I’m sharing 7 easy ways to celebrate this planet that gives us so much. As a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, I have passion for the earth and all its inhabitants, so it’s easy to share how we can all make small choices that add up to big change. We all deserve.....Read more
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 and stop stress eating.Read more
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
The holidays can be a time of extreme foodie pleasure - but that also comes along with extreme foodie pressure. Here are some holiday time tips to take your brain from stressful to mindful in the kitchen this year.Read more
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.Read more
With this amazing body as humans' we receive at birth comes a range of not-so-awesome complaints as we age. What about these stomach aches, how about this gas, there's pain in this area, I get headaches, I have anxiety and on and on. The list grows as we grow and change. And the worse we become at self-care, the worse our complaints get. Read about common nutrition problems I have found over and over again in clients through the course of my 6 years as a consultant and my life-changing offering to overcome them...Read more
Better skin starts not with expensive cleansers and other beauty products, but from within. For overall better skin health, I find these 7 strategies can help my clients tremendously....Read more
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.Read more
A special healthy summer treat.Read more
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.Read more
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....Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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....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
The Body heals the body. We just need to find the root cause. Potions, pills do not actually heal the body. Not pills. Not drinks. Not vitamin waters. Not tinctures. Not creams. Not smoothies. Not any magic bullets... Our body needs proper food to function. Its our fuel and source of energy. We need it to maintain life and energy. Here's the philosophy of what holistic means....
But at the end of the day, it's not the food we eat, the drinks/smoothies we drink, the creams and tinctures we give our body, its our body that has to deal with what we are giving it. Its the body that decides whether we heal, feel better, get better - or not.Read more
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.Read more