About Rehan Zaidi

Rehan Zaidi focuses on the integration of Western and Eastern Medicine. A graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from McMaster University, he studied Naturopathic Medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Committed to continuing education, he has further pursued training in constitutional homeopathy, Chinese medicine, complementary care for cancer patients, and mind-body medicine. Dr. Rehan spent most of 2010 and 2011 in the Far East specializing in ancient Chinese energy arts at the feet of traditional healers. He continues to travel there regularly to further develop his skills.

Vitamin F: Understanding the Oils


 When we think of nutrition we think of vitamins, minerals and protein. Referred once to as vitamin F, essential fatty acids (EFA) are just as crucial in keeping the body healthy and functioning properly. This article will briefly explore the importance of fats within the body, and how to balance it in the diet, with [...]

Vitamin F: Understanding the Oils2014-08-04T14:49:24+02:00

Athletic Enhancement


There is no denying the profound effect that the nutritional state of the body has on athletic performance. Aside from having enough calories, carbohydrates, protein, and even dietary fat and water, vitamins and minerals can also influence the efficiency and repairing capability of the body. Unfortunately, most athletes, like most people, do not eat as [...]

Athletic Enhancement2012-08-26T22:31:32+02:00

Brown Rice Bread


  Here's an option for those who want or need to steer clear of wheat. It's a dense, heavy bread, similar to those old European sourdough breads that are almost impossible to find any more. It's tricky to handle but if you give yourself a few tries you might end up with a tasty alternative. It's [...]

Brown Rice Bread2014-08-04T14:54:32+02:00

Is “Diet” Cola a Better Choice?


Millions of people today consume aspartame, the artificial sweetener known as "NutraSweet". Despite aspartame's approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and their equivalents in countries around the world, there is overwhelming evidence that aspartame is not a safe substance to consume. Unfortunately, the decision to allow the public to be subjected to [...]

Is “Diet” Cola a Better Choice?2014-08-04T14:54:43+02:00

Gluten – What is it and how does it cause disease?


Introduction: We are increasingly aware of nutritional advice touting the merits of a whole food diet, especially its impact on the major diseases particularly cardiovascular health, diabetes, and cancer prevention. Consuming grains in their natural and unprocessed form maintains their vitamin, mineral and fiber content, thus maximizing their benefit. But for some people, eating a [...]

Gluten – What is it and how does it cause disease?2014-08-04T14:54:42+02:00

Candida Diet


Diet is a very important part of assisting your body in eliminating Candida albicans (or yeast). The following recommendations have been compiled from recent research in the field and are made as a guide to assist you in making helpful food choices for yourself. The more completely and closely the guidelines are observed, the more [...]

Candida Diet2014-08-04T14:54:34+02:00

Apple Sauce


  Applesauce Makes about 6 cups 6 large, tart apples (Granny Smith) 1 cup undiluted apple juice concentrate 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon For chunky applesauce, peel apples, then core and dice. Place in a large pan. Add apple juice concentrate, then cover and cook over low heat, stirring often, until apples are soft. Mash slightly with [...]

Apple Sauce2014-08-04T14:54:37+02:00

Maple Walnut Granola


  Maple Walnut Granola Makes about 6 cups 3 cups rolled oats 1 cup wheat germ 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/4 cup sesame seeds 1/4 cup maple syrup 2 tablespoons molasses 1 teaspoon cinnamon Preheat oven to 300°F. Combine all ingredients except cranberries and raisins in a large [...]

Maple Walnut Granola2014-08-04T14:54:37+02:00

Pumpkin Spice Muffins


  Pumpkin Spice Muffins Makes 10 to 12 muffins 2 cups whole wheat flour or whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 cup sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1 15-ounce can solid-pack pumpkin 1/2 cup raisins Preheat oven to 375°F. Mix flour, sugar, baking [...]

Pumpkin Spice Muffins2014-08-04T15:05:45+02:00

On quality control in nutritional and herbal supplements (Q & A)


One of the downsides of a market-driven natural products industry is the lack of regulation and oversight; I know of many examples of poor quality control in natural products, ranging from mislabeled quantities all the way to capsules of pathogenic bacteria and products contaminated with lead and mercury. Thus, I tend to be conservative regarding [...]

On quality control in nutritional and herbal supplements (Q & A)2014-08-04T15:04:56+02:00