November 6, 2017 By Sarah White No Comments

If you're anything like me you still have many, many cans of pumpkin puree sitting in your cupboard leftover from this year's Thanksgiving and Halloween celebrations. This week I'll be posting a few of my favourite healthy pumpkin recipes to help you move through your stash a little quicker. I love baking with pumpkin because it keeps my treats moist without having to use much oil. As a bonus, it also happens to be fabulously good for you. Here are just a few reasons why pumpkins are fall's best health-promoting super food: A cup of pumpkin puree contains over 200%…


October 30, 2017 By Sarah White No Comments

I am always craving this granola with coconut yoghurt and berries. It's a quick and easy go-to breakfast that is jam-packed with healthy fats to keep me full all morning long. It also happens to be grain-free making it an excellent breakfast option for all of my paleo patients. Print Paleo Granola This is my absolute favourite fat-bomb breakfast. I eat this granola almost daily with coconut yoghurt and fresh berries. Ingredients 1 cup cashews 1 cup walnuts 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds 1/2 cup coconut flakes 1 tbs cinnamon 1/2 tsp salt 1/3 cup melted coconut oil 1/4 cup maple…


October 28, 2017 By Sarah White No Comments

Nothing feels more "fall" to me than snuggling up on the couch with a glass of bold red wine and a huge bowl of hot chili. This sweet potato and beef chili recipe is my absolute favourite and is perfect for this fall weather and cozy evenings at home. It strikes that balance between spicy and sweet and happens to be super simple to make, too. Lately, I've been eating a 'ketogenic' style diet during the day and saving my carbohydrates for dinner time. This strategy allows me to maintain blood sugar balance through the day while maintaining normal cortisol patterns…


October 26, 2017 By Sarah White No Comments

Today's recipe is dedicated to my partner Kyle, the man who shamelessly orders a pumpkin spice latte every time we're out for coffee together. This granola recipe makes for a perfectly healthy and festive October breakfast when paired with a bowl of homemade almond milk or coconut yoghurt. It also happens to be gluten-free, refined sugar-free and full of pumpkin seeds for a generous dose of magnesium and zinc (two very common nutritional deficiencies that I see in my clinical practice). Pumpkin seeds also contain plant compounds called phytosterols. These unique compounds are beneficial because they are structurally similar to cholesterol and…


October 6, 2017 By Sarah White No Comments

From both a Western and an Eastern perspective, sweet potatoes are considered to be a fabulously healthy vegetable. Just one sweet potato contains 400% of your daily Vitamin A intake as well as a high dose of vitamin B6 to improve hormonal health and neurotransmitter function. They are also a great dietary source of vitamin C which helps to support the immune system during the change of seasons. While sweet potatoes carry multiple well-studied health benefits from a Western perspective, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) considers them to be especially beneficial when eaten during the end of summer and beginning of…


May 19, 2017 By Sarah White No Comments

My patients often ask me, "what's the unhealthiest thing that you eat/d0?", and up until 6-months ago my answer was always wine ... and the birth control pill. I was put on the birth control pill at age 15 to 'regulate' my hormones (FYI the pill doesn't actually regulate hormones AT ALL), and spent many years willfully blind to the dangers and side effects that come with taking synthetic estrogens & progestins. Fast forward 10 years later and I could no longer ignore the symptoms of synthetic estrogen dominance that were becoming worse and worse every year since my first pack of pills; I'm talking serious…


January 6, 2017 By Sarah White No Comments

My partner Kyle and I are avid campers and live for our summer weekends in the great outdoors. While I'll always enjoy 'glamping' (car access, air mattresses & portable mini fridges), the most special times up north are the ones where I'm feeling truly connected to nature and my surroundings. This means a full day of canoeing and multiple portages to reach an untouched site. These gluten-free blueberry pancakes from this doctor's camp kitchen are healthy, delicious and most importantly ... portable for long treks in the woods. Print Blueberry Oat Pancakes Prep 5 mins Cook 10 mins Total 15 mins…