Ketogenic Cooking Class – October 25, 2019

A Functional Nutrition Group Class with Justine Stenger

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Overview

Join us for a special cooking class! Justine Stenger, local therapeutic chef, functional medicine trained health coach, and specialist in reversing cognitive decline through diet will help you find your way around your plate.

Event Details

WHEN: Friday, October 25, 2019
TIME: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
WHERE: The Hoffman Centre for Integrative Medicine
COST: $200 per person

What you will Learn

  • Learn the most important foods to include (and avoid) when following a ketogenic diet.
  • Gain clarity on what to eat, when to eat and how to properly prepare your foods.
  • Learn how food and food timing affects your nutritional and metabolic biological clocks.
  • Learn how to separate fact from fiction on good and poor quality fats.
  • Learn the importance of choosing high quality fats.
  • Learn how to improve phytonutrient and phytochemical diversity to improve your highest expression of metabolic and brain health.

Bonus:
Additional information on histamine containing foods, low FODMAPS diets, and the paleo-autoimmune protocol.

Take Home:
Receive Ketogenic, grain free, dairy free and low carb recipes to take home.

Taste:
Sample delicious Ketogenic, low carbohydrate recipes that you will learn to make at home!

Sign Up for the Class

Recipe: Cashew Kale Chips

Cashew Kale Chips

This recipe was originally authored and published by Genevieve St-Cyr .

Kale is said to be one of the most nutrient dense food on the planet.

HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Like all cruciferous family, it’s high in sulfur, which helps with detoxification.
  • It’s loaded with antioxidants, including quercetin an Vit C.
  • It’s high in folate (the active form, which is easily absorbed by the body, great if you have MTHFR)
  • It’s also high in minerals, like magnesium.

Even if you don’t like kale, I’m pretty sure you will like these cashew kale chips.

They are crispy, a little salty, and very morish 😉

INGREDIENTS

1 bunch of kale (Curly Kale works best)

For the cashew sauce:

  • 1 cup cashew (ideally soaked for 3 to 4 hours to make them easier to digest)
  • 1 garlic clove or 1 tsp garlic oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup minced parley (optional but adds flavor and a lot of nutrients)
  • Spices: To taste, add paprika, chili powder or any spices of your choice.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Make the Cashew Paste by blending all the ingredients together until smooth.
  2. Wash the kale and tear the leaves away from the stem. Discard the stem.
  3. Roughly cut and put in a big bowl.
  4. Add the cashew paste and massage the leaves until wilted (1 to 2 minutes).
  5. Spread in a baking sheet or into a dehydrator tray.
  6. Dehydrate at the lowest setting in your oven or in your dehydrator at 45C for many hours, until crispy. This may take from 6 to 12 hours depending on the temperature used.
  7. Eat as soon as possible when ready ( they get soggy really quickly, but if they do, simply put them back to dehydrate for another hour).

Recipe: Carrot Soup with magical healing powers!

Carrot Soup.. with magical healing powers!

This recipe was originally authored and published by Genevieve St-Cyr .

Soups have magical healing powers.

They are very easy to digest, have a wonderful warming quality and are very nutritious.

For extra healing power, I recommend making your own bone broth.

WHAT’S SO SPECIAL ABOUT BONE BROTH?

  • Excellent source of minerals, like calcium and magnesium
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Improves digestion (it’s one of the best things you can do to heal your gut).
  • It’s delicious!

This soup is one of the many recipes in my 4-Week Meal plan, and it always gets raving reviews!

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 big carrots, cut into chunks
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg (optional)
  • 4 cups chicken broth (preferably home-made)
  • 1 can (400ml) coconut milk (full fat) or cream
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  1.  In a large pot, heat the garlic and olive oil until warm.
  2. Add the carrots, cinnamon and nutmeg, and sauté for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring the mixture frequently.
  3. Add the broth and bring the soup to a boil, then turn the heat down and simmer, partially covered, for about 20 minutes until the carrots are tender.
  4. Remove the pot from the heat.
  5. Blend the mixture with a stand mixer or in the blender.
  6. Add the coconut milk.
  7. Season with salt and pepper.

