How to support your Detox System

By |December 22nd, 2023|Categories: Post|

Do you struggle with these health issues? Constipation Acne Skin inflammation (rashes, eczema, psoriasis) Allergies Headaches What do these frustrating health issues all have in common? One - some degree of congestion in a system (a blockage of proper flow or movement) and two - inflammation. By improving your body’s cleansing ability, you will be able to get to the root of these health concerns. Supporting the movement of waste and toxins out of the body greatly reduces systemic inflammation. Decrease inflammation and congestion by cleansing. Support your kidneys, lymph and skin! When we think about ‘cleansing’ or detox’ these

Dr. Heidi Lescanec featured in EcoParent Summer 2022 Edition

By |December 22nd, 2023|Categories: Post|

Hi I’m Dr Heidi, I’m so excited to be published in EcoParent’s Magazine summer edition. I am so grateful to be featured on the cover and have my selection of my favorite recipes from the past 10 years in this anniversary edition. I’ve cooked for backcountry lodges, retreat centers, adventure trips and the movie industry. I’ve been a naturopathic doctor for the last 20 years. In my clinical training and my practice, these have all reinforced investing time and energy into making nutritious meals. Food is a potent medicine. It also has the transformative power to delight and affect

Discover a ‘New You’ With Dr. Heidi’s Naturopathic Nutrition Ebooks

By |December 22nd, 2023|Categories: Post|

I view health through a positive lens, allowing me to provide functional guidance for individuals ready to take charge of their health and design their future. One of the best ways to become healthy or maintain an optimized, balanced state is to work with your body's natural rhythms and needs, and my "Renew You" ebook series explains how to do it. Culinary Nutrition—Great Flavors, Big Improvements Nutritional choices are one of the simplest ways to gain control over the most vital aspects of your health. You can't always control what touches your skin or even what you breathe in, but

Dr. Heidi Lescanec Featured In EcoParent Magazine Summer 2022

By |December 22nd, 2023|Categories: Post|

I’m so excited to be featured on the front cover of EcoParent’s Summer 2022 edition! I’ve been writing for them since they began 10 years ago and I’m so grateful to have a selection of my favourite recipes included in this special issue. You can purchase a digital copy of it on my website at or get a hard copy at my Vancouver clinic. This 10th Anniversary issue features 40 healthy recipes. These recipes are not only nutritious and great for gut health– they will make you smile at how delicious they taste! Get yours today! Breakfast Salads Spreads,

Butterscotch High Protein Granola Bars

By |December 21st, 2023|Categories: Post, Recipes|

These are great snacks densely and deliciously packed with nutritional goodness for on the go! Ingredients: 1 3/4 Cup oats 3/4 Cup coconut (unsweetened, shredded) 1/4 Cup chia seeds 1/4 Cup hemp seeds 1 Cup sunflower seeds 1/2 Tablespoon flax seeds (ground) 1/2 Cup gogi berries 1/4 Cup coconut oil 2/3 Cup maple syrup (or honey) 1/4 Cup coconut sugar 1 Teaspoon vanilla 1/4 Teaspoon sea salt 1 Teaspoon lemon zest (optional) Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8?12 baking dish (best if lined with parchment paper) Toss the oats, sunflower seeds, and coconut together on a

Grilled Cedar Salmon with Wasabi Ginger Marinade

By |December 21st, 2023|Categories: Post, Recipes|

Grilling salmon on soaked cedar planks infuses it with an incredible smoky aroma and flavour that really elevates this dish beyond your average delicious salmon. This tasty and easy- to-prepare marinade is one of my favourites for the well-loved omega 3-rich salmon. It features fresh ginger root and wasabi zesty warming spices that aid digestion and improve circulation and uses staple ingredients from my kitchen. If I don?t have any fresh ginger on hand, I use frozen ginger root that I always keep in a sealed container in the freezer and pull out and grate as needed. Ingredients: cedar plank(purchased

Delicious Vegan Black Bean Burgers

By |December 21st, 2023|Categories: Post, Recipes|

These savoury vegan burgers are a great source of clean, animal-free protein. Deep, deliciously hued black beans aren’t just an excellent source of fibre, they’re also high in resistant starch and are metabolized much differently than high starch foods like bread and potatoes. The process of metabolizing resistant starch is such that it actually reduces the amount of glucose released into the blood, thus lowering the demand for insulin, which is great for the prevention of blood sugar issues. Not only are they lower on the glycemic index, they are incredibly filling! And by including hemp hearts in the mix,

10 Superfoods to Fortify your Summer Diet!

By |December 21st, 2023|Categories: Nutritional Ingredients Info, Post|

Time to increase our intake of vitamin rich fruits and vegetables! Summer (coming right up!!) is a natural time to put into practice some of the healthiest nutrition intentions without sacrificing pleasure. With the growing abundance of fresh local food, we can easily increase our intake of vitamin rich fruits and vegetables, minimize our consumption of high glycemic index processed foods, and eat a greater variety of diverse foods to maximize our nutrient intake As the weather warms, our bodies are physiologically inclined to eat lighter and healthier (think cravings for salads and smoothies). From a Chinese medicine perspective this

Low Histamine Food: Creamy Arugula Soup

By |December 21st, 2023|Categories: Post, Recipes|

Low allergen soup with a watercress option! Spring is a time of growth and renewal. Budding flowers, bursting blossoms, and allergy flares! This brings us to why anyone would choose to eat a low-histamine diet. Histamine is an organic compound, chemically described as an amine, and is naturally high in certain foods. Symptoms of histamine intolerance include allergies, itching, nasal congestion, breathing difficulties, headaches, bloating, cramping, sleep disturbances, and even anxiety. Histamine is found in a number of foods. The following recipe includes some tasty ingredients that are not only low in histamine, but also contain nutrients that help to

Stinging Nettle Pesto. This is a super nutritious Spring pesto!

By |December 21st, 2023|Categories: Post, Recipes|

Spring is the season for detoxing and collecting Nettles! Nettles are incredibly high in minerals, iron, calcium and a plethora of vitamins amongst too many other phytonutrients to name. Trust me, working around the stingy hairs is worth it. Nettles are renowned for this season in particular because of their astringent, expectorant, tonic, anti-inflammatory, diuretic properties. All these a powerful elements make it an ally for supporting cleansing the liver and kidneys, as an adjuvant in treating allergies and anemia or simply boosting up your mineral and vitamin intake in a delicious meal. Use as you would traditional basil pesto

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