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, co-worker or significant other. This is a great time of year to do so, as in a few short weeks we'll be seeing New Years' resolution posts and plans. 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. 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.
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
With this amazing body as humans' we receive at birth comes a range of not-so-awesome complaints as we age. What about these stomach aches, how about this gas, there's pain in this area, I get headaches, I have anxiety and on and on. The list grows as we grow and change. And the worse we become at self-care, the worse our complaints get. Read about common nutrition problems I have found over and over again in clients through the course of my 6 years as a consultant. Read More
It's a name I've given to clients who have tried this in the past: dieting or calorie-counting, but failing and blaming it on their will power.
What is willpower? It's simply obeying your rational mind (the part that understands things like long-term consequences and thoughts of right and wrong) over your drive for getting pleasure right now. Read More
Willpower is the "power" to make yourself behave a certain way even though you don’t want to. Sounds pretty sucky, right? Learn how to stop the war with willpower dieting.
Responsibility, education, bacon and thanking you for 6 years of business.
Your support means the world to me - and because of people like you I get to continue doing the work that I love in the world. I get to help people feel better. I get to empower people to start making changes and I get to brew my magical tonic that I love - Experience Kombucha. Read More
It's Harvest Time! When all the fresh colors and green are gone, nature leaves us with beautiful oranges, browns and dark greens. Here in the Okanagan, we often complain about the transition to fall as we miss our hot weather, for what it's worth, it's still a gorgeous time of year and the foods available are still plentiful, simple and tasty, like this delightful & simple casserole. Read More
Better skin starts not with expensive cleansers and other beauty products, but from within. For overall better skin health, I find these 7 strategies can help my clients tremendously.... Read More
Sweet treats that are also healing & nourishing for your body. Read More
Meal plans are what people think nutritionists' do for a living and I have a bit of a problem with them. When people ask me for a meal plan, my first question is always "Why?"
I know it seems obvious that would be peoples' first assumption of what would work for them but honestly it does not always help people to actually change their diet. Read More
When I first started eating a whole foods diet, when I was studying nutrition in Vancouver BC, I heard the term “whole foods” a lot, and that a whole foods diet is very health-promoting. But I felt a little silly that I didn’t know what “whole foods” meant, exactly.
And when I assume (you know what happens when you assume, don't you?) that my clients know this too, I am reminded that, well, no, not always is this the case. So I'm here to explain it. Read More
What's more refreshing in the summer than biting into a juicy peach? Or having a handful of cool, red raspberries?
So I'm sharing what I'm living off of this summer. I love squeezing as much as I can out of the season, where food is fresh and juicy as can be Read More
Our food philosophy includes Balance, Sustainability, Unprocessed/Traditionally Prepared, Community Involvement, Self-Awareness. What's yours? Read More
Are you a dedicated coffee drinker? Is coffee your religion? I hear ya. Many of my family, friends and clients use coffee on a very regular basis, and I was always surrounded by coffee when I was younger. Soft drinks, tea and chocolate all have some caffeine, but coffee is the most well known source of caffeine.
We know it as a morning ritual, or a pick-me-up, something we do with old or new friends, a tradition that connects us in the cold Canadian mornings. Read More
A special healthy summer treat. Read More