We drive through, it’s fried, slapped together, paid for and eaten. It all happens so fast, doesn’t it? Welcome to the machine. But what can we do when we can’t be 100% free of the machine? We can’t all live off-grid and eat organic all the time. Liberation is mental freedom, and while we can’t always be free in the cage that has been built for us, the system we were born into, we can still have freedom in our mind. Do what you can to fight the system (peacefully) and when you can’t - just relax. Do what you can. That’s all anyone can do. Here’s how to liberate (your mind) from the industrial food system we are stuck in.Read more
In labelling and structure we find that frustration, that lack of patience, that restriction that doesn’t feel good. (But we are so used to it, that we think it does feel good.) So we decide to try to get out of the diet loop. What tends to happen when we first try to get out of it is we are so trained to think in terms of restriction rather than nourishment. Food is not viewed as nourishment, its viewed as the enemy in diets. So we may swing the pendulum so far the other way in order to attempt balance. Anarchy. Here’s how intuitive eating can bring your anarchy to a great balance.
When we talk about ‘healing’ we are talking about moving away from certain symptoms in our body or life we are experiencing. I have seen this healing process with clients for nutrition, and have dealt with it myself with food and other issues. From my personal experiences and those in my clients, here are the 7 steps of healing the way I have seen and experienced them.Read more
Farm fresh eggs have more nutrients in them than store-bought because of how the hens are living. If they have access to outdoors and get sunshine, eat insects in addition to their feed and get exercise the taste, nutrition and energy of the food will be of better quality. This post digs into the egg confusion and how you can easily purchase the BEST quality eggs for your body, as well as the “better” options when we can’t afford the best.Read more
Continuously prioritizing your self-care and nutrition is a work in progress. But I’m always talking about balance and that comes in handy at those times when you’re super motivated to ‘do better’ but then you know, life gets in the way. But I’m not perfect, either. So I’ll tell you how it tends to go for me, and how I actively work to prevent my ‘default’ setting of letting things slide. My process comes down to two very simple concepts…Read more
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 7 ways you can enjoy minimalism in your life and how it also helps you upgrade your nutrition…Read more
Let me break this down for you in the most simplest terms: Buy the candy, eat some of it, slowly and mindfully, enjoying it and give the rest away and move on with your life. Don’t support the oncoming flu season with more and more candy for days and weeks after Halloween! Here’s my best 3 tools for how to have a killer Halloween (in the nutrition world.)Read more
Food is nature’s medicine. What’s your prescription? I often get requests asking for the best foods to eat in each season, today I’ve curated my top winter picks for you. It’s a tasty prescription.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
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….Read more
Most of my clients come to me because they have very similar problems. Simply put, food stresses them out. It's wearing out their energy. A lot of time we waffle on our nutrition decisions, or we make a decision because "I've already really messed it all up today" or "I think I'll just exercise more tomorrow to make up for this" or some other crazy mind game. Learn the ways to get more confidence in your nutrition, easily.
With the Okanagan summer fires that often come our way, you may not have the awesome bonfire you crave. But this doesn't mean you have to skip out on the fun and experience of camping. Here’s how to eat clean while camping - it can so be done (and feels GREAT!)Read more
I’m sharing 7 easy ways to celebrate this planet that gives us so much. As a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, I have passion for the earth and all its inhabitants, so it’s easy to share how we can all make small choices that add up to big change. We all deserve.....Read more
Truth Time. That's me right there and I'm not scared to admit it: I love Annie's organic macaroni.
But after a week of broccoli, cabbage, brown or wild rice, peppers, swiss chard and other veggie favourites, sometimes a good bowl of hot macaroni really balances things out. The Marketing Trickery: Even though packaged foods can have labels on them like "natural" or "organic" and use organic ingredients in them, can we still trust that they are good for us? How do they compare to real food? Suddenly, we come into the truth of eating. You always have a choice.Read more
You don't have to finish your plate. The post-war generations taught us to 'finish your plate' because back then there really was fears of shortages of food and rations. It was vital to finish your plate because you were lucky to get a plate at all. Almost all of my clients have said to me at one point or another, that they are 'trained to finish the plate, whether I'm hungry or not.' We don't actually think of it as a choice. Here's why you NO longer need to do this.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
So many struggle to 'stay faithful' or 'stay on the wagon' and feel so guilty when they fall off. We know we feel better when we eat well, have lots of fruits, vegetables and whole grains, lentils and beans, clean meat (if we eat it), drink our water and actually take our supplements. We know we feel better when we eat this way if our digestion isn't giving us trouble, we feel lighter and our body is working better. Here's the 3 main reasons why you AREN'T eating the way you know you want to (and how to do it...)Read more
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....Read more
When we round the corners into seasons of celebrations of sugar, hot drinks (and cold, alcoholic ones!) we might feel the need to do some extra cleansing. But green drinks are only one way of doing that. I'd like to talk about my thoughts on these types of health foods and why they may NOT be right for you...Read more
Lutz Nutrition abides by the following principles within Holistic Nutrition, based on beliefs, personal practice and experience. Get more nutrition education through our links here educating the best way to go about starting in holistic nutrition using a sustainable approach...Read more