Jennifer Keirstead

Jennifer Keirstead

Registered Holistic Nutritionist

Auto Immunity

Auto Immunity

Fu*k Cancer

In Canada, heart disease is no longer the the number one cause of death. It’s cancer. Based on estimates from 2009, 2 out of 5 Canadians (45% of men and 41% of women) are expected to develop cancer during their lifetimes. As hopeless as this might make you feel, I believe there is so much we […]

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Ferment My Food: Supporting the Microbiome

Lacto-fermented foods are clearly in the spotlight. More and more, we’re hearing about their how important they are for the health of our gut. They’re really quite easy to make on your own, or you can purchase various types in most health food stores. Just make sure the labels says, “unpasteurized,” or “raw,” to ensure […]

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The Magic of Turmeric

Turmeric! One of the most googled foods.  It’s got a lot going for it. If you buy the fresh stuff, it’s fragrant, earthiness adds a bright and sunny touch to pretty much everything. Add a little to smoothies, eggs, veggie + rice bowls, curry dishes, or make a golden milk latte.  Golden Milk Latte: Coconut […]

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Nettle, a Food Based Multivitamin

When these little beauties pop up out of the ground, you know spring has truly arrived. They’re one of the first wild edibles to surface after winter, and for very good reason. When the weather warms up, it’s a signal to the body to do a bit of spring cleaning. Spring after all, marks the […]

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A Sugar Wake-up Call

Don’t be fooled by fantastic marketing. Would you believe that a Clif Bar + Reese’s Pieces have the same amount of added sugar?! It can be hard to imagine, but sadly, it’s true.  This can be a real wake-up call for people who are under the impression that energy, protein and meal replacement bars are […]

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Fire Cider

This stuff is powerful. All that’s required is 1 tsp / day to give immunity a boost, and add a natural anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial to your diet. I suggest taking a break from doing anything every, single day. I’ve adapted the original “Fire Cider” recipe a bit, and added cloves, and red chilli peppers. The […]

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Oven Roasted Garlic

When you roast garlic, it becomes so sweet and delicious. Think of a caramelized onion kind of flavour. Here’s a really simple to way to both roast garlic bulbs (for spreading onto pretty much anything, even dark chocolate), to making a garlicky infused olive oil for salad dressings, veggie bakes + sautés. Ingredients 1 or many […]

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Sugar. How It’s Clogging Your Arteries

FAT FREE FAIL  We’re understanding more than ever, that certain fats are healthy for the body – the heart included. It’s the hydrogenated vegetable oils and trans-fats – which are basically ultra heated and processed veggie oils that have been turned from liquid to solid at room temperature. When heated, especially to high temperatures, these […]

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Rose Hip Super Syrup

Rose hips are one of the highest sources of vitamin C available, making them an excellent immune booster. They’re also known for their abundant amounts of: Vitamin A, Calcium, Potassium + Phosphorus.  After the first frost, rose hips can be gathered. They will be sweet and should still be quite firm on the branches.  Ingredients 2 quarts […]

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Ain’t No Flu Bugs On Me Juice

Keep those bad bugs at bay with incredibly powerful food medicine. Ingredients 2 big handfuls of fresh, organic kale 1 small cucumber *only if organic, or in season* 2 – 3 stalks celery 1 green apple 1  2″ pc. ginger root, peeled 1 – 2 garlic cloves 1 lemon Preparation Method Juice all ingredients. Pour […]

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Eating Your Iron

Women in particular tend to suffer from low iron levels due to monthly menstruation. Vegan’s and vegetarian’s (even meat eater’s!) can also be victim to low amounts of this spectacular mineral. Another issue is lack of proper nutrient assimilation.  POTENTIAL SYMPTOMS OF LOW IRON Feeling weak and tired Dizziness Mood swings Pale complexion Short of […]

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A Look Inside My Tea Cupboard

Herbal teas are an exceptional way to consume a wide range of plant-based vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll, and so much more. The simple ritual of boiling water, selecting the herbs, and steeping, is such a nice way to start, (or end!) the day.  Note: Pregnant, and breast feeding women please consult with your doctor, and/or midwife  before using […]

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Honey is a Whole Food

Honey is my favourite sugar substitute. It’s considered a “real food,” as it’s made from the sweet nectar of flowers gathered by bees. Raw honey is an alkaline-forming food containing plant based proteins, live enzymes and pollens. It’s also loaded with valuable vitamins like: B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 + vitamin C. It also contains […]

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