We drive through, it’s fried, slapped together, paid for and eaten. It all happens so fast, doesn’t it? Welcome to the machine. But what can we do when we can’t be 100% free of the machine? We can’t all live off-grid and eat organic all the time. Liberation is mental freedom, and while we can’t always be free in the cage that has been built for us, the system we were born into, we can still have freedom in our mind. Do what you can to fight the system (peacefully) and when you can’t - just relax. Do what you can. That’s all anyone can do. Here’s how to liberate (your mind) from the industrial food system we are stuck in.Read More
Farm fresh eggs have more nutrients in them than store-bought because of how the hens are living. If they have access to outdoors and get sunshine, eat insects in addition to their feed and get exercise the taste, nutrition and energy of the food will be of better quality. This post digs into the egg confusion and how you can easily purchase the BEST quality eggs for your body, as well as the “better” options when we can’t afford the best.Read More
Food is nature’s medicine. What’s your prescription? I often get requests asking for the best foods to eat in each season, today I’ve curated my top winter picks for you. It’s a tasty prescription.Read More
Truth Time. That's me right there and I'm not scared to admit it: I love Annie's organic macaroni.
But after a week of broccoli, cabbage, brown or wild rice, peppers, swiss chard and other veggie favourites, sometimes a good bowl of hot macaroni really balances things out. The Marketing Trickery: Even though packaged foods can have labels on them like "natural" or "organic" and use organic ingredients in them, can we still trust that they are good for us? How do they compare to real food? Suddenly, we come into the truth of eating. You always have a choice.Read More
When you just feel like tossing a bunch of foods into the slow cooker, it's nice to have a bit of a game plan! How about burrito soup? Tasty and easy... intrigued?Read More
Our food philosophy includes Balance, Sustainability, Unprocessed/Traditionally Prepared, Community Involvement, Self-Awareness. Here's why each of these gets you healthier....Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
“There’s got to be more than this.” What about the obligation to our health and our bodies?
The popularity of friendly places such as the weekend’s farmer’s markets in towns everywhere, food classes and workshops, school gardens, clean holistic make up boutiques, yoga centers, mom and pop coffee shops are signs that we are actively looking for alternatives... we are the next gen hippies.. and so the movement grows...Read More
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....Read More
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....Read More
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.Read More