Mmmmmushroom Quinoa Burgers

10-day detox success – these vegan mushroom quinoa burgers are amazing!

No bun or condiments required … the flavour is great on it’s own (although feel free to toss some hot sauce on top if you are so inclined).



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In the Green … Detox Day 2

FitBit Day 2

Commitment & accountability: 2 important components for a successful wellness plan!

Commit to and be accountable to yourself … but if you need support to achieve your goals don’t be afraid to ask … a friend, family member, practitioner, computer, app … whatever it takes to get you where you want to go!

I borrowed a fitness tracker and am finding it’s a great way to keep track of my activity and to stay motivated. You can even link with friends and ‘challenge’ them to a friendly daily, 5-day or weekend competition.

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Eat the Rainbow – See the Rainbow — Detox Walk Day 2


I use the phrase EAT THE RAINBOW on a daily basis …. it means eat foods EVERY DAY which represent EVERY COLOUR of the rainbow.

Fueling up on a variety of brightly coloured fruits and vegetables (which are full of VITAMINS and nutrients) will leave you LOOKING & FEELING more VIBRANT.

Today’s food rainbow: Red pepper, navel orange, lemon, kale, blueberries & blackberries … hey, you can squeeze that all into a morning smoothie and call it a day!

p.s. I took this photo during my 2nd daily detox walk earlier today

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Detox Ready? Prep your veggies!

Chopped Veggies

Set yourself up for success. When it comes to snacking many of us reach for the quickest, easiest thing. Sometimes that translates into a poor food choice with respect to nutritional value.

If you PREPARE your veggies in advance (wash, peel, & chop) you will be more likely to opt for them as a healthy snack option because it will be quick & easy … just grab a dip and you’re ready to munch.

If you keep them in clear containers at eye level in your fridge you will be able to see their vibrant colours and access them easily.

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Health Benefits of Lemon Water – Detox Day 1

Lemon Water

Lemon Water is a great way to start your day!

Lemon water provides a gentle detoxification and helps to cleanse your system which can have many health benefits, including clearer skin and reduced inflammation.

It also aids with digestion which can in turn help with weight loss.

And of course, lemon water  is an excellent source of vitamin C … which helps to boost your immune system.



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Dr. Sarah Schmocker, ND


Spring is finally in the air … it’s a wonderful time for a fresh start!

As we all begin the annual ritual of ‘spring cleaning’ our houses and gardens it is also a great time to cleanse our bodies of toxins which may have accumulated over the winter months.

Why:    Detoxification reduces the toxic burden that your body deals with on a day-to-day basis. It also helps your body to deal with toxins more efficiently. Participants can expect to experience potential positive health benefits, including:

  • Improved energy, focus & memory
  • Optimized digestive function
  • Increased metabolism
  • Enhanced immunity
  • Feeling revitalized & rejuvenated
  • Improved appearance of skin, hair & nails

Who:    This detox program is appropriate for most adults*

What:   A commitment to 10-day dietary modifications

When:  Detox information session – SATURDAY, APRIL 30TH, 2016 @3pm

               Detox start date – WEDNESDAY, MAY 4TH, 2016

Where: The information session will be held at Fallingbrook Family Chiropractic

How much: Dr. Sarah’s current naturopathic clients: $195    New naturopathic clients: $250

What’s included:

  • New clients: initial naturopathic assessment pre-detox visit
  • Detoxification information session
  • 10-day meal plan
  • Detailed grocery shopping list
  • Recipe booklet
  • 10-day supply of herbs & supplements to support your detox
  • 30-minute naturopathic post-detox follow-up visit
  • Daily group walks

Afternoon: meet 1:15pm @ Fallingbrook Family Chiropractic 1204 Kingston Rd.

Evening: meet 6:15pm  @ Balance Health Group     1789 Queen St. E.


Registration deadline – FRIDAY, APRIL 29th, 2016

*in order to ensure this program is safe for you an initial naturopathic assessment is required for all new clients (included in the program cost). Please contact Dr. Sarah if you are pregnant/breastfeeding.

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