Fall, 2011 - Vol 3, Issue 5
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The Recipe Corner

Immune Boosting Soup



1 small yellow onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, sliced
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
8 fresh shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced
4 cups low-sodium mushroom, vegetable or chicken broth
1 1/2 cups julienned fresh kale
1 cup cubed butternut squash
2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
6 thin slices astragalus root (optional)
Juice of 1 fresh lemon
1 teaspoon miso



In a sauce pot over medium-high heat, saute onion and garlic in oil 3 minutes. Add turmeric and mushrooms. Saute 2 minutes. Add broth, kale, squash, ginger, cayenne and astragalus. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly, add lemon juice and miso (adding miso when still very hot will diminish its probiotic benefits). Cover and let sit 5 minutes before serving.

Natural Flu Prevention

Cold and Flu


The Natural Flu Shot 

Fall has arrived and this means that cold and flu season is not far away. It is also the time of year that the flu shot is heavily promoted and the time to start thinking about how you can keep yourself healthy this season.


The natural flu shot is a safe and effective alternative to the regular flu shot. The natural flu shot is a combination of homeopathic medicines that activate the immune system against cold and flu viruses without exposing the person to the virus. This minimizes side effects while still protecting you from the flu viruses. 


The natural flu shot is administered by injection or orally for children. Once the medicine is given it activates the immune system and provides protection against cold and flu viruses. This protection usually lasts for the duration of the season. The natural flu shot can also be given once you are already sick as part of a treatment program.


In addition to the natural flu shot, there are other natural remedies that may be used as part of a flu prevention program. When used in conjunction with the natural flu shot, added protection against colds and flu viruses is guaranteed


Supplements for Immune Boosting


A.C.E.S + Zinc - An antioxidant combination that helps maintain the structure of mucous membranes and increases immune cell number and function. 1-2 capsules per day with food.


Probiotics - Consuming probiotic bacteria that are indigenous and helpful to the intestinal tract will aid in infection. 1 capsule, twice daily with food.


Oil of Oregano - A powerful anti-microbial supplement for combating infection. 1-5 drops under the tongue or in water or juice daily. 


Nin Jiom - For productive coughs the Chinese cough syrup Nin Jiom can be used as directed on the bottle for day and night-time relief of symptoms.  

Year End for Benefits


It's that time of year again when your benefits plan may be coming to an end.  Now is the perfect time to schedule visits with your paramedical practitioners so that you can maximize your benefits before January 1, 2012. 


Remember that your paramedical benefits may cover Naturopathic Medicine, Acupuncture, Intravenous Therapy, Bowen Therapy, Auricular Medicine Visits with a qualified Naturopathic Doctor, Nutrition, and Homeopathic Medicine.


The team at Doctors Naturae is happy to help you determine which services may be covered under your plan.  For more information please call 905.336.9621 or email

November Seminars

Doctors Naturae is proud to offer a monthly, complimentary seminar series.  These sessions feature valued Doctors Naturae staff and experts in the field of health and wellness.     


 November 23rd, 2011 - 5:30-6:30 pm 

The Hormone - Weight Loss Connection with Andrea Kuzmiski, Naturopathic Doctor


Are you having difficulty losing weight?  Are you experiencing fatigue, having trouble sleeping or difficulty managing stress?  Join Andrea as she explores the connection between hormones and weight loss.  Obtain valuable information about natural weight loss, stress coping mechanisms and better sleep techniques.


November 28th, 2011 - 5:30-6:30 pm 

Think BIG, Be BIG, and Play BIG in YOUR Life with Ryan Decoste, Professional Coach and Certified Adult Educator

Cost - $20 


Are you experiencing feelings of being stuck in your career, struggling with decisions and/or want to make a change in your life but not sure how to do it?  Learn 5 key elements that will assist you in making the changes you desire and help you sustain your results.   Think BIG, Be BIG, and Play BIG promises to be a fun and interactive coaching and learning encounter. Come prepared to share and experience the benefits of what personal coaching can do for you!

Guided Meditation Series
We have heard and read about the benefits of meditation.   We often say "one of these days I will take time to meditate, or I will learn how to meditate properly".  Now is the breathe, de-stress and de-clutter our minds.


Come experience this 5 week session of gently guided visualized meditation facilitated by our resident Acupuncturist and Holistic Practitioner, Nicole Dunn. Surrounded by beautiful and serene music you will experience the benefits of meditation. During this session you will practice the benefits of deep breathing techniques, as well as, learn to calm your mind, find compassion for yourself and experience methods to center, ground and clear your non-beneficial energies.  Bring slippers and water for your comfort.


 Date:  Wednesday evenings, starting November 16th through to December 7th, inclusive

Cost:  $85 + HST (4 group guided mediations)

Time: 7-8 pm

Location: Doctors Naturae

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