Glebe Health House

164 Second Avenue

Ottawa, Ontario K1S 2H7

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© 2019 by Kristin Jillian Shropshire.


May 23, 2017

Do you ever have those culinary moments when you think, "Darn, I'm good!"? I had one of those earlier this week after I found a way to make a delicious pizza after realizing part way through my prep that I didn't have all of the right ingredients. OoOoops. 

I had been craving pizza for a couple of weeks, but was biding my time until I could find a cauliflower under $7 that actually looked fresh. Who would have thought that would be so difficult?

If I was so eager for pizza, why didn't I just order "real pizza," you might ask? Well. Simply, I try not to make a habit of eating foods that don't make me feel good. And conventional pizza doesn't usually leave me feeling great.

Once I got home with a cauliflower in hand, I was super excited to get started on my pizza. I had a cauliflower pizza crust recipe in front of me and I was ready to roll. Unfortunately, the recipe called for 2 lbs of cauliflower and my small cauliflower only weighed 1 lb. :'-( 

They say that necessity...

May 21, 2017

I didn't always aspire to become a nutritionist and an acupuncturist. In fact, I had a different career path mapped out for myself from an early age. But life is funny sometimes. Life events can lead us down roads we never imagined we would travel...


May 16, 2017

It often seems as though everyone from the butcher to the baker to the candlestick maker is telling us to eat more vegetables. So why not start with breakfast?

Pancakes are one of several quintessential breakfast foods. Sadly, conventional pancakes aren't so great for us from a health standpoint. Most pancake recipes are loaded with refined flour, sugar, and poor quality fats. Most are also made with dairy, which isn't great news for the roughly 5 million Canadians who consider themselves to be lactose intolerant, not to mention those with a severe dairy allergy.   Clearly, traditional pancake recipes are in serious need of a quality upgrade!

While these won't taste exactly like the pancakes your grandma used to make (part of why I am calling them "flapjacks" instead of the more common "pancakes"), they are reminiscent and have an hearty, flavourful appeal entirely their own. 


Adapted from Smile Sandwich

½ cup sweet potato, steamed until soft and mashed


May 12, 2017

When the winter season takes up nearly half of the year in Ottawa, most of us are more than ready to welcome spring by the time it finally rolls around. As the snow melts, the days get warmer and brighter, and beautiful, multi-coloured flowers take bloom, we experience a profound sense of renewal. Everything feels fresh and new and ripe with possibilities. We feel invigorated and ready to take on new challenges. At least, that is how many of us feel when we aren’t plagued by seasonal allergies, otherwise known as hay fever.

The Canadian Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation estimates that between twenty and twenty-five percent of Canadians suffer from seasonal allergies. This means that, over the course of the year, more than seven million Canadians are laid low by the symptoms of seasonal allergies, which can include runny, watery, itchy eyes; sneezing and coughing attacks; dark circles under the eyes that don’t go away with sleep; a sore, irritated throat; fatigue; headache; and a...

May 4, 2017

If you have ever wondered what the heck acupuncture is good for, this is the video for you! In this 3 minute video, I briefly outline some of the many conditions that acupuncture can be used to treat. The numerous and multifold benefits of acupuncture might just surprise you!

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