Celebrating Labor Day the Naturopathic Way

Sep 01, 2023
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It's nearly Labor Day! Let's celebrate the naturopathic way!

Celebrating Labor Day the Naturopathic Way! 


This Labor Day, let's honor our bodies and well-being as we take a break. Opt for outdoor activities like nature walks, which boost mood and lower stress. Choose whole-food picnics with fresh, local produce for a nutrient-packed feast. 


And remember, ample rest is essential for vitality – prioritize quality sleep to recharge! 


Try this Epic Summer Salad, shared by BBC GoodFood for your Labor Day celebration! :




400g black beans, drained

2 large handfuls of baby spinach leaves, roughly chopped

500g heritage tomatoes, chopped into large chunks

½ cucumber halved lengthways, seeds scooped out and sliced on an angle

1 mango, peeled and chopped into chunks

1 large red onion, halved and finely sliced

6-8 radishes, sliced

2 avocados, peeled and sliced

100g feta, crumbled

handful of herbs (reserved from the dressing)

 Dressing Ingredients


1 large bunch mint

1 small bunch coriander

1 small bunch basil

1 fat green chili, deseeded and chopped

1 small garlic clove

100ml extra virgin olive oil or rapeseed oil

2 limes, zested and juiced

2 tbsp white wine vinegar

2 tsp honey




Make the dressing by blending all of the ingredients in a food processor (or very finely chop them), saving a few herb leaves for the salad. You can make the dressing up to 24 hours before serving.



Scatter the beans and spinach over a large platter. Arrange the tomatoes, cucumber, mango, onion and radishes on top and gently toss together. Top the salad with the avocados, feta and herbs, and serve the dressing on the side.

Always consult your primary care physician before implementing new healthcare routines,  or introducing new dietary elements to your life.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to contact@drerikahorowitz.com to schedule a consultation. 


Be well!


Dr. Horowitz and Team