How to GIFT Change Makers without getting in Trouble!

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.

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Yoga for better Digestion

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.

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Solving Problems with Nutrition

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.

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The Willpower Diet

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.

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.

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6 Years in Business & What I have Learned

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.

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Zucchini, Yam and Tomato Harvest Casserole 

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.

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Do You Need a Meal Plan?

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.

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What are whole foods? 5 reasons you need them.

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.

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Summer Fruit Salad

What's more refreshing in the summer than biting into a juicy peach? Or having a handful of cool, red raspberries?

Not much!

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

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5 Tips to Curb Your Coffee Addiction

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.

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