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Golden Milk

Posted on: November 13th, 2016 by Dr. Amanda Sue Cressman


You may have heard about this in recent months/years but for some it’s new.  Golden Tea – or Turmeric Tea as it’s also known is a delicious (honestly, delicious) warm beverage to consider for this winter season.

I love warm drinks but sometimes grow tired of watery tea and want something more full and robust in flavour.  I secretly love hot chocolates and cafe mocha’s but need to drink on rare occasions as caffeine and I are not great friends.

So, why choose turmeric in your warm milk beverage?  Here are some reasons:

-it’s a strong antioxidant

-decreases inflammation

-supports liver detoxification

-aids in digestive function

-great for sports injuries

-it’s an anti-microbial

-cardiovascular support

-great at whitening teeth

So, it’s pretty fantastic and wonderful when used in a delicious recipe.  There are many recipes out there for Golden Milks/Lattes, etc but this is my favourite.  Turmeric Tea/Golden Tea Recipe from Wellness Mama

This tea may not be right for you, so always check with your Naturopathic Doctor before drinking (especially if frequently) to ensure it’s the right match for you, your health condition or medications you are currently taking.

Hope you enjoy.

Disclaimer: The information contained on this website is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice or instruction, it is provided for educational purposes only. This information shouldn’t take the place of seeing a Naturopathic Doctor on any matter relating to health or well-being.

Beets…fantastic help with constipation

Posted on: May 28th, 2013 by Dr. Amanda Sue Cressman

This the time of year when you start seeing more colour at your local farmers market.  One colour I adore is the magenta of beets.  Not only are they delicious, but helpful with liver detoxification and slow bowels.  They are also chalk full of vitamins & minerals and supports circulation.

Beet When eaten in raw form, they aid with constipation, speeding up transit of stool as it moves through the intestinal tract.  We often eat these pickled, roasted or cooked, but consider eating in raw form to get the most support for your bowels as possible.  After consuming raw beets, your urine will become pink/purple in colour and soon after your bowels will be moving with more ease.

Here is a delicious recipe, created by Leanne Vogel, a Holistic Nutritionist with a flare for making healthy foods, taste delicious.  She cooks mostly dairy and gluten free…so wonderful for those with food sensitivities.

Recipe: Brilliant Beet Slaw.



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