Dr. Jilan Koch’s Blog

Your Naturopath's guide to a healthier lifestyle

With the beautiful weather and the exciting activities that summer brings, your child is sure to incur a couple of bumps and bruises. Aside from basic prevention (helmets, mouth guards, lifejackets and protective padding, sunscreen and insect repellent), we don’t want to interrupt this process. We...

  Getting summer ready? I am! Perhaps a little too excited (don't judge), but I can't wait for my kids to go to summer camp. Not because I want to get rid of them, but because this is something I didn't have the opportunity to do...

For years now the government has encouraged DEET use to protect against vector born illnesses. In spite of this, there are some old studies and much consumer weariness that DEET is dangerous, especially in kids. It's always so important to weigh the pros and cons...

This is probably one of the most important topics you will read about this summer. Lyme disease is mentioned often enough, but to most, it’s still very ambiguous. Over time, there have been various controversies surrounding lyme disease. In the past, the big question surrounded lyme's...

The ketogenic diet is gaining a great deal of attention once again. Recognized for helping you loose weight quickly and with minimal work. The downfall? This diet can be quite restrictive and lead to longterm complications if done incorrectly. Learn what supplements you should take...

Hey moms and dads, Are you counting down the days left of school? Normally by this time year, I would be so sick of packing lunches. This year has been different. I have been mixing up some tasty treats, that can all be prepared the night...

Your gut may be affecting your health in ways you’ve never thought! If you are experiencing any of these 6 problems related to your gut, it is time to make some changes in your diet and supplement regime. 1. Fatigue Having a healthy gut goes beyond a daily...

A favourite Arabic meal that kids tend to love is Sfeha. Perhaps because they are small, shaped like pizza boats and delicious. Sfeha combines a dough with a meat topping, typically lamb. Pine nuts and parsley are typically decorative. Different areas have slightly different recipes...

Here's a food that you will recognize: Pita bread! It pairs well with hummus add veggies and people love them because they can be stuffed or dipped! Up until now, the only gluten free pita that I have found is made by Aidan's Bakery. They are...

If you love hummus and are looking for a new spin, I'm here to help! Ingredients: 4 Cups of Cauliflower Florets 3 cloves garlic roasted 3 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp avocado oil 1/4 tsp of salt dash of cayenne pepper (seriously, just a dash) 4 tbsp tahini, well stirred 3 tbsp fresh lemon...

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