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 of 2016. It certainly does have 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.  […]

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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 both Clif Bars + 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

Overview 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 – switch up this cider, with thyme or holy basil tea!  I’ve adapted the original “Fire […]

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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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Oh, Sugar. How It’s Just Clogging Your Arteries

Wave goodbye to the fat-free era. I think it really might be put to rest. This is good news in my books, because increasing our dietary fat can actually help us loose the taste and cravings for all those tempting processed, non-foods (which seems to be what’s clogging our arteries in the first place).   […]

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Ain’t No Flu Bugs On Me Juice

Keep those bad bugs at bay with incredibly powerful food medicine, such as the ingredients in this fresh, pressed juice. 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 […]

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Eating Your Iron

Women in particular tend to suffer from low iron levels due to monthly menstration. 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 absorbtion. This problem can occur if you’r dealing with a bowel disorder such as IBS, celiac or […]

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The Great Cast Iron Pan

Hail the cast iron pan. These heavy duty pans have been kicking around for a while and there seems to be good reason for it. My number one reason for loving them is because they provide a safe method of cooking and re-heating your food. A lot of the convenience cookware on the market these days […]

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Got Calcium?

Milk. Does it do a body good? This article from, Natural News discusses the issues surrounding the pasteurization of dairy. The human body has a hard time digesting pasteurized milk. When milk is pasteurized, its protein molecules – the casein – are changed. This strains the pancreas, forcing it to produce its own digestive enzymes […]

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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 favorite 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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