5 Reasons you NEED Whole Foods.

When I first started eating a whole foods diet, when I was studying nutrition in Vancouver BC, I heard the term “whole foods” a lot, and that a whole foods diet is very health-promoting. But I felt a little silly that I didn’t know what “whole foods” meant, exactly.

And when I assume (you know what happens when you assume, don't you?) that my clients know this too, I am reminded that, well, no, not always is this the case. So I'm here to explain it.

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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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Craft Your Own Amazing Cream Cheese (Easy!)

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.

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The Hippies Have Won/THANK YOU NY Times

We are the alternative. We are holistic. And we are IN LOVE with what we are doing, what you've created, what we've continued with, that we are changing lives. It is the movement.  
"It's all happening."

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Why You're Not Eating the Way You Want To

So many struggle to 'stay faithful' or 'stay on the wagon' and feel so guilty when they fall off.

We know we feel better when we eat well, have lots of fruits, vegetables and whole grains, lentils and beans, clean meat (if we eat it), drink our water and actually take our supplements.  We know we feel better when we eat this way if our digestion isn't giving us trouble, we feel lighter and our body is working better. Here's why you AREN'T eating the way you know you want to (and how to do it...)

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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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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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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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