Winter, 2011 - Vol 3, Issue 6
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The Recipe Corner

Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies


5 cups blanched almond flour

1 tablespoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon ginger powder

teaspoon cloves, ground

teaspoon celtic sea salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

cup grapeseed oil

cup agave nectar

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

cup yacon

2 eggs

1 teaspoon lemon zest


In a large bowl, combine almond flour, cinnamon, ginger powder, cloves, salt and baking soda


In a smaller bowl, mix together grapeseed oil, agave, vanilla, yacon, eggs and lemon zest.

Stir wet ingredients into dry.

Chill dough in freezer for 1-2 hours.


Roll out dough between two pieces of parchment paper to inch thick.


Remove top sheet of parchment paper, cut out cookies using a medium gingerbread man cookie cutter.


Decorate with nuts and dried fruit --we used pieces of lemon rind for the mouth.


Transfer with a spatula to a parchment lined baking sheet


Cook at 350 for 15 minutes.

Cool and serve.


Makes 36 gingerbread cookies.

Holiday Greetings from Doctors Naturae



Dear Patients, Friends & Family,


As 2011 comes to a close we would like to thank you all for supporting us as you do best. For another year you have voted us Best Naturopathic Clinic Of The Year and we are ever so grateful for this second honour. We strive to keep up our commitment and service to you and enjoy your comments to encourage us to provide even better service each year.


We are thankful that we are able to share many wonderful moments with all of you and wish to reach out to you in the best way possible.


This year we had the pleasure of acquiring Dr. Tracy Malone's practice from Sweet Medicine Integrative Clinic, and working and meeting with all has been an absolute pleasure.


Our professional team continues to grow to meet the needs of our new and existing patients. Our naturopathic doctors, K.C. Bateman ND (Auricular practitioner), Olinca Trejo ND and Agnieszka Matacz ND (IV Therapy - Oncology) have joined us at our main location as well are available at our South Burlington and Hamilton locations. Our Life Coach, Ryan Decoste CAE and Homeopathic Doctor, Salinda J. Vins HD, have also joined our team.


Please help me welcome all our new practitioners and make sure to check out our monthly seminar series, as well as, meditation and life coach workshops available all year long.


We wish you all the best this Holiday season and a healthy and prosperous New Year!


Tracy Pan ND


Holiday Hours of Operation

During this holiday season Doctors Naturae will have the following hours of operation


Mondays (December 5th-19th) - 9 am to 9 pm

Tuesdays-Fridays - 9 am to 7 pm

Saturdays - 9 am to 4 pm

Sundays - Closed

Closed - December 24th, 26th, and 31st 

Give the Gift of Personal Coaching
The time is now!  Start 2012 off on the right path, YOUR path.


The holiday season is the perfect time to give yourself and your loved ones the gift of personal coaching. 


Hiring your own personal coach will provide a new ability to successfully lead life from a different point of view, transform daily activities into powerful encounters, bring clarity to desired results & personal awareness, and provide new perspective! 


For $150.00 + HST you`ll receive your own personal Points of You tool kit and a 1 hour one on one coaching session with Ryan Decoste, CAE (a $300 value).   With Points of You coaching, you're giving the gift of personal development, deep reflection, and positive movement forward for 2012.   

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, Nutritionist, and Homeopathic Doctor.


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

Vitamin D - A Winter Essential

According to researchers, Canadians just aren't getting enough Vitamin D. Vitamin D can be obtained from the diet but is mainly generated through skin exposure to sunlight. Canada's long, dark winters deplete the body's stores and may be a contributing factor for increased rates of depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) during the winter months.

It is well recognized that Vitamin D plays a key role in maintaining the health of bones; however, recent medical studies associate vitamin D deficiency with cancer, heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and even obesity.

Individuals over the age of 40 have a higher risk of developing vitamin D deficiency and should consider supplementing with 1,000 IU daily of D3 (cholecalciferol) during the winter months. Seniors should consider supplementing this amount year round. Vitamin D3 is very important for growth and proper immune function in children and can be supplemented at 400 IU daily for children between 6 months and 10 years of age.

Dietary sources of vitamin D3 are limited but do include eggs, cold water fish, sardines, herring, cod liver oil, and certain mushrooms


Classical Homeopathy at Doctors Naturae

Salinda (Jahjaefendic) Vins is a successful graduate of the Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine (OCHM) with her Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Health Sciences.  She is a member of the Ontario Homeopathic Association (OHA). In 2008, Salinda has received her Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Biology and Physics from Brock University.


During her practical experience as a Homeopath, Salinda has worked with children and adults of all ages and has treated both acute and chronic illnesses. She has over 2000 hours of clinical experience working with patients suffering from ailments of variety of health concerns. She is multilingual and is capable of corresponding with her patient's in variety of languages including English, French, Bosnian-Serbian-Croatian.

Salinda is a Classical Homeopath that uses safe and effective natural single dose homeopathic remedies which are highly diluted energetic pellets used to correct the imbalances within the body. She examines all of the aspects of the patient's physical and psychological state and administers a remedy based upon the patient's totality of symptoms. Salinda works as an education consultant and product demonstrator for professional natural companies and along with homeopathic prescribing, she advises her patients to use proper professional line of nutritional supplements and herbal remedies.
Salinda enjoys all aspects of homeopathic medicine and loves to guide her patients into finding a link between mind and body relationship. Her mind and body approach can help out a wide range of individuals for instance, individuals who are suffering from physical problems such as respiratory disorders, cardiovascular disorders, sexual dysfunction and skin disorders. Her healing approach is also beneficial to individuals who are suffering from any psychological disturbances such as depression, stress, phobia, obsessive-compulsion, mania, anxiety, panic attack, mood disorders and sleep disorders. Salinda treats all her patients uniquely and spends time to find the perfect match specific to the patient`s needs.   

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