Dr Julie Durnan

Archive for February, 2013

‘No Oat’ Oatmeal

We know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Because breakfast sets the pace for the rest of your day, it’s crucial to make the best food choices first thing in the morning.  However, for many people who are trying to reduce their consumption of refined carbohydrates (or sugar in general), breakfast can be…

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ABCs of Children’s Immune Health

    One of the most common questions I hear from parents at the clinic is:  ”How can I boost my child’s immune system?”.  This is an especially hot topic in the winter so I thought it would be handy to provide patients with a list of my all time…

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Green Dream Detox Smoothie

Patients and friends often ask me:  What’s your favourite detox?  The truth is, I prescribe different detoxification programs and cleanses depending on people’s specific needs.  There are some basics, however, that are helpful for most people. One of my juiciest prescriptions is this drink: Green Dream Detox Smoothie.  It’s great…

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Do-It-Yourself Onion Cough Syrup

If you’re concerned about the safety of over-the-counter cough syrups, you’re not alone. So here is my simple solution for you and yours during this wintery, sore-throat, cough, cold, and flu season. My DIY Onion Cough Syrup is a wonderful anti-microbial syrup to soothe coughs and sore throats.  It is…

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Insomnia During Pregnancy: Effective Natural Health Tips for a Restful Sleep

Tired But Wired Pregnant women often come to my clinic first complaining of fatigue and sleepiness. Then invariably, there will be times, when although a momma-to-be finds that her body is tired, she is simply unable to sleep. Insomnia is a very common problem in pregnancy, particularly when there are…

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