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What’s Trending – Jade Rolling

Jade Rolling has hit the spotlight as a popular skin-care tool by depuffing your face within seconds. The beauty world has found a new love for this Chinese skincare routine that’s been around since the 7th century. Jade rolling is believed to have healing and protective properties. The handheld roller is usually dual-ended with two jade (or rose quartz) stone heads that help boost blood circulation, reduce swelling, and help your skin-care products penetrate deeper into your skin. They’re a quick fix for daily skin struggles such as dark under-eye circles and puffiness from fatigue. We love the Rose Quartz Rollers from local brand, K’Pure Naturals. (There are also some awesome options on Amazon!)

Rose Quartz Roller – https://kpurenaturals.com/products/jade-facial-roller

Sourced from: https://www.instyle.com/beauty/skin/jade-roller-facial-massage-benefits

Acupuncture!

Acupuncture can be a great addition to any treatment plan. The needles are thin and flexible, and inserted into specific areas of the body to stimulate healing. Treatments can help reduce anxiety, reduce pain, and restore hormone balance. 👨🏼‍⚕️🧠

No Sugar January – Sneaky Sugar Filled Foods

We are nine days in to our No Sugar January Challenge!

Our team has compiled a list of foods you may not realize can be high in sneaky sugars. 🚫🍰

-Fruit flavored yogurt
-Sauces and condiments
-Instant food
-Salad dressing
-Fruit juices
-Digestive biscuits
-“Fat-free” foods
-Granola bars
-Sports drinks
-Frozen yogurt
-Tomato sauce

Gluten-Free Chicken Strips

Easy, baked, gluten-free chicken strips. This recipe is crispy and delicious on its own, or dipped in a homemade sauce.
Kids (and adults) will absolutely love these healthy chicken strips!
INGREDIENTS:
  • 12 chicken breast tenders
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free rice flour
  • 2 large eggs, whisked
  • Splash non-dairy milk
  • 2 cups gluten-free rice cereal
  • 1 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Take out 3 shallow, flat-bottomed containers. (Rectangular glass Tupperware works great.)
  3. In the first bowl, add the rice flour.
  4. The eggs and non-dairy milk go in the second bowl. Whisk to combine well.
  5. In the bowl of a food processor, add the cereal and spices. Pulse multiple times until it resembles bread crumbs. Add this mixture to the third bowl.
  6. Take a chicken tender and dip into the rice flour, making sure it’s completely coated. Add the tender to the egg mixture and let any excess drip off into the container. Lastly, dip the tender into the cereal-herb mixture, making sure that is completely coated well with no bare spots at all.
  7. Transfer the covered chicken tender to the baking sheet, and repeat this process with the remaining chicken.
  8. If you have some sort of cooking spray, be sure to spray the top of the tenders. If you do not, don’t worry about it; it will just help them brown a bit more.
  9. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes on the top rack. Turn the oven to a high broil for 3 minutes. Flip them over and cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until golden brown.

Sourced from: https://themovementmenu.com/recipes/crispy-gluten-free-chicken-strips/

Colds and Flus

Dr. James R. Conway, ND discussing the differences between a common cold and the flu.

Dr. Conway, ND also shares his top five tips to combat colds and the flu. 🤧

 

What’s Trending – NutMeg Mylk

Located in Vancouver, BC, this handcrafted Nut Mylk is made from raw, organic, and nutrient-rich ingredients. This dairy-free substitute shares a delicious taste and additional health benefits. NutMeg Mylk carefully sources their high quality ingredients and chooses local whenever possible. This wholesome and healthy option replaces store-bought preservatives and chemicals.

Their menu includes Vanilla Brazil Almond Mylk, Lavender Honey Mylk, Walnut Mylk, Maca Cacao Pumpkin Seed and Cashew Mylk, Original Almond Mylk, Turmeric Golden Almond Mylk, and Blue Majik Mylk. NutMeg Mylk is the perfect treat option while still remaining dairy-free!

https://www.nutmegmylk.com/

Smashed Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound brussels sprouts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pinch garlic powder
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Trim brussels sprouts and remove any yellow outer leaves. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add brussels sprouts, cover, and steam until tender (about 10 minutes.) Drain well. Toss brussels sprouts with olive oil, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Spread out evenly on baking sheet. Use a mason jar or other heavy object to press brussels sprouts into flat patties. Roast in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Cover with Parmesan cheese and broil until cheese starts to brown; about 2 minutes. Yum!

Recipe sourced from: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/268429/smashed-brussels-sprouts/

Growing Family

Do you have a growing family on the brain? Interested in preparing your body for pregnancy? Or have you been trying to become pregnant without success? We are here to support you in this process. 👶🏼

Call our clinic at (604) 514-8555 to book an initial appointment.

Healthy New Years Resolutions

We’re sharing some of our favourite New Years Resolutions as we head into 2019! 🥂

1. Wear sunscreen every time you go outside. Your skin will thank us later.

2. Maintain (and attend) primary care appointments. We know that life can get busy, but it’s important to put your health first.

3. Set an alcohol and caffeine curfew for yourself. As they can deeply effect your sleep, set a goal to avoid caffeine after 5pm and only have 1 small alcoholic beverage, if any.

4. Find an outlet for your stress that you can rely on when things feel a little “out of control.” This can range from hot yoga, boxing classes, painting, or just having a relaxing bath with no digital distractions.

5. Establish a “before bed” sleep ritual! This will help create a consistent sleep pattern. Some rituals include putting your phone away, creating a dimly lit bedroom, using aromatherapy such as a diffuser with lavender oil, reading a book in bed, or sipping on calming tea.

6. Exercise during the day. Even just 20 minutes of physical activity in the morning will help reset the body’s natural alarm clock, increasing daytime alertness and sleepiness at night.

What are your 2019 Resolutions? 🙏🏼

What’s Trending – Worry Stones

Our team at A New Leaf Naturopathic Clinic will be featuring a “What’s Trending” section, covering the latest and greatest trends within the naturopathic and holistic healing community. This week we will touch on Worry Stones.

Worry Stones, also known as Stress Pebbles, are smooth gem stones that are the shape of an oval with a thumb-sized indentation.

These stones are used to soothe stress and anxiety, while being a versatile aid for self-calming and meditation. Worry Stones are used by holding the stone between the index finger and thumb, and gently moving one’s thumb back and forth across the stone. Rub the stone when you feel worried or stressed.

Worry stones have the power to help soothe frazzled nerves. They are discreet, inexpensive, and all-natural. People who use worry stones report that they help ease creeping anxiety and other negative feelings. Research has shown that physical activity, even slight touch or movement, interrupts the brain from playing negative thoughts. While it may not solve your problems, it can diminish the intensity of the worry and help you move towards positive solutions.

Sourced from: Grove and Grotto