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Stephanie Jennings, ND and I spent a wonderful relaxing weekend with some friends at Grail Springs Retreat in Bancroft, ON. Such a therapeutic few days with the most delicious, gourmet food you can imagine! In addition to the fabulous food, my weekend included yoga and meditation, a pedicure, a reiki treatment, a visit with the on-site horse whisperer, a couple naps, a bit of reading, a sea salt bath and a life changing workshop on The Passion Test - my body isn't used to that much decadence:)
I meant to get these out a few weeks ago at Halloween, but they are still tasty recipes anyways. Here are 2 delicious recipes that have been posted on the Maple Shores site for Turkey Pumpkin Chili and Mini Pumpkin Cookies. I had a large can of pureed pumpkin, so making both of these was the perfect way to use it all up.
Pumpkin is a great source of vitamins A and C, which help to keep your immune system strong. It also contains potassium, which is essential for muscle and nerve function. The fibre in it helps to regulate blood sugar, and keep bowels moving regularly.
Having a strong immune system is important throughout the winter months, especially if you are prone to colds and flus. Pascoleucyn is a German product that helps to increase the body's natural defenses against the flu virus. It contains a combination of echinacea and several other active herbal ingredients. It has been available for over 60 years, has no known side effects, and is safe for all ages. The naturopathic doctors at Maple Shores Health Centre offer this herbal product in an injectible or oral dose. For healthy individuals, it is administered every 3 months throughout the fall and winter, and can be given more frequently for those with compromised immune systems, or at the first sign of cold and flu symptoms. The treatment is available at a cost of $20 per injection. Contact the office to book your appointment with Jennifer Haessler, ND or Stephanie Jennings, ND.
Food for Thought….
Here is an interesting article forwarded to me by Catharine Crawford, the psychotherapist in our clinic. It talks about the relationship between the health of the bacteria in our intestinal tract and our mental/emotional health. As a Naturopathic Doctor, I would definitely agree with this. Many health concerns can be improved, even if they aren’t digestively related, by looking at the health of the gastrointestinal tract. This can include identifying and eliminating any food sensitivities, correcting bacterial imbalances, and working at healing the intestinal lining with supplements. Definitely food for thought!