The goal at East Gate Health is to help our clients by supporting their body's natural ability to regulate and heal. When this is accomplished, clients move forward into their lives, calmer, more centred, energized, and inspired.

Healthy Living

Get the Most from Your Protocol

  • Take your protocol daily as directed.
  • Do not add other supplements on your own. If you want to add a supplement, please bring it to your next appointment so Dore can assess your response to it. Or contact her.
  • If you experience symptoms or discomfort, please contact Dore without delay.
  • If you become ill, catch a cold or flu, or have signs of infection, please contact Dore. You may be advised to stop the protocol for several days until you recover.
  • It is important to stop your protocol for at least 48 hours before your follow-up appointment so that you can be accurately assessed.
  • Make changes to take better care of your health at home. 

Take Care of Your Health at Home

  • Drink pure water. Reverse osmosis is still the best.
  • Eat a diet of whole organic foods. Set aside time and make your own meals.
  • Be active and exercise often. Walking, yoga, and Qi gong are all low impact.
  • Find an activity that makes you feel peaceful and do it every day.
  • Connect with nature. Set aside time every day to observe nature’s cycles throughout the seasons. Watch the sunrise or sunset, tend a garden, or watch wildlife.
  • Make your home environment healthy.
    – Use natural cleaning products.
    – Be aware of off-gassing from purchased products like bed linens and carpets.
    – Store food in glass containers instead of plastic.
  • Use natural hygiene and skin-care products.
  • Since microwaves alter the nutritional quality of food, do not microwave food.
  • Avoid genetically modified foods because they can create side effects and digestive upsets. For more information, go to

Guidelines for a Healthy Diet

  • Drink 6 to 8 cups of pure filtered water per day. Put a cup of water beside your bed and drink it slowly when you wake up in the morning.
  • Eat a whole foods diet (foods in their natural state with nothing added or taken away).
  • Choose local organic foods when available or organically raised food. Support local farms.
  • Use healthy fats when you cook. Use extra virgin olive oil and organic butter for low to medium heat and use organic coconut or grapeseed oil for higher heat.
  • Eat small portions (4 to 6 ounces) of quality organic proteins like chicken, turkey, or lamb.
  • Choose sustainable and wild-caught seafood. Check for details.
  • To help meals digest more easily, do not combine proteins with starchy vegetables.
  • Eat fresh organic fruits and vegetables every day.
  • Always wash fruits and vegetables first.
  • Eat small amounts of organic nuts and seeds, preferably non-salted or non-roasted.
  • Add more flavour to food with herbs, spices, and fresh lemon juice.
  • Avoid processed, refined, deep-fried, and fast foods.
    – Do not use canola, peanut, cottonseed, or corn oils.
    – Avoid refined sugars and white foods such as rice, pasta, and flour.

Guidelines for Healthy Cooking

  • Use non-reactive cookware like stainless steel and cast iron. Avoid aluminum cookware.
  • Avoid microwaving foods due to emission of radiation and alteration of the molecular structure of food.
  • Healthy cooking methods include stir-frying with minimal fat, baking, and steaming.
  • For superior flavour, season food as you cook (not at the end of the cooking process).
  • Use good quality sea salt and fresh ground pepper. Check your spices and dried herbs because they have a limited shelf life in terms of flavour and potency. Store in airtight containers away from light.
  • Use good quality extra virgin olive oil, organic if available. It should smell fresh, fruity and peppery, not stale or musty. Mustiness is a sign it has turned rancid. Cooking with rancid oil promotes the growth of free radicals in the body and can cause cellular damage.
  • Pay attention to food combining in your meals.
    – To promote more efficient digestion and elimination, do not combine starchy carbohydrates with protein (for example, avoid meat and potatoes).
    – Pair non-starchy vegetables with protein. It is acceptable to combine starchy carbohydrates like potatoes and squash with non-starchy vegetables.
    – Eat fruits away from other foods.
    – For the evening meal, promote better sleep and easier digestion by eating more carbohydrates and less protein.