by Dr. Laura Brown
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on 23 April 2015
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Sharing with you my first peer-reviewed article on page 39 of the spring issue of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors VitaLink magazine.

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  2015 Review of the 

  Health Status of Canadian Adults

  Ownership and action are required to stop rising trends in disease 

    Dr. Laura M. Brown, BGS, ND, Dr. Poonam Patel, BSc, ND, Dr. Camille Sahula, BSc, ND 

It is evident that the most critical, chronic diseases are largely preventable and inextricably linked to one another. A  2015 review of the health status of Canadian adults is alarming. There is a three-fold increase in rates of obesity over the past five decades and a doubling in diabetes over the past thirty years.1,2 The leading causes of death in Canada are cancer and cardiovascular disease.3 This article will explore how and why adults in Canada need a higher level of ownership and an actionable plan for their state of health.  Read full article

by Dr. Laura Brown
in Recipes
on 23 April 2015
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Allergy Conscious Cooking: Use this not that

Ever wonder what to put into a recipe instead of eggs, dairy, sugar or wheat? Often these culprits for food sensitivity or allergy make it difficult to whip up your favourite recipe. Fortunately, many have forged the allergy free road ahead of us and provide great alternatives and tips for allergen free cooking. I have pointed out a few select replacements I commonly reach for as well as some resources you may find helpful. I don't know about you, but I am always on the hunt for creative ways to get the taste and texture I want with the foods left on the "can eat" list for not only myself but for others I serve. 

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by Dr. Laura Brown
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on 17 April 2015
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Fuel your day!

Laura’s Homemade Blueberry Teff Pancakes

Great energy for those springtime bike rides! In honour of our clinic's Annual Spring Bike Tune Up on Saturday May 9th 9am-12pm, here is a recipe I created for some tasty pancakes to kickstart the morning. Bake up some of these goodies, fuel up, and ride on over with the whole family to get a bike tune up. Proceeds fund local charities and the Guelph Hospital Foundation. Forward Health is located at 951 Gordon St. in Guelph.

Teff is an ancient ethopian cereal grass high in protein, calcium and iron. The reddish grain is about the size of a poppy seed. Teff is gluten free. Rumour has it many of Ethopian’s famed long distance runners attribute their energy and health to teff.  It gives a real nutty taste and hearty meal.  Teff is available at your local health food stores. 

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