Category: Health and Wellness

What is a nutritionist anyway?

For years I struggled with trying to adhere to the information and knowledge I had received from my training at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition.  I would beat myself up at wanting a coffee or enjoying a sweet treat.  Part of the reason I walked away from nutrition was I felt that if I […]

Goji Berries

In today’s society, we struggle to find the right balance of healthy food, proper proportions and time to prepare and enjoy our meals.  It is important to stay healthy so we can enjoy our families, careers, leisure time, etc., but how do we accomplish this with an increasing amount of stress (including environmental), soil depletion and loss of nutrition from transportation of foods? […]

10 Healthy Habits I will continue in 2017

2016 was definitely a year of growth, learning, and exploring.  It went incredibly fast and I am excited to start the journey of 2017.  There are many things I will will bring with me into 2017.  Here are 10 of my favourites: Lemon water in the morning Lemon is acidic but it is very alkaline […]

My 2 cents (or 5 as it were) on school lunches

I came across this article Why teachers are telling parents what to feed their children, even when it isn’t their responsibility today and felt compelled to add my 2 cents (or 5 cents as it were). As a Mom, I think we struggle with so many facets of parenthood and I have reduced myself to tears on […]

Breakfast Cookies!

This summer has been so amazing and I have been so blessed with fantastic memories made with my kiddos and husband! As our family starts to transition into a new school year, I am always thinking of ways to stream line our mornings.  Breakfast is incredibly important  – ensuring we have protein, fat and fibre […]

Jump Into Spring Meal Plan

I am very excited to bring a month long meal plan which provides gluten and dairy free recipes for you!   Along with the meal plan and recipes, you will receive gifts from Genuine Health,  Young Living, Usana, and Alter Ego Yoga.   Purchase your meal plan today and join the community as I provide […]

Life changing FOOD!

              Yes! Chocolate is food, life changing … AND full of antioxidants (higher than green tea or red wine)! Over 300 to be specific!  Now, I am talking about cacao and not the chocolate from a KitKat bar. Cacao is full of nutrients, including magnesium – a mineral most of us […]

Ever tried this?

Curious from seeing posts on Facebook, I decided that I was going to attempt to eat an avocado seed (the pit).  Yep, you read that right!   Avocados make it into my smoothie almost every day…the flesh part that is.   This amazing fruit gives us all the B vitamins (except B12), vitamin C, vitamin K, […]

Deodorants -The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

You might be thinking, what’s the big deal about deodorants, but the chemicals and preservatives used to create coconut splash, oh la la lavender, or passion de tango (to name but a few) can disrupt our hormonal balance, trigger allergies or asthma, put us at risk for cancer, and negatively affect our wildlife. Deodorants may contain: […]

What’s lurking in your personal care products?

As I read more about the chemical concoctions that so many cosmetics, shampoos, lotions and hand sanitizers are made up of, the more I find myself in the kitchen “baking” up healthier alternatives! Here are some popular chemicals we find lurking around: Parfum (fragrance) PEG compounds – Polyethylene glycol Parabens Sodium Laureth Sulfate Triclosan Dibutyl […]