Today I'm talking about 2 different experiences/cultures - food TRENDS and DIETS. While trends are those often crazy creative (only sometimes healthy) and typically just downright wacky 'foods' and diets; well you know those popular styles of eating that we try and try but never seem to actually teach us how to keep weight off. The truth is, ignoring all of this simplifies your entire life.Read More
Trust me, I miss the summer as much as you. Although, winter has a lot going for it fresh produce is usually not high on that list. Check out below for the list of vitamin-rich cold-weather foods you need to stock up on right now.Read More
When you just feel like tossing a bunch of foods into the slow cooker, it's nice to have a bit of a game plan! How about burrito soup? Tasty and easy... intrigued?Read More
Many people are still stuck in the (very 1980's) trend of avoiding fat at all costs. Many of my clients have serious hang-ups about the calories from fat ruining their waistline, or the feeling of fat in their mouth, because they are so trained that it is bad for them. However, what we need to understand is that fat plays many important roles in the body, including being a source of energy. Here's all the fats: the good, the bad and the ugly....Read More
Food Planning eliminates a lot of stress for most people. It's just most people aren't taking advantage of it because they believe it's truly 'more' on their plate to do food planning. (Pro Insight: planning ahead is essential to saving time.) This is not the same as a meal plan, however, because Food Planning is when you list out what meals you'll make for the week. This is completely different from following a meal plan you receive from someone else and have the stress of creating new recipes with new-to-you ingredients. You create this meal plan before you shop so that you know exactly what you need to buy in order to make the meals. This saves you time and money as you aren't wandering the grocery store guessing as you go.Read More
We all deal with anxiety at times, but panic attacks are a whole other level of scary. Here are 7 tools & resources you can act on right away to deal with your anxiety.Read More
As one of the leaders in the wellness industry, we have a rare but crucial opportunity to reach people at their most vulnerable. Food is so personal, intimate and sometimes secretive in nature. As a nutritionist, we help people with one of the most personal things they can do: eat, and the the opportunity lies in exploring the literal aches and pains of the mind and body and how symptoms are connected to food. As a practitioner in the food movement, here's what I promise you...Read More
We're all friends here: so let's not be shy! While not the sexiest of topics, but it sure helps you feel better when the plumbing is cleaned out. Our poop is not talked about in many social circles. But with your friend fiber to help, (and us, your friends to talk about it with!) you won't be feeling shy, full or constipated any longer.Read More
For all drinkers of kombucha I have to share that appearing at a table with a tasting flight of Experience Kombucha can be a delightful encounter, and while there is no specific technique for this undertaking there are some interesting ways you can make the process more entrancing for you.
So many people do kombucha tastings as a wine tasting - and I approve. There is never any harm in a sniff, swirl and then share.Read More
Like anything that you don't really want to eat, but you know it's good for you, adding something awesome like bacon tends to make it more appealing for anyone.
When we are first changing our diet, we tend to 'hide' foods or cover up healthy foods. This works wonders when you are starting out in holistic nutrition and being patient with your taste buds. Eventually, one day, you'll be loving kale and your swiss chard!Read More
You already know how to eat well. You just aren't actually.... doing it.
(And you're tired of bitching about it to anyone who will listen.)
We get it, you're busy. (Everyone is.) But guess what.......you CAN do it. Make the commitment to STOP searching for the newest fix - and gain the skills needed to eat right and stick with it.
Wonderful words from just a few of our happy clients this past year......Read More
Many find probiotics helpful this season because they can help to support our natural processes through these ups and downs from our regular routine...
If you’re looking to add a probiotic to add to your regimen, there are a few things to look out for when choosing.Read More
When I drove out to Cawston in November 2017 I was excited to test out my new (to me) vehicle and stretch its legs, but I was also excited about parking on Elam and Maggie's land. I had lots of questions for the Godfather of Organic foods in the Okanagan.Read More
I don't want you to get in trouble, either. Here's the difference. Nutrition can be tricky because people equate it with weight loss, however HOLISTIC Nutrition is not about weight loss: it's about nourishing foods, clean eating, feeling great and balancing our bodies' symptoms while we're at it.
Some of you have reached out about purchasing Change Makers as a gift for a friend or co-worker, and here's how to do so...Read More
This past year in my blog I talked about digestion, stress and weight gain. The connection. There is so much more that stress does to keep us from our weight loss goals. Here's how to relax harder....Read More
Believe you are JUST too busy to eat well..... I want you to get your perspective changed..... you really can be A CHANGE MAKER.Read More
The holidays can be a time of extreme foodie pleasure - but that also comes along with extreme foodie pressure. Here are some holiday time tips to take your brain from stressful to mindful in the kitchen this year.Read More
THESE are the best homemade granola bars I've ever had.Read More
It's intuitive to most of us that what we put in our mouths affects how our digestion works. For instance, you might know that dairy gives you cramps or that too much meat gives you a stomach ache. If you haven't yet made the connection between what you're eating and how you feel - now's the time. Here's how yoga can help your digestion, not just what you're putting in your mouth.....
But one thing not everyone knows that there are certain ways to MOVE our body that can help your digestion. Here are yoga poses to help you do just that.Read More