“Building a generation of abundantly healthy & mind-body strong children is a strong commitment I make to you, the caregivers and guides of our next generation”.

As a mother to two naturally wild and free children and a health care provider with 16 years dedication to paediatrics in her Naturopathic practice, Dr. Carly ND believes having a healthy and supportive relationship with your child’s doctor is critical to fostering whole body wellness.

Dr. Wendler’s Well Child appointments & check-ups are uniquely designed to support your child’s health through all stages of growth & development based on their individually changing needs.

Naturopathic Well Child check-ups are so much more than a weight and height notation for Dr. Wendler ND. Her job is to foster confidence in your parenting choices, honour your intuition, and support you in advocating for your child – because you are in fact, the expert on your child and family values.

Popular topics that parents seek support and advice for in Well Child check-ups: 

  • Biologically normal sleep and sleep environments (e.g. co-sleeping)
  • Breastfeeding support and child led weaning
  • Natural immunity and immune system development
  • Introduction of solids
  • Attachment parenting
  • Supplementation to support optimal growth and development (sometimes an infant and toddler diet just can’t capture everything required for gut biodiversity and nervous-immune system integration!)
  • Non-suppressive natural treatments for common childhood conditions (e.g. eczema, diarrhea, constipation, recurrent illness)

You should leave your child’s appointments with all your health and wellness questions answered and a knowledge that you are just the parent your child needs.

Here’s a healthy recipe that can be modified to the savoury or sweet palate of your little one with the sneaky bonus it is chock full of healthy fats for neurological growth!

Cashew Cream

Cashew cream will taste best with good-quality raw cashews. An hour is the minimum, but an overnight soak is the best for super creamy cashew cream.

Tip: Discard the soaking liquid. Soaking pulls out the cashew’s phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors, making the cream tastier and easier to digest, but leaving a less-than-tasty liquid after the long soak.

For basic, all-purpose cashew cream: (lasts about a week)

  • 1 cup raw, unsalted cashews
  • 2 1/2 cups water, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

For sweetened cashew cream:

  • 1 cup raw, unsalted cashews
  • 1 dried Medjool date, pitted
  • 2 1/2 cups water, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

For ‘cheesy’ cashew cream:

  • 1 cup raw, unsalted cashews
  • 1 dried Medjool date, pitted
  • 2 1/2 cups water, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

Instructions: 

  1. Soak the cashews: Place the cashews (and date, if using) in a medium bowl and add 2 cups of the water. Set aside uncovered at room temperature for 10 to 12 hours. The cashews are ready when they break apart when pressed between two fingers.
  2. Drain and add fresh water: Drain the soaking water from the cashews. Add the drained cashews (and date, nutritional yeast, or lemon, if using), remaining 1/2 cup water, and salt to a blender.
  3. Blend into cream: Blend on high speed until completely smooth, about 3 minutes. Stop, scrape down the sides of the blender, and process again for 1 minute.
  4. Store or use: Use immediately or transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 1 week.