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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Top 5 Magic Mushrooms + Their SuperPowers

It's a (natural) trip! Certain mushrooms have been used throughout history for their medicinal benefits, and now research is catching up with folk medicine. These special fungi have been shown some amazing things for your energy, brain, hormones, and immune system. I've listed the top 5 healthy mushrooms and a little about their super powers.....

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Holistic + Conventional Medicine Work Together

I'll tell you my story of healing. But food is complicated because humans are complicated. It doesn't have to be. Distill down the complicated science, trends and advertisements and make it easy - go back to tradition in natural and real food. How natural foods can work to complement conventional medical treatments.

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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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Shift Workers' Nutrition (and Why Sugar is The Villain)

Give your body a sugar boost without overstepping the boundary of a healthy glucose level – you hate that feeling of the "crash" after eating sugary treats for that energy surge. But often, it's all around you. Here are foods to add to your diet that give you energy without the crash, and will help you lose weight at the same time....

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The Probiotic Wave That's Coming...

Last week I posted something on Facebook that got a lot of attention.... and I want to share it with you because I know it is true and important information. There is a wave coming.... "Before the words "with probiotics!" starts getting slapped on EVERYTHING (trust me - it's coming soon) from flavoured waters to candy to cereal (not 'foods' that you actually need) here is a simple warning: probiotics from natural foods are what your body craves...... those probiotics are what your body will understand... they help your body absorb nutrients from food, they are so important, we are learning so much and its just the tip of the iceberg.... that's why everyone is hopping on this train.

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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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Nutrition for Cold Sores: Triggers & Prevention

Cold sores. Signs of stress. Signs of excess. Are you looking for a solution? Are you looking for the underlying problem?

Have you considered your nutrition yet as a potential aid in prevention? What we put in - we get out.

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