Dr. Jilan Koch’s Blog

Your Naturopath's guide to a healthier lifestyle

As we approach another mother's day, I prepare myself for the amusing, loving and frustrating emotions that I go through. I hope Im not the only the one that feels this way. On one hand, I am excited to spend a fabulous day with my kids,...

The month of May is physical fitness month! Makes sense for all of us in Canada, because it's finally starting to get warm enough to emerge from our long and dark hibernation period. Sunrise is earlier, sunset later and the weather warmer. While most people...

Are you looking for the best Zesty Avocado Kale chip recipe ever? I've got one for you AND it's Autoimmune Paleo safe, Gluten Free, vegan and Ketogenic. For some reason, my son is not a fan of kale, except when I am eating kale chips- then...

What are Post- Concussion Symptoms? If you have experienced a concussion, you know that symptoms can stick with you long after the accident. They are life-changing and can affect your ability to function. They can present as daily headaches, changes in vision, poor memory,  difficulty focusing...

Satisfying a Banana Bread craving when following a special diet, like the AIP Do you ever really just miss something? The way it smells, it tastes? How it makes you feel? I recently realized that I really miss banana bread. Not the sugar, but the memory that...

Preparing for Easter (and other holidays) can be exciting, but for some parents, it can be stressful. This is especially true for those whose children have food sensitivities, allergies or diabetes or who are simply passionate about their children eating healthy. I’ve outlined some great ideas...

In my previous posts, I have ranted and raved about bone broth and it's health benefits. For most people it takes a little bit of planning, but once done, they feel a huge sense of accomplishment. This nutrient-dense broth provides the body with collagen, minerals...

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Photo by jules:stonesoup [/caption] I have recommended Bone Broth to many of you. The reality is that bone broth is great for anyone who is not vegetarian or vegan. The first thing to note is that bone BROTH and STOCK are very different. The...

As far as I have learned there are only 4 seasons in Canada: summer, winter, fall and spring. This means that "Flu" is not a season, so you don't have to suffer through 3 months of it. By following these 5 simple tips for a...

Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking with a great group of runners about nutrition! They were enthusiastic and inquisitive, which I love! This is for them! If you are interested in running, feel free to read on and learn 13 ways that runners...

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