. Peel the skin of each mango and proceed to cut the fruit as closely as you can to its pit. Don’t worry too much if there is fruit remaining on the pit, you can cut as much away as you are able, and use these pieces in your salad. I often like to cut the fruit off the pit in 2 large sections, after which I can proceed to julienne these sections more carefully, and to your preference. For riper mango, I tend to leave these in larger sections, so as to preserve its shape for visual aesthetics. For less ripe mango, I tend to cut these into skinnier rectangular pieces. Once you have finished preparing these sections, place in a medium-sized serving platter.
2. In a separate bowl, immerse approximately 1/4 of the bunch of fresh cilantro (or mint, depending on your preference) in cool water. You want to completely cover the bunch with water. Depending on the amount of dirt adhered to the roots of the fresh cilantro or mint bunch, you may wish to cut that off before immersing in your bowl of water. Set this aside for later use, allowing any remaining debris from the fresh herbs to gather at the bottom of your bowl.
3. Wash your red pepper and carrot. Slice both lengthwise and proceed to cut each in sizes roughly equivalent to the size of your mango. Place on platter with mango.
4. Remove the outermost peel of your red onion. If you tend to tear up easily when cutting onion, you may wish to lightly rinse off the portion of onion you are using to minimize irritation to your eyes. Proceed to cut your onion in square or rectangular pieces. Layer on platter with mango, red pepper and carrot.
5. Go back to the bowl with your cilantro (or mint). Remove the fresh herbs from the bowl, taking care not to disturb the debris from the fresh herbs at the bottom of the bowl of water. Take a pair of scissors, and begin to cut the cilantro leaves from their stem one at a time. Once you have removed the leaves from the stem, take a handful of the leaves and use the scissors to cut the herbs. I prefer using scissors as opposed to a serrated knife as it tends to cut the herbs in a way that allows them to retain their delicate shape and freshness without looking too handled. Layer this in the serving platter with the mango, red pepper, carrot and red onion.
6. Measure the sesame oil, balsamic vinegar and ground pepper and add to platter right before serving. Give all the ingredients a quick toss with your salad utensils.
7. Garnish with crushed cashews (or mixed white or black sesame seeds) before serving.
8. Enjoy your delicious tropical mango salad and bask in comments of your culinary expertise from your family and friends. Bon appetite!