7 Ways to Better Skin Using Nutrition

Better skin starts not with expensive cleansers and other beauty products, but from within. For overall better skin health, I find these 7 strategies can help my clients tremendously....

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Craft Your Own Amazing Cream Cheese (Easy!)

Instead of sour cream or cream cheese based dips, why not make a super healthy version full of calcium with no added "stuff" to clog you up? Make this delightful yogurt cheese and use in place of cream cheese or use as a base for a delicious party dip. Video instructions are in the blog.

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Beauty Kombucha for Healthy Skin

As a Holistic Nutrition professional, embracing our symptoms holistically requires a different approach. It requires us to look deeper and look inward. To look for the root cause. This is the reason I was attracted to the style of consultation and make-up application at the Green Vanity. It is not about covering up problems, it is about finding the root cause. We teamed up to create the Okanagan's first skin-care focused kombucha, which is exclusive to The Green Vanity.

As a mostly-digestive-problem-seer (yes that's the official title) I meet all kinds of issues in my path with my clients each day. Meeting and working with clients dealing with IBS to acid reflux, bi-polar and anxiety and just about everything in between, we have to take a look at the root cause of issues that have been chronic.

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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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How Gene quit KFC! (Client Case)

Gene came to me as many of my retired senior clients do: with digestive issues and taking many different medications. How Gene with support was able to quit KFC along with many other benefits....

 

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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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Wicked Warming Tea

In the winter time, we want our hot coffee, or our hot chocolate. Ritual.

I always encourage that we eat and drink foods with less refined (white) sugar.

Always encourage that we eat foods with less chemicals.

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Is Bread a Whole Grain?

Whole grains and bread. Synonymous? Not so much. The whole concept of whole grains is generallyconfusing to people. Especially as many bread companies use the term on their label, "Made with Whole Grains!" to add to the complication! Is bread a whole grain? Let's break it down...

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7 Ways to Keep Balance in Winter

Winter is a powerful time - a time to conserve our energy and resources. Special care needs to be taken in the form of nutrition, warmth and rest. Winter is a more inward and sensitive time. The climates of cold and wet (rain, snow, fog) chill us and require us to seek extra warmth and home time. It is even a time when some of us feel sad (heard of the blues?) which can be connected to loss of loved ones around Christmas time, less healthy food, or less sunshine. It can definitely be a hard season and I know I struggle with it, being an Osoyoos native (Canada's pocket desert, yes it exists) my heart pounds for the heat-drenched sand of July, the warm waters of August, a cold beer by the pool-side...... well, now, where were we?

Oh right - the winter blah's.

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What is Holistic Nutrition? Your Body as a Canvas

Nutrition is art, you can treat your body like a canvas. Get a delicious snack for your ears, and get reading. We've gotta lotta perspective changes to get through...

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Easy Apple Crisp [Recipe]

Most crisps are LOADED with sugar. If I'm going to spend the time baking, I want it to be healthy enough that I can grab it for a quick breakfast. I want my crisp to be healthy and sweet - but not overly sweet. Here’s my go-to super easy apple crisp recipe.

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Stress is your Biggest Problem [7 ways to Combat it]

Stress = dropping things, losing your keys, losing your cell phone, forgetting things. Is this you?

This was me for most of 2014 and half of 2015.

Does it have to do with our jobs, our choices? Yes.

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My Trade Secret: Why Labeling Your Diet is a Path to Failure

Here's the thing. I don't judge your nutrition... You're opinions are nice and all but.... I’m a real person. I love eating.  (It's preeeettty much why I wanted to study Nutrition!) I'm not judging you on what you eat....and you DON’T have to label your diet or nutrition in order to find success.

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