Friday, April 25, 2008

Muesli for Breakfast

I totally forgot about having muesli for breakfast until my good friend Jane reminded me by asking for a recipe!

Jane just got back from beautiful New Zealand and had mentioned a typical breakfast for her and Scott was muesli. She wasn't able to find a good muesli here and asked if I had a recipe. Sure enough I did and used to do this once in awhile. Give this a try if you want something different for breakfast.

The night before you want to have muesli, take 1/2 cup of large flake oats and soak in water in a bowl (cover with 1 inch of water). In the morning, grate an apple into the oats and mix in 1 Tbsp lemon juice, 1/2 cup plain yogurt or rice milk or soy milk, 1 Tbsp toasted pumpkin seeds, 1 Tbsp sunflower seeds, and 1 Tbsp toasted sliced almonds, and 1/2 fresh berries. Stir together and enjoy! You can always substitute any of the nuts and seeds or the berries for different fruit.

Saturday, April 19, 2008


I just got back from the OAND AGM. The OAND is our professional provincial association and it holds an annual general meeting every year. 2007 was an exciting year for our profession as The Naturopathy Act was passed in provincial legislature. Essentially the Naturopathy Act puts us under the RHPA (Regulated Health Professionals Act), with other healthcare professionals such as medical doctors, chiropractors, speech pathologists, and massage therapists, among others.

The OAND is our only connection to the policies and framework that the provincial government will be putting into place with the Transition Council. Every month the association collects dues that essentially allow them to continue working on our behalf to make sure we are allowed to safely and effectively educate and treat our patients to the best of what our many years of education and training have given us. Who would talk to the government if the OAND wasn't around? I wish more of my colleagues across Ontario realized the importance of having a provincial association - healthcare in Canada is provincially regulated!

There should be no reason why everyone in Ontario shouldn't want to have a Naturopathic doctor as part of their healthcare team. I have no doubt that much of the burden on the healthcare system we have provincially, would be lifted if more people saw Naturopathic doctors.

Again.... I love what I do. Oh and I love that Aileen and Makoto introduced me to Bulldog this morning before the AGM.

Ok off to enjoy the sunshine!