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Blog 2018-09-05T18:29:05+00:00

The secret to positive change

By | October 19th, 2018|

How many times have you tried to positively change your life? How many times did that positive change stick? Dan Millman wrote a book called Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book that Changes [...]

Winter flu remedies

By | March 20th, 2018|

So, you did everything you could and still came down with the flu. It happens to us all. Including me, I was sidelined last year and it was a tough go. These natural remedies [...]

Why and how to make bone broth

By | February 1st, 2018|

What is Bone Broth? Bone broth is a traditional food found across the world that is prepared a variety of ways. Generally, it involves boiling animal/fish bones and joints in water for a number of [...]

Is coffee healthy?

By | February 1st, 2018|

Coffee! Coffee has become such a contentious issue and it doesn't have to be. Black and white, cut and dry answers are what we all want. The trouble is that that kind of thinking really [...]

Easy steps to relieve belly bloating.

By | October 27th, 2016|

Many of us experience digestive upset in various forms. What I see people concerned with the most is general bloating. There are many causes of bloating from low stomach acid, eating too fast, eating when [...]

Stress and your immune system

By | January 14th, 2016|

My immunology course was fascinating both in the knowledge it presented and how hard it made my brain work to understand everything! It wasn't until I was trying to explain immunity to someone, recently, that [...]

Favourite Curry!

By | January 6th, 2016|

Comfort foods evolve as we become healthier and try new foods. A decade ago when bland pasta was my preference, there's no way I would have been able to predict this change in my tastes. So happy [...]

Supplements Part 2: How to choose them

By | January 6th, 2016|

What are your symptoms, past medical history and current health situation? The root cause of symptoms must be understood. Every person is unique in appearance and preferences, but that diversity doesn’t stop on the outside. [...]

Supplements Part 1: Are they a waste of money?

By | January 6th, 2016|

So what’s the deal with supplements? Large studies on supplement use have suggested that there is no benefit to taking supplements yet randomized control trials on specific nutrients for specific conditions actually show benefit. Furthermore, combinations of supplements [...]

30 second breakfast: The Egg Bake

By | November 3rd, 2015|

Busy week ahead? Tired of smoothies? Do you wonder if you're missing key nutrients by using a protein powder instead of a whole food? Want some variety in your morning meal? Poached eggs with a [...]

Tips to survive the holiday party season

By | October 30th, 2015|

The mid-fall time is spectacular for lifestyle goals. You've made it through back to school, back to activities and back to work. Maybe you're even back to fitness and a healthy eating routine has been set. Your thoughts [...]

Boost nutrient density to lose weight!

By | October 9th, 2015|

Nutrient status is associated with obesity: An association between obesity and low nutrient levels is being investigated. The hypothesis is that a nutrient poor diet that is high in calories may leave the body still signalling [...]

How to work late and win!

By | October 1st, 2015|

It's a reality that many of us are going to work, attending to dinner,  the kids, our loved ones or our selves and then hitting the work again before bed. I'm doing it right now. [...]

What’s in an awesome salad?

By | September 18th, 2015|

I aim to eat a salad daily as part of my lunch, especially when everything is in season as it is now! I love salads because they're easy to prepare and mixing up the flavours is as [...]

Detox Part 3: How to support detox 24/7

By | August 19th, 2015|

  Eat bitter and sour tasting foods Bitter foods have been used for centuries to stimulate digestion, often in the form of herbal tinctures. Most people have had Gin, Jager, Sambuca and other alcoholic “bitters” [...]

How to grow herbs on your deck!

By | August 18th, 2015|

Why grow fresh herbs? There is no substitute for fresh herbs! Herbs are usually a more dense source of nutrient than their vegetable cousins. They also tend to be way tastier than those from the [...]

The trick for keeping greens fresh!

By | August 18th, 2015|

Food can bring us so much joy. A glorious shopping trip yields herbs, lettuces, arugula, chard and kale. At this time of year they are so fresh and near impossible to resist. On returning home [...]

Easy Peasy Herbed Calamari

By | August 5th, 2015|

Wouldn't it be great if proper nutrition was quick? We all know the value of eating healthier foods, most of us even know the basics of the changes that need to be made. Despite this, [...]

Serious stuff: Urgency versus Importance

By | February 23rd, 2015|

  Seriously, what's important? In my classes to become a Naturopathic Doctor, we learned countless things about the human body. My favourite lessons were understanding how my own psyche was working. What was driving my thoughts, [...]

Detox Part 1: What is a detox?

By | December 17th, 2014|

Debunking the detox: The term “detox" gets thrown around a lot! There are hormone detoxes and liver detoxes and lung flushes and colonics all claiming to rid the body of toxins. In the first part [...]

5 Minute Workplace Stressbusters

By | November 7th, 2014|

Life can be intense these days with things that constantly require our attention be it our phones, jobs, families, hobbies and everything else in-between. Finding time to unwind and take a few moments to ourselves [...]