Nutrients for Thyroid health

June 9, 2016

Thank you to all who attended my presentation on Women’s Health at the Farmer’s Market on Sunday, especially the men!!!  I promised I would post a list of some of the nutrients important for thyroid health, and the foods that contain them.

Key Nutrients for Thyroid Function:

(I recommend pasture raised meats, particularly if using organ meats like the liver, organic and pasture raised eggs and dairy, and wild fish products)

Iron – red meat, particularly organ meats, nutritional yeast, dark leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds.

Iodine – sea vegetables (nori, kelp, and dulse), shrimp, milk, eggs, seafood, navy beans, strawberries.

Tyrosine – meat, fish, shellfish, and poultry, eggs, yogurt, pumpkin seeds, avocados.

Zinc – oysters, red meat, particularly organ meats, pumpkin seeds.

Selenium – brazil nuts, meat, fish, shellfish, and poultry.

Vitamin E – sunflower seeds, almonds, dark leafy greens, avocados.

Vitamin B2 – dark leafy greens, yogurt, crimini mushrooms, asparagus.

Vitamin B3 – chicken, turkey, nutritional yeast.

Vitamin B6 – poultry, red meat, particularly organ meats, nutritional yeast.

Vitamin C – papaya, bell peppers, broccoli, brussel sprouts, oranges, pineapple.

Vitamin D – salmon, milk, egg yolks, mushrooms, THE SUN.

Vitamin A (as beta carotene) – sweet potatoes, carrots, dark leafy greens, squash, red peppers.

Vitamin A (as retinol) – liver, cod liver oil (fermented is better), egg yolks, butter.


Make a list of foods that you like from the above and regularly include them in your meal planning and grocery shopping.    They contribute to proper production of thyroid hormones.

Find recipes that you like to help with changing your regular choices, for example, try the Sweet Potato Brownie in the September 2015 blog post.

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Thank you!

June 1, 2016

A big thanks to all of you who sent kind words of support for the nomination.   A huge thank you to Gwen for nominating me!  The winner of the first annual Lifetime Achievement Award was Lisa Tsakos, truly a forerunner in this field of nutrition.  I met her in 1999 when I was in Toronto for my graduation, and she inspired me then, as she still does!   Congratulations to her!

The conference was truly unbelievable.  It was said “We are changing the face of health care in Canada” and so we are!

“You are always moving ahead to health or away from health”.  Quote from Josh Gitalis.

I am so pleased to be a part of this organization, and feel truly blessed to have been part of many clients’  healing processes.  Several of the speakers confirmed my belief, and my personal experience, and that is that we CAN heal autoimmune!  So I encourage any of you with an autoimmune disease, such as MS, Lupus, Schleroderma, Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, etc. to get off the couch, get some help from a registered holistic nutritionist, and get better!

Many of you may remember that the markers for lupus in my blood, measured by the rheumatologist, were no longer there in January 2014.  I heard several stories similar to this at the conference, one being MS, and one being Scleroderma, both long standing.

I will be doing a talk on Autoimmunity for the Lupus chapter here in Saskatoon in October 2016.

As well, remember, this weekend, June 5th, I will be at the Farmer’s Market at 3:30p.m. to present on Women’s Health. Register with Intuitive Path Superfoods.

Remember to eat something orange today!  Check back in my blog for several pumpkin recipes.


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Nominated for Lifetime Achievement Award and Julie Danyluk Award!!

May 24, 2016

I am so grateful to be nominated for the above two awards at the Canadian School Of Natural Nutrition Alumni conference this weekend in Toronto!  Competition is fierce as there are several of us nominated who have worked hard at educating the public about healing the body through natural nutrition and lifestyle, through writing books, doing public speaking, and much more.

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Women’s Health June 5th!!!

May 12, 2016

Sorry for the error.   It is Sunday June 5th at 3:30p.m.

Women’s Health Presentation

May 12, 2016

Join me for a one hour presentation on:

Womens Health: Hormone Imbalance, Hypothyroidism, and Weight Loss

Sponsored by Intuitive Path Superfoods.

June 5, 2016 @ 3:30 PM
Saskatoon Farmers Market

320 Avenue D South
Register at Intuitive Path Superfoods or on Eventbrite

See you there!


Lime and Lemon Rinds – Make your Own Healthy Powdered Rinds!

March 29, 2016

I love all the new recipes coming out with powdered lime rinds in the salad dressings!  And I have been using powdered lemon and orange rinds in many of my recipes, for example Lemon Curd.  These delicious additions to your pantry are loaded with vitamin C, and that zingy taste many of us love.  It is most IMPORTANT that you use organic fruits only,  to prevent all of those pesticides getting into your system.   Whenever you happen to see a bag of organic limes, or lemons, buy the whole bag and make powdered rinds.

I find 1 tbsp. fresh is about the same as 1 tbsp. dried in most recipes.

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First I scrub the fruits well, then peel them.  I place small pieces of rind on dehydrator trays.

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I like to dehydrate at 105 degrees, as this low temperature maintains the nutrition.  Alternately, you may leave them on a plate to dry at room temperature, or in a very low oven.

When very dry, I place small amounts in my Magic Bullet and blend to a powder.   If you do not have a Magic Bullet, you may use a blender or coffee grinder.   Then I store them in pretty glass jars for use.

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Juice the remaining fruits, and use or freeze in small containers for future use.

I have several small jars of organic dried orange rinds in my pantry.   One of the recipes I make with them is Orange Rooibos Tea.  Buy large bags of organic plain Rooibos tea.   Combine 3 tbsp. dried orange rind with 2 tbsp. loose rooibos tea and voila!   Orange Rooibos Tea – all organic and very inexpensive.




Evergreen Trade and Craft Show; You’re Invited!

March 2, 2016

Please visit us this Saturday, March 5th, from 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. at Holy Family School in Willowgrove to support the outdoor skating rink for the Evergreen Community Association.  There are many vendors and a soup and bun lunch for $5.

Feel free to stop by my table and ask a nutrition and healing question!  I will be selling my books, Eat Away Illness, Cook Your Way to Health, and What Your Doctor Doesn’t Tell You About Foods, as well as some quilts!! and more.

See you there…..

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