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A Heart-Healthy Meal for Your Valentine

Guest Blog by Office Manager Margaret Craig

Valentine’s Day is coming up: a day for celebrating romance and affairs of the heart! So what better day to treat your loved one to a meal that is is both romantic AND heart healthy?

If you are looking for a special February 14th date-night menu, you’re in luck! Using Naturopathic doctor Dr. Kate McLaird’s guidance, we’ve planned a meal sure to impress!

Appetizer:

Start your Valentine’s evening off with some Beet Hummus and fresh vegetables such as carrot sticks and heart-healthy celery. The vibrant Beet Hummus looks beautiful for the Holiday, and contains cardiovascular-friendly ingredients such as garlic and walnuts!

Entrée:

Wow your partner with beautiful Baked Wild Salmon, full of Omega-3 fatty acids and delicious flavor. No need to be intimidated by cooking fish, it couldn’t be easier when you use your oven! Pair the salmon with a lush Kale salad, with crunchy toasted almonds and filling quinoa.

Dessert:

No Valentine’s meal would be complete without a show-stopping dessert. There is no need to sacrifice the heart-healthy theme of your menu when it comes to the temptation of a little something sweet for your sweetheart. Luckily for all of us, Dark Chocolate (70% Cocoa content and higher) is decadent, delicious, and a great choice when keeping your heart in mind. We recommend nibbling on deceptively fancy and tantalizing Spicy Orange Hazelnut Chocolate Bark while you cuddle up this Valentine’s. It is just the thing to wow your date and spice up the end of your evening!

Want to learn more about how you can improve your cardiovascular health naturally and safely? Schedule a 15-minute complimentary consultation with Dr. Kate McLaird here at the Toronto Wellness Centre. Remember: the best gift you can give your Valentine is many years together in happiness and good health!

Don’t miss your chance to win a free relaxation supplement in our Valentine’s Day Facebook Giveaway!

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2017 Reset: 3-Part Mind-Body Self-Care Program

Join Dr. Kate McLaird ND and Psychotherapist Yasmeen Farrage MA RP for the 2017 Reset: a 3-Part Mind-Body Self-Care Program on January 16th, 18th, and 20th.

Space is limited – call 416-920-2722 or email to confirm your attendance. The lunchtime workshop is $30 inclusive of all days, and includes a 7-Day Diet Plan and Supplement!

For more details, click here to visit our Facebook event.

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Back to School Challenges

While a lot of parents are breathing a sigh of relief that kids are about to aboard the school bus back to the classroom, many find this a particularly challenging time.

For a start there is the financial burden. Back to school supplies, backpacks and new outfits are just the beginning. There will be new clubs to join, activities and various sports teams that children will want to be part of all of which not only cost significant amounts in dues, but also cost even greater amounts to outfit.

At the same time children can be feeling nervous about starting a new school, making new friends or achieving high enough levels to get into future schools.

The mix of the two can make for a potentially stressful time for families. Here are some tips to get through the back to school blues.

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