August 2018

Oh what a summer we have had filled with sunshine and warm nights. Whether you were up at a lake, took a well-deserved vacation or simply enjoyed a little extra time outdoors, we hope you have relaxed and enjoyed.

To finish off the last month of our favourite season, we have filled our August newsletter with some amazing recipes, tips and products to keep you looking and feeling your best naturally.

Enjoy the last few weeks of summer. And as always, we love hearing from our readers. To reach out to us, all you have to do is e-mail

Wishing you health and happiness,

Dr. Joey Shulman DC, RNCP


Click here and check out my latest post on Cityline — the Top 40 ways to look and feel your best over the age 40!


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Summer Products We Love!

This new shampoo by Briogeo offers a refreshing scent that is perfect for summer. Made with amazing nutrient-rich, vegan ingredients such as kale, spinach, apple and matcha – you can’t go wrong! Also loaded with omega fatty acids and antioxidants, this shampoo is sure to bring dull, dry hair back to life. Can be paired with Be Gentle, Be Kind kale and apple replenishing super food conditioner.


Kick your smoothie game into high gear this summer with this amazing superfood boost you will absolutely love. Beekeeper’s Naturals offers the perfect combination of raw, sustainably sourced honey and organic Ecuadorian cacao that will give your immune system a well-deserved boost. Simply add a teaspoon and voila – a chocolaty, sweet treat that is loaded with beneficial antioxidants.


Start your day right with a soothing cup of Tetley’s Ayurvedic balance poise teas. This centering tea is made with all natural ingredients and is perfect to enjoy when you are feeling scattered or worried as it has a wonderful calming affect. Other flavors available at

Please note: Ayurvedic medicine is an ancient Indian healing medicine that has been around for over 5,000 years. According to Ayurvedic medicine, every individual has a primary psychophysical type called a dosha.

The three doshas are; Vata, Pitta or Kapha. The dosha can help to determine foods and lifestyle habits that will help you to promote optimal wellness. Many people can share the characteristics of two or more dosha types. To find out what your dosha is, click here.


Keep those pesky bugs away this summer with this powerful mosquito repellant by Citrobug that is made with essential oils such as lemon, eucalyptus and pine. Simply apply a thin layer to your skin two times a day. Free from DEET, Citrobug is hypo-allergenic and made with non-toxic ingredients that are good for the environment and safe for the entire family.


On the go this summer? Be prepared with this stylish, compact backpack by Lulu lemon that is light for the summer but big enough to keep the essentials on hand. The misty pink color is made with water-repellant fabric that is easy to clean. It also comes with an interior water bottle compartment, a phone/media pocket and other interior pockets to help keep you organized.


Delicious Summer Recipes

Refreshing summer peach smoothie


  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon unflavoured 2% Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup frozen peaches
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 cup of baby spinach
  • 1 cup of unsweetened coconut milk (or almond milk)


  1. Add all ingredients into blender and blend on high for 60 seconds. Enjoy!

Serves 1

Nutritional analysis: calories 380, fat 20g, carbohydrates 30g, fiber 14g, protein 33g

Caesar vinaigrette


  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • 2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Worcester sauce
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • ½ cup of extra virgin olive oil


  1. Put all ingredients into a blender and blend on high until smooth and creamy.

Makes 1 cup

Nutritional analysis (per 1 tablespoon): calories 59, fat 7g, carbohydrates 1g

Quick and easy Greek salad


  • 1 cucumber, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 6 tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • ½ cup black olives, no pits
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
  • ½ cup feta cheese, crumbled


  1. Add cucumber, tomatoes, red onions and black olives into serving bowl.
  2. In a separate small bowl, combine olive oil, lemon juice, sea salt, pepper and oregano. Mix to combine.
  3. Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat.
  4. Sprinkle with cheese and enjoy!

Serves 8

Nutritional analysis: calories 170, fat 16g, carbohydrates 7g, fiber 2g, protein 3g

Raspberry coconut chia seed pudding pops


  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 2 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut flakes
  • 1 teaspoon honey


  1. Combine all ingredients into a container and mix well. Store on counter or in fridge for up to an hour, until chia seeds begin to absorb the coconut milk.
  2. Pour mixture into molds and put in freezer overnight, or until frozen.

Serves 6

Nutritional analysis: calories 90, fat 5g, carbohydrates 8g, fiber 5g, protein 2g

Our Favourite Summer Read

Five minutes in the morning – Focus journal

What if 5 minutes could change your day? Many spiritual teachers have referred to the morning hours as the “holy hours”. So whether it is having a cup of tea or coffee alone, meditating, journaling, stretching or just enjoying some alone time, Five Minute in the Morning focus journal helps you with creative exercises to set the right intention for the day ahead.

A great summer present to bring to a cottage as well!


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