Sarah Tanner, ND

Sarah Tanner, ND

Naturopathic Doctor

Sarah Tanner, ND is a licensed naturopathic doctor who owns and operates Natural Choices Health Care, located in Bedford. She graduated from The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto, Ontario and is a member of the Nova Scotia Association of Naturopathic Doctors as well as the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors.

Sarah Tanner, ND uses many different methods of treatment depending on the client and the concern. She tries to get to the bottom of the concern and works with her clients to achieve that goal. The more detail the better! She has a diverse practice with clients of all ages but specializes in digestion, autoimmune conditions, pediatrics and women’s health. She works extensively with food intolerances and blood work in order to help patients achieve optimal health. For those who have not been able to find a physical answer to their concerns she practices Bowen, a form of physical therapy from Australia. 

Sarah has developed a love of speaking through her teaching of research at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. She is available to speak at events, corporate wellness days and community talks.

Sarah is married with 2 children, Jack and Olive and has lived in Halifax her entire life. She volunteers with Girl Guides of Canada and loves to be outdoors and active. Her life is full and that is just the way she likes it!

Reception Hours

Practioners often see patients outside of these hours. Please call for details. 

Monday 10:30am-3:00pm

Tuesday 10:30am-3:00pm

Wednesday 10:30am-3:00pm

Thursday 10:30am-3:00pm

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Adrenal Glands

Adrenal Glands

This latest lockdown has felt like the most difficult one. At least for me and my family – but also for so many others that I talk to. In times of stress it is our adrenal glands that respond to keep us going. Adrenal glands mostly produce adrenaline and cortisol....

Dairy Free Caesar Salad Dressing

1/2 cup raw cashews ¼ cup nutritional yeast 6 tbsp fresh lemon juice, or to taste 2 tbsp sunflower or olive oil 1 garlic scape (or 1 clove garlic) 1/2 tsp sea salt, or to taste Freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1/2 cup water In a blender or food processor, add the...

Thai Peanut Sauce

5 cloves garlic, crushed I inch ginger root, peeled and minced 1 ½ c. natural smooth peanut butter ¾ c. lemon juice 5 Tbsp. Coconut aminos 2 Tbsp paprika cayenne pepper to taste 2 c. vegetable stock or filtered water Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until...

Honey Garlic Sauce

1 cup honey or maple syrup 3/4 cup water 1/2 tsp garlic powder or 2 cloves, chopped 1/4 cup coconut aminos 1 tbsp vinegar 2 tbsp oil Combine above, bring to a boil, turn down to simmer. Add 1 tsp cornstarch in 2 Tbsp water.

Basic Salad Dressing

¼ cup flax seed oil (or 2T each flax and olive oil) 1 to 2 TBSP vinegar of choice ½ to 1 TBSP water 1 tsp mustard (Dijon, regular) Options: 1 minced garlic clove, oregano, basil, or other herbs Mix well in a shaker jar and store in the fridge.

Blueberry Oat Muffins

1 3/4 cups flour 2 tsp baking powder (use corn starch/soda) 1 tsp baking soda 3/4 cup oat bran 1 cup applesauce 2 1/4 cup frozen blueberries 1 1/2 TBSP oil 1 tsp vanilla 1 egg 3/4 cup maple syrup Mix wet and dry ingredients separately Toss blueberries with a small...

Freezer Fudge

1 cup nut butter (I use crunchy peanut butter) 1 cup cocoa 3/4 cup maple syrup 2 TBSP water Melt all ingredients in a saucepan Transfer into small square pan and place in fridge or freezer.

No Bake Cookies

½ cup cocoa ½ cup almond butter ½ cup maple syrup 1 TBSP vanilla Oats Melt the first 4 ingredients together and remove them from heat Stir in oats to stiffen and roll into balls Store in fridge

Fish Tacos

1 tbsp lime juice 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp coconut aminos 1 lb. white fish 8-12 corn tortillas Grated cheese Salsa Sauce: ¼ cup mayo 1 tbsp lime juice 2 tbsp chopped cilantro clove garlic 1/8 tsp cumin 1 tbsp water Vegetables: ½ cup shredded cabbage 4 leaves romaine,...

Veggie Chili

2 Tbsp. olive or coconut oil 3 cups Chopped onion 1 Red pepper, chopped 1-14oz. Canned kidney beans, drained 1-14oz. Canned pinto beans, drained 1-14oz. Canned black beans or chickpeas 1-14oz. Canned stewed tomatoes 1-14oz. Canned tomato sauce 2-3 Tbsp maple syrup 2...