Kombucha: You've Been Drinking it Wrong

For all drinkers of kombucha I have to share that appearing at a table with a tasting flight of Experience Kombucha can be a delightful encounter, and while there is no specific technique for this undertaking there are some interesting ways you can make the process more entrancing for you.

So many people do kombucha tastings as a wine tasting - and I approve. There is never any harm in a sniff, swirl and then share.

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RELAX harder [How to Deal with Stress]

This past year in my blog I talked about digestion, stress and weight gain. The connection. There is so much more that stress does to keep us from our weight loss goals. Here's how to relax harder....

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5 Ways to a Merry (Mindful) Christmas

The holidays can be a time of extreme foodie pleasure - but that also comes along with extreme foodie pressure. Here are some holiday time tips to take your brain from stressful to mindful in the kitchen this year.

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What I Learned in 6 Years in Business

Responsibility, education, bacon and thanking you for 6 years of business. Your support means the world to me - and because of people like you I get to continue doing the work that I love in the world. I get to help people feel better. I get to coach and empower people to start making changes and I get to brew my magical tonic that I love - Experience Kombucha. Thank you from the bottom of me food-loving heart....

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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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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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Vintage Living [50 Ways to Get Healthy + Happy]

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...

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What People Think We Do Vs. What We Actually Do

Here’s what Holistic Nutrition is, plus a list of common myths that are associated with our job, our industry - and the reality of them. 

 

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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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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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Eat Ice Cream (and Other "Bad" Things)

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.....

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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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The Death + Revival of Real Food

The death of real food is among us. We can see it everywhere we go. We are losing the generation where home cooked meals with real ingredients were used, and gaining more and more packaged and processed ready-to-go meals. According to Mark Hyman, MD: "The slow insidious displacement of home cooked and communally shared family meals by the industrial food system has fattened our nation and weakened our family ties. More meals are eaten in the minivan than the kitchen." Here's how you can help us revive the death of the #realfood movement....

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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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The Many Faces of Kombucha [7 Ways to Up-cycle Cultures]

Behind-the-scenes of brewing a fermented tea.

This is the culture that brews the tea.

Kombucha cultures are the bacteria and yeast containing organisms that give the brew its ferment-transformation, from tea and sugar to fizzy, bubbly tart tea.

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Secret Alchemist Movement: A Food Protest

Kombucha is.... a digestive tonic. Esoteric Russians called it "miracle mushroom." Esoteric North Americans call it "'booch" while others name it "trendy." Some call it disgusting...... with the floaty bits at the bottom turning some folks' off of trying a sip. Some have never heard of it, and others call it a magic bullet cure-all. So, is it all of the above, none of the above?

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My Trade Secret: Labels are 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....

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