Many of us have images in our head of what it means to be minimalist. Joshua Becker, author of “The More of Less” says to describe it quickest: “I am intentionally trying to live with only the things I really need.” I think that’s a great way of explaining it quickly. It did not start out for me as a life-changing experience, a moral compass or a new way of life. It simply started out of necessity. Here’s ways you can enjoy minimalism in your life and nutrition…Read More
Values like balance, evolution and confidence are not nutrition problems. They are human problems. I love helping women evolve in their relationship with food & nutrition - from stress + shame to nourish & blossom. It takes work, time, dedication. But you can do it. Here are 7 ways….Read More
Did you ever notice how the fruits and vegetables at your grocery store all kind of look the same?
Uniform. Perfect. All in a row... same color... same shape. "Ideal." But let's get real. When it comes to nutrition, looks don't really matter — it's what's on the inside that counts. (You know, kind of like with people?) Read how to make stellar change with small choices in our giant food waste problem.Read More
A beloved Penticton bakery has announced its closure due to the ALS diagnosis of its owner, Benjamin Manea. Ben has built a loyal following over the past decade with his long-fermented breads at Walla Artisan Bakery and Cafe in the Cannery Trade Centre in Penticton. He summed up the “unexpected development” with a Yiddish saying, “Man Plans, and God Laughs.” Here are 7 life lessons you need to know - from the baking connoisseur.Read More
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
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
Our food philosophy includes Balance, Sustainability, Unprocessed/Traditionally Prepared, Community Involvement, Self-Awareness. Here's why each of these gets you healthier....Read More
We are the alternative. We are holistic. And we are IN LOVE with what we are doing, what you've created, what we've continued with, that we are changing lives. It is the movement.
"It's all happening."
I approached my transition to a natural lifestyle with a hungry spirit over 7 years ago.... and I'm still enjoying the journey and growth! Changing your diet is about taking responsibility but its also about having fun, striving for balance and of course paying tribute to those before us who paved the way for the 'alternative' life style as well as the natural foods movement. Here's the ultimate guide to going back in time in a modern way...Read More
One reason we are so lost in nutrition is because we are constantly looking to external forces to tell us how to eat. We follow diet trends, we buy the latest products, we read the newest books and change our diets based on everyone else's opinion or 'facts.' What this does is lead us to believe that we do not inherently know what our body likes to eat, what it leads us to believe is that we don't trust ourselves to know. Here I am sharing why I don't care if my clients' eat ice cream or other junk food.....Read More
“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...Read More
Something that frustrates me is seeing people questioning their own common sense over something that someone told them was the best way to eat, or the best diet to follow. (Diets don't work!) and its hard to reverse decades of believing one thing. That can get in the way of making changes or our success. Here's how to cleanse your doors of perception...Read More
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.Read More
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....Read More
They talked about all the food wastage that households' produce. The statistics they had were mind-boggling. Learning about the landfills should always motivate us to continue to do our part in recycling, since it is so hard on the environment when our landfills grow with things that cannot be broken down......
I spoke with a friend who attended the event, who commented "the film left me feeling really inspired - but also really guilty"Read More
... is no longer a secret. I am sharing this with you today in hopes that you not only see how rushed our experience of food is, but that you begin incorporating this amazing tip into your life. This calming technique is SO important for getting your weight back to a healthy one and a powerful way to bring change to your life....Read More
Have you read a can of soup lately? All sorts of weird ingredients that you can't pronounce. Well, maybe its a good time to try making your own soup. Or, how about the best soup ever? That's tomato soup, and I mean real tomato soup.Read More
When I studied nutrition I dreamed about being able to purchase a box of beautiful, fresh organic food to be delivered to my door, but the price was always too costly in Vancouver, and I was a student. (I didn't have much juggling room... and by 'not much' I meant zero juggling room.)
Flash forward life and we received our first box out of Okanagan Falls from a snazzy team of awesome organic food providers.....Read More