5 Easy Ways to Keep Your (Life) Plate Clean

You already know how to eat well. You just aren't actually.... doing it. Maybe you’re searching for quick fixes all the time or are dealing with emotional eating. Guess what.......you CAN make changes. Make the commitment to STOP searching for the newest fix - and gain the skills needed to eat right and stick with it. Sharing tools for keeping your (life) plate clean…

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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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Why I Downward Dog (it’s Not What you Think!)

It's intuitive to most of us that what we put in our mouths affects how our digestion works. For instance, you might know that dairy gives you cramps or that too much meat gives you a stomach ache. If you haven't yet made the connection between what you're eating and how you feel - now's the time. Here's how yoga can help your digestion, not just what you're putting in your mouth.....

But one thing not everyone knows that there are certain ways to MOVE our body that can help your digestion. Here are yoga poses to help you do just that.

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Why You DON'T Need Willpower

It's a name I've given to clients who have tried this in the past: dieting or calorie-counting, but failing and blaming it on their will power. What is willpower? It's simply obeying your rational mind (the part that understands things like long-term consequences and thoughts of right and wrong) over your drive for getting pleasure right now. But we aren't using will power the right way, and the way we use it always leads to failure. Here's how to break the chain of will power dieting....

Willpower is the "power" to make yourself behave a certain way even though you don’t want to. Sounds pretty sucky, right? Learn how to stop the war with willpower dieting.

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Get Healthy With Food Philosophy

Our food philosophy includes Balance, Sustainability, Unprocessed/Traditionally Prepared, Community Involvement, Self-Awareness. Here's why each of these gets you healthier....

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Lose Weight with Stress Relief (The Best Way to Drop Lbs)

You probably wouldn’t be surprised to know that more stress and stress hormones promote weight gain, would you? Most people don't quite understand the connection other than knowing simply that stress can cause weight gain. But what exactly is stress, and how does it keep you from your weight loss goals? I'll explain in detail, and share with you 20 ways to combat stress....

In fact, there are actually many links between stress hormones and weight.  Today I'll talk about one major reason why stress hormones keep you from your weight loss goals.

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Busting the Fear of Sugar in Kombucha

Busting some kombucha myths and the biggest one: "I won't drink kombucha because it has too much sugar in it." The bottom line is that the benefits of it being a fermented drink outweigh the bit of sugar in it.... 

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Everyone is Drinking Green Drinks, Should I?

When we round the corners into seasons of celebrations of sugar, hot drinks (and cold, alcoholic ones!) we might feel the need to do some extra cleansing. But green drinks are only one way of doing that. I'd like to talk about my thoughts on these types of health foods and why they may NOT be right for you...

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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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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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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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Righteous Rhubarb Crisp [Recipe]

Here's a healthy twist on a typically white sugar-filled treat. Using high quality flours, sugars and raw honey, and delicious butter you can transform it into a healthier dessert! Most people who have rhubarb plants want to give it away - there is just so much of it! So ask around before buying rhubarb, free is fantastic!

Rhubarb is almost always put into pies or crumbles, here is my absolute favourite recipe for this.

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Bitchin' Balls [Recipe]

Crunchy Raw Protein Balls… this is a clean eating recipe made with real food ingredients that are raw, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free. These snack balls offer a filling combination of protein, carbs, and fats, plus they're easily portable. 

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7 Starter Steps for Success in Nutrition

Holistic Nutrition ROCKS. Why? Because you set your body up for success, so it balances itself. Has more energy. Loses weight. Gets healthier. .... and feels better! Holistic Nutrition allows your body to heal itself deeply rather than just putting a band-aid on to cover up symptoms – focusing on all aspects of your life. Here's 7 EASY starter steps to success....

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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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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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5 Basic Ways to Stronger Immunity

Your immune system + nutrition + lifestyle. 5 Ways to nourish your Immunity.....

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3 Easy Ways to Get Back to Your Roots

We are moving back in time to move forwards .....and wanting living food in our diets again.

We want local food. We want artisinally-created foods. We want craft-beer. We want organic food.

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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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