7 Ways to Remove Stress & Shame About Nutrition

Values like balance, evolution and confidence are not nutrition problems. They are human problems. I love helping women evolve in their relationship with food & nutrition - from stress + shame to nourish & blossom. It takes work, time, dedication. But you can do it. Here are 7 ways….

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Making Okanagan Sourdough [Recipe]

Sourdough bread is one of the finest foods around. While I could sit here and elicit memories of eating San Francisco sourdough, I’d rather share my recipe for the powerhouse that is sourdough! Sourdough bread reflects the traditional preparation of grains. It is slow-fermentation. It takes time, it takes patience. Go back to days of old (and your digestion will thank you!) See the recipe….

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The Easy Guide to Fats

Many people are still stuck in the (very 1980's) trend of avoiding fat at all costs. Many of my clients have serious hang-ups about the calories from fat ruining their waistline, or the feeling of fat in their mouth, because they are so trained that it is bad for them. However, what we need to understand is that fat plays many important roles in the body, including being a source of energy. Here's all the fats: the good, the bad and the ugly....

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Do You Need a Meal Plan?

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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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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5 Ways to Curb Your Coffee Addiction

Are you a dedicated coffee drinker? Is coffee your religion? I hear ya. Many of my family, friends and clients use coffee on a very regular basis, and I was always surrounded by coffee when I was younger.  Soft drinks, tea and chocolate all have some caffeine, but coffee is the most well known source of caffeine.

We know it as a morning ritual, or a pick-me-up, something we do with old or new friends, a tradition that connects us in the cold Canadian mornings.

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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 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 Death + Revival of Real Food

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....

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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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Is Bread a Whole Grain?

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...

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What you NEVER want to see on Food Labels

Just about everyone reads labels now a days - it is a key to eating healthier as it gives you clues as to what is in the food. But how do we know what we are LOOKING for? What is a food label? Here are 2 things you never want to see on your food label.

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7 Ways to Keep Balance in Winter

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.

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Sympathy for the Devil (Overcoming Cravings)

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?

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Why Fermented Foods are Freakin' Fab

“Fermented foods are so trendy right now” I keep hearing folks say. It always surprises me to hear it, as they never really “went away” and had to make a comeback – naturally fermented foods are just about natures oldest foods....

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