If serving immediately, return the soup to a burner set on low heat until warm. Serve and enjoy!

Pro Tip: Double the recipe and keep some in the freezer for those days when you don’t feel like cooking.

Recipe: Best Ever Chicken Liver Pate

Anti-inflammatory Chicken Liver Pate

This recipe was originally authored and published by Genevieve St-Cyr .

I have this memory of my mum ‘forcing’ us to eat chicken liver when I was a kid…telling us it was good for us to grow tall and strong! Well…as always, she was right (although it appears like she was lying about the tall part…). We would wrap it in so much bacon that it couldn’t possibly taste of liver any more, and we would still pretend to gag with every bite! I know a lot of people feel the same way about liver, and organ meat in general!

What my mum knew is that there is nothing quite as nutrient dense as liver!

Organ meats like liver are between 10 and 100 times higher in nutrients than corresponding muscle meats, like our beloved steak.

Health Benefits

The liver is high in many important nutrients:

  • Fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, K
  • B vitamins,like B12 and folate, which so many women are deficient in
  • Choline, an important nutrient for the brain and every cells in the body
  • Minerals such as copper, iron and zinc.

If, like many people, you can’t quite convince yourself to eat liver, despite the obvious health benefits, try this delicious liver pate, it won’t disappoint!

Serve with those gluten-free crackers, or a delicious slice of sourdough bread (if tolerated).

Ingredients

  • 140 grams butter
  • 2 large onions, diced (if intolerant, take them off the pan after cooking in the butter)
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed (or 1 tsp garlic oil)
  • 2-3 rashers bacon (omit if histamine intolerant)
  • 650 grams chicken livers, trimmed and cut into 2cm pieces
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Thyme or rosemary (1-2 sprigs fresh or ½ tsp dried)
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons brandy (omit if very sensitive to alcohol)

Instructions

  1. Heat up a fry pan and add butter.
  2. Fry onion, garlic and bacon over medium heat, stirring constantly until softened (3-4 minutes).
  3. Add livers, bay leaf and thyme and then cook, stirring occasionally, until cooked through and no longer pink in the center.
  4. Remove bay leaf and then blend until fully combined and forms a paste.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste (I like it with lots of pepper), and then two tablespoons brandy and process again.
  6. Pass through a sieve and transfer to serving bowls.
  7. Cover with melted ghee (optional)
  8. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.

Recipe: Moroccan Tagine

Moroccan Tagine

This recipe was originally authored and published by Genevieve St-Cyr .

This recipe is a bit more labour intensive than most of my recipes, but it is worth the effort, I promise!!

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 lamb shanks or 1 kg chicken thighs or legs (preferably bone in)
  • 1 tbsp plain flour (omit if gluten free)
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, chopped  (discard after cooking if low FODMAPs)
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed (use garlic oil if low FODMAPs)
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1½tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp harissa paste, or chopped red chilli to taste
  • 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1.5 litres chicken stock
  • 1 small preserved lemon, chopped, or 3 strips of lemon zest
  • Pinch of saffron strands
  • 100g soft prunes
  • Small bunch of fresh coriander, leaves picked and chopped

