That Time I Prescribed Something Powerful

As a Holistic Nutritionist, I work with what I know which is food and how it works for your body. I'm not legally (morally, ethically, common knowledge-y?) allowed to diagnose or prescribe anything. But recently talking to a client, I realized something I could ethically and legally prescribe. Permission.

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You Don't Need More (Nutrition) Knowledge

In our day and age of hunter-gatherers of information, we don't need more nutrition knowledge. Here’s your permission slip to cleanse the doors of perception that are holding you back from finding ease in nutrition, and relieving the stress around it.

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Are ORGANIC Packaged Foods Healthier?

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.

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The Easy Guide to Fats

Many people are still stuck in the (very 1980's) trend of avoiding fat at all costs. Many of my clients have serious hang-ups about the calories from fat ruining their waistline, or the feeling of fat in their mouth, because they are so trained that it is bad for them. However, what we need to understand is that fat plays many important roles in the body, including being a source of energy. Here's all the fats: the good, the bad and the ugly....

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Roasted Red Pepper Pasta [Recipe]

You can enjoy your Kaslo sourdough pasta with any of the veggies that you have at home to roast, (or any pasta you have on hand of course) but here's a wonderful recipe fitted just for spring. 

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7 Ways to Fully Support Your Gut Health

Everywhere you look, people are talking about our guts. Its such a hot topic now is because in the past couple decades, we’ve come to realize that the gut’s role isn’t limited to the pulling of nutrients out of food, and making poop. Research is just beginning to explore the effects of the gut microbiome on our overall health, our mental state AND our digestive capabilties Here are 7 ways to strengthen your gut health....

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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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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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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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How Jean Quit Coffee + Lost Weight (Client Case)

Jean came to me as many of my female clients do: overweight, low energy and wanting to feel healthier and slimmer. She was a busy woman and had 50 pounds extra to lose. Read about how Jean not only lost weight, but also quit coffee, cleared up her skin, got a new job + completely transformed her life using nutrition.....

 

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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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7 Steps To Get Out of Supplement Addiction

Find the Root cause of your issues using FOOD so you can stop with the luggage of supplements.  REAL FOOD is the path to health, and not expensive pills, shakes or supplements. You won't always find 100% healing at the bottom of a pill bottle.

 

These products sell because they sell us a promise. They sell us a quick fix.

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3 Reasons a Nutrition Plan is Key for Wellness

We all deserve a specialized nutrition plan that increases our wellness. Let me show you how it can set you up for serious success...

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What you NEVER want to see on Food Labels

Just about everyone reads labels now a days - it is a key to eating healthier as it gives you clues as to what is in the food. But how do we know what we are LOOKING for? What is a food label? Here are 2 things you never want to see on your food label.

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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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Easy Chickpea Curry [Recipe]

Why chickpeas rock: Fiber. Whole Food. Balance Blood Sugar. Nutritious. Antioxidants. Honestly, I never ate chickpeas until I started studying nutrition, no kidding. They just weren't in my life or cupboards until then. Now they rock my socks off at LEAST once a week. 

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How Organic Food Gets Under Your Skin

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.....

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