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....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
Bone broth is 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.Read more
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.....Read more
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!Read more
Zucchini Mashed Potatoes... At this time of year we have a lot of vegetables ready all at the same time. Zucchini isn't always the most popular vegetable, so here's a way to get it into your meals without it being the main focus. However it is the best-known summer squash and does have great health benefits: being 95% water means they are great to eat in the summer (why they are available at the perfect time, thank you nature!) and thus are hydrating. For this reason they are also easy to digest and taste delicious......Read more
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....
I believe that the best path to health is in the food we eat. Not in expensive pills, not in expensive boxes. Not in real food ground up and put in pills. Not in synthetic vitamins added to our water.
Instead.... Real food. Real drinks. Traditional foods. Traditional drinks. But... there is this idea that floats around.... that it is products, pills, oils, foods, (fermented or otherwise) or supplements that can cure us.Read more
These living foods.... This is not a new trend. Almost all cultures throughout the world intentionally introduce bacteria and/or yeast into their food to transform it into a new food. Because of the Germ Theory of disease introduced by Louis Pasteur, all bacteria became labelled as “bad” and the practice of fermenting food has been almost lost in North America.... we are bringin' it back....
We are all scared of bacteria!Read more
Whole grains and bread. Synonymous? Not so much. The whole concept of whole grains is generallyconfusing to people. Especially as many bread companies use the term on their label, "Made with Whole Grains!" to add to the complication! Is bread a whole grain? Let's break it down...Read more
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.Read more
I'm sharing about how to overcome cravings in an unconventional way in an attempt to be real in an industry ripe with diets & supplements, green smoothies, luscious skinny bodies & airbrushed, perfect, glowing skin. Can't we see that that's not real life?Read more
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.Read more