Top 5 Tools for Calming Anxiety

Anxiety is not something you can just ‘get rid of’ with one or two paths. Often, people attempt to recommend a quick fix for anxiety (doesn’t exist) but everyone is so different and what works for one person may not work at all for the next. It took me over a year of trial and error to find the right foods, supplements, exercise and emotional/therapy to feel like I have found better balance with my anxiety. Here’s my top 5….

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Kombucha: You've Been Drinking it Wrong

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.

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Busting the Fear of Sugar in Kombucha

Busting some kombucha myths and the biggest one: "I won't drink kombucha because it has too much sugar in it." The bottom line is that the benefits of it being a fermented drink outweigh the bit of sugar in it.... 

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Why Your Pain Isn’t ‘Just Going Away’

The Body heals the body. We just need to find the root cause. Potions, pills do not actually heal the body. Not pills. Not drinks. Not vitamin waters. Not tinctures. Not creams. Not smoothies. Not any magic bullets... Our body needs proper food to function. Its our fuel and source of energy. We need it to maintain life and energy. Here's the philosophy of what holistic means....

But at the end of the day, it's not the food we eat, the drinks/smoothies we drink, the creams and tinctures we give our body, its our body that has to deal with what we are giving it. Its the body that decides whether we heal, feel better, get better - or not.

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Next-Gen Hippies & the Food Movement

“There’s got to be more than this.” What about the obligation to our health and our bodies?

The popularity of friendly places such as the weekend’s farmer’s markets in towns everywhere, food classes and workshops, school gardens, clean holistic make up boutiques, yoga centers, mom and pop coffee shops are signs that we are actively looking for alternatives... we are the next gen hippies.. and so the movement grows...

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Righteous Rhubarb Crisp [Recipe]

Here's a healthy twist on a typically white sugar-filled treat. Using high quality flours, sugars and raw honey, and delicious butter you can transform it into a healthier dessert! Most people who have rhubarb plants want to give it away - there is just so much of it! So ask around before buying rhubarb, free is fantastic!

Rhubarb is almost always put into pies or crumbles, here is my absolute favourite recipe for this.

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Bitchin' Balls [Recipe]

Crunchy Raw Protein Balls… this is a clean eating recipe made with real food ingredients that are raw, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free. These snack balls offer a filling combination of protein, carbs, and fats, plus they're easily portable. 

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Healthy Brownies [Recipe]

Is it possible to have a healthy brownie? Now it is....and dear god, these are good. I mean, you-could-eat-a-whole-pan good. These brownies are made using whole foods, which means they have no additives or filler, and they won't mess with our blood sugars the way that store bought or packaged bakery brownies will.

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Ultimate Kombucha Q&A

I always get a TON of questions and a lot of overlapping ones. I thought it was due time to put some answers up to help those home brewing!

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Make Your Own Apple Cider Vinegar

When I teach fermentation workshops, I usually get asked about apple cider vinegar - is the mother in it healthy (yes), can I use that as a scoby for kombucha (no), or why is it so dang expensive? (we currently pay a higher price for high quality foods!) Well, I'm going to share with you the two ways I have made my own apple cider vinegar, and this way I no longer have to rely on $13 bottles of it from the grocery store. That independence feels good! Here are 2 easy ways to make your own wild fermented apple cider vinegar.

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7 Starter Steps for Success in Nutrition

Holistic Nutrition ROCKS. Why? Because you set your body up for success, so it balances itself. Has more energy. Loses weight. Gets healthier. .... and feels better! Holistic Nutrition allows your body to heal itself deeply rather than just putting a band-aid on to cover up symptoms – focusing on all aspects of your life. Here's 7 EASY starter steps to success....

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The Death + Revival of Real Food

The death of real food is among us. We can see it everywhere we go. We are losing the generation where home cooked meals with real ingredients were used, and gaining more and more packaged and processed ready-to-go meals. According to Mark Hyman, MD: "The slow insidious displacement of home cooked and communally shared family meals by the industrial food system has fattened our nation and weakened our family ties. More meals are eaten in the minivan than the kitchen." Here's how you can help us revive the death of the #realfood movement....

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5 Basic Ways to Stronger Immunity

Your immune system + nutrition + lifestyle. 5 Ways to nourish your Immunity.....

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What My Record Collection Has to Do With Nutrition//Birkenstock Folklore

These living foods.... This is not a new trend. Almost all cultures throughout the world intentionally introduce bacteria and/or yeast into their food to transform it into a new food. Because of the Germ Theory of disease introduced by Louis Pasteur, all bacteria became labelled as “bad” and the practice of fermenting food has been almost lost in North America.... we are bringin' it back....

We are all scared of bacteria!

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3 Easy Ways to Get Back to Your Roots

We are moving back in time to move forwards .....and wanting living food in our diets again.

We want local food. We want artisinally-created foods. We want craft-beer. We want organic food.

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7 Ways to Stoke the Flames of Your Digestive Fire

Digestion doesn't begin in the stomach. It begins with us. In our mouth. Even before that - it begins in the kitchen. In the food industry, our communities, our kitchens: we need to go back in time to go forward. We need to think about foods grown close to home - and preparing them traditionally as much as we can. Here’s 7 EASY ways to amp up your digestive powers.

A lot of us have digestive issues....

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The 3 Things You NEED if You're Sick

I hope this post helps if you are feeling under the weather. Even when we eat very well, occasionally we fall victim to the drag of getting sick. It's all good - its teaching us to relax!

The first thing to recognize is that it is time to rest, and that's okay.

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The Many Faces of Kombucha [7 Ways to Up-cycle Cultures]

Behind-the-scenes of brewing a fermented tea.

This is the culture that brews the tea.

Kombucha cultures are the bacteria and yeast containing organisms that give the brew its ferment-transformation, from tea and sugar to fizzy, bubbly tart tea.

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Nutrition for Cold Sores: Triggers & Prevention

Cold sores. Signs of stress. Signs of excess. Are you looking for a solution? Are you looking for the underlying problem?

Have you considered your nutrition yet as a potential aid in prevention? What we put in - we get out.

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