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Season the meat with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Heat half the oil in a large, deep flameproof casserole in which the meat will fit snugly, add the meat and fry until they are nicely browned on all sides. Lift out and set aside on a plate.
  2. Add the rest of the oil and the onion to the pan and fry until the onion is golden brown. If onion intolerant/ low FODMAPs, discard onion, leaving the oil in the casserole.
  3. Add the garlic (or garlic oil), ground cumin, coriander and ginger, paprika and harissa paste or chilli and fry for a further 2 minutes. Add the flour (if using), the honey, tomatoes, stock and preserved lemon or lemon zest strips and bring to the boil. Return the meat to the pan, bring the sauce back to the boil, then reduce the heat to low, partially cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Uncover the casserole and simmer for a further 1 hour, turning the meat over every now and then so that it cooks evenly.
  5. Meanwhile, put the saffron into a small bowl and cover with 2 tablespoons of warm water. Leave to soak.
  6. If needed, skim the excess fat from the surface of the sauce. Increase the heat a little and add the saffron water. Simmer more vigorously for 30 minutes, adding the prunes 5 minutes before the end of the cooking time, until the sauce has reduced and thickened and the meat is tender.
  7. Serve with coriander, steamed veggies and wild black rice (if tolerated) or cauliflower rice.

Recipe: Anti-inflammatory Coconut Curry

Anti-inflammatory Coconut Curry

This recipe was originally authored and published by Genevieve St-Cyr .

A good curry is such a great comfort food…making it one of the most popular take-away.

Unfortunately, your normal take-away curry is likely to leave you feeling heavy, bloated and maybe even sitting on the toilet all night...
However, make your own, and you have a superb anti-inflammatory meal!

HEALTH BENEFITS

Turmeric and ginger are amazing anti-inflammatory spices.

Cumin and coriander are excellent for digestion.

Homemade chicken broth is soothing for the gut and packed full of healing goodies 😉

I’m salivating just thinking about it… yummo!

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 thumb size piece of ginger, finely grated
  • ½ tablespoon ground turmeric
  • ½ tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 stalk lemongrass, lower third finely chopped (or you can just hit the stalk a few times with the back of a knife to release the essential oil and put it whole in your pot. Just remove it at the end of the cooking .)
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 6 boneless chicken thighs or about 500grams white fish, cut in bite size pieces
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled, chopped into cubes
  • 1 red capsicum, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup chicken broth (preferably homemade)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (13.5 oz) full fat coconut milk or coconut cream
  • 1 bunch coriander

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Heat oil in large skillet on medium heat.
  2. Add onion and cook until onions are translucent.
  3. Add garlic, ginger, turmeric, cumin, coriander, lemongrass, zest and lime juice and chicken and more oil, if needed. Mix to coat onions and chicken and then add sweet potatoes.
  4. Add 1 cup of chicken broth and a teaspoon of salt and bring to boil. Let cook until sweet potatoes are soft.
  5. Add capsicum and cook for a few minutes.
  6. Add coconut milk. Let simmer to mix flavours.
  7. Top with fresh coriander and serve with cauliflower rice.

Enjoy Your Happy Tummy!

Paleo Autoimmune & Low Histamine Cooking Class – June 21, 2019

A Functional Nutrition Group Class with Justine Stenger

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Overview

Join us for a special cooking class! Justine Stenger, local therapeutic chef, functional medicine trained health coach, and specialist in reversing cognitive decline through diet will help you find your way around your plate.

Event Details

WHEN: Friday, June 21, 2019
TIME: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
WHERE: The Hoffman Centre for Integrative Medicine
COST: $200 per person

What you will Learn

  • Learn the most important foods to avoid and the foods to include to optimize your health
  • Gain clarity on what to eat, when to eat, how to properly prepare your foods.
  • Learn how food and food timing affects your biological clocks and hence overall health.
  • Learn nutrition facts: separating fact from fiction
  • Learn about fat facts: separating fact from fiction
  • Learn the importance of choosing high quality foods.
  • Learn how to improve phytonutrient diversity to improve your highest expression of health.

Bonus:
Additional information on FODMAP’s, oxalates and low glycemic/candida foods

Take Home:
Receive a Paleo Autoimmune low histamine 5 day meal plan with recipes to kick start your nutrition journey

Taste:
Sample delicious low histamine recipes that you will learn to make at home!

