How I Got Happy & Lost 40 Lbs [and the Cycle You Need to Understand]

At 28 years of age I was classified as obese. Here’s my story of how happiness contributed to my weight loss, how I loved my body into a healthier weight instead of painstakingly dieting to get back to happy.

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Top 5 Supplements 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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7 Foods That Make Summer Better

Fruit is nature's way of protecting us from the abundance of sun. Fruit's loaded with anti-oxidants which naturally protect our skin from the suns' rays. Here's my top 7 favourite Okanagan summer foods, with fruit taking home the gold.

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7 Must-Read Life Lessons from a Baking Connoisseur

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.

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Solving the Mystery of Probiotics

Many find probiotics helpful this season because they can help to support our natural processes through these ups and downs from our regular routine...

If you’re looking to add a probiotic to add to your regimen, there are a few things to look out for when choosing.

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Read This if You’ve Thought “I'm Too Busy to Eat Well"

Believe you are JUST too busy to eat well.....  I want you to get your perspective changed..... you really can be A CHANGE MAKER. 

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5 Ways 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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WARNING: Working with Nutritionists May Cause Increased Health

Nutritional consultations are the core of my work with my clients.

Nutritional consultations are one-to-one work that I do, to create you a personalized nutrition plan based on where you are at in your life right now. But signing up to be a client comes with a warning...

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3 Reasons Why You're Not Eating the Way You Want To

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...)

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How to Cleanse Your Doors of Perception

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 so you can stop stressing about what diet is ‘right’ for you...

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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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Sweet Potato Oats [Recipe]

This is a recipe I found on Minimalist Baker. I played with it a bit, mainly because I didn't want too much sugar added. Are you tired, stressed?

Hit that 3 pm slump?

Needing an afternoon nap? Grabbing coffees to get through the 3 pm - 5 pm part of your shift?

You need a better breakfast.

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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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