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 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…


September 6, 2017 By Sarah White No Comments

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine eggplants are a 'cooling' or yin food, making them an excellent dietary choice on hot summer days. The five TCM food types are cold, hot, warm, cool and neutral - this refers not to the state of the food, but the effect that it has on our bodies. In Chinese medicine theory eating with the seasons means that you are consuming more raw, cold and cool foods during hot months and eating predominantly hot, spicy and warm foods in the cold winter months in order to maintain balance within the body. Examples of other cooling…


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…