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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7 Foods to Epic Poo's

We're all friends here: so let's not be shy! While not the sexiest of topics, but it sure helps you feel better when the plumbing is cleaned out. Our poop is not talked about in many social circles. But with your friend fiber to help, (and us, your friends to talk about it with!) you won't be feeling shy, full or constipated any longer.

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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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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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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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So, You Think You Need a Meal Plan [Why They Don't Work]

Meal plans are what people think nutritionists' do for a living and I have a bit of a problem with them. When people ask me for a meal plan, my first question is always "Why?"

I know it seems obvious that would be peoples' first assumption of what would work for them but honestly it does not always help people to actually change their diet.

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5 Truths About Going Vegan

Am I vegan? Well, the short answer is no. Although I get asked weekly if I am.

In the past 5 years I have been asked by a lot of people.....  A LOT.... if I’m vegan or vegetarian…and the answer is (still) no. But that doesn’t mean I eat meat all the time - it just means I don't eat it every day. Here's some truths about 'attempting' or trying vegan...

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Bone Broth - Why You NEED it

Bone broth - incredibly healthy and nourishing, helps our intestinal health and digestion, keeps colds and flus away by improving our immune system over the cold weather. You can make it vegetarian by using vegetables only and omitting the bones, but the gelatin from bones is what makes it so healing for our intestines. Making your own broth is inexpensive, re-uses food scraps you may otherwise throw out, plus makes your home smell great : )  

Bone broth or stock is a traditional food: one way our ancestors used up every part of an animal. Bones and marrow, skin and feet, tendons and ligaments that you can’t eat directly can be boiled and then simmered over a period of days. This simmering causes the bones and ligaments to release healing compounds like collagen or glutamine that have the power to transform your health.

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7 Powerful Nutrition Foundations [Confidence, the Root Cause, Healing & More]

Lutz Nutrition abides by the following principles within Holistic Nutrition, based on beliefs, personal practice and experience. Get more nutrition education through our links here educating the best way to go about starting in holistic nutrition using a sustainable approach...

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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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Cheerleader for Holistic Nutrition

I am beyond excited to be nominated by my peers for the Julie Daniluk Award in 2016! "This award is given to the Holistic Nutritionist who has demonstrated outstanding presence via print, social media and live presentations and can be considered a cheerleader for and within the Holistic Nutrition Industry."

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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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Hip Hot Chocolate [Recipe]

When you want a truly productive day, skip the 'Bucks. Ironic, I know.

Because we're all engrained to believe that coffee, sugar and other stimulants will WAKE us up.

Well, they do, short-term anyway, we get that little buzz and we 'feel' a bit more awake.....but with a health-expensive toll on our poor body.

Take the healthy route that won't spike your blood sugar like crazy!

You'll have that same ritual that you crave.

Morning.

Warm + smooth drink.

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Best Roasted Root Vegetables [Recipe]

When I cook I want it to be THE BEST. It needs to be worth my time, and it needs to use whole foods but also be REALLY tasty. You do get more nutrition from food when its dolled up anyway rather than plain, but its still gotta be dolled up the right way!

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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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The 3 Things You NEED if You're Sick

I hope this post helps if you are feeling under the weather. Even when we eat very well, occasionally we fall victim to the drag of getting sick. It's all good - its teaching us to relax!

The first thing to recognize is that it is time to rest, and that's okay.

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Easy Tomato Soup [Recipe]

Have you read a can of soup lately? All sorts of weird ingredients that you can't pronounce. Well, maybe its a good time to try making your own soup. Or, how about the best soup ever? That's tomato soup, and I mean real tomato soup.

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Fruit Leather in the Okanagan [Recipe]

I had too many apricots....so I made a preserved fruit leather! Any fruit combination you want is possible with the magic of blenders and dehydrators...

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