Jennifer Keirstead

Jennifer Keirstead

Registered Holistic Nutritionist

Prevention

Prevention

 

Supporting Strong + Resilient Immunity

Photo: The glorious California coast / by Giorgio Favia We’re living through a time in history that can feel surreal at best. We’re all trying to manage our family, balance work, stay positive, and remain sane; during a period when we’re most vulnerable. Here’s a few ideas to support you, and help keep your immune […]

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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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Your Body Doesn’t Lie

Trust your own inner wisdom. Words to live by. Your body is always sending you little signals. It has it’s own language —it’s way of attempting to communicate with you. I’m constantly encouraging my clients to tune into what their body is really asking for. Often times, these physical clues show up in the form of […]

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Holistic Tips 2019

Full of good intention, resolutions are made to give us focus for the fresh year ahead. We’re always looking to better ourselves, and often make resolutions to improve our health, fitness, or relationships.  Mindfulness, and goal setting, help us to manifest what we want to attract in our life. Here are some ideas to help get […]

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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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Why Nothing Compares to Fresh Air

Getting out into the wilderness, and the life giving, oxygen-rich air of the forrest, is like nothing else. There are so many benefits to playing outdoors, whether it’s a walk in the woods, a swim in the lake, or ocean; even just a stroll down the street.  There’s so much to look at when you […]

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Crave Sugar? Eat Fat

Everyone’s catching on. We’re a fat-deprived society. Deprived of the right kind of fat that is. Many of us grew-up believing that low fat was the healthy way to go. Fat is after all, high in calories and not so good for the waist line, right? Well, what if I told you that whole food […]

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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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Demystifying The Female Monthly Cycle

Our hormones impact virtually everything we do.  The hormones in a women’s monthly cycle affect nearly every aspect of our day—brain skills, mood, energy, libido, cravings, shopping habits, chattiness, voice, taste buds, extroversion, confidence, pain sensitivity, chronic illness flare-ups, skin health and much, much more.  This is valuable information for women to understand, as it can help connect […]

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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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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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How to Prevent a Sunburn with Diet

Protect your skin from the inside out.  Our diet can be even more important than just slathering on the sunscreen. A large part of natural sun protection involves eating a diet high in whole foods; which are abundant in live enzymes and act as natural anti – inflammatories. Whole foods, high in healthy fats in […]

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Balance Your Hormones

These days it seems that everyone knows someone who suffers from imbalanced hormones. Conditions such as: PMS, irregular or no periods, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis and infertility are so common these days, as is bloating, fluid retention, weight gain + period pain. You can balance your hormones naturally through lifestyle changes and specific foods, […]

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Preventing Disease

There’s no question, we want to prevent dis – ease. Here are some food related ways I’ve researched and believe to be very helpful. I believe our lifestyle is profoundly effective in preventing and healing from all types of disease, including cancer. SUGGESTIONS  — Dr. Helayne Waldman Women need to know they can dramatically modify […]

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The Wild Pharmacy

Another weed that just might be going unnoticed (just like dandelions!) is nettle.  Nothing short of a health-boosting herb. Nettle has — since ancient times — been an important source of food, fiber, and pharmaceuticals. Wild nettles contain an array of vital nutrients including: tannic acid, lecithin, chlorophyll, iron, silicic acid, lime, potassium, phosphorus, sulfur, sodium, […]

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Spring Eating

Spring brings with it lots of growth and changing energy. The wind carries scents of melting snow, warming soil, and emerging plants. Ayurveda In Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India, this idea is related to the principle of ‘vata’, pronounced with a ‘w’ sound. Vata encompasses the wind, which is also present in the autumn. […]

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Lemon + Lavender Detox Bath

Epsom salt baths are a great way to get rid of those harmful, unnatural substances, you don’t want in your system. Imagine you’re at a party with lots of people — both those who were invited and those who weren’t. When the party’s over, usually at least some of those uninvited partygoers are still sticking […]

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