Sign Up for the Class

Event Cost: $200 per person
Bring a guest and receive 15% off the second person

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Paleo Autoimmune & Low Histamine Cooking Class, Recipes and Demo

 

WHEN: Friday, June 21st, 2019
TIME: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
WHERE: The Hoffman Centre for Integrative Medicine
COST: $200 per person
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Join us for a special cooking class! Justine Stenger, local therapeutic chef, functional medicine trained health coach, and specialist in reversing cognitive decline through diet will help you find your way around your plate.

 

 

 

In this class you will:

  • Learn the most important foods to avoid and the foods to include to optimize your health
  • Gain clarity on what to eat, when to eat, how to properly prepare your foods.
  • Learn how food and food timing affects your biological clocks and hence overall health.
  • Learn nutrition facts: separating fact from fiction
  • Learn about fat facts: separating fact from fiction
  • Learn the importance of choosing high quality foods.
  • Learn how to improve phytonutrient diversity to improve your highest expression of health.

Bonus:

  • Additional information on FODMAP’s, oxalates and low glycemic/candida foods

Take Home:

  • Receive a Paleo Autoimmune low histamine 5 day meal plan with recipes to kick start your nutrition journey

Taste:

  • Sample delicious low histamine recipes that you will learn to make at home!

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Wireless Tech, Electricity & Your Health | Hosted by The Hoffman Centre

Wireless Tech, Electricity & Your Health

Introduction

You cannot see, taste, hear, or touch them but the human-made emissions from wireless tech and electricity are everywhere and our exposure to them has been increasing exponentially for many years. In practical and easy to understand language this talk will explore the different types of human-made electromagnetic fields from wireless tech and electricity, the potential health effects and what you can do to reduce your exposure.

WHEN: June 14, 2019
TIME:
1:00pm - 5:00pm
WHERE:
The Hoffman Centre for Integrative & Functional Medicine
COST:
$150 per person

During this private event at The Hoffman Centre, you'll learn:

  • How to unpack the messy science behind biological effects from wireless tech and electricity exposures.
  • Why children and pregnant women are more vulnerable to EMF exposures.
  • How these human-made EMFs interact with the our body and the environment.
  • What the 3 guiding principals are to reduce your exposure.
  • Top low-EMF hacks to reduce EMF exposure from cell phone, laptops, and tablets.
  • 3 simple, no-cost steps to reducing your EMF exposure at night - drastically.
  • Trusted low-EMF devices and shielding technologies.

Included live demonstrations:

  • How much electricity couples on to you while you sleep?
  • Earthing best practices
  • Effects of wiring errors in your home
  • Exposure From WiFi and Cordless Phones
  • Exposures From CFL lights

Event Agenda - June 14, 2019

This presentation will begin at 1:00pm and end at 5:00pm. There will be approximately 3 breaks during the event, and each attendee will receive a copy of all slides for note-taking purposes.

Outline

  1. EMF Basics
  2. Science Round Up
  3. Types Of EMF and What is a safe Level?
  4. EMF Hot Topics
  5. Solutions
  6. Q & A

About Our Guest Presenter

Mitch Marchand, B.Sc. EE

7 years experience performing residential EMF inspections and assessments.

Owner And Principal EMF Consultant

Certified Building Biology® Electromagnetic Radiation Specialist

Chief EMF Consultant at Elexana LLC – New York City’s Electromagnetic Field EMF/EMI Testing & Consulting Service

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alberta

Former Principal Engineer at Ready Engineering Corporation

9 Years Of Industrial Electrical Engineering Experience In Power Plants and Oil & Gas

Building Biology® Advanced Electromagnetic Radiation 5-day Seminar Lab Assistant in 2014, 2016, and 2018 and Featured Lecturer: How to Measure EMF Levels Emitted By Smart Meters, Data-logging for Smart Meter Measurements, and The Various Models of Smart Meters and Their Differences.

Sign Up For This Event

Fill out the form below to reserve your spot now.

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Past EMF Lecture Testimonials

Mitch has put together an exemplary lecture. His information is up to date and informative. His passion for this subject shows in his presentation. Anonymous – Calgary, AB

Mitch is very knowledgeable, seminar chock full of information and practical tips. Anonymous – Calgary, AB

Mitch, I have been passively worried about all he "waves" around us but have never taken the time to investigate in more than a casual way. This was a huge wake-up call for me. Thank you. Well done and a lot of good information in a short time. Excellent. I am referring you. Please let me know when your next information seminar will be. Rick U. – Lacombe, AB

I attended a very impressive presentation and workshop held by Mitch Marchand, at EMF Awareness. Mitch gave a good succinct overview of everything EMF, and how to mitigate by avoidance, dilution, and shielding. He was very thorough and practical in his recommendations for how to live in the modern world while safely reducing EMF exposure. The demonstrations were interesting and instructive, and it's great that Mitch has all the equipment as well as the ability to put together a good demo. It was particularly impressive that he was able to cover such a broad topic in a clear manner that was interesting and useful. Participants with both limited prior knowledge, as well as participants with a technical background in these subjects, appeared to be engaged by the presentation. Susan S. – Calgary, AB

I highly recommend that everyone attend Mitch Marchand's eye opening lecture on the harmful impact that Electro Magnetic Frequencies (EMF) have on our daily lives and of our family, friends, coworkers or employees. Mitch gave us solid, actionable steps to take that can greatly reduce the negative effects of EMFs on our health and overall well being, whether in our homes or at work. Mitch's professionalism, expertise and knowledge on EMFs is remarkable. Anyone who wants to improve their health and that of their family must attend this event. -- Sandra R. Calgary, AB

It's astonishing the breadth and depth that EMFs negatively impact our health and without even realizing it. There so many steps that we can personally take in our homes and at work that can reduce the impact. Mitch is extraordinarily knowledgeable in this area and with bonafide credentials. His presentation is science and fact based, and includes measurable demonstrations that are surprising. Anonymous – Calgary, AB

A good succinct overview in everything EMF and how to mitigate by avoidance, dilution, and shielding. How to live in the modern world while safely reducing EMF exposure. Demonstrations are interesting and it's great that Mitch has all the equipment and ability to put together a good demo. Anonymous – Calgary, AB

Mitch is well informed and easy to listen to. Anonymous – Calgary, AB

I would say that attending this lecture helped me recognize at a deeper level how addicted out society is to technology and the importance of educating ourselves so that we can do some simple free or low cost things to protect us. The lecture provided cleared explanations about EMF exposures and demonstrations or suggestions about safer ways to use technology. Wayne S. Barrhead, AB

Upcoming Speaking Event: Lyme Literacy for Naturopathic Doctors

About this event

On March 2, 2019 Dr. Hoffman is speaking at The 2019 Naturopathic Conference in Vancouver. The focus of this conference is Lyme Literacy for Naturopathic Doctors.

Dr. Hoffman's talk will be focusing on Effective Use of Antibiotics in the Treatment of Lyme Disease, it will be 90min.

You can learn more about the event on their website here. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the clinic.

Event schedule

To see the full event schedule, visit the event sessions page here.

The 2019 Vancouver Naturopathic Conference starts on Saturday, March 2nd 2019 with registration between 8am and 9am in the morning.

  • Session 1: Laboratory Assesment of Lyme Diseasewith Dr. Aparna Taylor ND
  • Session 2: Effective Use of Antibiotics in the Treatment of Lyme Disease with Dr. Bruce Hoffman MD
  • Session 3: Lyme & Associated Conditions: Advanced Herbal Prescribing with Dr. Paul Saunders PhD ND
  • Session 4: Changes of Thyroid and Adrenal Function in Chronic Lyme Disease with Dr. Usha Honeyman DC ND
  • Session 5: Holism in Lyme Disease Management with Dr. Aparna Taylor

Should you have any questions, please contact our clinic. We would be happy to help you.

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It didn't start with you...but it can end with you.

A workshop with Mark Wolynn

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